Dunkin' names new COO

by Monica Watrous
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Scott Murphy, Dunkin' Donuts
COO Scott Murphy has been with Dunkin’ Donuts US since 2004.
CANTON, Mass. – Scott Murphy has been named chief operating officer of Dunkin’ Donuts US at Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., and Rick Colón has joined the company in the newly created role of senior vice president of operations and development for Dunkin’ Donuts US. Colón will report to Murphy, who will continue to report to David Hoffman, president of Dunkin' Donuts US.

“Scott and Rick are innovative, inspirational leaders who understand every aspect of the restaurant industry, including most importantly driving operational excellence, people development and franchisee profitability,” Hoffmann said. “Each has a unique blend of store operations and general management experience, and both are eminently qualified to help us capitalize on our tremendous growth opportunities. I am confident that in their new roles they will enable us to continue to better support our franchisees, better serve our guests and accelerate the development of Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants as we push to become the country’s leading beverage-led, on-the-go brand.”

Rick Colón, Dunkin' Brands
Rick Colón has been named senior vice president of operations and development for Dunkin’ Donuts.

Murphy joined the company in 2004 and most recently was senior vice president, operations for Dunkin’ Donuts US, overseeing field operations of more than 8,500 restaurants and the manufacturing and supply chain functions. In his new role, he will assume the additional responsibility for restaurant development and construction.

Colón joins Dunkin’ Brands following a nearly 40-year career at McDonald’s Corp., where most recently he was South Zone president, with responsibility for 4,000 restaurants and $11 billion in systemwide sales across 11 states.

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