Dunkin’ Donuts History Timeline

Dunkin’ Donuts has become one of the top coffee and donut restaurants around the world, but it couldn’t have grown to the international franchise had its founder William Rosenberg not started his small restaurant in 1948, serving donuts for five cents and coffee for ten cents.

The franchise recently added a “Next Generation Concept Store” in Quincy, Massachusetts, the location of its original store. Here’s a timeline of how the small store turned into a franchise that traveled the world and is now expanding its roots in the same town it began.