December 10, 2008

Dunkin’ Brands names new CEO

Dunkin' Brands said Wednesday that Nigel Travis, formerly of Papa John's International, has been hired to be its next chief executive officer.

Papa John's said last week that Travis would be departing and that John Schnatter, the pizza chain's founder, would serve as an interim CEO.

Dunkin Brands, owner of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, includes 14,000 outlets in 44 countries, the Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal reported.

In a Dunkin' Brands statement, Travis was touted as helping Papa John's triple its online sales between 2005 and 2008.