Dunkin Donuts Returns To Britain
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
And our last word today in business today is: British Invasion.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Britain may have sent America countless cultural touchstones, from the Beatles to Adele. Now it's time for America to repay the favor - sending the U.K. Dunkin Donuts.
Yesterday, the company announced a deal for 50 new locations in London, with plans for more in the coming years.
MONTAGNE: So the U.S. has invaded Britain.
MONTAGNE: And it's actually a reentry for Dunkin - which did have shops in Britain but pulled out in the 1990s. Apparently, the American-style sugary fried dough didn't appeal to Brits. So things seem to have changed.
INSKEEP: Yeah, you go for more sugar is what you do, because if the Brits are lucky, Dunkin might even offer the British consumers the latest Dunkin innovation - the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich - that's egg and bacon on a glazed doughnut.
That's the business news MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.
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