Dunkin' Brands Establishes Nutrition Advisory Board of Notable Industry Experts

    CANTON, Mass., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Brands, the parent
 company of Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo's, today announced the
 formation of a Nutrition Advisory Board, comprised of leading experts on
 nutrition, health and wellness.
     The Dunkin' Brands Nutrition Advisory Board will assist the corporation
 to better understand and stay ahead of health and wellness trends while
 enhancing the nutritional value of menu choices available in its
 restaurants. Specifically, the Board will assist Dunkin' Brands' management
 with research and perspective to aid in the development and reformulation
 of products that meet the evolving needs of customers while incorporating
 current nutritional science.
     Members of the Nutrition Advisory Board
     The distinguished members of the Nutrition Advisory Board provide a
 diverse perspective on the topic of nutrition today. Charter members
 include:
     -- Dr. Caroline M. Apovian, M.D., F.A.C.P, Associate Professor of Medicine
        and Pediatrics Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management,
        Boston University School of Medicine
     -- Harry Kangis, Vice Chairman, Coffee Quality Institute
     -- Dr. Susan Oliverio, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts
        General Hospital, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
     -- Judy C C Phillips, MS, RD, LDN, Culinary Nutrition Consultant and
        Program Manager, "WIN-WIN for Health," South End Community Center,
        Boston
     -- Dr. Nadine Sahyoun, Ph.D., RD, Associate Professor, Department of
        Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park
     -- Dr. Aryeh D. Stein, M.P.H., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hubert
        Department of Global Health, The Rollins School of Public Health,
        Doctoral Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Emory University
     -- Dr. Tim Ryan, President, Culinary Institute of America
     "We are very proud to announce the formation of an advisory board that
 is represented by leading experts in the field of nutrition," said Joe
 Scafido, Dunkin' Brands Chief Creative and Innovation Officer. "Dunkin'
 Brands looks forward to collaborating with this esteemed board to further
 develop a broad range of high-quality menu choices to accommodate the
 evolving needs of our busy, on-the-go customers."
     About Dunkin' Brands
     With more than 13,000 franchises in 50 countries worldwide, Dunkin'
 Brands, Inc. is renowned for its leadership in the quick quality restaurant
 category. There were 7,293 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants, 5,838 Baskin-Robbins
 restaurants and 280 Togo's restaurants with system-wide sales of $6.4
 billion at the end of 2006. Dunkin' Brands, Inc. is headquartered in
 Canton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.dunkinbrands.com.
     Contact:  Michelle King
               Dunkin' Brands
               (781) 737-3585
               michelle.king@dunkinbrands.com
 
 

SOURCE Dunkin' Brands

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