Dunkin' Brands Group promoted Scott Murphy to chief operating officer of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and appointed veteran restaurant executive Rick Colón to the newly created position of senior vice president, operations and development for Dunkin' Donuts U.S.
As part of this move, Dunkin’ Brands plans to move responsibility for restaurant development and construction to the operations team under the leadership of Murphy and Colón “in order to make quicker and better market-based decisions as it expands its footprint across the country.”
Murphy joined Dunkin' Brands in 2004 and most recently served as senior vice president, operations, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. In this role, Murphy oversaw the field operations of more than 8,500 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the U.S., as well as the manufacturing and supply chain functions. In his new position, he will assume the additional responsibility of executing the company’s annual restaurant development plan.