Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd, a franchisee for international fast food brands such as Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts in India, has appointed Prashant Sarwade as the head of marketing and new product development for the Dunkin’ Donuts India division.
Sarwade has eight years of experience and prior to joining Jubilant Foodworks, he was working with Britannia Industries Ltd as group product manager. He also worked with other consumer companies like Reliance Fresh Ltd and Cadbury India Ltd in sales and marketing departments.
“Prashant has got the right set of skills and expertise to take the Dunkin’ Donuts brand to the next level in India. He is a great addition to the team and we are confident that he will play an important role in growing the Dunkin’ Donuts brand in India,” said Dev Amritesh, president and chief operating officer of Dunkin’ Donuts India.
Sarwade said, “Dunkin’ Donuts is a globally loved brand and it is a very interesting stage of Dunkin’s evolution in India at the moment and I am enthused at leading the marketing efforts in building an engaging consumer proposition and an attractive business.”
Sarwade holds an engineering degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.
Incorporated in 1995, Jubilant FoodWorks, a part of Jubilant Bhartia group, is one of the largest food service companies in India, having 602 Domino’s Pizza restaurants (as of June 30, 2013) across 128 cities. The firm added 26 new restaurants for the pizza chain during the last quarter.
It recently added Dunkin’ Donuts brand to its portfolio and opened four more outlets last quarter taking the total number of outlets of the chain to 14. Besides serving donuts, it is also trying to expand its product basket with burgers which pitches it against McDonald’s.
(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)