Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins (BR) parent company Dunkin’ Brands Group has reported a 1.7% increase in revenues for the third quarter (Q3) ending 28 September 2019.

The growth is due to an increase in royalty income as a result of US system-wide sales gains and a rise in rental income.

Dunkin’ US comparable-store sales grew by 1.5% in Q3 while Baskin-Robbins US comparable-store sales increased by 3.6%. Global system-wide sales grew by 4.7% during the quarter.

The restaurant company has also reported that operating income and adjusted operating income for the third quarter increased by $9.8m or 8.7%, and $9.1m or 7.8%, respectively.

Net income for the third quarter had increased by $6.3m, which is the equivalent of 9.5%.

Dunkin’ Brands CEO David Hoffmann said: “We delivered a strong third quarter with positive comparable store sales growth across all four of our business segments, including Baskin-Robbins best quarterly sales results in the US since the fourth quarter of 2017.

“Dunkin’ US performance was led by strength in premium beverages such as espresso and cold brew, along with sales of breakfast sandwiches driven by the success of our national Go2s value platform.

“We also rolled out two new features in our Dunkin’ US digital and loyalty platform – guest ordering for Mobile On-The-Go and multi-tender payment flexibility for the DD Perks programme – unlocking more choice and convenience for Dunkin’s most loyal and on-the-go guests.

“We believe these results demonstrate that our Dunkin’ US Blueprint for Growth is working and the strategic investments made into the Dunkin’ business last year are enabling us to drive topline results and deliver a better guest experience.”

Dunkin’ Brands franchisees and licensees opened 122 net new restaurants worldwide. It reported net closures of 14 Baskin-Robbins locations in the US.

During the quarter, Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins’ US franchisees respectively remodelled 22 and 12 restaurants.

More than 13,000 Dunkin’ restaurants and 8,000 Baskin-Robbins restaurants were included in Dunkin’ Brands’ 100% franchised business model at the end of Q3.