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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Feb. 17, 2017
Jun. 25, 2016
Document Documentand Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Entity Registrant Name DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001357204    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   91,937,296  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Public Float     $ 3,880
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Trading Symbol DNKN