Dunkin’ Donuts, the Canton-based doughnut and coffee empire, will return to Russia after an 11-year absence, Boston.com reports.

Owning company Dunkin’ Brands told Boston.com it sees potential in a fast-developing Russian consumer economy and a populace that loves tea.

The company plans to open the first of 20 stores soon.

The chain closed its two stores in Russia in 1999 due to poor sales and conflicts with franchises that were selling booze and meat pies instead of just doughnuts, muffins, bagels, and those weird waffle sandwiches.

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