Dunkin' Donuts may be coming your way—via delivery—next year.
"Delivery is clearly a big opportunity," Dunkin' Brands Chairman and CEO Nigel Travis told CNBC's "On the Money" in an interview.
"We're now developing mobile ordering. We're doing a private test. We'll move to a more public test later this year," he said. "We'll probably launch mobile ordering sometime next year."
Travis told CNBC that delivery constituted "the strategic plank to many things I'm interested in" such as curbside service, he added.
The British- born CEO of Dunkin' Brands has run the company, which includes Baskin-Robbins in addition to the Dunkin' Donuts brand, since January 2009. He sees delivery as the next frontier in serving consumers that are more technology savvy than ever, and expect service providers to keep pace.
"The trend in this country is convenience. So I think delivery plays very strongly," Travis said. "I think the next few years you're going to see us get more and more into delivery."
But Travis cautioned that the company, which has more than 8,000 U.S. locations, won't rush into a full launch.
"The key thing is we have to make sure we can operationalize all these procedures. That's why I've slowed up mobile ordering to make sure it's operationally simple at the store level."