O, My Miscellaneous!

We want to wish the best of luck to the Leyton Orient Football Club of the English Football League and their new owner, Nigel Travis! The Chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, a self-proclaimed “lifelong” O’s fan, Travis headed up a consortium that just bought the soccer club from Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti. Travis has…

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A Changing Perception?

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new TV ad featuring the world’s fastest flying woman, Ellen Brennan, using a mobile ordering app then soaring from an 8,300 foot mountain peak to pick up her sandwich, is exhilarating to say the least. Dunkin’ wanted to make the point that its new On-The-Go mobile ordering feature is fast—and it did. And,…

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DDIFO Does its Job

Ask any Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner who was in the system ten years ago about the level of trust that existed between franchisee and franchisor, and he or she will have a story to tell. At that time, Dunkin’ Brands had more lawsuits pending against its franchisees than any other quick service restaurant system. And,…

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All-Day Breakfast Stokes Competition

If there’s an extra glow to the Golden Arches of McDonald’s these days, you could say it’s because the morning sun is shining all day. Last spring, McDonald’s was reporting “negative guest traffic” as a cause of its 33 percent drop in net income. This year the world’s largest food chain is basking in the…

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California, Here We Come…

California’s great gold rush started in 1848. By 1855, some 300,000 came to the Golden State, hoping to strike it rich. Now, 159 years later, there is a new rush going on—this one for a share of the state’s giant coffee market. California is the nation’s most populated state—one out of eight people living in…

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Dunkin’ Adds New Director to Board

Dunkin Brands Chairman and CEO Nigel Travis this week announced the appointment of Pepperidge Farms President Irene Chang Britt to the Dunkin’ Brands Board of Directors. According to the DBI press release, Ms. Chang Britt, 51, has held leadership positions with several of the foremost brands in the food service and consumer packaged goods industry. …

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Reinvention

As a lifelong baseball fan, it was a thrill to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron’s 715th homerun, which broke the longtime record set by the immortal Babe Ruth. 1974 marked Aaron’s 20th season in the big leagues. It was also the year after Major League Baseball introduced the designated hitter (DH) rule in…

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Nigel Travis Contract Extended

As you were informed directly, Nigel Travis contract has been extended for another 2 years.  As an organization, DDIFO was thrilled to learn of the 2 year extension of Nigel’s contract as CEO and Chairman of Dunkin’ Brands International.  In response to media inquiries DDIFO released the following statement: “As THE organization representing the interests…

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Dunkin’ In The News

And Dunkin’ has certainly been making its fair share of news within the past week or so.  Last week we reported briefly on the strong growth of Dunkin’ in the Q4 results and throughout 2013 as reported in the Dunkin’ earnings call.  We couldn’t then provide the links to the Earnings Call transcript with CEO…

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News From Nigel

Writer Susan Adams had an interesting interview with Nigel Travis published this week in Forbes.  The interview focused on the Dunkin’ Chairman and CEO’s views on leadership in general, his growth and career in the business world and thoughts on moving DD forward.  In other Dunkin’-specific news, CFO Paul Carbone presented this past week at…

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