Dunkin’ Donuts Brand Expands Into Hotels, Resorts

Dunkin’ Donuts has expanded its brand presence into the lodging market with the opening of the company’s first hotel restaurant location at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, North Carolina and now it will look to continue that expansion at large airport hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties (think 350 rooms or more) throughout the Eastern, Midwestern and Southwestern United States.

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7-Eleven Plans Aggressive Growth

As 7-Eleven Inc. prepares to take part in a retail real-estate convention this week, it’s making it known to the real-estate industry that it is focused on aggressively growing its store base to expand its convenience offering in the U.S. and Canada.

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Can Franchisees Really Make Money Off the Dollar Menu?

McDonald’s “Dollar Menu.” Subway’s “$5 Footlong.” Quiznos’s “Million Sub Giveaway.” As the U.S. tries to climb out of the recession, these bargain fast-food meals have become familiar subjects of TV ads and radio jingles — and for many consumers, they are some of the best food values around.

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Dunkin’ Donuts holds ‘grand opening’ in Asheville

The latest Buncombe County location of Dunkin’ Donuts, at 306 Smokey Park Highway, Asheville, NC, is open and celebrates its grand opening starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday. The shop includes a drive-through window for customers wanting their coffee and breakfast on-the-go.

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Talking About Social Media at the NRA Show

ChicagoFoodies.com attended the seminar “Word of Mouth Marketing for Chains and Multi-Concept Operators.”  The seminar discussed how some chains are increasing revenue and building customer loyalty through blogs, viral marketing, and all the social networking tools that internet users have come to know and love. The premise of word-of-mouth marketing is simple: happy customers are…

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