Breakfast Wars: Burger King turns to Starbucks’ Seattle’s Best coffee

USA Today reports that Burger King(BKC) plans to launch a massive new coffee line as it tries to overhaul its breakfast menu and boost its slumping business.
The nation’s No. 2 burger chain will add Starbucks’ Seattle’s Best Coffee to all its U.S. restaurants in a phased roll-out that begins this summer, executives told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Number One In Customer Loyalty For Fourth Straight Year

Restaurantnews.com reports that as Dunkin’ Donuts commemorates its 60th “BirthDDay,” the brand has earned another cause for celebration. For the fourth straight year, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, has been recognized by the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index as number one in customer loyalty in the coffee category.

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Q&A: Dunkin’ CEO talks 2010 strategy

Christa Hoyland at QSR Magazine interviewed Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis Chriat writes: Nigel Travis has earned his first-year pin as CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, a year marked by his efforts to put his own stamp on the business. He has reorganized the leadership team and is focused on growth by improving operations and franchisee relations — both strategies in which he has experience.

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McDonald’s to Introduce Smoothies

Mark Brandau reports in Nation’s Restaurant News reports that wWhile the 2010 Winter Olympic Games begin tomorrow, official restaurant sponsor McDonald’s had an opening ceremony of its own, announcing the debut of its latest beverage: Real Fruit Smoothies.

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Hess Opening Self Serve Dunkin Donuts in Mount Airy, NC

Mount Airy News reports that customers of the Wilco on Rockford Street have had trouble gaining access during the past week as construction crews have taken over the parking lot. However, Steve Williams, president of Wilco, hopes the results of the ongoing renovation will be good for business.

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Dunkin’ Launches Donut Contest

Following the famous Hollywood maxim of “They liked it once; they’ll love it twice,” Dunkin’ Donuts said it is reprising its “Create Dunkin’s Next Donut” contest in honor of the Canton chain’s 60th anniversary.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrates 60 Years

Dunkin’ Donuts, founded in 1950, is celebrating 60 years of delicious coffee, donuts, and baked goods, and the brand is inviting customers all around the world to join the party with festivities planned throughout the year. Since its humble beginnings as a coffee and donut shop in the Northeast, Dunkin’ Donuts is now one of the world’s best-known brands.

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