Even more Dunkin’ Donuts to open in R.I.

Can there be even more Dunkin’ Donuts in Rhode Island? Apparently, yes.

A group of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners have nabbed up 16 former Tim Hortons locations, but just five will be new doughnut and coffee shops. The others will be leased to non-competing companies.

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Dunkin’ Donuts plan rolls forward in Historic Annapolis

HometownAnnapolis.com reports that a businessman is one step closer to opening a Dunkin’ Donuts store in Annapolis’ uptown district, despite the concerns of the proprietors of two locally owned coffee shops right across the street. The Planning Commission, a city board of seven citizens, OK’d franchisee Todd Lalumiere’s proposal Thursday night at City Hall. The vote was 5-2, with Chairman David DiQuinzio and Commissioner Robert Waldman voting against.

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Starbucks to Open Inside Starbucks

NewsBiscuit “The news before it happens” writes that leading coffee franchise Starbucks has announced that it is to counter the shortage of available locations for new outlets by opening branches of Starbucks inside other Starbucks.

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Some Franchisees Break with George Webb

Doris Hajewski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the George Webb restaurant chain is a little smaller, with the loss of eight locations run by franchisees who didn’t like terms offered by the new owner.

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