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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Starbucks steps up K-Cup competition with Dunkin’

Starbucks Corp. .. (Nasdaq: SBUX) said Tuesday that it will be selling single-serving K-Cups for the Keurig coffee machine in grocery stores in November, signaling a challenge to Dunkin’ Brands Inc. .. (Nasdaq: DNKN), which this month began selling K-Cups in Dunkin’ Donuts franchises only.

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BUNN Mourns Loss of Veteran Employee

QSR.com reports that beverage equipment company and DDIFO Sponsor Bunn-O-Matic Corporation is sad to share that Neal Robinson, senior vice president of global projects, passed away Monday.

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GE Capital, Franchise Finance Provides $2.15 Million to Domino’s Pizza Franchisee

Martket Watch, GE Capital, Franchise Finance recently provided $2.15 million to Pizza Project, LLC, a Domino’s(R) Pizza franchisee. The facility included a $1.45 million term loan for the acquisition of existing Domino’s units as well as a $700 thousand development line of credit for the development of additional stores throughout the San Francisco, CA area.

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Dunkin’ Brands Releases First Social Responsibility Report

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, published Serving Responsibly, the company’s first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The report offers a detailed overview of Dunkin’ Brands’ current CSR initiatives as well as key areas of focus for the future, such as nutrition, sourcing and packaging.

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Daring and Doughnuts: Immigrant goes from Baker to Business Mogul

Nancy Gaines of Gloucester Times reports that from a start as an immigrant baker in East Boston, Deo Braga has risen to one of Gloucester’s leading business owners, with coffee shops, gas stations, a restaurant, real estate, commercial and personal holdings worth an estimated $20 million, with more on the whiteboard.

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Some Tims Franchisees Say they’re Not Making Enough Dough

Selena Ross of the Chronicle reports that for something so sweet and beloved, Timmys doughnuts are causing a lot of bitterness in an Ontario courthouse and beyond. The bad feelings over the doughnuts are spreading to Nova Scotia as local Tim Hortons Inc. franchise owners watch a $1.95-billion class action unfolding in a long, faraway court fight, with their products and profits dissected in the news — a kind of attention they never asked for.

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