Woman Wins Big with Dunkin’ Donuts Rewards Program

A local woman’s daily Dunkin’ Donuts habit of hot coffee, no cream, no sugar, is being rewarded. “I am extremely excited and I’m still in shock, I can’t stop laughing,” said Sandy Bumpus, who won a trip to see the patriots overseas.

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Campus Dining Just Got Tastier at UNC

The Seahawk reports that it is the start of a new academic year at UNCW and with it comes new places to grab something to eat on campus. Dub’s Café, located in the Warwick Center, is UNCW’s second and newest dining hall. Dunkin’ Donuts and the P.O.D. Market (Provisions on Demand) are two new additions located in the new resident hall area of the Seahawk Crossing.

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Dunkin’ Runs on Lawsuits.

Holly Sanders Ware and Josh Kosman write in the NY Post that critics say Dunkin’ Donuts has come up with another way to make a profit: Pressure franchise owners into paying hefty penalties and legal fees. In an unusual tactic for the franchise industry, Dunkin’ pushes operators to pay penalties and sell their stores or face losing their franchise rights. The fines can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and include the cost to pay for Dunkin’s lawyers.

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Toffee for Your Coffee coming to a Dunkin’ near you

Today, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, announced that “Toffee for Your Coffee” will officially join the company’s famous lineup of donut varieties and be available at participating shops nationwide through October 6.

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Dunkin’ Brands Welcomes New Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Senior Vice President of Communications

Dunkin’ Brands announced two key additions to the company’s leadership team. Christine Deputy, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, and Karen Raskopf, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, bring a wealth of experience within the food and beverage industry and successful track records representing some of the world’s most prominent retail brands. Each will report directly to Dunkin’ Brands’ Chief Executive Officer Nigel Travis.

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The Data Wars, Franchisee Style

Franchisee Columnist Todd Michaud has spent the last 16 years trying to fight IT issues, with the last six years focused on franchisee IT issues—first running the retail technology department for Dunkin’ Brands (Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins) and now running IT for Focus Brands: Cinnabon, Carvel, Schlotzsky’s and Moe’s Southwestern Grill

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J.M. Smucker fiscal 1Q earnings top expectations

J.M. Smucker Co., maker of jams, jellies and Jif peanut butter, said Friday its fiscal first-quarter profit more than doubled, mostly on increased sales from last year’s Folgers acquisition. Expansion of the Dunkin’ Donuts brand boosted volume in its U.S. retail coffee market unit.

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