Dunkin’ Donuts Solicits Franchisees in Milwaukee

Dunkin’ Donuts announced earlier this week that in an effort to enhance its franchise locations in the U.S., it is soliciting franchisees to open restaurants in the Greater Milwaukee area, currently home to just four restaurants.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Testing Single-cup Coffee

QSR Web reports that Dunkin’ Donuts has long been a morning staple for its coffee as much as for its famous Munchkins. Consumers may soon be able to enjoy that distinguished java at home. A handful of markets are currently testing “Dunkin’ One Cup” single-cup packaged coffee that can be brewed with most equipment.

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Dunkin’ Taps Junk Rally to Fund Private Equity Payout

Sapna Maheshwari and Emre Peker report at Bloomberg Businessweek that Dunkin’ Brands Inc., owner of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants, is taking advantage of a rally in high-yield debt to raise about $2 billion for a payout to its private-equity shareholders.

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Dunkin’ Brands Announces Proposed Financing

Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of two of the world’s most recognized brands, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that Dunkin’ Finance Corp., a corporate finance entity, proposes to raise approximately $625 million through an offering of senior notes. The proceeds from the notes offering would be used, together with borrowings under a new approximately $1.35 billion senior credit facility and available cash, to repay in full the outstanding securitization debt of Dunkin’ Brands’ securitization subsidiaries and to pay a cash dividend to Dunkin’ Brands’ stockholders. Following repayment of the securitization debt, the notes would be assumed by Dunkin’ Brands.

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Singular pursuit: Dunkin’ Donuts tests expansion in home market

Katie Johnston Chase reports in The Boston Globe that earlier this week in a limited number of local stores, the Canton-based company started selling Dunkin’ One Cup, individual packets of coffee used in single-cup home brewers. “It’s a great way to get more people drinking more Dunkin’ coffee,’’ said Karen Raskopf, senior vice president of communications at Dunkin’ Donuts, who declined to say which or how many stores are participating in the test.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Helped Pay for “Wall Street 2”: Money Never Sleeps

Georg Szalai reports at ABC News Entertainment that Oliver Stone said Wednesday that his “Wall Street” sequel benefited “enormously” from product placement, which helped expand a tight budget without compromising the integrity of the film. All the sponsor support “helped us enormously,” he said. Corporate partners included Dunkin’ Donuts, Ducati, tech firms, and hedge fund firm SkyBridge. Starbucks wanted to come on board, but couldn’t because there was already a relationship with Dunkin’ Donuts.

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Ben Affleck’s Movie “The Town” Runs on Dunkin’

And knowing the city, Ben Affleck peppered “The Town” with details. “You’ve got to have a scene where some characters are in a Dunkin’ Donuts. … Somebody from out of town sees that and goes, ‘Dunkin’ Donuts?’ But if you grew up there, you know that Dunkin’ is the heart and soul of the city. EVERYbody gets coffee there, all day long. It’s not a Starbucks town.”

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Dunkin’s Run: A Love Story

Francis Storrs writes a great peice in the September issue of Boston Magazine, he interviews dozens of people involved with Dunkin’ Donuts over the years including; Dunkin’ Brands CEO: Nigel Travis, Ex-Franchisee and Past IFA Chair: Steve Seigal , DDIFO Chairman: Kevin McCarthy and DDIFO President: Jim Coen.

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