Two Bain Capital Partners Get an Early Holiday Gift from Dunkin’ Brands

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal reports that Dunkin’ Brands(DNKN) is brewing a cup of holiday cheer for a pair of private equity investors at Boston’s Bain Capital. Bain managing directors Andrew Balson and Mark Nunnelly are among a selkect group of executives, former executives and directors who are free to sell shares they personally hold in the company as of Wednesday – about two months ahead of scheduled end of a lock-up period on such sales.

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Hall of Fame Gala Recognizes Dunkin’ Donuts Pioneers and Visionaries

Pioneers and visionaries: those were just two of the words used to describe the seven inaugural inductees into the DDIFO Franchisee Hall of Fame. The event, which kicked off the 2011 National Members Meeting at Mohegan Sun, was a rousing success. Over 100 people attended, all of whom stood to applaud the accomplishments and contributions…

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Hotel Owners Group to Terminate Choice Hotels

Don Sniegowski at Blue MauMau reports that in a turn of events, angry franchisees are terminating a franchisor. The Asian American Hotel Owners Association has informed Choice Hotels that the nefarious franchisor will be stripped of its membership unless long outstanding grievances from franchisees can be resolved within the next 90 days.

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DDIFO Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

On September 19, 2011, DDIFO will officially induct seven people into the new DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame. DDIFO President Jim Coen says the members of the inaugural class were all pioneers who helped build Dunkin’ Donuts into the esteemed brand it is today.

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Dunkin’ Franchise Owners Benefit from 2005 Efforts of G-6 Group

Even before the opening bell rang on Wall Street on July 27, 2011 ushering in the company’s initial public offering (IPO), many franchise owners questioned if the agreement—presented in a letter former CEO Jon Luther signed on January 11, 2006 and granting franchise owners the chance to purchase stock in a “family and friends” pool—…

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Dunkin’ Brands Shares Soar in Stock Market Debut

Reuters report investors hungry for restaurant growth gobbled up shares in Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc (DNKN.O) on its Wednesday debut, betting its popular coffee-and-breakfast chain will outpace rivals like Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) in U.S. market growth.

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Markets Hub: DNKN Going Public

A heavy day of earnings and economic data, combined with stalled talks over the debt talks have contributed to a lower markets opening on Tuesday. Michael Casey and Paul Vigna discuss the market’s emerging cautiousness. (Photo: AP Photo.)

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Dunkin’ Donuts’ Parent Announces IPO Price Range

Christina Rexrode a AP business writer reports at Newsobserver that the parent of Dunkin’ Donuts plans to raise as much as $461 million when it takes the company public, up from the $400 million it originally estimated. The Price has been set at $18.00 per share.

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