Competitor News

We noted last week that Starbucks is developing its latest Reserve Roastery in the former flagship Crate & Barrel store on Northern Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. Scheduled to open in 2019, the Roastery will total 43,000 square feet on the Magnificent Mile.  It was also reported just yesterday, that Starbucks is planning to expand…

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Competitor News

McDonald’s announced Q1 financials on Tuesday of this week, and its focus on all day breakfast, $1 coffee /$2 espresso drinks and the Big Mac promotion are acknowledged to have gained market share. Their Same Store Sales were up 1.7% as it continues to work its McCafé platform with new advertising and baked goods coming…

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Competitor News

Tim Horton’s, the Canadian coffee and donut franchise, has rather unceremoniously vacated parts of the state of Maine and areas of upstate New York.  The brand closed 6 stores in Portland without any advance notice and another sixteen in the Syracuse area of New York.  Tim’s has long tried to expand their reach into the…

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Competitor News

Last week gave us some important competitor earnings calls along with some decent intel as well.  First, Tim Horton’s noted good comp sales, +8.2% in the system and +4.3% in the US. While there was very low visibility provided, Tim’s noted the rollout of breakfast and lunch wraps.  The biggest news was the announcement of…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Closes Shop After 37 Years

Sara Dorn of the Battle Creek Enquirer writes Tom Winchell said “cheers and tears” have been the reactions of loyal Dunkin’ Donuts patrons when they hear he will close his doors Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. after 37 years as Urbandale’s doughnut man.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Multi Unit Franchise Owner Expands in Ohio

Betty Lin-Fisher of the Akron Beacon Journal the franchise owner for new Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the Akron area and other parts of Northeast Ohio is halfway through his goal of adding 22 locations and says the market is doing well. “The brand has done a really good job,” said Ken Blum. “Our name is Dunkin’ Donuts, but we’re probably better known for our coffee than for our doughnuts.”

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Sampling Coolattas Made Easy and Profitable!

Adam Goldman a Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owner in New Jersey from time to time will submit tips on creative ways to increase sales and profits, you can contact Adam via email: agoldman@babsonpartners.com Summer presents franchisees with a great opportunity to let guests try many of Dunkin’s new Coolatta flavors, however being a frozen beverage this…

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Paramount Restaurant Supply Offers All-in-One Approach to New Store Builds, Remodels

Every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner knows that building a new store or doing a remodel is a gargantuan venture with many moving parts. As such, it requires keen management with precise attention to detail. Where can you turn for help managing such a project and rest assured that every detail will be attended to according to your schedule and financial plan? Look no further than DDIFO Sponsor Paramount Restaurant Supply Corp.

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