Financing Sponsors Rustle Up Success for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees

Every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner is unique—indeed, every shop is—and as such, each has different financing needs. With a dozen financing Sponsors currently on board and more in the pipeline, DDIFO is delivering connections to a variety of lenders that offer particular specialties to meet the diverse and distinct funding demands of its members. Whether…

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DCP Merger Means Cost Savings

The chief executive of the new National DCP (NDCP) is not someone who makes promises easily. But, Kevin Bruce is confident of his promise that Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners will see lower prices between now and end of June—and then again at every six month interval until December 2014. “We’re confident that through our initiatives that we will reduce prices to our members for the next three years as spelled out in the agreement,” said Bruce, who noted how just saying that was such a “good feeling”.

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Old and New Make Perfect Brew at Original Dunkin’ Donuts

On December 1, 2011, The Carvalho Group celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of the original Dunkin’ Donuts shop on Southern Artery in Quincy, Massachusetts. The location recently underwent a remodel, including a “retro” façade and the addition of horseshoe counter seating alongside state-of-the-art digital menu boards and new product display cases. Co-owners Victor and Octavio Carvalho…

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Nashua Doughnut store was first in the state 50 years ago today

Joseph Cote of the Nashua Telegram reports on October 19th that the city will be at the center of a milestone in the state’s history Wednesday: the 50th anniversary of the opening of New Hampshire’s first Dunkin’ Donuts.

A celebration will be Wednesday morning at the chain’s newly refurbished store at 42 Main St. from 10:30-11:30. Mayor Donnalee Lozeau will be on hand for the event along with members of the Carvalho family of Hollis, who have been in the Dunkin’ Donuts business for more than 30 years.

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Restaurant Chains get a Higher Education

Dunkin’ Donuts has been very agressive securing college campus locations. Mark Brandau of the Nation’s Restaurant News reports that Denny’s, Bojangles’, Einstein Bros., Moe’s Southwest Grill share lessons learned from non-traditional growth.

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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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Frozen Doughnuts Day in Court

Christine Dobby of the Financial Post reports that Doughnuts are an emotional food for Canadians. When Tim Hortons Inc. made a franchise-wide decision to ditch fresh-baked methods in favour of microwaving pre-cooked baked goods in-store, many people took it hard. Even company co-founder Ron Joyce, who sold the majority of his stake in the company in…

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National Members Conference to Focus on Franchisee Investment

When DDIFO members gather at Mohegan Sun for the annual DDIFO National Members Meeting on September 19th & 20th, Dunkin’ Brands will be into its first quarter as a publicly traded company. The pressures of reporting quarterly earnings to Wall Street is likely to impact franchise owners who are already dealing with high commodity costs and price-point competition from McDonald’s.

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