Baked Goods

Consumer Pulse reports that consumer demand for sweets and baked goods would be even higher than it is if the products could stay fresh a bit longer.  The Caravan proprietary survey provides some additional consumer behavioral information on both donuts and muffins as well as other products.

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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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Secure Energy Solutions Offers Stability in Energy Pricing

Any budget item that can be stabilized in these volatile economic times is one less worry for business owners like Mark Dubinsky, CEO of a Central Production Location (CPL) in Methuen, Mass. When that line item is your energy cost, all the more important, Dubinsky said.

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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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Dunkin’ Brands to Go Public

Wall Street Journal covers the big story: Dunkin’ Brands Group is seeking some serious dough. The owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts chain as well as Baskin-Robbins ice cream shops, today filed to go public. (Sorry for the terrible pun.)

Dunkin’ Deal: Five Things You Didn’t Know:

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Hortons’ Retreat From New England

No matter how you slice it, Tim Hortons pull-out from Providence, Hartford and some shops in Maine, proves that the investment Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners have made in these New England markets has paid off.

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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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A Timbit of Trouble

570 News in Toronto reports that Tim Horton’s franchise owners have launched a near $2-billion lawsuit claiming lost profits since the iconic Canadian company switched from fresh-baked to frozen donuts. The $1.95-billion suit is scheduled to go to court in November and it has even divided franchisees, as a large group of store owners is trying to stop a smaller group from following through on the lawsuit.

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