Meet the Man Behind Dunkin’ Donuts Delights

Mat Schaffer writes in the Boston Herald that it may only take a few minutes to grab a flatbread sandwich from Dunkin’ Donuts or a soft-serve cone at Baskin-Robbins. But it takes months of tasting and testing before such items become available to the public.

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Lynette McKee to Speak at the New England Franchise Association

Lynette McKee, will speak to the New England Franchise Association on Marcvh 9th, she has recently joined Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. as Chief Development Officer, located in Tampa, FL. She has also served in executive positions at Dunkin’ Brands, Burger King and Metromedia Restaurant Group, parent company for Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern, Steak and Ale, Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouse restaurant chains in Dallas, TX.

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Dunkin’ Donuts To Expand Throughout Missouri

QSR Magazine reports that franchise owner Sai Jitta signed a multi-unit store development agreement for three new Dunkin’ Donuts in Blue Springs and Independence, Missouri. The first location is anticipated to open in 2011 and the remainder by 2013.

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Dunkin’ Donuts turns 60

Canton-based Dunkin’ Brands Inc. celebrated the 60th birthday of Dunkin’ Donuts today at Boston’s Copley Square Plaza. Actor and comedian Lenny Clarke helped Dunkin’ executives blow out birthday candles and sing “Happy Birthday.” Watch the video.

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Dunkin’ Exec Guilty in Kickback Scheme

Carolyn Kravetz, a former communications executives with Dunkin’ Brands Inc. pleaded guilty Thursday to allegations she steered company business toward a friend in exchange for kickbacks.

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Q&A: Dunkin’ CEO talks 2010 strategy

Christa Hoyland at QSR Magazine interviewed Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis Chriat writes: Nigel Travis has earned his first-year pin as CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, a year marked by his efforts to put his own stamp on the business. He has reorganized the leadership team and is focused on growth by improving operations and franchisee relations — both strategies in which he has experience.

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