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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As Private Equity Cashes Out, What’s Next for DNKN?

  After six year of ownership, the trio of private equity (PE) firms that purchased Dunkin’ Brands for $2.4 billion, has effectively cashed out their remaining 30 percent stake. Bain Capital, Carlyle and TH Lee took a $500 million stock buyback in July 2012; the trio had already cashed out their investment through stock sales…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Sprays Coffee Scent on Buses in South Korea

The chain is using ‘Flavor Radio’ to boost sales by releasing the scent of  coffee when its jingle is played Remember Smell-O-Vision, an idea that could have been great but just wasn’t? Dunkin’ Donuts has harnessed this idea and is now using it in Seoul, South Korea, in order to increase coffee sales, reports BostInno.…

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Dunkin Brands CMO John Costello Shares His Recipe For Growth

The man in charge of generating demand for the Dunkin’s brands is John Costello, GlobalChief Marketing and Innovation Officer. Costello was previously CMO of Home Depot, Sears and Pepsi. He started his career with Procter & Gamble, where I first met him almost 30 years ago, when he managed P&G’s shampoo business and I was his agency counterpart. Avi Dan writes at Forbes.com read more…

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Dunkin’ Brands: Menu, marketing drive 3Q sales growth

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, reported Tuesday a decline in third-quarter income, driven by expenses surrounding its initial public offering in July, but discussed positive sales trends and aggressive expansion plans.

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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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Dunkin’ Donuts Cracks Down on Franchisees

Eric Convey, the Managing Editor of the Boston Business Journal, reports that Dunkin’ Donuts .. Wednesday sued a handful of franchisees in the Hudson Valley of New York and Western Massachusetts, alleging they violated requirements that they remodel their restaurants according to the company’s guidelines.

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