Dunkin’ Doings

One week after Dunkin’ held its Q4 and year-end earnings reports seems like a good time to catch up on some announcements out of Canton that we hadn’t gotten to over the past few weeks. In that vein, DDIFO wants to congratulate Jill McVicar Nelson on her promotion to Vice President for Marketing Strategy for…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Entrepreneur Magazine released its annual Franchise 500 report last week and for the first time in the 40 year history of the Franchise 500, Dunkin’ came out on top – the # 1 franchise! Not that that result should be a surprise as Dunkin’ has “made the grade” and been ranked in each of those…

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Dunkin’ Doings

There’s a mix of good news and not great news on the Dunkin’ specific front to report this week. First off, the impending departure of Dunkin Chief Marketing Officer Tony Weisman was news that franchisees were not thrilled to learn of this week. Tony, who was brought on board by CEO Dave Hoffmann was instrumental…

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Dunkin’ Earnings

Reporting yesterday, Dunkin’ earnings for Q2 were $.86/share, 4 cents better than Wall Street consensus, while revenues were slightly below the street’s expectations. However, Dunkin’ Same Store Sales on a two year basis (often, a better viewpoint) were its best since 2016. It was also noted that the average ticket for Dunkin’ US was up…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Over the July 4th holiday, it was announced that Dunkin’ had for the first time, finally broken into the list of Most Patriotic American Brands produced annually by Brand Keys, coming in at #13. The annual survey, which began after the 9/11 terrorist attack, tries to measure consumer perceptions of which companies most embody the…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We expect that most have by now seen the reports this week of Dunkin’ terminating the franchise agreement for some 12 stores in Pennsylvania and Delaware. According to the filings, it is alleged that the franchise owners violated federal laws relating I-9 reporting requirements as well as not utilizing the federal E-Verify system as required…

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Miscellaneous

First off, we want to remind our subscribers that use of any Styrofoam products, such as cups, trays, bowls, plates, etc., in New York City will be subject to a fine beginning July 15, 2019 – only a few weeks away. We also noted this week that the Nations Restaurant News released their 2019 listing…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Veteran Dunkin’ Franchisee and DDIFO member John Motta (who also serves as the current Chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations [CFA]) also participated in the Piper Jaffray 2019 Consumer Conference. John served on the franchisee panel highlighting a day in the life of a franchisee. In the wake of an exciting 2019 Stanley Cup…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Yesterday, Dunkin’ released a “double beat” on its Q1 revenues and earnings – $7 million higher on revenues and $.05 EPS higher on earnings. The stock was up early on the day, but closed slightly lower for the day. Declaring a 37.5 cent stock dividend, Dunkin’ CEO Dave Hoffmann reported that US same store sales…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin’ held its Q4 earnings call yesterday and reported earnings above expectations ($.06 GAAP basis) but revenue $10 million below. In addition, it delivered a much more muted expectation for 2019 in terms of both new unit growth and earnings. US net new opens stood at 106, while US same store sales were flat in…

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