Miscellaneous

File under Life after Dunkin’. We noted an interesting staffing announcement at the beginning of last month by SharkNinja, apparently a leading producer of small household appliances. The Massachusetts based company announced the appointment of Paul Carbone as the Chief Financial Officer effective November 7. Carbone served as Chief Financial Officer for Dunkin’ Brands for…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Congratulations are in order for Lou Beccarelli on his recent promotion to the position of Chief Operating Officer with the Arby’s system. As we know, Lou has been a staple in the Dunkin’ system for the past 31 years, most recently serving as Regional Vice President and Division Leader of Operations for Dunkin’. We want…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin’ President Scott Murphy announced this week that Chief Marketing Officer Rafael Acevedo was stepping down and leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Acevedo’s tenure at Dunkin’ was short-lived. He was hired just 9 months ago to fill the position left vacant almost two and a half years ago with the departure of then-CMO…

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Dunkin’ Departures

We noted there is ’life after Dunkin’ for a couple of Dunkin’ veterans, as a limited exodus continues from Canton. First off, Dunkin’ Legal Counsel David Mann left the company last month to become an Angel Investor with Launchpad Venture Group LLC, an investment network funding early-stage companies. In his LinkedIn message, Mann explained that…

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Dunkin’ Doings, er . . . Departures

Periodically, we try to report on some goings on at Dunkin’ that reinforce the strength and continuing growth of the brand. With the changes now being directed out of Inspire Brands Headquarters in Atlanta however, the notices we can convey in this issue take a different turn. We noted this past week that former Dunkin’…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Inspire Brands just keeps making headlines with their Dunkin’ personnel moves over the course of the past few weeks, and last week was no exception. Inspire announced the promotion of Dunkin and Baskins SVP John Varughese to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Inspire Brands international division. As Inspire COO, John will oversee international…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin’ made quite the splash this past week with its announcement that Rafael Acevedo had been named to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Dunkin’. Acevedo, filling a position that’s been vacant since Tony Weisman left the company in 2019, comes to Dunkin’ from Coca-Cola, where he most recently served as Vice President…

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Life After Dunkin’

Well, there’s still more life after Dunkin’ to report this week as we took note that San Diego-based fast casual restaurant chain Qdoba Mexican Eats has hired former Dunkin’ employee Shawn Caric as its new Vice President of franchise development. Caric most recently served as the director of development for the Midwest region at Dunkin’…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We thought of focusing on the new donut infused beers that Harpoon Brewery will be producing in partnership with Dunkin – hitting store shelves sometime next month, but that urge was probably driven by the recent heatwave that hit New England. Instead however, we think it more prudent to instead send our congratulations out to…

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Digital Dunkin’ Doings

There’s much to report from Dunkin’ corporate other than its earnings, which filled this spot in last week’s issue. Dunkin’ recently welcomed Philip Auerbach to Canton in the newly created position of Chief Digital and Strategy Officer. CEO David Hoffmann described Phil as “a transformational leader who has led the evolution of consumer and hospitality…

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