More Life After Dunkin’

Life after Dunkin’ involves pizzas for two former Dunkin’ employees, as Little Caesar’s this week announced the appointment Jeremy Vitaro to the new position of Chief Development Officer. Vitaro concluded an 18-year career at Dunkin’ as Vice President of U.S. Development, after serving in a number of executive roles throughout his tenure in Canton. In…

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Miscellaneous

It was reported a number of weeks ago, but Dunkin’ is still rockin’ it when it comes to the top franchises in the nation. The annual ranking of the top 500 Franchises in the country, from Entrepreneur Magazine, had Dunkin’ locked in at #2, trailing only Taco Bell. Only one other traditional QSR came in…

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Inspire Building Atlanta ‘Ghost Kitchen’

Notwithstanding ongoing development of the Coffee Café Bakery, a $10 million highly automated centralized manufacturing location (CML) in the greater Atlanta area, Inspire Brands is apparently moving forward with development of Alliance Kitchen, a $2.6 million “ghost” kitchen being built in Atlanta. Most noteworthy in this development is perhaps the fact that The Coffee Café…

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Miscellaneous

We noted some weeks back that congratulations are in order for a former Dunkin’ employee, but other news precluded us from getting to it sooner. Former northeast regional vice president for Dunkin’ Bill Bode has been promoted to the position of Chief Operations Officer at New Hampshire-based fitness franchise Planet Fitness. Elsewhere, we took note…

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Dunkin’ Deal Done

On December 15, Inspire Brands completed the acquisition of Dunkin Brands. New financing is in place and Dunkin’ has stopped trading as a public stock. Dave Hoffmann has stepped down as CEO and been named special advisor to Inspire CEO Paul Brown to guide the integration of Dunkin’ into Inspire Brands. Much progress was made…

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Important Deadlines for Inspire Purchase of Dunkin’

Staying on top of specific deadlines is critical and missing them can have devastating results. For those who own Dunkin’ stock and will be accepting the Inspire Brand offer of $106.50 per share, the offer formally closes in less than two weeks – on December 14, 2020. Be sure to meet the requisite deadlines, must…

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Dunkin’ Doings: Present and Past

We spotted a couple of news items this past week that are worth calling to your attention. First, we offer our hearty congratulations to Dunkin’ CFO Kate Jaspon on her selection as one of the Boston Business Journal CFOs of the Year. The well-deserved honor recognizes Kate as the CFO of the Year for the…

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Competitor News

According to Nicole Miller Regan of Piper Sandler, teen dollars that formerly went to Starbucks in a major way are now landing in the registers of Chick-fill-A and Dunkin’. In an interview this week with Kelly Evans on CNBC, Miller Regan spoke to the shift in teen spending and how Chick-fill-A knocked Starbucks out of…

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Dunkin’ Doings

It was overall a good report card for Dunkin’ with release yesterday by See Level HX of its 20th annual QSR Drive-Thru study. The 2020 version of this study added a new and unique component in that it reported generally – without identifying brands – on specific COVID-19 related safety issues and noted that 91.3%…

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Dunkin’ Doings

This week Dunkin Brands CFO Kate Jaspon was present at the JP Morgan Consumer Conference and our DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon of Pacific Management Consulting Group reports she answered detailed questions and gave a good outline of current and future initiatives. While not detailing same-store sales numbers, she indicated consumers are out more and…

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