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’ Earnings

Dunkin’ Brands held its Q4 and year-end 2019 earnings call yesterday reporting that store level operating results were fine, but missing 2020 Wall Street projections by approximately ten cents per share. Consequently, the stock closed at $75.03, down $2.13 (2.84%). Dunkin’ pointed to its co-investment of $60 million (with franchisees) in coffee brewing equipment as…

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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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Miscellaneous

According to the Center for An Urban Future, the Big Apple got a little smaller in 2019 – at least if you’re measuring it by chain stores. In its twelfth annual ranking of national retailers, State of the Chains, 2019, the Center reports that New York City lost 304 store locations in the year just…

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Their Marriage Runs on Dunkin’?

In case you missed it, there was a great feel-good story reported out of Worcester, MA this week of a couple getting married at a Dunkin’ restaurant. The back story explains that they were looking to marry some 27 years ago when (at the Dunkin’ on Grafton Street, Worcester), the couple had a disagreement and…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Congratulations are again in order to Dunkin’ for winning the PETA 2019 “Libby” Award as the Most Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Chain. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recognized Dunkin’ for its Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich which can be made 100% vegan when ordered without the cheese and egg (wouldn’t that make it a…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Congratulations are in order indeed for John Cadete, Eric Eskander and their team at Cadete Enterprises as they were recently named the Dunkin 2018 Franchisees of the Year. The selection is an honor bestowed by Dunkin’ at its annual awards ceremony. John Cadete is also a DDIFO Hall of Fame member, joining that prestigious group…

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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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Up, Up and Away!

Dunkin’ surprised many in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, when it stepped into the breach to become the 2019 sponsor of the New Mexico Balloon Fiesta after former sponsor Piñon Coffee decided not to sponsor the colorful event this year. The Dunkin’ marketing team moved quickly and locked up the event. Although the sponsorship…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Late last week, Dunkin’ Brands CEO Dave Hoffmann introduced Stephanie Lilak as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. She joins Dunkin’ Brands from General Mills where she has served in a number of executive positions over a 23 year span at the company, most recently as Vice President, Human Resources,…

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