Dunkin’ Doings

Our DDIFO Restaurant Analyst, John Gordon of Pacific Management Consulting Group, picked up on some interesting points in an article ostensibly on Starbucks and the comeback of coffee sales from the pandemic (judging by the headline) that also unofficially showed number of visits per month to Dunkin’ rising and outperforming both Starbucks and Panera for…

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Jaspon to the C-Suite

Congratulations are in order this week for both Inspire Brands and former Dunkin’ CFO Kate Jaspon. We want to congratulate Inspire Brands for making the right appointment and promoting Kate to the CFO post to succeed the retiring David Pipes. We also want to congratulate Kate on a well-deserved promotion and on her many years…

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It’s Time!!!

As states around the country prepare to end their states of emergency and lift all restrictions on business operations, we are anxious to get back to some semblance of normal. In that vein, we will sponsor two IN-PERSON meetings next month at which, we will cover some very important and timely information. On Wednesday, June…

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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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