Dunkin’ Doings

First, on the lighter side, Dunkin’ has always enjoyed strong loyalty from its customer base, but as the Boston area was being hit recently with a “bomb cyclone” (a storm [low pressure area] that undergoes rapid strengthening), two residents of the Massachusetts South Shore brought Dunkin loyalty to an entirely different level (if you want…

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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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Miscellaneous

Worth noting that the Dunkin’ mobile app is still doing well with regular Dunkin’ customers and was recently found to be the 7th most downloaded app in the month of November. Dunkin’ was 4th in the same measurement during October but the higher placement was largely credited to Apple CarPlay being added to the app…

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‘Tis the Season

As the year-end rapidly approaches, it’s important that we not lose sight of those actions we can take that can really make a difference. In that vein, heading into the third week of December might be the right time to make that final contribution to the Dunkin Joy in Childhood Foundation. The foundation needs your…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Well, maybe it should read Dunkin’ customer doings, but we noted that the Dunkin’ mobile app continues to win over its customers to the benefits of mobile ordering. According to the monthly tracking by Apptopia, the Dunkin’ App was the 4th most downloaded app in the month of October and enjoyed the largest increase in…

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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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