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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Dunkin’ Earnings Report

Dunkin Brands reported Q2 earnings yesterday, beating consensus earnings by $.01, consensus revenue estimates by $12 million and was profitable at 44 cents per share. The earnings call overall was positive, but as with many restaurant stocks and the broader market, the stock was down $3 or 4.2% at the close. The top news announced…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin’s announcement of several weeks ago that it was closing the 450 kiosk operations it had in Speedway gas stations generated a number of inquiries from friends outside the industry who were concerned that the news was an indication of a problem. Real fans of Dunkin’, they! I assured them such was not the case…

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Dunkin’ Doings

All would agree it has been a very long 3 months for small business owners across the country – certainly including Dunkin’ franchisees, but steadily, Dunkin US sales conditions are looking up. On June 3, Dunkin’ posted a SEC update that showed US Dunkin same store sales (SSS) improving from -25% for week ending April…

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Dunkin’ Doings

“Dunkin’ Runs Green!” could be the next catchphrase for the brand in light of its completing the difficult global transition it announced two years ago – switching its complete inventory from the iconic polystyrene foam cups to double-walled paper cups for all of its hot beverages. The new cups are certified to the Sustainable Forestry…

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Dunkin’ Doings

In the Dunkin’ Q1 earnings call held yesterday, company executives described the positive Dunkin US and Baskin sales momentum the brand had experienced leading into mid-March, only to be knocked down by the Covid 19 impact. By early April, Dunkin US same store sales had fallen to minus 35% but has since improved to almost…

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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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