Dunkin’ Doings

Although not unexpected, Dunkin’ Brands announced last week that it was refinancing and replacing $1.8B in debt with $2.4B in new debt which will be securitized at a bit lower interest rate. The new debt excess, around $600M, will be used for reserve accounts and future share buybacks. Also last week, DBI reported in a…

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Dunkin’ Gets Good Grades Going Back To School

With the ongoing Dunkin’ Donuts expansion, one could easily miss its growth on college campuses across the footprint, but DD is indeed going back to school!   A report released this week identified 7 additional campuses on which a new Dunkin’ opened in 2013.

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Dunkin’ Westward Expansion Has One Big Supporter At A Minimum

We’ve seen the regular flow of announcements regarding Dunkin’s expansion across the country and especially its re-entry into California.  The numbers of new store openings targeted for the west coast is impressive to say the least.  In light of the recent coverage highlighting Dunkin’s target of 1,000 new stores in California, it just seemed fitting…

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Dunkin’ Expansion Complete in Wisconsin

With the signing of an agreement for the development of another 7 Dunkin’ shops in Wisconsin, Dunkin’ announced that the Wisconsin  market is now completely sold out!  The new shops are scheduled for development between 2014 and 2020. Read more.

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National Retail Chains to Add Michigan Sites

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation’s largest retailer, intends to open 13 new stores in Michigan. Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., Chase Bank, ALDI and Tim Hortons also have plans to expand in the Great Lakes State in 2010. While most companies declined to discuss the cost of building new stores, their expansion plans represent tens of millions of dollars in new investment.

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