Markets Hub: DNKN Going Public

A heavy day of earnings and economic data, combined with stalled talks over the debt talks have contributed to a lower markets opening on Tuesday. Michael Casey and Paul Vigna discuss the market’s emerging cautiousness. (Photo: AP Photo.)

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Dunkin’ Brands Considering $500 Million IPO

Dunkin’ Brands is considering raising around $500 million in an initial public offering (IPO), Reuters reports. The IPO by Dunkin’ Brands, which owns Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, may be launched in the second half of 2011.

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New Financing Program to Make Remodels Easier

Thousands of Dunkin’ Donuts franchises are expected to undergo remodels in the next three years. Many operators agreed to remodel stores as a condition of extending their term with Dunkin’ Brands but, in many cases, franchisees have been unable to find attractive lending terms that don’t diminish cash flow.

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Is Guaranteed Financing Possible?

QSR reports that an innovative lending model that leverages the assets of a franchisor might be the answer to operators’ woes in this post-recession climate.

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Recent Developments that May Affect your Tax Situation

From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Jim Ventriglia, CPA 145 Phenix Avenue 2nd Floor, Cranston, RI 02920, 401.942.000860.

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Key Elements of the Recent Tax Relief Legislation

From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Jim Ventriglia, CPA 145 Phenix Avenue 2nd Floor, Cranston, RI 02920, 401.942.000860.

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