Dunkin’ Donuts’ Parent Announces IPO Price Range

Christina Rexrode a AP business writer reports at Newsobserver that the parent of Dunkin’ Donuts plans to raise as much as $461 million when it takes the company public, up from the $400 million it originally estimated. The Price has been set at $18.00 per share.

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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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