Dunkin’ Donuts Sprays Coffee Scent on Buses in South Korea

The chain is using ‘Flavor Radio’ to boost sales by releasing the scent of  coffee when its jingle is played Remember Smell-O-Vision, an idea that could have been great but just wasn’t? Dunkin’ Donuts has harnessed this idea and is now using it in Seoul, South Korea, in order to increase coffee sales, reports BostInno.…

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Dunkin’ Brands Could Make Public Debut This Year

Jenn Abelson of the Boston Globe reports that the Canton owner of Dunkin’ Donuts is weighing a roughly $500 million initial public offering in the second half of the year. The talks are still in the early stages and a bank has not yet been selected to lead the IPO, said the officials, who declined…

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McDonald’s Pushes Harder for Multi-Billion Coffee Business

In Australia according to Burger Business McDonald’s uses a broad array of marketing tactics, but historically it has left head-to-head-taste-test comparisons to bloggers. That’s why it’s interesting that the chain this week has launched a taste-test TV commercial for its McCafé. Watch the commercial here.

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It’s Not Time to Make the Donuts

Hope Hodge reports in the Jacksonville, NC News that after more than 40 years in business, the Dunkin’ Donuts location on Marine Boulevard closed its doors at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Coffee lovers, never fear: A new location, with new owners, was scheduled to open early this morning, right across the street.

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Starbucks Outlines Strategy for Accelerating Profitable Global Growth

At its 19th annual meeting of shareholders, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) credited the success of its transformation agenda and the hard work of its partners (employees) for delivering strong financial results and positioning the company for long-term, profitable growth. Watch the video of Howard Schultz from CNN Money.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Grows in 2009

BlueMauMau reports that Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week that in 2009 the firm managed to grow its U.S. chain by 171 stores, which it says was largely outside of its traditional New England hub. Dunkin’ also says it received 131 new agreements in 2009 where franchisees will shortly set up store locations.

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Dunkin’ Sales Hit $5.7B; 351 Stores Added

Providence Business News reports that Dunkin’ Donuts, which employs 1,034 people at 180 stores in Rhode Island, said its sales rose 4 percent last year as the ubiquitous coffee chain opened 351 new stores around the world.

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Lynette McKee to Speak at the New England Franchise Association

Lynette McKee, will speak to the New England Franchise Association on Marcvh 9th, she has recently joined Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. as Chief Development Officer, located in Tampa, FL. She has also served in executive positions at Dunkin’ Brands, Burger King and Metromedia Restaurant Group, parent company for Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern, Steak and Ale, Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouse restaurant chains in Dallas, TX.

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