Miscellaneous

The CATO Institute this week released a report ranking which states were the most free and least free in the nation. Ironically, New York, the state governed by the aforementioned Andrew Cuomo (he of the America “never was that great” quote) was rated the “least free” of the 50 states in the nation!  At the…

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Why Big Investors are Bullish on Dunkin’ Stock

On October 31, 2017, as Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners were gathered at Foxwoods for the DDIFO National Conference, rumors of a marriage between Dunkin’ and Krispy Kreme spread across the business press and social media. Experts offered their opinions on CNBC, Bloomberg and Nation’s Restaurant News. Among those discussing a possible purchase by the private…

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Miscellaneous

November restaurant sales have just been reported.  The survey’s QSR segment, in which some US DD units report, posted a nationwide positive same store sales result of +.7, totally driven by average ticket gains. National traffic was -2.0%. Northeastern same store sales results improved finally, to +1.8%, Midwest was -.7%, Florida was +.2% and South…

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