Competitor News

Earlier this week, McDonald’s officially launched its new McCafé Donut Sticks nationwide after an extensive limited test in select markets since last July. The new LTO retails under $2 for a half dozen and at a national average of $3.29 per dozen. Perhaps of greater import to the Golden Arches however should be a January…

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Miscellaneous

It may have begun way back in 2011, but perseverance paid off to the tune of $550,000 for a former Chipotle employee in one of the chain’s Washington DC restaurants.  The former employee, Doris Garcia Hernandez, convinced a jury in the US District Court for the District of Columbia that her employment was indeed terminated…

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Competitor News

Krispy Kreme announced last week that the company planned to maximize its growth with a greater focus on franchising because their franchise stores are outperforming their corporate shops.  For the quarter ended January 31, corporate owned stores reported same store sales growth of 0.2 percent, while those operated by a franchisee showed 3.5 percent same…

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DD Loses Bid to Trademark “Best Coffee in America”

By Todd Wallack, Boston Globe – November 23, 2012  The Boston Globe reported in a story on November 23, 2012 that Dunkin’ Donuts won’t be able to claim exclusive­ rights to the phrase “Best Coffee in America.” The Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively rejected the Canton-based chain’s efforts to trademark the slogan, saying it is not distinctive enough to…

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