Dunkin’ Brands: Menu, marketing drive 3Q sales growth

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, reported Tuesday a decline in third-quarter income, driven by expenses surrounding its initial public offering in July, but discussed positive sales trends and aggressive expansion plans.

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Two Bain Capital Partners Get an Early Holiday Gift from Dunkin’ Brands

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal reports that Dunkin’ Brands(DNKN) is brewing a cup of holiday cheer for a pair of private equity investors at Boston’s Bain Capital. Bain managing directors Andrew Balson and Mark Nunnelly are among a selkect group of executives, former executives and directors who are free to sell shares they personally hold in the company as of Wednesday – about two months ahead of scheduled end of a lock-up period on such sales.

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Dunkin’ Franchise Owners Benefit from 2005 Efforts of G-6 Group

Even before the opening bell rang on Wall Street on July 27, 2011 ushering in the company’s initial public offering (IPO), many franchise owners questioned if the agreement—presented in a letter former CEO Jon Luther signed on January 11, 2006 and granting franchise owners the chance to purchase stock in a “family and friends” pool—…

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A Confidential Advisory to DDIFO Members!

As we are sure you know by now, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has become a publicly traded company (DNKN: NASDAQ). As franchisees, you should be aware of issues that may arise if you elect to buy or sell shares of DNKN, or simply based on your continuing status as a franchisee. DDIFO Membership Required. If you are having trouble logging please send an email to loginhelp@ddifo.org

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Frozen Doughnuts Day in Court

Christine Dobby of the Financial Post reports that Doughnuts are an emotional food for Canadians. When Tim Hortons Inc. made a franchise-wide decision to ditch fresh-baked methods in favour of microwaving pre-cooked baked goods in-store, many people took it hard. Even company co-founder Ron Joyce, who sold the majority of his stake in the company in…

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Dunkin’ Brands Shares Soar in Stock Market Debut

Reuters report investors hungry for restaurant growth gobbled up shares in Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc (DNKN.O) on its Wednesday debut, betting its popular coffee-and-breakfast chain will outpace rivals like Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) in U.S. market growth.

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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’ 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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