Dunkin’ Doings

Elsewhere in the world of Dunkin’, we noted a recent report by QSR Magazine ranked the top 34 Most Lucrative American Franchises and placed Dunkin’ at #8 with over 9,400 franchised units across the country and almost $8.8 Billion in U.S. system-wide sales. McDonald’s topped the listing with $38.5 Billion in US system-wide sales generated…

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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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Independent Joe #47 December 2017/January 2018

There is always a certain amount of fear and trepidation about the unknown. Think back to 1999 as we approached the turn of the millennium and the catastrophes that were forecast to accompany Y2K, as it was then known. To hear some tell it back then, computers were going to think the year was 1900,…

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Dunkin’ Responds to McDonald’s Release of All-Day Breakfast

It’s a lingering question: Is McDonald’s all-day breakfast hurting Dunkin’ or isn’t it? According to John Gordon, principal of Pacific Management Consulting Group and DDIFO’s restaurant analyst, the question will hang around for a while longer. “It’s still too early,” says Gordon. “First, Nigel Travis says Dunkin’ didn’t see any impact and then he says…

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Competitor News

Restaurant Brands International, parent company of Burger King and Tim Horton’s, has announced an agreement with Seven Invest anointing the latter as the exclusive area representative for Tim Hortons in Cincinnati.  Under the agreement, Seven Invest is charged with responsibility for managing the Cincinnati market and sourcing third-party franchisees for more than 150 new Tim…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

July 14th – Enviormental Reform, Energy Saving Grants, Hall of Fame Nominations

North Carolina’s Changing Environment – North Carolina takes a different view of environmental considerations when it comes to rezoning proposals and the jobs it can represent.  Currently, in Charlotte, residents may protest rezoning issues and force a supermajority requirement on the Charlotte City Council.  The legislature however is within one final vote of passing the Create…

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Yum to sell Long John Silver’s, A&W

Bloomberg reports that Yum Brands Inc., which owns the KFC and Taco Bell restaurant chains, plans to sell its Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food Restaurants to focus on expansion in China and other regions.

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