Dunkin’ Donuts announced that more than 4.6 million Croissant Donuts, croissant rings glazed like a doughnut, have been sold nationwide since the introduction of this limited-time offer in November. The positive response from guests has made the Croissant Donut one of the most popular limited-time bakery items in recent brand history. Additionally, Dunkin’ Donuts is extending the availability of the Croissant Donut into 2015 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the country due to the popular demand.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of multiunit store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop four new restaurants in Colorado over the next several years.
The two franchise groups and their development plans include new franchisee Brian “Gib” Long, who is the brand’s first franchisee in the Western Slope of Colorado with plans to develop two restaurants. His first restaurant is planned to open in 2015, and the second within the next several years.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the launch of DD Green, a green building certification program designed to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants. In conjunction with the announcement, the company is celebrating the grand opening of a DD Green certified Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at 5560 E. 7th Street in Long Beach, California. Dunkin’ Donuts will work with franchisees and construction managers to build 100 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants DD Green certified by the end of 2016.
It’s that time of year. Time to look back and reflect upon the brand developments in quick service from the past year—from the surprising to the exciting and the defining—that seemed most important. Innovation and growth are a couple of the common themes among the top fast-food brand stories of 2014.
Vik Patel is a man driven by two different business passions: the fast breakfast fare of Dunkin’ Donuts and the upscale bar atmosphere of craft-beer emporium The Brass Tap Bar & Grill. Through his Purple Square Management company, Patel oversees 22 Dunkin’ units and, now, his first Brass Tap unit in Oldsmar, Florida.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced that it has achieved two big digital milestones: having reached two million DD PerksRewards loyalty members and surpassing more than 10 million downloads of the Dunkin’ Mobile App for mobile payment and gifting. To celebrate, the brand will recognize the two millionth DD Perks member, Jae Choi of Greenwich, Connecticut, with the “Ultimate Perk,” as well as well as honor and thank all of Dunkin' Donuts loyal guest members with the chance to win $1,000. Additionally, Dunkin’ Donuts revealed new enhancements to both DD Perks and the Dunkin’ Mobile App.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with five franchise groups for a total commitment of 63 new restaurants in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Palm Springs and Bakersfield, California, over the next several years.
The five franchise groups and their development plans include:
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisees, ABDD Arizona, to develop seven restaurants in Phoenix. The group’s first restaurant from this franchise agreement opened on October 27 at 1543 East Bethany Home Road.
Led by Judd and Erica Wishnow, this franchise group currently operates 23 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Hudson Valley of New York, and surrounding areas of New Jersey. ABDD Arizona will be led locally by Paul Faust, a former Dunkin’ Donuts operations manager.
The holiday season is officially a-brewin’ at Dunkin’ Donuts, and this year, the coffee cups of cheer feature the fun flavors of a holiday baking favorite: cookies. Dunkin’ Donuts unwrapped its holiday menu, with two cookie-flavored coffees leading its lineup of seasonal selections. New Sugar Cookie Lattes offer the traditional taste of frosted holiday sugar cookies, topped with festive red and green sugar, while Snickerdoodle Cookie Lattes bring together the sweet taste of sugar and spice of cinnamon, and are topped with real cinnamon.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced a new “Kick It with LFC Sweepstakes” in partnership with Liverpool Football Club (FC), one of the world’s most historic and famous football clubs. The sweepstakes will give one lucky fan the chance to score a trip for two to Liverpool, England, to watch Liverpool FC play Manchester United FC at the historic Anfield stadium.