Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts Franchisees Gear Up to Fight Cancer

For the 20th year, Dunkin’ Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, will support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund in its global fight against cancer.

New England Dunkin' Donuts franchisees are committed to the Jimmy Fund, having raised $10.7 million since 1992. This year, Dunkin' Donuts will continue to support the Jimmy Fund through several fundraising events and campaigns in August.

Dunkin’ Plans Aggressive Growth in Latin America

Dunkin' Donuts today announced that it has signed agreements with three of its existing Latin American partners to expand the brand further in the region.

The agreements call for more than 125 new Dunkin' Donuts restaurants to be developed over the next 10 years by Dunkin' Donuts' local partners Fagase S.A. in Chile, Donucol, Ltd. in Colombia, and Nutra S.A. in Peru.

Dunkin’ Opens in Red Cross National Headquarters in D.C.

Dunkin’ Donuts has opened a new restaurant at the Red Cross National Headquarters Building, 2025 E Street, NW, in Washington, D.C.

With this opening in the historic landmark building, Dunkin’ Donuts continues its strategic expansion throughout the nation’s capital, with plans to open a total of 60 new restaurants over the next five years, increasing the brand’s presence in the region by approximately 50 percent.

16 Handles Taps Former Dunkin’ Exec for Franchising

16 Handles, a self-serve frozen yogurt company, has appointed franchise foodservice industry veteran Larry Feierstein as vice president of franchise development to support the company’s rapid growth and franchise business.

Feierstein, with more than 30 years of experience working with startups and established quick-service restaurant companies, will oversee franchise development and assist franchisees in establishing, managing, and growing regional territories. He will also represent 16 Handles at industry events and trade shows.

United Capital Commits $100 Million to Dunkin’ Franchisees

United Capital Business Lending, a national business lender specializing in franchise finance, announced today that it provided $3.7 million to Dunkin’ Donuts owner, Velocity Brands Holdings, LLC.

United Capital refinanced eight locations for the Florida-based franchisee, and provided funds to acquire six existing Dunkin’ stores. United Capital also established a development line for Velocity Brands Holdings, LLC to build four new restaurants.

Dunkin’ Signs Development Agreement in Denver

Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multi-store development agreement with new franchisees Buzz and Brad Calkins for 12 new restaurants in Denver. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2018.

Together, this father-and-son duo will direct their management team as they oversee the company’s daily operations for each restaurant. For more than 100 years under the Bradley Petroleum banner, four generations of Calkins have owned and operated multi-unit gas and convenience operations in three states.

Subway Leads Industry in Familiarity, Product Quality

When it comes to familiarity, product quality, and intent to purchase, consumers rank Subway higher than any other quick-service brand, according to a new study.

Dairy Queen, Wendy’s, Five Guys, and Chick-fil-A round out the top five of the Harris Poll EquiTrend Study, which measures and compares brand health for more than 1,500 brands. More than 20,000 members of the general population participate in the study.

Subway earned a score of 73.07 in the study, about 11 points above the quick-service category average of 61.67.

Dunkin’ Donuts Plans Nine Units in Birmingham, Alabama

Dunkin’ Donuts announced today the signing of a multi-store development agreement with new franchisee group, Star Restaurant Group, for nine new restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama. The first restaurant is planned to open in 2013, and the remainder by 2017.

Together, this team will manage and oversee the company’s daily operations for each restaurant. The new franchisees have an extensive background in multi-unit, gas, and convenience operations in two states, which include quick-service restaurant components.