The morning meal has long been a key element of some limited-service restaurants, and it’s no surprise that the number of operators entering this daypart continues to grow, as owners look to boost their revenues and build customer loyalty.
Valentine’s Day is all about sweethearts, and Dunkin’ Donuts is helping everyone enjoy the holiday with two varieties of sweet hearts. This year, the brand is spreading the love with two varieties of heart-shaped doughnuts, introducing the new Cookie Dough Donut and the return of its Brownie Batter Donut.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced plans to open a restaurant in Norris Center on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois.
The new restaurant, scheduled to open in the spring of 2014, will be owned and operated by Sodexo, which is a food services and facilities management multinational corporation headquartered in France. Sodexo operates more than a dozen Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the U.S.
Dunkin’ Donuts launched a new DD Perks Rewards program, offering guests nationwide points toward free Dunkin’ Donuts beverages for every visit they make at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. By early February, the DD Perks program will be fully integrated into the Dunkin’ Mobile App for mobile payment.
Q: What does it take for a quick-service brand to become a great brand?
A: I get this question all the time. Many people look at superstar brands like Apple, Southwest Airlines, and Nike and mistakenly conclude those companies achieved their successes as a result of good timing, great advertising, or just plain luck. But I’ve found that these companies have employed specific, somewhat surprising, techniques that have turned them into industry icons.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with existing franchise group, OKD Holdings, to develop 13 new restaurants throughout Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The first of the planned restaurants will open in 2015.
The team, led by second generation Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Misha Goli and his partners, will manage and oversee the company’s daily operations for each restaurant. Goli currently owns four restaurants throughout Oklahoma City and has a vast knowledge of the quick-serve industry.
In the fast-food breakfast world, the carrier has long been king. From McMuffins to Croissan’wiches, burritos to breakfast wraps, flatbreads to breakfast paninis, and now—thank you, Dunkin’ Donuts—even breakfast sandwiches served on a glazed doughnut, fast-food chains have dedicated an inordinate amount of ingenuity to finding tasty, portable, hand-held ways to deliver the day’s most important meal to us with a minimum of fuss and mess.
To help guests eat better and keep running smartly throughout 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts is kicking off the New Year by expanding the brand’s DDSMART menu. Leading off the brand’s lineup of new better-for-you choices, available any time of day, Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced the Sliced Turkey Breakfast Sandwich. Served oven toasted on a brand new Multigrain Flatbread, the Sliced Turkey Breakfast Sandwich, at 310 calories, features three slices of turkey, an egg, and a slice of reduced fat cheddar cheese.
Dunkin’ Donuts turned to fans on social media for its latest venture in culinary innovation. Inspired by its partnership with Bravo’s "Top Chef," the coffee and doughnut brand set out to hold its own quick-fire challenge through a Google+ Hangout, using recipes submitted through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Midvale, Utah, residents can “get their Dunkin’ on” as a new Dunkin’ Donuts location will open on Tuesday, December 17, at 5 a.m. Midvale guests will be able to start their day with free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee during the grand opening. The new restaurant includes a drive thru and is located in the Family Center near Ross Dress for Less. After the grand opening, this new store and its drive thru will be open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.