Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Continues CA Push with 5 New Franchise Deals

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' Develops 7 Units in Phoenix

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. 

Dunkin' Donuts Introduces New Products for the Holidays

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 Launches Liverpool FC Sweepstakes

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.

Dunkin' Seeks Franchisees in Michigan

With more than 60 open and operating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout Michigan, and more than 40 additional restaurants planned to open in the state over the next several years, Dunkin’ Donuts continues to recruit franchise candidates with an emphasis on Flint, Lansing, and Traverse City. 

Candidates interested in growing the brand in these territories can contact Shawn Caric to learn more.  Also, an Informational Franchising Webinar will be held on Thursday, October 23 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT).   

Dunkin' Spooks Guests with Halloween Themed Treats

Halloween is fast approaching and Dunkin’ Donuts is keeping guests and ghosts alike running through the holiday with the return of the Boston Scream Donut. A variation of its classic Boston Kreme Donut, the Boston Scream Donut is disguised for Halloween with a special orange icing drizzle design.

Taking a Bite Out of Lunch

As the only daypart with marked growth in the limited-service industry, the breakfast business is hot. It seems that every week brings more news of morning daypart expansion from this or that brand.

Faced with this increased competition, those brands already built around coffee, bagels, doughnuts, and other breakfast goods have had to diversify their menus to get a larger share out of lunch. And industry experts believe that, even among breakfast-focused brands, the future of quick service rests in a successful balance of all-day dining options.

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A lot has been said about the dramatic transformation the limited-service restaurant industry has experienced in the last five to 10 years. Observers have noted a range of factors that have shoved along the change, from the pressures to offer healthier food to younger generations’ desire for more creative menu opportunities.

Dunkin' Debuts Pumpkin Themed Menu Items

Dunkin’ Donuts today unveiled a seasonal addition to its donut lineup, the Halloween Pumpkin Donut. Shaped to resemble a jack-o-lantern, the new Halloween Pumpkin Donut features a vanilla-flavored buttercreme filled pumpkin-shaped yeast shell, with orange icing and a jack-o-lantern face made with chocolate icing drizzle. It is available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide through October. 

Dunkin' Go Bar Adds to Brand's Grab-and-Go Lineup

Dunkin’ Donuts is raising the bar with new grab-and-go snack choices for its guests by introducing the new Dunkin’ Go Bar, a pre-packaged, chewy granola bar made with the flavor of the brand’s Original Blend Coffee. At only 220 calories with 7 grams of protein, 8 B-vitamins, and 12 grams of whole grains, the Dunkin’ Go Bar is a convenient snack for people who are busy and on the go. Dunkin’ Go Bars will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants beginning on National Coffee Day, Monday, September 29.