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2014’s Top Brand Stories
The top players from a busy year in quick-service news.
Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Vik Patel shares how he transitioned to the full-service segment with a craft-beer brand.
Taking a Bite Out of Lunch
Breakfast brands expand to lunch daypart to revive industry’s declining midday traffic.
Hold the Bread
Who says sandwiches need bread? These carrier alternatives combine innovation and novelty to appeal to consumer interest.
Coffee Concepts Can Target Lunch Guests with Demographic Data
A new study shows where morning concepts Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks can find their persuadable lunch customers.
Operators are finding ways to squeeze their brands into every nook and cranny this country has to offer, from schools and hospitals to markets, festivals, and casinos.
Iced tea gains traction as consumers seek healthy, innovative beverage options.
Talk of the Town
Brands localize their social media presence to foster a more authentic consumer interaction.
Pork’s versatility, cost effectiveness propel its addition to menus.
Build the Buzz
National TV spots spark consumer excitement in new markets.
Dunkin' Brands Vet to Lead Taco Del Mar
Larry Destro has been named Taco Del Mar's president and CEO.
New York Dunkin' Stores Roll Back Prices
Dunkin' Donuts wants to relieve consumer pressure by dropping prices 15 percent.
Dunkin' Donuts Introduces the Cinnamon Twist
The portable pastry is Dunkin' Donuts' latest addition to its breakfast menu.
Dunkin' Donuts Dubs Today Iced Coffee Day
Purchase an iced coffee beverage for 50 cents, and Dunkin' Donuts will donate five cents to Homes for Our Troops.
Hotel Stores Give Donut Lovers Another Way to Wake Up to Dunkin'
A Dunkin' Donuts in the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, North Carolina, is the brand's first hotel location.
Dunkin' Donuts Sets Its Sights on Louisville
The chain is looking for franchisees for at least five Louisville locations.
Dunkin' Donuts Inks Chattanooga Expansion Plans
Bluemont Group LLC will open one unit in early 2010 and three more in the next several years.
Iced Coffee Day to Raise Money for Injured Vets
Dunkin' Donuts is reducing prices for customers and donating proceeds to the nonprofit, Homes for Our Troops, on April 21.
Watch Out Birmingham: Ala. Now Runs on Dunkin'
Dunkin' Donuts is roaring into Birmingham, Alabama, with 21 new stores planned for the market.
Dunkin' Donuts Continues Run Down East Coast
Chi Yung Wang will open five new restaurants in South Carolina with one location planned to open this year.
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