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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.
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.
For Better or Worse: The Recession Fuels Menu Innovation
Dunkin' Donuts is putting an unusual twist on a traditional breakfast staple.
Cardinals Don't Win, Get a Doughnut Instead
Dunkin' Donuts tries to soften the blow of Super Bowl XLIII with free give away in Phoenix.
Dunkin' Donuts to Open More Than 20 Minneapolis Restaurants
Through the VetFran program, franchisee Peter Turner will help Dunkin' Donuts enter the Twin Cities market.
Doughnut Chains Catch Obama Fever
Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts will battle for doughnut lovers on January 20.
Dunkin' Spends $100 Million on New Ad Campaign
The integrated 'You Kin Do It' campaign is expected to run through 2009 and will include online marketing.
Dunkin' Steals Papa John's CEO
Nigel Travis is in, but what does that mean for Jon Luther?...
Price Cuts for Dunkin' Retail
Smucker is slashing prices of Dunkin' Donuts retail coffee.
Dunkin' Donut Opens Mainland China
The company has secured agreements to open a total of 150 shops.
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