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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 Pledges $1 Million to CIA
The gift will support baking and pastry kitchens at both the CIA's new campus in San Antonio, Texas, and main campus in Hyde Park, New York.
Dunkin' Community Foundation Hosts Golf Tourney
All proceeds raised at the first annual event will benefit the Second Harvest Food Banks in Northeast Ohio.
Dunkin' To Celebrate Free Iced Coffee Day
Customers can walk into any participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurant throughout the country and receive a free 16 oz. cup of Dunkin' Donuts' premium regular, Berry Berry Iced Coffee.
Dunkin' Donuts Announces Phoenix Franchisees
Three franchisee groups plan to open 150 new restaurants in the city, selling out Phoenix.
Dunkin' Donuts to Launch Limited-Edition Gift Card
For each card sold in May and June, Dunkin' Donuts will donate $1 to the Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation, which supports heroes who serve their communities every day.
Dunkin' Donuts To Give a Free Donut on Tax Day
Dunkin' Donuts will give a free donut to those who buy a cup of coffee on April 15th.
Dunkin' Brands Names Director, Government Affairs
On March 31, Cicely D. Simpson will join the company in the newly created position of director of federal and state government affairs.
Dunkin' Donuts Enters Memphis
The company has plans to open more than 50 new restaurants over the next several years in the area.
Dunkin' Donuts Offers 99-Cent Lattes
This special offer next week follows the announcement that, for the second year in a row, the company ranked No. 1 in customer loyalty in the coffee category on the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index.
Dunkin' Donuts Debuts Oven-Toasted Menu
Personal pizzas, flatbread sandwiches, and hash browns bring the company into two new dayparts.
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