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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' 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.
Dunkin’ Donuts Raises More Than $75,000 for Special Olympics Rhode Island and Special Olympics MA South Section
Annual pound of coffee promotion yields high results for Special Olympics.
Dunkin' Donuts Heads to Mainland China
100 new shops expected to open in the municipality of Shanghai, and provinces of Jiangsu, Zhijiang in the People's Republic of China over the next 10 years.
Dunkin' Donuts Creates YouTube Channel
Through March 1, people are invited to create videos for the site, answering the question "How Do You Keep America Running?"...
Dunkin' Brands Names New Senior Director of Community Relations & Multicultural Initiatives
Cirabel Lardizabal Olson will take on the newly created role and report directly to Dunkin' Brands Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer Stephen J. Caldeira.
Dunkin' Names Global Brand Leaders
The new structure will enable accelerated global expansion of the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands.
Dunkin' Donuts Partners with Mars
The company is partnering with the candy giant to introduce new menu items for 2008.
Dunkin' Partnerships Fuel National Growth
The company partnered with Hess Corporation and Sara Lee Corporation, making its coffee available in more locations across the U.S.
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