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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 Pairs with Rachael Ray
Ray will join the company's marketing campaign and help create new health-conscious menu items.
McDonald's Edges Out Competition in Coffee Taste Test
A Consumer Reports taste test among coffee rivals says McDonald's brew beats Starbucks.
Dunkin' Donuts Welcomes Spring
Dunkin' Donuts announces free iced coffee all day March 21.
Dunkin' Donuts to Expand Into Asian Market
Taiwan is said to be the 'first step' in Dunkin’ Brands's plan to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in Asia.
Dunkin’ Donuts Rolls out French Toast Twist
Dunkin's warm French Toast Twist will be available through mid-December.
Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces New Line of Cookies
Dunkin' Donuts in the stores in the Northeast now offer three 4.5-ounce cookie varieties--Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisan, and Peanut Butter Cup.
Dunkin' Brands Appoints New Brand Officers
Robert Rodriguez will serve as the new Dunkin' Donuts Brand Officer and Lisa McLean as Togo's.
Dunkin' Donuts Expands Smoothie Line in New York and Philadelphia
Dunkin's Donuts is calling the three-flavor, yogurt-based line its "biggest product initiative in years."...
Dunkin' Donuts to Promote Smoothie Line
Java giant Dunkin' Donuts is looking to juice up sales with a new smoothie line,
The Boston Globe
Dunkin' Donuts Launches New Advertising Campaign
Dunkin' Donuts today unveiled a new, multi-million dollar advertising campaign focusing on how Dunkin' Donuts keeps busy Americans fueled and on the go.
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