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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 Rings in Spring with Peeps Donuts
With spring finally here, one of the season’s most fun and iconic sweet treats has flown into Dunkin’ Donuts and landed on the brand’s doughnuts.
Quick-Serve Industry Continues to Rise and Shine
With more quick-serve players jumping into the morning daypart, breakfast traffic continues to surge.
Dunkin’ Donuts Makes Plans for 46 New Units in Sacramento
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Sizzling Donuts LLC, for 46 new restaur...
Dunkin' Lays Plans for 22 New Stores
Dunkin’ Donuts announces the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with five existing franchise groups to develop 22 new restaurants thr...
Dunkin' Donuts' Unveils Valentine's Day Offerings
Valentine’s Day is all about sweethearts, and Dunkin’ Donuts is helping everyone enjoy the holiday with two varieties of sweet hearts.
Dunkin’ Donuts Plans Opening at Northwestern University
Dunkin’ Donuts announced plans to open a restaurant in Norris Center on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois.
Dunkin’ Donuts Loyalty App Ready for Take Off
Dunkin’ Donuts launched a new DD Perks Rewards program, offering guests nationwide points toward free Dunkin’ Donuts beverages for every visit they ma...
Dunkin’ Donuts Inks Deal for 13 Units in Oklahoma City
Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with existing franchise group, OKD Holdings, to develop 13 new restaur...
New Year, New Better-For-You Items at Dunkin’
To help guests eat better and keep running smartly throughout 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts is kicking off the New Year by expanding the brand’s DDSMART menu.
Dunkin’ Fans Strive for Top Chef Status
Dunkin’ Donuts turned to fans on social media for its latest venture in culinary innovation.
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