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Playing the Long Game
From swapping out fluorescents for LED lights to installing solar panels, energy-efficient upgrades can help brands save money.
Courting the Mysterious Millennial
New data show that Gen-Y consumers aren’t averse to brand loyalty; they just require a special approach.
The World Is Not Enough
From Western Europe to the Far East, these four countries deserve a second look for quick-service expansion.
How to Age Gracefully
The pros and cons of getting old as a brand.
Fork in the Road
It’s an age-old question: Should your brand grow through franchised or company-owned units? For many, the answer isn’t so black and white.
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.
Dunkin' Donuts Adds Free Money to Gift Cards
When consumers buy the chain's rechargeable gift cards, they can earn $2.
Holiday LTOs Show No Sign of Stopping
Dunkin' Donuts is the latest quick-serve to launch a holiday menu.
What Does Dunkin' Do with Its Grease?
Dunkin' Donuts franchisees will use Freedom Environmental Services to collect and dispose of grease.
Dunkin' Donuts Expansion Rolls On
The chain plans to open about 30 new stores in West Virginia over the next few years.
Dunkin' Donuts Opens South Bend, IN
There are plans to open more than 25 new restaurants over the next several years.
Dunkin' Opens First Green Store
The St. Petersburg, Florida, restaurant is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified and includes other green initiatives.
Dunkin' Donunts Debuts 99 Cent Lattes
The offer is good on any weekday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. through November 11.
Dunkin' Donuts Hires VP, Consumer Engagement
Cynthia Ashworth will be responsible for all Dunkin' Donuts' consumer messaging, including advertising, media, interactive marketing, and in-store retail.
Dunkin' Donuts Opens Madison, WI
The company is searching for experienced franchisees to open at least five stores each in Madison and the surrounding areas.
Dunkin' Donuts Moves to Krispy Kreme Hometown
As many as 15 stores are planned for Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home to Krispy Kreme's headquarters.
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