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Private Equity Firms Are Major Franchisor Owners

Many franchise chains, such as Dunkin' Brands, Domino's Pizza and Friendly's, have been taken over by private equity firms. Franchisors are considered "highly desirable targets for private equity investors." 

Dunkin’ To See Slow Growth

Josh Kosman of the New York Post this morning warns investors looking at Dunkin' Donuts' IPO that they may want to watch their appetite.

Dunkin' Donuts: Competitive Sales Pressure From The Coffee Wars

The Wall Street Journal highlights a study conducted by market research firm CustomersDNA LLC. It finds that McDonald's coffee consumers are more loyal to the Golden Arches than the customers who frequent Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.

Dunkin' Brands Files for IPO

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Dunkin' Brands will list its stocks as DNKN on NASDAQ, photo/bfishadow

CANTON, Mass. — Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis announced this morning to franchisees that it has filed for an initial public offering of $400 million in common stock.

Dunkin Brands Adds to Debt. Investors to Take $500 Million Dividend

This is a group of heavy hitters looking to remove some serious money

Dunkin' Donuts: Cigarettes 'n Coffee

Last week, a Dunkin’ Donuts related blog reported that members of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee community questioned – “

Dunk'd and Dumbo'd

Last week I told you about the “combo” pitch I received from Dunkin’ Donuts, how important my combo store was to my business plan and gave you a taste of their business ethics in the pre-franchise sale period.

Combo Minus Trombo, Equals Dumbo’d

Dunkin’ Donuts, Togo’s, Baskin-Robbins and their combination or trombination was going to change the world, at least that’s what the franchisor's pitch was.

Dunk'd, My Odyssey Through Franchise Hell

I am writing a book about my ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ 9-year battle with Dunkin’ Donuts, which exposes the dark underbelly of franchising and the civil justice system. My story is unique but the theme has been repeated with hundreds, no thousands of franchisees around the world, yet the media silence has been deafening. To learn more about my book read more...