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Dunkin Weighs $500 Million IPO

The private equity firms who back Dunkin' Brands Inc are considering an initial public offering in the second half of 2011 from $500 to $750 million for the franchising firm.

Souvlaki Hut Down But Not Out

Souvlaki Hut The Greek restaurant franchise, Souvlaki Hut is yet another Australian franchisor to join the growing ranks of franchise brands placed into voluntary administration. Most recently Kleenmaid, Midas, Samsara, Kleins, Timbercorp, Baskin Robbins and Cookie Man in Australia all fell over but that is just the short list.  Australian franchising is on a roll.

Cold Rock Eyes Baskin Robbins Supply

BR CRThe Executive Chairman of Australia’s Franchised Food Company [FFCo] wants to rescue Baskin Robbins franchisees in fragile times.  There has been no mention of how Dunkin Brands feel about that news. 

Dunkin' Donuts: House of Nuts

Ray put together an insightful piece titled: s47: Exclusive Dealing and Third Line Forcing.  Although it was published nearl

Allied Brands, Death by a Thousand Cuts

If you thought that master franchise Allied Brands was in enough trouble, with its Dunkin’/Baskin-Robbins termination dispute and with one of its franchise brands, Cookie Man, in the hands of liquidators, you might have thought, “it can’t get any worse?”

Quiznos Leads List of Retailers Looking to Expand

A report from two retail research firms says that Quiznos is the top retailer looking to expand locations. Other franchise chains on the list of top retailers searching for a neighborhood location include Subway, Baskin Robbins,  Cold Stone Creamery, and Penn Station - East Coast Sub.

Baskin Robbins Australia Shifts Foreign Exchange Risk to Franchisees

The Baskin-Robbins ice cream price offered to franchisees has been raised by over 30% in two months.