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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 CEO, 'We Are Almost Recession Proof'

Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Donuts, interviewed on CNBC
CNBC interviews CEO Nigel Travis

After layoffs in 2008 and 2009, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. CEO Nigel Travis states, "I really think companies like ours are part of the reason we can get jobs in the future."

Dunkin' Exec Chair Luther Turns Chair

CANTON, Mass. — Jon Luther has stepped down in December as executive chairman and a paid employee of Dunkin' Brands Inc. But he will continue strategic leadership as the chairman of the company's board of directors.

Where Is Bain's Equity? Why So Private?

According to DBI’s disclosure in their 2007 Dunkin’ Donuts Franchising, LLC FDD they reveal their total shareholder’s equity to be slightly more than $1 billion.  This is

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

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

Allied and Dunkin Brands Dispute Halts Trading

The Australian franchisor behind Baskin-Robbins, Cookie Man, Kenny’s Cardiology, Awesome Water, Awesome Entertainment and Villa & Hut has temporarily shut down trading.

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.

Eggstra! Subway Breaks Into Bkfast

QSR behemoth Subway Sandwiches, owned by privately held Doctor's Associates Inc, will begin national advertising of the new breakfast program next week.

Dunkin's Jon Luther Says Franchises Growing

Jon Luther, executive chairman of Dunkin' Brands, tells CNBC reporter Mario Bartiromo that the CIT bankruptcy has had no impact on the ability of Dunkin' Brands or its franchisees to obtain loans.

Franchise Lender CIT Emerges from Bankruptcy, $2.3 Billion Wiped Out

Franchise lender CIT has emerged from Federal Chapter-11 reorganization after only 38 days, but the US Treasury's TARP program (and taxpayers) had the entire $2.3 billion injection claim dismissed (and therefore lost) by Judge Gropper.