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Dunkin’ Same-Store Sales Cool, Baskin’s Sizzle in Q3 2014

Dunkin' Donuts

CANTON, Mass. – Growth in same-restaurant sales for Dunkin' Donuts franchise owners in the United States came in at a disappointing 2 percent in its third quarter of 2014 compared to 4 percent for the same period last year. Sister company Baskin-Robbins recorded a stellar 5.8 percent in U.S. same-store sales.

Dunkin' Donuts Expands to California

Dunkin' Donuts has opened its first full expression locations on the West Coast—in Modesto and Santa Monica, California. They offer beverages, sandwiches and baked goods, along with comfortable restaurant seating and free Wi-Fi.

A Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owner Had His Business Taken Away from Him in 2009

Stan Furash was operating two Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Bradenton, Florida when, in 2009, Dunkin’ terminated his franchise agreement.

Dunkin’ Quarterly Same-Store-Sales Grow 4.2 Percent in U.S.

Dunkin' Donuts and Basking Robbins at Mohegan Lake
Doorway of a co-branded Dunkin' & Baskin Robbins shop in NY. photo/ps

CANTON, Mass.—Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DNKN), parent company of franchise chains Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, reported yesterday that same-store sales growth for its third quarter ending September 28 of 4.2 percent for U.S. Dunkin' stores and 3.2 percent for Baskin stores.

Dunkin' Asked to Remove Racist Ad

Charcoal Donut
From Dunkin' Thailand's Facebook page advertising "Charcoal Donut"

After a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee in Thailand launched a campaign for its new “Charcoal Donut,” a human rights group demanded the advertisement be pulled.

Pioneer Jason Dubinsky of Dunkin’ Passes

Jason (Jay) Dubinsky of Dunkin' Donuts
Jason (Jay) Dubsinsky, Sept 2012 at DDIFO meeting. photo/bmm

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With regret, this publication is late in reporting the passing this spring of one of the industry's pioneers, franchisee Jason (Jay) Dubinsky.

Some Dunkin' Donuts Open during Boston Lockdown

Boston may have been locked down during the hunt for the younger Tsarmaev brother, Dzhokhar, but the police and other first responders still needed food and drink, so a few Dunkin' Donuts where police activity was most intense were asked to stayed open.

Dunkin’s Asset-Light Model Gives Control to Franchisee Entrepreneurs, Pushes It Past Competitors on Wall Street

Dunkin' is developing a business model in which it owns no stores but then realizes that it needs to put its franchise owner-operators in charge of national functions because with no skin in the store game, it has operational blind-spots. So its franchisees own, lead and manage the national supply chain. It's a franchisee cooperative called the National DCP, LLC out of Bellingham, Massachusetts.

Dunkin' California Dreamin' a Slam Dunk?

From the ICR Exchange Conference in Miami, Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis joins CNBC's Squawk Box on Jan. 16 to announce that Dunkin' will sell franchises in Southern California, supported by the new Arizona purchasing and distribution center that is owned and run by the brands' franchisees.

Negligent Franchisor: Dunkin' Canada

On June 21, 2012, the Honorable Daniel H. Tingle, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of Canada, Province of Quebec, District of Montreal, in the matter of Bertico Inc. et al v. Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd., held that the franchisor, Dunkin' fundamentally breached its franchise agreements with its Quebec franchisees by Dunkin's failure to protect the brand.