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How Dunkin' Plans To Attract Customers to Its Franchisees

Nigel Travis, CEO and chairman of Massachusetts-based franchisor Dunkin' Brands, speaks with Bloomberg about how the brand expects to attract more customers to its franchisees' businesses.

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.

What Is the Cost of a Minimum Wage Hike?

Ex-chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Alan Krueger and Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis discuss how a minimum wage hike might impact restaurants and businesses.

Dunkin’ Franchisee Ribeiro Reveals Elements of a Successful Entrepreneur

Dunkin' franchisee Luis Ribeiro of New York explains his path to 25 Dunkin' Donuts shops.

Inside Dunkin's C-Suite

From the Bloomberg video of looking at the C-Suite

Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis. photo from Bloomberg's video

Bloomberg's Jeffrey Hayzlett visits the C-Suite at Dunkin' Brands Inc. to discover how the 63-year-old franchisor is reinventing itself and shaping its donut brand.

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.

Starbucks CEO Says He Isn't Losing Sleep over Dunkin'

Starbucks' CEO Howard Schulz told CNBC on Friday that he isn't losing sleep from Dunkin' Brands strong earnings and its foray into selling franchise licenses in California.

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.

Can You Believe What Consumers Say?

For years now we’ve pointed out the fact that what consumers say they think and what they really think are very, very often two different things.

Robber Thwarted by Hot Cup of Dunkin'

A would-be Dunkin' Donuts robber changes his plans when a cup of that hot and delicious Dunkin' coffee is thrown at his face. The robber got off easy. Imagine what a turbo shot would have done.