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What Was Learned from a Failed FroYo Franchise?

A Menchie's store in Louisville is auctioned off
A Menchie's frozen yogurt store in Louisville is auctioned off. Photo/bmm

28-year old A.J. Russo has already had to deal with failure of his business, a Yofresh Yogurt Café franchise in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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.

Baskin-Robbins Sells Free Franchises, with One Catch

What international franchisor has again begun offering free franchise agreements?

Hear-tell Hoot has learned that gargantuan ice cream franchisor Baskin-Robbins, owned by Dunkin' Brands,  is again offering free co-branded Baskin-Robbins store franchises to existing Dunkin Donuts operators, totally waiving its initial $12,500 franchise fee.

The Road to Carvel Is Paved with Franchise Failure

The Carvel chain has melted over the years from its high of 850 franchises to a puddle of 367 franchises. The Street reports that only 275 are full-service shops. Carvel, bought by private equity firm Roark Capital Group in 2001, wants change. The 80-year-old brand has a plan to put lipstick on this franchise pig.

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.

Analyst Compares Dunkin' Brands to Boston Chicken

International Business Times recently published a follow-up piece to its July 28th article on Dunkin's IPO. IBT's article references last week's analyst coverage initiation of Dunkin' stock and the sell downgrade issued by lead underwriter Goldman Sachs. 

Dunkin' Brands Files for IPO

NASDAQ marketsite in New York City
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.

Presidents with Franchise Connections

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas
A Rangers game in Arlington,Texas.  photo by texas mustang

WASHINGTON—It's Presidents' Day. Time to look retrospectively at our Presidents. Two United States Presidents have had direct experience with franchises — our two latest. 

Allied Brands Loses Australian Baskin Robbins Rights

Breaking news from Smart Company (and several Baskin Robbins franchisees) that Allied Brands has now lost the Australian rights to the Baskin Robbins franchise system.

Allied Brands Gets Stay of Termination: Dispute with Dunkin’ Over Baskin Robbins.

 Brisbane, Australia-  Allied brands lifted its 4 day trading halt today with an announcement released to the Australian Stock Exchange stating that it had resisted an attempt by Dunkin Brands Inc to terminate its Baskin Robbins Australian Master Franchise agreement.