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10 Fastest Franchising Chains that Made It through the Recession (with Baggage)

During the recession, Dunkin' became known for spying on its franchisees

In a who's who list of what this journal considers as some of the most abusive franchise systems over the past few years, Forbes lists the top franchise chains that have sold the most opened franchise units through the Great Recession. It throws in a few strong franchisors to help wash the soiled ones.

Goldman Booted From DNKN Offering

Vampire squid with a donut in tentacles, photoshopped in
Vampire squid with donut in tentacles

The rich aren't perfect, but they can afford a multi-million dollar mistake.

Dunkin’s Luther Becomes Arby’s Chair

An Arby's sandwich being eaten, 2011 commercial
A 2011 Arby's commercial of a sandwich being eaten

ATLANTA — Jon Luther, chairman of Dunkin' Brands, has been appointed as the chairman of the board for the troubled Arby's chain.

VIDEO: Franchisee Association Testifies to Massachusetts Lawmakers

Affiliates of Dunkin Donuts Independent Franchise Owners testified on June 29 at the beginning of a committee hearing regarding a fair franchising law sponsored by State Senator Brian A. Joyce.

Dunkin’ Employee Gives Extra Sugar


Employers, do you know what your employees are doing during breaks? You just might want to know.

Next Stop, Radio Interview about Dunk'd

The Big Biz Boys want to hear all about Dunk'd. The live interview will be Aug. 2, 2011 4:40 pm. After that, the book will soon be sold in paperback on Amazon.

Wall Street Turbo Charges Dunkin’ IPO

Dunkin' CEO Travis at NASDAQ initial public offering
Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis, photo/NASDAQ

Wall Street received a cup of turbo-charged Dunkin' stock as investors chugged down shares of Dunkin' Brands Group initial public offering Wednesday.

Dunkin’ Raising Money One Cup at a Time

As the Dunkin' Donuts road show for its upcoming IPO kicks off, the company showed off  new Dunkin’-branded single-portion K-cups at a meeting held today at New York’s St.

Observations from the Dunkin’ Brands Road Show: The St. Regis Edition

As I was leaving the Dunkin’ Brands road show appearance this Wednesday at the Manhattan St. Regis — a splendid affair with filet mignon, served chilled, and then topped off with a cup of delicious Baskin-Robbins ice cream for the 500 or so attendees — I listened to two youngish analyst-types discuss what they had just witnessed.  One analyst asked, “Now, why is Dunkin’ Brands doing this?” And the other immediately retorted, “Come on, it’s for the limited partner fees and the dividend.”

A few answers about Dunk’d

I’ve been asked to answer a few questions about this book but first, I’d like to thank a few people who helped make it possible.