Pumpkin flavors return to Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme has brought back its Pumpkin Spice Cake and Pumpkin Cheesecake doughnuts, available now through Nov. 27 at participating U.S. and Canadian locations.

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Breakfast, beverage competition gets a grip on Dunkin’s sales

The quarter marked Dunkin’ Donuts’ highest afternoon guest count on record, and weekly sales in June reached the highest volume.

Maui Wowi CEO: Sky's the limit for brand's growth

The coffee/specialty beverage brand just launched an online store for guests who want to have its products shipped to them.

Krispy Kreme plans to step up customer engagement efforts

The brand plans to develop more relationships with licensing partners to extend the experience outside its shops.

McDonald's breakfast sales not impacted by new competition

The company is undergoing a 're-set' to emphasize the importance of staffing and enhance the customer experience.

Dunkin' Donuts' digital menu board success dependent on franchisee buy-in

The move to digital is about staying relevant in the competitive restaurant space.

How Dunkin' Donuts keeps operations simple with fast LTO pace

Involving franchisees in the rollout process from concept to launch is "crucial" to the brand's success.

Krispy Kreme bets on smaller model, retail coffee platform

More franchisees are committing to the smaller shop model, which has been performing above expectations.

Amidst sales slump, McDonald's shifts focus to breakfast

The QSR segment experienced a 4-percent increase in breakfast traffic within the past year.

Tim Hortons jumps into loyalty, single-serve retail

Canadian system drops Cold Stone cobranding as part of simplification effort.

Dunkin' Donuts introduced more than 40 new products in 2013

The brand's mobile app has been downloaded more than 5.5 million times since its launch in August 2012.

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Dunkin' Donuts partners with Penn State

Dunkin' Donuts of Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania is partnering with Penn State Athletics for promotions.

Cinnabon launches baking kit in selected Walmart locations

With the introduction of the Cinnabon Baking Kit, available exclusively at 2,500 Walmart stores, consumers can now create the popular cinnamon rolls at home. Each kit makes eight cinnamon rolls; the same ingredients can be used to make other treats...

McDonald's launching line of home brew coffee

McDonald's is partnering with Kraft to launch a line of McCafe products for home brewing.

Dunkin' Donuts looks to broaden franchise footprint in Colorado

In a news release, Dunkin' Donuts said it was continuing to expand in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 15,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United States alone.

Tim Hortons celebrates autumn with return of Pumpkin Pie Iced Capp and Latte, intros new baked goods

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is kicking off the pumpkin season with the return of its signature Pumpkin Pie Iced Capp and Pumpkin Pie Latte in the chain's U.S. restaurants. Prepared fresh in-restaurant and hand blended with real cream, the Pumpkin Pie Iced Capp sells for $2.79 for a 12-ounce small.

Tim Hortons launches first new coffee blend in its history

Tim Hortons announced the launch of its new Dark Roast coffee on Aug. 15, marking the first time in the company's 50-year history that an alternate blend is available in-restaurant in addition to Tim Hortons Original blend.

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip makes Arkansas debut in The Mall at Turtle Creek

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip has opened its first store in Arkansas, at the Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro.

Dunkin' Donuts introduces new Colombian packaged coffee

Dunkin' Donuts introduced its new Colombian Packaged Coffee today, the brand's first-ever single-origin packaged coffee.

Caribou Coffee adds salads, wraps, snack boxes to menu

Caribou Coffee is adding green salads, wraps, pasta salads, snack boxes and fruit to its menu.

Tim Hortons receives 76K donut ideas from fans

After receiving more than 76,500 submissions for its Duelling Donuts contest, Tim Hortons has selected eight finalists. The grand prize winner will earn $10,000 and will have their donut featured on the Tim Hortons menu. Finalists and their creations include:...

Dunkin' Donuts' signature coffee now available in donut form

To celebrate National Coffee Month throughout August, Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced new French vanilla and hazelnut swirls for its coffee beverages.

Krispy Kreme shows off its Southern hospitality with new items

Krispy Kreme has introduced two new Southern Summer Classics doughnuts, including carrot cake and banana pudding. The doughnuts are available now through Aug.

Caribou Coffee plants flag near Minneapolis’ Target Field

Caribou Coffee recently opened a new store in downtown Minneapolis near Target Field, at the newly expanded Target Field Station. The Minnesota-based brand will celebrate with a grand opening on July 9, offering free coffee for a year for the...

Jason Priestley returns for Tim Hortons Dueling Donuts contest

Tim Hortons Dueling Donuts is back for a second year, with Actor Jason Priestly returning as a judge. The contest kicks off today and runs for seven weeks.

Krispy Kreme will celebrate birthday with 77-cent doughnut

On July 13, Krispy Kreme will turn 77. To celebrate, the brand will offer its Original Glazed Doughnuts for 77 cents on July 11. "When you hear people talk about having a ‘Krispy Kreme’, they are most often referring to our signature treat- the Original Glazed doughnut," CMO Dwayne Chambers said in a news release.

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