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

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

FEATURES


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.

Krispy Kreme CEO focused on brand experience over food trends

Based on early results, the company is now recommending its smaller factory model to franchisees.

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NEWS


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.

Dunkin’ Donuts leverages JetBlue Airways partnership for promo

Dunkin' Donuts is offering a special promotion with JetBlue Airways as part of its ongoing partnership that began in 2006 and was renewed in 2011. According to a news release, any customer who purchases a 16-ounce bag of Dunkin' Donuts...

Tim Hortons expands dark roast pilot in Quebec

Beginning today, Tim Hortons will sell a dark roast coffee in Quebec. The first province-wide pilot is taking place in Quebec’s La belle province.

La Prep now sells Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee exclusively

La Prep announced recently that all of its coffee is now sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. The change took effect June 9. Rainforest Alliance certification helps support the rights and well-being of farm workers, the conservation of natural resources,...

Dunkin' Donuts expects 'modest' coffee price increase

Starbucks announced last week that it is increasing the cost of its coffee beginning Tuesday. Fans can expect to pay about 10 to 15 cents more for its Venti and Grande sizes, or 15 to 20 cents more for tall,...

Coffee subscription app launched in NYC

A new mobile app called Cups, created by an Israeli startup company, has launched in New York City. According to the NRF, Cups has partnered with 40 independent coffee shops in the city to allow users to pay a monthly...

Krispy Kreme plans expansion in Washington state

Krispy Kreme has signed a development agreement with its newest domestic franchisee, CMC&A Foods LLC, for the development of three Krispy Kreme doughnut shops in Washington’s Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties.

Dunkin’ Donuts to open traditional locations in California months ahead of schedule

Dunkin' Donuts announced today that the company has filed permits to open its first traditional restaurants in California. The new restaurants are planned for Downey, Long Beach, Modesto, Santa Monica and Whittier.

NY Dunkin' Donuts step up to the plate for baseball promo

Dunkin' Donuts has launched its "NY Wins, You Score!" baseball promotion, which runs throughout June. When the Mets or Yankees win, Dunkin' Mobile App users in the Metro New York area will receive a coupon offer for a 99-cent large...

Cinnabon plans iced coffee giveaway for No Kid Hungry fundraiser

The Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Iced Coffee is now available at participating Cinnabon shops, featuring Arabica coffee served over ice. On June 7, Cinnabon will give away thousands of cups of Cinnamon Roll Iced Coffee while raising awareness of Share Our...

Dunkin’ Donuts marks Global Donut Day with a freebie

Dunkin' Donuts will host its second annual Global Donut Day celebration June 6 by offering guests a free donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage. The promotion is good while supplies last. "We were so proud to...

Krispy Kreme plans free doughnut giveaway

To mark National Doughnut Day, June 6, Krispy Kreme U.S. and Canadian locations are offering a free doughnut of any variety, no purchase necessary. According to a news release, National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army to raise funds for people in need during the depression era.

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