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Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) with its heavy orientation on the East Coast could take a revenue hit in...

Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) with its heavy orientation on the East Coast could take a revenue hit in Q4 due to Hurricane Sandy despite the effort of the company to keep as many restaurants open as possible. Unlike retailers that can make up lost sales in the next week or month, consumers aren't too likely to double up on donuts and coffee on their next visit.
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  • Furbonacci
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    dont forget all the local elections, with all those volunteers, they are all getting dunkin
    30 Oct 2012, 10:33 AM Reply Like
  • Remyngton
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    lot of fat slobs out there , don't be so sure about the lack of demand
    30 Oct 2012, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • 5ives
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    Dunkin will be just fine,,,, Dunkies are very loyal and will be back in full force.
    30 Oct 2012, 12:45 PM Reply Like
  • spydrman
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    Yes, election volunteers as well as FEMA and all the other volunteers, even those out of work until flood damage fixed may be hanging out reading the temporary work ads.

     

    Frankenstorm was factored into the recent price of the stock. ;o)
    30 Oct 2012, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • Joseph Poma
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    Being on Long Island and having the opportunity to drive around, I can tell you first hand that Dunkin' Donuts was a huge BENEFACTOR from the storm. The day after the major damage was done lines were wrapped around the stores and onto major roads as people waited for their coffee. It has now been 5 days since the storm blew through and parking lots to these establishments are still busier than normal. I've noticed a few cases where local management has even advertised the fact that they have Wi-Fi access available for customers, a commodity that many neighborhood Starbucks (SBUX) and Panera's (PNRA) are unable to offer at the moment.
    3 Nov 2012, 10:37 PM Reply Like
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