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  • Yesterday, 12:21 PM
    • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN +0.6%) announces the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with four existing franchise groups to develop approximately 65 new restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Some Baskin-Robbins and combined DD-Baskin Robbins stores are part of the expansion plan.
    • The company says there are currently more than 35 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Yesterday, 12:21 PM
  • Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    • Donald Trump is expected to name CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder as the labor secretary. An official announcement is expected shortly.
    • Puzder can be expected to be sympathetic to restaurant companies on the crucial issues of minimum wages, overtime rules, the Affordable Care Act and franchiser joint employee rules.
    • Related ETFs: BITE, MENU.
    | Yesterday, 11:35 AM | 55 Comments
  • Mon, Dec. 5, 12:41 PM
    • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN -1.2%) says it signed an agreement with the NHL to make Dunkin' Donuts the official U.S. coffee, donut and breakfast sandwich of the league.
    • The partnership is the first national sports league partnership for the chain.e
    • As part of the deal, Dunkin' Donuts will be prominently featured at several of the NHL jewel events, including the NHL All-Star Weekend. DD will also have significant presence across NHL's broadcast and digital platforms in the U.S.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Mon, Dec. 5, 12:41 PM | 10 Comments
  • Tue, Nov. 22, 7:51 AM
    • Cleveland Research says comparable sales at Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) are gaining momentum.
    • Channel checks indicate the holiday period comp may be running ahead of expectations.
    • The firm points to a "solid" outlook for 2017. Shares of DNKN are rated at Neutral.
    • Dunkin' rose to a 52-week high of $53.03 yesterday and is now up 24.1% YTD.
    • Source: Bloomberg
    | Tue, Nov. 22, 7:51 AM
  • Wed, Nov. 9, 6:47 AM
    | Wed, Nov. 9, 6:47 AM | 118 Comments
  • Thu, Oct. 20, 6:25 AM
    • Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) reports U.S. comparable store sales rose 2% in Q3.
    • Dunkin' Donuts U.S. revenue fell 1.3% to $152.43M.
    • Dunkin' Donuts U.S. royalty income increased 7% to $113.28M.
    • Dunkin' Donuts International revenue slipped 3.8% to $4.45M.
    • Baskin-Robbins U.S. comp fell 0.9% and revenue down 1.5% to $13.78M.
    • Baskin-Robbins International revenue decreased 8.8% to $27.9M.
    • Adjusted operating margin rate grew 490 bps to 55.4%.
    • Dunkin' Donuts U.S. has 56 net opening during the quarter to take the number of distribution points up 3.9% Y/Y to 8,629.
    • The company added 115 net new restaurants worldwide during the quarter.
    • Consolidated global points of distribution +599 Y/Y to 19,784.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Dunkin' Donuts U.S. comparable store sales: 0% to +2%; Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales: slightly positive; Revenue: ~+2%; Adjusted operating income: +8% to +10%; GAAP EPS: $2.02 to $2.08; Adjusted EPS: $2.20 to $2.22; Share count: 93M; Tax rate: 38.5%.
    | Thu, Oct. 20, 6:25 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Oct. 20, 6:05 AM
    • Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) declares $0.30/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.35%
    • Payable Nov. 30; for shareholders of record Nov. 21; ex-div Nov. 17.
    | Thu, Oct. 20, 6:05 AM
  • Thu, Oct. 20, 6:01 AM
    • Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN): Q3 EPS of $0.60 beats by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $207.1M (-1.3% Y/Y) misses by $7.65M.
    • Press Release
    | Thu, Oct. 20, 6:01 AM
  • Wed, Oct. 19, 5:30 PM
    | Wed, Oct. 19, 5:30 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Oct. 17, 1:18 PM
    | Mon, Oct. 17, 1:18 PM | 5 Comments
  • Mon, Oct. 17, 7:32 AM
    • Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) is on watch after RBC Capital downgrades the restaurant stock to Sector Perform from Outperform on a call tied to valuation.
    • Shares of Dunkin' are up 20.5% YTD, compared to the paltry 1.3% gain for The Restaurant ETF.
    • DNKN -0.88% premarket to $50.88.
    | Mon, Oct. 17, 7:32 AM
  • Thu, Oct. 13, 10:40 AM
    • The Dunkin' Donuts chain is now in Cape Town with an opening today.
    • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN -0.5%) plans to open Dunkin' Donuts stores in Johannesburg in the first half of the year.
    • The company seems serious about competing with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in the region.
    • "When we go to any particular area we want to go with a bit of a bang and not just open one remote store," says DD franchise operator Alan Keet.
    | Thu, Oct. 13, 10:40 AM
  • Thu, Sep. 29, 1:01 PM
    • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN -0.7%) announces that it will launch a line of Dunkin' Donuts branded ready-to-drink coffee beverages in the U.S. in partnership with Coca-Cola (KO -0.4%).
    • The product roll-out is scheduled for the early part of 2017. Coca-Cola will manufacture, distribute, and sell the product.
    • The initiative marks Dunkin' Donuts' first entry into the ready-to-drink coffee category.
    • Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, although Dunkin' says franchisees will share in the profits.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Thu, Sep. 29, 1:01 PM | 9 Comments
  • Thu, Sep. 29, 10:02 AM
    • It's National Coffee Day in the U.S., but it's weather in Brazil and Vietnam that is the focus of the coffee industry.
    • Drought conditions and crop disease concerns have pushed prices higher and created some short-term supply constraints.
    • Indexmundi.com shows robusta coffee prices are up 18% YTD and mild arabicas prices are 16% higher.
    • Higher commodity prices can hit packaged coffee sellers harder than chains selling fresh coffee, although hedging activity also plays a larger factor in how individual companies shake out.
    • On a consumer level, don't expect any relief at Starbucks on their base coffee prices ($1.85 tall, $2.10 grande, $2.45 venti) anytime soon.
    • ETFs: JO, CAFE.
    | Thu, Sep. 29, 10:02 AM | 21 Comments
  • Thu, Sep. 22, 7:11 AM
    • DunkinBrands (NASDAQ:DNKN) announces that it named David Hoffmann as president of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada, effective October 3.
    • Hoffmann will report directly to CEO& Nigel Travis.
    • Hoffmann joins Dunkin' Brands after a 22 year run at McDonald's Corporation, where he rose to serve as President, High Growth Markets.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Thu, Sep. 22, 7:11 AM
  • Tue, Sep. 20, 1:28 PM
    • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN +0.8%) opened the 12,000th Dunkin' Donuts restaurant globally with a new store popping up in the Greater Los Angeles area.
    • The company continues to expand westward in the U.S. and has now opened more than 30 new restaurants in California.
    • Another 300 stores are due to be opened in California over the next couple of years.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Tue, Sep. 20, 1:28 PM | 1 Comment