DNKN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Here's Dunkin' Donuts' Latest Upscale Coffee Move

    January 3, 2017
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) continues to find new ways to serve that segment of the coffee-drinking audience that is looking ...
  2. Dunkin' Donuts Is Getting Bigger in Texas

    December 22, 2016
    In New England, in many cases, it's possible to sit in a Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and look across the street at another ...
  3. Is McCafe Ready to Compete with the Big Boys? (MCD, SBUX)

    December 5, 2016
    McDonald's wants to take on the giants of coffee with its McCafé brand. Will low prices beat out the "experience" of the ...
  4. Dunkin' Donuts Partners with Kellogg's Pop-Tarts

    December 5, 2016
    In the late 1980s, Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) tried to reach breakfast customers who could not visit its stores by offering ...
  5. Earnings: The Election Ate My Lunch

    November 7, 2016
    More than 80 large U.S. companies have blamed the U.S. elections for poor quarterly performance. Are they right - or just ...
  6. Dunkin' Donuts Rewards Loyalty With "Perks Week"

    November 7, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) has decided to sweeten the deal for people who sign up for its DD Perks Rewards loyalty program ...
  7. Dunkin' Donuts Revamps Its Tea Lineup

    November 4, 2016
    Tea has mostly been an afterthought for Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN). The chain has had it on the menu, and even added ...
  8. Good News for Coffee Drinkers and Sellers (SBUX)

    October 11, 2016
    And coffee companies.
  9. Starbucks Faces Unexpected Threat (SBUX)

    October 11, 2016
    This unique chain is undercutting Starbucks prices.
  10. Dunkin' Donuts Is Partnering With Coca-Cola

    October 3, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) wants to bring its beverages to more grocery stores, convenience stores, and other retail ...
  11. Dunkin' Donuts' Latest Fall Item Has Classic Twist

    September 29, 2016
    The battle between coffee brands for consumer attention in the fall season has become intense. Starbucks, of course has ...
  12. Dunkin' Donuts Has a New President

    September 23, 2016
    If you're trying grow your business to equal the biggest players in your space, one clear way to accelerate that process ...
  13. Baskin Robbins Is Testing Ice Cream Delivery

    September 21, 2016
    Sometimes, you just need ice cream. That's probably why ice cream trucks are so successful, and it's why convenience stores ...
  14. Dunkin' Donuts Fall Menu Goes Beyond Pumpkin Spice

    September 19, 2016
    Fall has become a major battleground time for the various coffee shop chains to try out new flavors and menu items. It's ...
  15. Dunkin' Decides It's Time to Lure the Millennials

    August 29, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) has never been the hippest brand around. In fact, over its long history, the company has built ...
  16. Dunkin' Decides It's Time to Lure the Millenials

    August 29, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) has never been the hippest brand around. In fact, over its long history, the company has built ...
  17. Dunkin' Donuts Brings Out Its Fall Flavors Early

    August 24, 2016
    The pumpkin-spiced latte and other pumpkin-related seasonal additions have become standard fall menu fare at coffee chains ...
  18. Top 5 Coffee Stocks of 2016 (SBUX, DNKN)

    August 16, 2016
    These five coffee stocks may be poised to rise due to the increasing global consumption of coffee beverages.
  19. DoorDash to Deliver Dunkin’ Donuts in New York (DNKN)

    August 2, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts and DoorDash have partnered up to deliver coffee and sweet treats to New Yorkers.
  20. Why Big Name Restaurants are Struggling

    August 2, 2016
    There are three key reasons why big name restaurants are struggling.
  21. How Dunkin' Donuts Is Changing Its Egg Sandwiches

    July 25, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) has been selling egg sandwiches for decades, but consumers might be a little surprised to ...
  22. Dunkin' Donuts Traffic Slows Due to Higher Prices

    July 21, 2016
    America may run on Dunkin', but higher prices at many of Dunkin' Donuts' (NASDAQ: DNKN) locations have apparently left some ...
  23. J.M. Smucker Cranks its Dividend 12% Higher

    July 14, 2016
    Food products stalwart J.M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM) is slathering some extra jelly onto its quarterly dividend. The company ...
  24. Dunkin' Donuts Adds Cold Brew to the Menu

    July 2, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) rarely blazes any trails, but it's very good at following trends. The company has decided ...
  25. Dunkin' Donuts Mobile Ordering App Goes Nationwide

    June 7, 2016
    Following on the heels of rivals Starbucks and Panera Bread, Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) has expanded its mobile ordering ...
  26. Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme Add New Summer Items

    June 3, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and longtime rival Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) have both added a number of seasonal items to ...
  27. Peter Lynch's Eyeballing: When Is It Relevant? (FMAGX, DNKN)

    May 28, 2016
    Find out the key principles espoused by stock-picking legend Peter Lynch and whether they are as relevant today as they were ...
  28. Dunkin' Brands Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend (DNKN)

    May 26, 2016
    Dunkin' Brands will send its dividend payment on June 8 to shareholders of record as of May 31.
  29. Keurig Owner JAB Holdings Buying Krispy Kreme

    May 9, 2016
    JAB Holding Co. has been quietly creating a coffee empire that's well-positioned to take on industry leaders like Dunkin' ...
  30. Dunkin' Donuts Drops Meal Deals

    May 2, 2016
    At fast food restaurants, the value/combo meal has long been a menu staple. For a total price that's less than the sum of ...
  31. Dunkin' Boss Out; Krispy Kreme Crunchy Coffee In?

    April 29, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts is losing its president while rival Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is gaining a bizarre new food item to offer through ...
  32. McDonald's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (MCD)

    April 28, 2016
    Find out about five key suppliers for McDonald’s restaurants from hardware and software to coffee importers and how they ...
  33. Dunkin' Donuts Tests Its Take on a Southern Staple

    April 26, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts started in the Northeast, a market which does not always follow national trends. For example, many customers ...
  34. Dunkin' and Starbucks Loyalty Programs Collide

    April 12, 2016
    Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) wants to steal some attention from Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX).  On the day its rival rolled ...
  35. McDonald's Tests Coffee Shots in Dunkin's Backyard

    April 8, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) recently started adding flavored coffee shots to its McCafe menus in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, ...
  36. Starbucks Bringing Its Roastery Concept to NYC

    April 7, 2016
    With its Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has created a location that works on multiple ...
  37. Starbucks Vs. Dunkin' Donuts: Comparing Business Models (SBUX, ...

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the business models of Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Discover how franchising and growth strategies impact these ...
  38. Starbucks Sets Launch Date for New Loyalty Program

    March 25, 2016
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has one of the best, if not the actual best, loyalty programs in existence, and it's always a risk ...
  39. McDonald's Hopes Rewards Will Lure in Customers

    March 25, 2016
    If a loyalty rewards program worked for Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN), why not McDonald's (NYSE: ...
  40. Diamond in the Rough? U.S. Franchises in 2016 (MCD, DNKN)

    March 25, 2016
    Learn about U.S. franchise growth and direction for 2016 and how changes in wage standards and consumer preferences may endanger ...
  41. Krispy Kreme Turns Its Focus to Franchisees

    March 24, 2016
    Apparently, Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) executives believe outside operators do a better job running its doughnut shops than ...
  42. Federal Lawsuit Claims Starbucks Underfills Lattes

    March 21, 2016
    Customers ordering tall, venti, or even a grande at Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) may not be getting the drink they paid for, ...
  43. Does McDonald's Need to Rethink All-Day Breakfast?

    March 21, 2016
    While Wall Street continues to give credit to McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) all-day breakfast menu for hurting some of its competitors, ...
  44. The Burger Wars Claim Yet Another Victim

    March 18, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) introduction of its all-day breakfast menu gets a lot of credit for its recent turnaround and the ...
  45. Dunkin' and Starbucks Go Seasonal for Spring

    March 17, 2016
    During the fall, both Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) pursue similar strategies when it comes ...
  46. The Winners and Losers in the Fast-Food Industry (MCD, BOJA)

    March 2, 2016
    Learn about the winners and losers among top chain restaurants in 2015. McDonald's finished a winner, while foodborne illness ...
  47. McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Gets Too Much Credit

    February 19, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) all-day breakfast menu is being hailed as a competition killer. From Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) to ...
  48. Dunkin' Brands Is Plugging All the Right Holes

    February 3, 2016
    If Dunkin's name began with "Star," it would have gotten the benefit of the doubt.
  49. The World's Top 10 Restaurant Companies (MCD,SBUX)

    January 25, 2016
    Read about the world's top 10 restaurant companies, complete with a brief summary of each and its corresponding ticker symbol.
  50. Starbucks Goes Healthier Due to Customer Demand

    January 8, 2016
    While listening to customers should be something all businesses do, in many cases, companies think they know what their ...
  51. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (PNRA, WEN)

    January 8, 2016
    Get your portfolio ready for 2016. Here are the top five mid-cap restaurant stocks worth taking a look at for the next year ...
  52. 4 Best Coffee Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, DNKN)

    December 31, 2015
    Discover the best coffee stocks that can give your returns a caffeinated lift, and learn whether Starbucks has any real competition.
  53. The Top 5 Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (CMG, DNKN)

    December 21, 2015
    Discover the top five restaurant stocks expected to grow in 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target for each ...
  54. Dunkin' Donuts Moving to All Cage-Free Eggs (DNKN, PNRA)

    December 9, 2015
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) plans to use 100% cage-free eggs for its U.S. locations by 2025. The coffee and doughnut chain ...
  55. Is Dunkin' a Good Bet for the Long-Term? (DNKN)

    November 30, 2015
    Should investors bet on Dunkin' Brands for its long-term potential?
  56. Burger King Parent Halts M&A, Focuses on Growth (QSR, DNKN)

    October 29, 2015
    Burger King parent company Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR), which added coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons ...
  57. Starbucks Fights Back With New Seasonal Drinks (SBUX, DNKN)

    October 27, 2015
    Over the past few years, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has battled rivals Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Panera Bread (NASDAQ: ...
  58. Use this Trick to Pick the Best Restaurant Stocks

    October 20, 2015
    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings — a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  59. Has Coffee Finally Caught A Break? (DNKN, JO)

    October 8, 2015
    Coffee prices have tumbled due to Brazil's weak currency, but a recent rally may inspire some hope. If prices do rise, will ...
  60. Panera Plans Growth Beyond Its Stores (PNRA, DNKN)

    October 5, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) wants to build out its catering, consumer packaged goods, and delivery streams into $1 billion ...
  61. Dunkin' Donuts Losing 100 Stores (DNKN)

    October 2, 2015
    The country, which, according to the slogan, "runs on Dunkin", will soon have fewer places to fuel up. A Dunkin' Brands ...
  62. Pumpkin Is Back to Spice Up Dunkin' Donuts Sales (DNKN)

    September 2, 2015
    The addition of pumpkin-based products to the Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) menu has become a sign of the end of summer. ...
  63. Krispy Kreme Expands Its Grocery Store Push (KKD, DNKN)

    August 3, 2015
    Following its major coffee rivals Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks, Krispy Kreme Donuts (NYSE: KKD) has extended its reach to ...
  64. Starbucks Tops Earnings Estimates (SBUX, DNKN)

    July 27, 2015
    Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently reported third quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on both the top ...
  65. Dunkin' Donuts to Enter Polish Market (DNKN)

    July 23, 2015
    Although readily identified as American treats, donuts have universal appeal to sweet-toothed eaters around the globe. At ...
  66. Will Starbucks Customers Accept a Price Hike? (SBUX, DNKN)

    July 8, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), which already charges premium prices compared to rival coffee sellers like Dunkin' Donuts and ...
  67. Dunkin' Beats Starbucks in Customer Satisfaction (DNKN, SBUX)

    July 3, 2015
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) compete for the same customers. One chain has an upscale image ...
  68. Corporate Tax Inversion

    January 23, 2015
    U.S. companies like Burger King use corporate tax inversion to take advantage of lower taxes abroad.
  69. Undervalued Franchises: The Best Choice?

    January 22, 2015
    Searching for an undervalued franchise? Here's a quick guide to what's hot and what's a good bet.
  70. Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks

    July 26, 2013
    Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks by Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Alright, Will Ashworth, you win this round! One quarter ...
  71. America's Caffeine Cravings Keep The Coffee Industry Growing

    January 26, 2012
    Five major coffee stocks that have seen very significant levels of growth in the last year.
  72. McDonald's Off The Dollar Menu

    October 28, 2011
    McDonald's is gaining share and continuing to excel.