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May 14, 2004 | From Reuters
Dunkin' Donuts said it would open 10 shops at Wal-Mart stores, helping the world's largest retailer broaden its branded fast-food offerings. Dunkin' Donuts, run by Britain-based spirits company Allied Domecq, plans to open its first store at a Wal-Mart today in North Wyndham, Conn. The others, set to open within three months, will be located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
June 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Unicorp Canada, spurned last month in a bid to buy Dunkin' Donuts, took on a partner Thursday and launched a $305.3-million hostile tender offer for the doughnut store chain. Unicorp and another Toronto-based firm, Cara Operations Ltd., offered $43 a share for Dunkin' Donuts, which has said it wants to remain independent and set up a series of defensive steps. Dunkin' Donuts Vice President and Treasurer Richard N. Hart Jr. said the company would have no comment on the latest offer.
November 18, 1998 | (Michelle Maltais)
The owners of Yum Yum Donut Shops have purchased the assets of East Coast Bagel, which include East Coast Bagel and Sonoma Valley Bagel cafes, according to an East Coast Bagel spokeswoman. Details of the transaction were not disclosed, though the spokeswoman said the acquisition price exceeded $2million. The new company will be called East Coast Sonoma and will consist of 23 cafes. East Coast Bagel filed for bankruptcy protection March 9 but continued to operate.
A jury returned a $230,000 verdict against a San Fernando Valley doughnut company owner Thursday in a suit in which he was accused of defrauding a former franchisee by exaggerating profits and misrepresenting the rate of store failure and turnovers. Arthur S. Pfefferman, founder and president of Woodland Hills-based Donut Inn, must also pay John and Carol Salvino $75,000 in punitive damages as part of a separate settlement reached by both parties.
June 9, 1989 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
Winchell's Donut Houses, which has been struggling to boost sales and profits, said Thursday that it might put itself up for sale. The news was met with enthusiasm on Wall Street. The La Mirada-based company, which is organized as a limited partnership, posted the largest percentage gain--27.2%--on the New York Stock Exchange. Winchell's units, which are comparable to shares, rose 75 cents to close at $3.50. The announcement came one day after TW Services, which owns 42% of Winchell's, agreed to be acquired by a New York investment firm in a deal valued at $1.65 billion.
March 12, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
Ventura County sheriff's deputies arrested two 18-year-old men early Tuesday just outside Thousand Oaks on suspicion of robbing the Donut Hut on the 600 block of Lindero Canyon Boulevard. Ryan Dafesh of Woodland Hills and William Mitchell of Oak Park were spotted by deputies about 3 a.m. walking away from the doughnut shop right after the robbery, said Det. Frank O'Hanlon. The men allegedly ran off, but were chased down by deputies, O'Hanlon said.
February 4, 2001
Bob Zanolli has been appointed general manager of Winchell's Donut House in Santa Ana. He assumes the responsibilities of former president Tom Dowling. Zanolli had been vice president of strategic growth since 1999. Before joining Winchell's, he was vice president of operations for Koo Koo Roo Enterprises. * Jim Lucas, co-founder of SRS Labs Inc. in Santa Ana, has rejoined the company as director of sales for a new line of professional audio products.
January 9, 2000 | Dave Gardetta
Acomposite of Jim Nakano's average customer would look somewhat like his air-conditioning repair man, local chamber of commerce members, his insurance man, a unicycle club that arrives at his door only by unicycle, cops, Nobel laureates, college students in droves, Elvis Presley's former karate teacher and--if you believe him--Elvis, too. The cops show up for the coffee. "They won't eat the strawberry doughnut," Nakano says.
June 3, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Stop the presses and alert all cardiovascular surgeons. Dunkin Donuts is launching a new breakfast sandwich Friday, and it's on a doughnut. Yes, the doughnut chain has in its own words "gone and changed breakfast forever. Again. "  The new sandwich consists of slices of bacon and a well-peppered fried egg between two halves of a glazed donut. But they left out the cheese. What gives, Dunkin' Donuts? The sandwich is listed on the company's website as having 360 calories and 20 grams of fat. But that's not the most caloric thing on the breakfast menu -- not by far. The breakfast chain also serves a Big N' Toasted sandwich on buttery Texas toast with an egg, cheese and bacon.
August 30, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Dunkin' Donuts on Friday apologized and will pull an advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model in blackface makeup offering a chocolate doughnut.  Dunkin' Donuts in Thailand had come under fire Friday for an ad that the Human Rights Watch said was racist.  The ad in question was for Dunkin's "charcoal donut" and it features a model wearing blackface makeup and bright pink lipstick holding up a bitten doughnut....
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