January 18, 2005 |
With the addition of more espresso drinks to its menu, Dunkin' Donuts might look like it's trying to be another Starbucks Corp. Well, it's true that Dunkin' Donuts is experimenting with WiFi access in a few Chicago shops and considering music in more of its stores -- two features of Starbucks outlets.
May 14, 2004 |
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.
August 16, 1989 |
A Canadian partnership removed some conditions Tuesday on its $296-million hostile bid for Dunkin' Donuts and said it would raise the offer to $308 million if it wins a lawsuit challenging the doughnut shop chain's anti-takeover measures. DD Acquisition Corp., a partnership of Kingsbridge Capital Group and Cara Operations Ltd.
June 26, 1989 |
When the urge for a doughnut would strike, Ed Garza used to drive off to the nearest Winchell's Donut House. Now, with doughnuts being sold in nearly every mini-mall and corner convenience store, Garza, a Pasadena medical products salesman, says he can be more choosy. His current favorite: Big Mama's, a shop in Highland Park where the doughnuts are "bigger and better" than Winchell's, he says. "I go to Winchell's less because of all the other doughnut places," Garza said. Winchell's Donut Houses have been shaken by the loss of customers such as Garza, who have taken their appetites for jelly doughnuts and bear claws elsewhere.