April 22, 2001 |
Dunkin' Donuts stores are crammed into this Boston suburb like breakfast pastries in a box. There's a full dozen Dunkin' shops in this city where the chain was founded 50 years ago, a stronghold that has long been conceded even by local competitors. But now a doughnut war may be rising. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, the expanding chain that boasts of piping-hot treats, plans to open 25 full-service shops in New England over the next five years, 16 of them in the Boston area.
January 5, 1999 |
Dunkin' Donuts is trying to end its affiliation with a midtown Manhattan franchise where mice were photographed nibbling on doughnuts. The Randolph, Mass.-based company, which has more than 4,400 shops worldwide, said in a lawsuit filed Monday that the store breached its contract when it permitted mice inside. Last week, the New York Post published a photograph of a mouse resting on a glazed doughnut while munching a coconut-covered one.
October 17, 1998 |
Two Maryland men were charged Friday with first-degree murder in a double slaying, robbery and fire at a doughnut shop. Trone Ashford, 26, and John Epps IV, 20, both of Temple Hills, Md., were charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault each. Police were looking for a third suspect, Alicia Holloway, 17, of Fort Washington, Md. Three employees of a Dunkin' Donuts shop in Camp Springs were shot execution-style in the food preparation area early Thursday, police said.
November 17, 1989 |
Two months after rejecting a hostile takeover bid from a Canadian group, Dunkin' Donuts said today it reached a $325-million agreement for acquisition by a British food and drink corporate giant. Under the definitive agreement, Allied-Lyons PLC will acquire outstanding shares of the coffee and doughnut shop franchiser's common stock with a cash tender offer at $47.25 per share on or before Nov. 24. Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc. will act as dealer manager for the offer.
September 11, 1989 |
Dunkin' Donuts Inc. said today it rejected a $45-a-share takeover offer from DD Acquisition Corp. as inadequate and will explore other alternatives, including the acquisition of the doughnut chain by a third party. The announcement sparked a sharp rise in Dunkin' Donuts shares, which were up $4 to $45 a share in heavy afternoon trading on the over-the-counter market. DD Acquisition is jointly owned by Kingsbridge Capital Corp.
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.