Coalition of Franchisee Associations

October 1, 2016

Coke and Dunkin Working Together

"Dunkin' Donuts, which is largely franchised, said it would equally share with
qualified U.S. franchisees the net profits it receives from selling the ready-to-
drink coffee through outlets outside of its restaurants."

What a concept - like how McDonald's Operators share in the profits from

grocery store McCafe sales?

Dunkin launches 'ready-to-drink' product


Richard Adams said...

Just saw a McCafe grocery store coffee TV ad, first one in a long time.

Who pays for that? OPNAD or Kraft?

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

McDonald’s is in the process of borrowing $10 billion and paying out a total of $30 billion to shareholders by the end of 2016 in dividends and share buybacks. Right after McDonald’s announced the increased debt, the ratings agencies cut McDonald’s credit rating to three notches above junk. That could mean higher borrowing costs for franchisees.

Modern & Progressive .... and mortgaging our future.

Anonymous said...

This shows what power a truly independent franchisee association can confer.

It's not just a gripe group. It is a business group and it turns into dollars.

Anonymous said...

Kraft pays for them, the problem is we were about five years too late on branding the product.

Dunkin is a sleeping giant at breakfast. They are the only chain that can take away breakfast share from us. They've gotten smart over the last few years building newer smaller buildings (may in shared arrangements with Baskin Robbins). They still pick mostly B sites which hurts them a bit. But their customer is our customer. Starbucks customers are not regular McDonalds visitors.

Richard Adams said...

Dunkin's "B sites" are probably because the franchisees control the real estate so some of their guys may go for the cheaper sites. Their CEO constantly refers to their corporate model as "asset light".

But the free-standing sites I've seen are all wisely on the going-to-work side of the street.