Limited-time selections include a new formulation of the coffee chain’s Signature Pumpkin Spice Latte, a selection of Pumpkin Flavored Coffees, and a new Chai Latte. The coffee chain is set to also release an Apple Cider Donut, Apple Cider Donut Munchkins, Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, Pumpkin Donut, Pumpkin Munchkins, and Pumpkin Muffin.

Dunkin’ releases fall pumpkin treats, new snacks, reformulated Pumpkin Spice Latte

LTOs expected to ramp up guest traffic

With a new season just around the corner, Dunkin’ announced unveiling its fall pumpkin and snack selections by August 19, 2020. Nationwide, limited-time offerings (LTOs) include a new formulation of the coffee chain’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, a selection of Pumpkin Flavored Coffees, and a new Chai Latte. Plus, the coffee chain is readying an Apple Cider Donut, Apple Cider Donut Munchkins, a Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, Pumpkin Donut, Pumpkin Munchkins, and a Pumpkin Muffin.

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Kate Jaspon, Dunkin' chief financial officer, is working with franchisees to re-evaluate store footprints and eliminate low-volume stores that aren’t able to reflect the brand-forward image that Dunkin’ represents today. Domestically, 800 stores could close

Dunkin’ banks on menu introductions, digital initiatives to boost sales as 2Q closed: earnings release

Real estate shift leads to potential closing of 800 U.S. stores

As Dunkin’ continues to regain lost sales in the US, its menu rollouts and digital investments is propelling the QSR chain forward, according to a recent second-quarter earnings release. US comp(arable) sales decreased 18.7 percent as the company shifted mainly to takeout, including pickup, curbside, drive-thru, and delivery. Although traffic was down, particularly in hard-hit Northeast urban markets, average ticket increased due to customers purchasing premium products, including lattes and espressos, buying for groups/families, and adding snacking items to orders.

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Ziggi’s Coffee signed a new deal with franchise partner Sergio Bermudez to bring the coffee chain to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The new agreement for three stores will expand the special coffee shop and its drive-thru-focused brand in the state.

Ziggi’s Coffee expands franchise to Albuquerque, New Mexico

Three-unit deal to be managed by franchisee’s nephews

Ziggi’s Coffee signed a new deal with franchise partner Sergio Bermudez to bring the coffee chain to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The new agreement for three stores will expand the specialty coffee shop and its drive-thru-focused brand in the state. Bermudez operates a grocery business and restaurants in the area.

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Tim Hortons debutes Dream Donuts with Oreo Cookies. There are 4 types of Oreo Cookie Donuts available in addition to Icred Brew Coffee and Vanilla Iced Brew.

Tim Hortons Oreo-based Dream Donuts debut

Upscale, decadent treats should help lift summertime sales

Tim Hortons Dream Donuts, a new, premium treats lineup utilizing the Oreo Cookie platform, arrived at the QSR chain’s U.S. stores. An Oreo Cookie Dream Donut comes in cookies & cream style with Oreo cookie pieces and a vanilla-fluff icing swirl on white fondant, which is then topped with an Oreo cookie half. A Chocolate Truffle Dream Donut features a chocolate donut cut in half and filled with whipped chocolate, then topped with a chocolate ganache and mini chocolate chips.

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Starbucks is transforming real estate mix, adding more Pickup Stores and smaller formats. This is part of an intense review of its development strategy.

Starbucks doubles down on Pickup Store format as it closes 400 stores in retail-footprint transformation

As announced last month, intense real estate review underway

According to COVID-19 business update authored by Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and chief executive and Patrick Grismer, chief financial officer, Starbucks is doubling down on its plan to expand its Pickup Store format as it closes 400 traditional stores. The move is part of a larger pivot in its retail development strategy. The Seattle-based coffee chain already operates two Starbucks Pickup Stores, including one at Penn Plaza in New York City and another at Commerce Court in Toronto.

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Starbucks pickup stores to expand in 2020

Starbucks accelerates convenience-centric real estate strategy

Executives plan to make order-ahead, drive-thru stores more ubiquitous

In a Starbucks COVID-19 update, Kevin Johnson, its president and chief executive, announced major acceleration of its Starbucks Pickup stores like the one operating at Penn Plaza in Manhattan. In addition to addressing consumers’ desire for convenience and the adoption of technology, mobile pickup stores will also offer consumers a way to safely enjoy the coffee chain’s beverage, bakery and meal options. More than half of consumers—56 percent of Americans—are still concerned about coronavirus according to May data from Datassential, a menu-analytics firm.

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Starbucks shifts to delivery, drive-thru only in March 20 announcement

Starbucks shifts to delivery, drive-thru only amid coronavirus outbreak

Coffee giant ceases takeout, in-store operations

Starbucks moved to drive-thru and delivery only, closing thousands of cafes across the country in a move to help contain the spread of coronavirus. In a March 20 letter from Starbucks EVP and President of U.S. Operations Rossann Williams, the company announced that it would be eliminating takeout at its coffee shops. “While we have worked hard to exceed any public health requirements, our cafés in some areas are experiencing high traffic, and we need to do more to prevent the spread of this virus,” said Williams.

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Starbucks had robust sales increase due to digital and innovation: Q1 2020

Starbucks grows revenue, transactions on strength of digital, innovation: 1Q 2020

Traffic growth boosts U.S. comp by 6 percent

Starbucks had an impressive quarter to start the fiscal year, capitalizing on investments in technology, continued new store growth, and a variety of formats and beverages. Central to its success is Starbucks’ use of technology and insight into customer data en route to a global comparable store sales increase of 5 percent during 1Q 2020. U.S. comparable sales were up by 6 percent, with transactions growing 3 percent. On the international front, comparable sales grew by 1 percent, with average check increasing 2 percent, and transactions down 1 percent.

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Krispy Kreme to open in Times Square, re-open Penn Station shop

Krispy Kreme to add six new shops in New York City, including Times Square

Remodeled Penn Station shop re-opens

Krispy Kreme will open its flagship Times Square, New York City shop in May, the company announced. The highly-visible outlet, located at Broadway and 48th Street in Manhattan, spans 4,500 square feet. Its throughput is designed to be greater than any other location globally. Krispy Kreme expects to serve more customers in Times Square than anywhere else.

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