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Dunkin’ Donuts Announces IPO — Begins Trading Stock Today

Today marks the first day of trading shares of common stock in Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. The move to go public is in alignment with plans for the company to repay debt and double the number of Dunkin’ Donuts outlets in the U.S. over the next 20 years.

Early reports show that the stock is soaring, with the initial issue of $422.75 million worth of shares at $19 apiece already reaching $28.69 at the time of this posting. As seen in the leader image above, The NASDAQ Stock Market has unofficially changed its branding for the day in celebration of Dunkin’ Brands’ new listing.

The new logo is visible on the NASDAQ corporate website, as well as electronic signage on the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower in Times Square (4 Times Square, corner of 43rd Street & Broadway)  at the following times: 10:15 – 10:45 am, and every hour at :50 past, i.e. 11:50, 12:50, etc.

Here’s a shot of Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis sippin’ a cup of coffee for the occasion:

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Fast Food

Dunkin’ Donuts IPO Talk Resumes

With more than 9,700 units in over 30 countries worldwide and revenues in the billions, it’s often hard to believe that Dunkin’ Donuts is not a public company. The chain has thus far been private-equity backed, and runs under the parent company Dunkin’ Brands Inc. which also owns Baskin-Robbins and owned Togo’s until it was sold off back in 2007.

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Sweets

Baskin-Robbins Reveals a Royal Wedding Ice Cream Cake

The countdown to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and princess to-be Catherine Middleton is well underway. With five weeks left until the big celebration, brand after brand seems to be jumping on the chance to join in on the fun.

Earlier this month we unveiled Dunkin’ Donuts’ homage via their Royal Wedding Donut, and a little over a week later we are privy to Baskin-Robbins‘ inspired product addition: the Royal Wedding Ice Cream Cake.

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Baskin Robbins: 31 Cent Scoop Night

On Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, Baskin-Robbins locations across the country will hold 31 Cent Scoop Night from 5-10 pm to honor America’s firefighters. They will be reducing prices of small ice cream scoops to 31 cents (plus tax) and create an opportunity for customers to donate to local fire charities. To read more about the event and the charity, make sure to head over to the BR website!

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Sweets

Baskin' Robbins: BRight Choices

Baskin’ Robbins is determined to win back some clientelle that has been on the health tip and making the transition to frozen yogurt. Keeping this in mind, Baskin Robbins has put together a new line of healthier ice cream aptly titled “BRight Choices“. So far, the selections come in the form of Premium Churned Reduced Fat Ice Cream, Real Fruit Sorbet, and Frozen Yogurt. The ice creams have no sugar added and comes in Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Raspberry Chp, Butter Almond and Pineapple Coconut flavors. All the choices on the new BRight menu have between 80-140 calories, and range from 0 – 7 grams of fat. Not bad if you’re trying to avoid getting your Oprah relapse on. Eat on! Oh yeah, here’s a coupon for a dollar off.

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News

Oreo Explosion Menu at Baskin-Robbins

If you are a fan of Oreos, grab your car keys right now. You are gonna want to head to your nearest Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop for a fix of this delectable cookie treat ASAP. In celebration of summer, America’s favorite cookie and Baskin-Robbins are teaming up with the debut of the Oreo Explosion menu. It will offer 19 new items inspired by the heavenly combination of Oreo cookies and ice cream.