Dunkin' Brands Q2 comps running below consensus, says Longbow After conducting checks, Longbow believes that Dunkin' Brands' Q2 comps were up 2%-2.5% in Q2, versus the consensus estimate of a gain of about 3.5%. The firm believes that the company is continuing to open new stores in new markets at a slower than expected pace. It reiterates an Underperform rating on the shares.
Dunkin' Brands announces entry into Austria Dunkin' Donuts announced that it has signed a master franchise agreement with M&D Restaurant Development GmbH to begin developing Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across Austria. The leaders of the franchise group have a wealth of retail and business experience in Austria. The master franchise agreement calls for the development of 25 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout Austria over the next five years, with an initial focus on the Vienna area.