Submitted by WSN_Staff on Fri, 03/19/2010 - 19:09.
Too bad you can't buy shares in Dunkin' Brands, Inc. as they are a private company. Dunkin', which opened 171 new stores in 2009, now has 6,566 U.S. stores. Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), which has recently closed several hundred stores, has 6,871. Dunkin's "deliberate targeting of the no frills, cost-conscious coffee drinker who doesn’t want to buy a CD on his way to work has been enormously effective. "