Retailers, consumers and prices
Heaps of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce will induce a collective food coma on Thanksgiving, sending a majority Americans to their beds for a much-needed nap, if one is to believe a survey released on Thursday by coffee and doughnut chain Dunkin’ Donuts.
About 58 percent of the 500 Americans Dunkin’ Donuts surveyed this week predicted they would succumb to sleep during the holiday next week, according to the chain. Overeating will do that to you.
Unsurprisingly, more men than women are expected to nap, and the number of people jealous of those napping will overwhelmingly be women. But perhaps the fellas, exhausted from carving the turkey, just need to rest before settling in for all that football watching.
Helpfully, Dunkin’ Donuts stores will be open until 2:00pm on Thanksgiving, selling coffee to caffeinate the masses, and maybe keep some of the guys out of the doghouse during the year’s biggest holiday.
Dunkin’ Donuts franchise operator Kainos Partners Holding Company LLC became one of the latest companies to file for bankruptcy on Monday.
The company cited customers under extreme financial stress, as well as higher food costs, in its filing. It follows two other Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees who filed for bankruptcy in June.
Talk about guerrilla marketing. A tuneful guitarist named Joe was strumming songs for the Times Square throngs on 42nd Street in New York earlier this week, his case open for donations.
Rather than the usual sign inviting people to leave money if they like what they hear, Joe’s case had a bright white sign in the shape of a guitar suggesting people spend their change on breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts instead.