In order to improve brand recognition and cater to the
changing consumer demand, restaurateurs are upgrading the
offerings with the introduction of differentiated value
propositions. In keeping with this trend, coffee and baked goods
chain, Dunkin' Donuts owned by
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.
), is focusing on menu innovation as one of its profit-driving
The restaurateur is strengthening its product portfolio with
significant innovation in coffee, and refreshment, and enhancing
its core food offerings. The company's recent addition to its
dessert menu is the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin. Moreover, a new
flavor - Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate - has been added to its hot
chocolate line-up for the month of January.
The company has stated that customers can now choose from
other hot chocolate options like Mint Hot Chocolate, White Hot
Chocolate, Dunkaccino and Original Hot Chocolate.
Additionally, the company remains focused on providing healthy
food options as consumers now prefer fresh, organic, nutritious
and low-calorie menu. Gluten-free offerings are a new addition to
the list. Gluten is a protein commonly found in wheat and some
other grains. The company has recently added two gluten-free
items - cinnamon-sugar doughnuts and blueberry muffins - to its
Dunkin' Donuts has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Investors
interested in the restaurant industry may consider stocks like
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
The Cheesecake Factory Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
). While Fiesta Restaurant sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy),
The Cheesecake Factory and Cracker Barrel have a Zacks Rank #2
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