Krispy Kreme / Dunkin Donuts

Krispy Kreme
Established: July 1937, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Stock symbol: KKD
Headquarters: Winston-Salem, N.C.
810 stores worldwide
Revenue for past 12 months: $465.734 million
Full Time Employees: 2,800
CEO pay: $1.60 million
James H. Morgan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Updated: 2/3/2014

Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (includes Baskin-Robbins)
Established: 1950 in Quincy, MA
Stock symbol: DNKN
Headquarters: Canton, MA
Locations: 10,800 Dunkin Donuts restaurants in 38 states and District of Columbia and 31 other countries. (About 7,000 in North America).
Revenue for past 12 months: $692.37 million
Full time Employees: 1,104
CEO pay: $1.91 million
Updated: 2/3/2014

Krispy Kreme
1976: Bought by Beatrice Foods inc.
1982: Beatrice Foods sold KK to a group of 20 investors as part of a leveraged buyout.
Apr. 2000: Krispy Kreme has initial public offering of $21 a share on stock market.
Nov. 2000: Hits all-time high of $108.50.
2001: Stock is split twice during the year.
March 2009: Stock price hits all-time low of $1.12.
Sept. 2013: Announces first franchise deal for South American stores and opened first shop in Moscow.
Oct. 2013: Opens first Singapore store.
Nov. 2013: Announced plans for four shops in Alaska.
Jan 2014: Expands in Delhi, India, Southern California and China
Feb. 2014: Dan Beem named president and senior vice president.
Dec. 2014: KK opens its 100th store in South Korea; the new shop is the company's 300th location in Asia Pacific.
Dec. 28, 2014: William Lewis Rudolph died in Nashville, Tenn. He and brother, Vernon Rudolph co-founded KK.
July 26, 2016: Shareholders vote in favor of selling the company for $1.35 billion to an affiliate of JAB Holdings Inc.

Sources: News & Record archive; ; Winston-Salem Journal; Triad Business Journal

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