Make us your home page
Instagram

Hess installing Dunkin' Donuts

Score another one for Dunkin' Donuts in the gourmet coffee race with McDonald's and Starbucks. Hess filling stations began installing 10 self-service counters a week stocked with Dunkin' Donuts coffees and pastries made on site. Hess, which has recently begun installing the counters in 80 stations in the Tampa Bay area, figures to finish the job in all 1,400 Hess stations within a year, said Rick Lawlor, executive vice president of marketing for Hess Corp. The move turns Hess, an oil refiner, into Dunkin' Donuts' largest franchisee. Dunkin' Donuts can make the same claim about Blimpie's sandwich shops and Godfather's Pizza. Hess hopes the quality brand image will give more customers a reason to join the 80 percent who pay inside rather than at the pumps.

Hess installing Dunkin' Donuts 06/26/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 26, 2008 6:49pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. John Morgan 'prepared to invest $100M' in medical marijuana

    State Roundup

    John Morgan spent nearly $7 million pushing two statewide ballot initiatives to expand medical marijuana throughout the state of Florida.

    Personal injury lawyer John Morgan says he's ready to invest $100 million in medical marijuana. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Google tracking real-world sales as well as online ads

    Business

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google already monitors your online shopping — but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising.

     Google already monitors your online shopping - but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising. 
[Associated Press]

  3. Labor Department green-lights retirement savings rule

    Personal Finance

    WASHINGTON — A Labor Department rule that would set higher standards for the advice brokers give to retirement savers will go into effect June 9 without further delay, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Monday.

  4. Report: CEOs got biggest raise since 2013 with Charter Communications CEO on top

    Corporate

    NEW YORK — The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's the biggest raise in three years.

    Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge -- whose company took over Bright House Networks last year -- was the highest paid CEO in 2016, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. 
[Associated Press file photo]
  5. For Gov. Rick Scott, 'fighting' could mean vetoing entire state budget

    State Roundup

    Every day, Gov. Rick Scott is getting a lot of advice.

    The last time a Florida governor vetoed the education portion of the state budget was in 1983. Gov. Bob Graham blasted fellow Democrats for their “willing acceptance of mediocrity.”