The coffee giant reports earnings Thursday, and investors will be looking to see the impact of the Verismo coffee maker and further global expansion.
In many cases, Dunkin' Donuts locations are staying open while most other stores and restaurants in the storm's path have closed.
The company's new interest in selling franchises broils short-term profits, but could protect it from the fickle fast-food market.
New stores, new markets, and new food and drink offerings underpin the coffee chain's long-term growth prospects.
Fast food and fine dining are showing signs of recovery, but casual chains are squeezed by the current economy.
The company isn't saying whether it will expand the sales to the US, but it sure looks that way.
In the wake of Friday's drop, look for the market to overreact to future earnings announcements that fall short of expectations.
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