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Dunkin's CEO Talks Doughnuts And Coffee On National Doughnut Day

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Dunkin's CEO Talks Doughnuts And Coffee On National Doughnut Day

Did you know Friday is National Doughnut Day?

While most investors are excited to celebrate the unofficial national holiday, are they just as excited to invest in a name synonymous with the pastry: quick service restaurant and coffee chain Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ: DNKN)?

Dunkin's CEO Nigel Travis was a guest on CNBC's "Squawk Box" segment to talk business. First up on the menu, the executive said Dunkin' is gaining market share in the coffee space against not only rivals like Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) but also small and independent breakfast and coffee shops.

Weather is an important factor that drives demand and foot traffic for Dunkin', especially in the summer months. The weather isn't that favorable, which implies consumers won't be craving an iced or cold beverage, Travis said. The CEO isn't worried and said weather issues don't impact earnings on a quarterly or yearly basis, although they do affect day-to-day operations.

Frozen and cold beverages are important to Dunkin's business, since it boasts higher margins and greater attachment rates, Travis said.

As the CEO of a company that operates in 61 countries, Travis said he recognizes the potential impact of climate change on Dunkin'. The company has already decided that new locations will be "green" and built with sustainable building fabrics, he said.

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