Sustainable Practices, Innovation Deliver the Brand Promise - Research Report on DineEquity, Wendy's, Krispy Kreme, McDonald's

Sustainable Practices, Innovation Deliver the Brand Promise - Research Report
        on DineEquity, Wendy's, Krispy Kreme, McDonald's and Starbucks

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NEW YORK, March 4, 2013

NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting
DineEquity Inc. (NYSE: DIN), The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN), Krispy Kreme
Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD), McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) and Starbucks
Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

DineEquity Inc. Research Report

DineEquity Q4 and fiscal 2012 results marked a milestone for the company. The
year was marked by accomplishments as it successfully completed refranchising
Applebee's. "In addition, we reduced total debt by over $1.0 billion since the
acquisition in 2007," said Julia A. Stewart, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of DineEquity, Inc. "We remain steadfast in managing our capital
structure with a long-term view to maximize shareholder value," Stewart added.
DineEquity is home to Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP
Restaurants. The Full Research Report on DineEquity Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/567c_DIN]

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The Wendy's Company Research Report

As the Wendy's brand aims to re-energize all of its touch pints with
consumers, the brand embraces a new, contemporary look. The brand new logo
appeared in Wendy's advertising, on product packaging, crew uniforms, new
restaurant signage, menu boards as well as digital assets. The new logo is
contemporary and iconic, as it puts more emphasis on the Wendy's cameo while
retaining the familiar Wendy's "wave" design. Menu innovations and
re-energized advertising are also some of the steps the company has
undertaken. "Every brand evolves over time to maintain relevance with
consumers," said Craig Bahner, Chief Marketing Officer. "We're transforming
our brand to signal a new dynamic company that's listening and responding to
consumer needs." The Full Research Report on The Wendy's Company - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7a02_WEN]

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Research Report

Krispy Kreme pushes the envelope of decadence with Ghirardelli! The creamy
flavor and silky smoothness of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sauce can now be
enjoyed with your favorite caffeinated and uncaffeinated beverages.
"Ghirardelli's sweet and sophisticated white chocolate flavor adds a
wonderfully rich and complex taste that is unforgettable," says Ron
Rupocinski, Krispy Kreme Corporate Chef. Krispy Kreme White Hot Chocolate- a
delicious creamy white hot chocolate made with Ghirardelli and topped with
whipped cream; and White Chocolate Mocha - Krispy Kreme's signature espresso
blended with Ghirardelli's lush white chocolate sauce and topped with whipped
cream - is available now through April 21^st at participating US stores. The
Full Research Report on Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/e04b_KKD]

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McDonald's Corporation Research Report

As America continues to fight its battle with the bulge, McDonald's steps up
to do more than just be a fast food place. Nutrition and well-being has always
been one of the company's focus area - McDonald's continues to improve its
classic offerings and increase the number of variety of new options that
deliver the great taste and balance that customer seek. Examples would be its
Lower Sodium Chicken wherein McDonald's Canada reduced the amount of sodium in
all of its menu items that feature grilled chicken; Whole Grain Any Time - all
U.S. restaurants have begun offering "Fruit & Maple Oatmeal", a high fiber,
low-fat, Vit. C-loaded all-day offering; and Heart Foundation Tick Approved
Meals where MC Donald's Australia works with the Heart Foundation to serve
meals that have less than 25 saturated fat, and virtually no trans-fat with at
least one serving of veggies. The Full Research Report on McDonald's
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/d82b_MCD]

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Starbucks Corporation Research Report

Starbucks' key partnership with Tata Coffee Limited brings about a world-class
roasting and packaging plant in Kushalnagar, Karnataka, India. "The
inauguration of the roasting plant in India represents a significant milestone
for Starbucks and Tata Coffee. Through our partnership we will leverage the
deep coffee heritage and expertise of both companies to procure, roast and
distribute the finest-quality Arabica coffees, elevating the story of India
coffee to our customers," said John Culver, president, Starbucks Coffee China
and Asia Pacific. "Tata Coffee's Managing Director Hameed Hud is also
delighted with this partnership as it combines both companies' strengths and
passion for sharing the finest-quality coffee with its customers. Starbucks
and Tata Coffee are committed to developing and improving the profile of
Indian-grown Arabica coffees around the world by elevating the stature of
Indian coffee, as well as improving the quality of coffee through sustainable
practices. As a first step toward this, the companies have developed the
Indian Espresso Roast, which is a hallmark feature of Starbucks stores in
India and highlights the quality of locally sourced coffee. The Full Research
Report on Starbucks Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8ac5_SBUX]

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