New Store Openings, Promotional Activities, Partnerships, Appointments, and New Roles - Research Report on Starbucks, Yum! Brands, Darden Restaurants, Dunkin' Brands, and The Wendy's Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom PR Newswire NEW YORK, October 1, 2013 NEW YORK, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), Dunkin Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN), and The Wendy's Co. (NASDAQ: WEN). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Starbucks Corporation Research Report On September 24, 2013, Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks) opened its newest store in Paris, France within the city's legendary department store, Galeries Lafayette. The new store is featured on the third-floor balcony of the store at the Boulevard Haussmann, located at the center of the Opera shopping district. The Company said that the store takes its inspiration from the world of fashion that defines Galeries Lafayette and combines this with the very core of Starbucks - coffee. "Galeries Lafayette is an institution known around the world representing the best of French fashion. To uphold this reputation, our Starbucks store design team created a store that would echo this atmosphere and complement the customer's shopping experience," commented Ad de Hond, Vice President, Store Design & Concepts Starbucks EMEA. "Starbucks has always been about making a connection with customers, and by taking inspiration from our local surroundings, our store design will help create a more meaningful experience and offer special moments of discovery for customers when they visit." 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.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/50aa_SBUX] -- Yum! Brands, Inc. Research Report On September 24, 2013, Yum! Brands, Inc.'s subsidiary, Taco Bell Corp. (Taco Bell), and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC jointly announced a co-branded, six-week "Play the Future First" promotion. The Company said that the promo, which runs from September 26, 2013 to November 10, 2013, will give away PlayStation 4 (PS4) entertainment systems to winning participants. The Company expects the PS4 to hit the stores on November 15, 2013. "Our fans enjoy gaming, and gamers eat Taco Bell, so teaming up with PlayStation for the second consecutive year to give consumers first access to the next generation system before it hits retail was an exciting decision for us," said Chris Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer, Taco Bell. "We strive to give our customers a little more, each and every day, in everything we do. Through the 'Play the Future First' promotion, we are delivering on our promise to Live Más - and now play más - with a gaming experience like no other." The Full Research Report on Yum! Brands, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7bc8_YUM ] -- Darden Restaurants, Inc. Research Report On September 24, 2013, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Darden) announced that it has entered into an area development agreement with Secret Recipe, a leading restaurant operator in Asia. The Company will initially develop 13 units under Darden's Red Lobster, Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse brands in Malaysia with the option for additional brands and locations in the future. Kim Lopdrup, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Darden said, "We're excited to work with Secret Recipe to develop our brands in Malaysia, a vibrant, growing country." According to the Company, the deal complements Darden's other recent area development agreements in the Middle East and Latin America. The Full Research Report on Darden Restaurants, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b1b5_DRI ] -- Dunkin Brands Group Inc. Research Report On September 16, 2013, the Dunkin Brands Group Inc. (Dunkin' Brands) announced the addition of two new vice presidents for its IT team. David Starmer joined the Company as Vice President - IT, Store Systems, while Paul Zaher joined as Vice President - IT, Marketing Systems. The Company informed that Starmer will focus on back office improvement for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, including labor and inventory, as well as the integration of in-store technologies to further streamline tasks for the brands' franchisees and restaurant managers. Zaher, on the other hand, will focus on IT needs of Dunkin Brands' Marketing teams, with an emphasis on mobile and loyalty initiatives, as well as enhancing the Company's business intelligence and analytical reporting tool for franchisees. According to the Company, the two new joiners will report directly to Jack Clare, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Dunkin' Brands. The Full Research Report on Dunkin Brands Group Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/383b_DNKN ] -- The Wendy's Co. Research Report On September 18, 2013, The Wendy's Co. (Wendy's) announced that Margaret R. Nollen (Meg) has been named to the new position of Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy, with immediate effect. According to Wendy's, Nollen will lead the investor relations and strategic planning functions and will report to both Wendy's President and CEO Emil Brolick and Senior Vice President and CFO Todd Penegor. She will also serve on the Company's Senior Leadership Team. Nollen holds an M.B.A from Texas State University and a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Texas. The Full Research Report on The Wendy's Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/27ac_WEN ] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. 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New Store Openings, Promotional Activities, Partnerships, Appointments, and New Roles - Research Report on Starbucks, Yum!