Dunkin Donuts May Win Health Care Battle
Nigel Travis: I'm relatively positive. I think the first quarter, a few people are going to get concerned about the fact that the payroll tax holiday has gone away. In the office two weeks ago, everyone was holding their paychecks saying, "What happened to that?" I think that will hang around for a month or two. We need to sort out healthcare and where it's going. We need to sort out the remaining cliffs. After that I'm confident. I think the American economy is picking up. Housing is picking up. Europe has seems to have solved some of its problems, not all but its better. China is looking good. So, I'm beginning to think that this could be a relatively good year.
Debra Borchardt: When you go into Dunkin' Donuts, what do you order? What's your favorite?
I always have a regular medium coffee with cream. I love our sandwiches. I would probably have a big and toasty, if I had free choice, but this turkey sausage sandwich, I've had about four of them in the past week. I tend to have that. Occasionally when I really want something sweet, I have a straight forward glazed donut.
--Written by Debra Borchardt in New York.