March 04, 2013 at 08:00 AM EST
Sustainable Practices, Innovation Deliver the Brand Promise - Research Report on DineEquity, Wendy's, Krispy Kreme, McDonald's and Starbucks

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 21st 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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