Of possible acquirers (Dunkin, McDonalds, Tim Hortons)...
SBUX would seem to be well suited with tremendous resources to bring out the KKD potential that Wall Street saw in 2000-2004 before PREVIOUS management blew it. Now with tremendous recent growth with the NEW Management....KKD has announced a MAJOR expansion plan.
Starbucks understands BRAND. And KKD has THE BRAND to grow tremendously.
Less than 800 total locations yet an international BRAND in 21 Countries.
A TREMENDOUS LONG TERM opportunity looking out 10 to 15 years.
Why wouldn't Starbucks want to acquire them to give Starbucks Corporation a WHOLE NEW avenue and BRAND for growth???