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  /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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