Friday, April 22, 2005

Dunkin' Donuts Sale Likely

The friendly takeover of Dunkin' Donuts' parent company was about liquor, not doughnuts and coffee, making it likely the ubiquitous fast-food chain will be sold, analysts said.

Allied Domecq PLC, the British parent of Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts, announced Thursday that it agreed to a $14.2 billion takeover by French rival Pernod Ricard SA.

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