Dunkin’ Donuts pushes value after 4Q same-store sales fall

Dunkin’ Donuts pushes value after 4Q same-store sales fall

Transactions decline amid competition from c-stores, quick-service chains

Dunkin’ Donuts same-store sales fell 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 26, parent company Dunkin’ Brands Inc. said Thursday, amid heavy price competition from convenience stores and quick-service restaurants.

Company executives said they are working with franchisees to improve value offerings and generate more transactions. Dunkin’ Donuts traffic declined 1 percent during the quarter, while average ticket rose 0.2 percentage points.

“Competition is fierce, a

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