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• The Wall Street Journal reports that David Hoffman, who has been running McDonald's high growth markets division (that includes China, Russia and South Korea) and is a two-decade veteran of the fast feeder, has been named president of Dunkin' Donuts US.

The story notes that "McDonald’s on Wednesday disclosed in a regulatory filing that Mr. Hoffmann, 48 years old, had resigned Friday and that he hadn’t signed a noncompete agreement, thus forfeiting certain benefits such as unvested cash and equity incentive awards." In his new job, Hoffman will be "responsible for Dunkin’ Donuts operations and marketing in the US and Canada, as well as global franchising and store development for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins."
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