Wonder no more, I’ve got the whole scoop. In fact, I came up with the new name and designed their whole identity package.
Dunkin’ Donuts purchased Mister Doughnut in ’93 or ’94. The Mister Doughnut francisees had to either convert to Dunkin’ of leave. Nine of the owners (in Ohio and Pennsylvania) got together to form a co-op so they could continue saving money by buying larger quantities of supplies and sharing in advertising costs. In 1995, they (we) presented the new concept to former Mister Doughnut owners and the rest is history. There are Donut Connection stores in 17 states.