Cadete and Petrosinelli honored as DDIFO Hall of Fame inductees

John Cadete and Guido Petrosinelli have each been involved with the Dunkin’ Donuts system for decades. Petrosinelli since the 1960s; Cadete since the ‘70s. Throughout their careers as Dunkin’ franchise owners, each has demonstrated a great commitment to hard work, sacrifice and the improvement of the Dunkin’ brand. On September 22 at Caesars Palace in…

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Apples and Oranges: A Simple and Effective Approach for Comparing Interest Rates

As a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee, you have no doubt realized there is no shortage of lenders who want your business—badly. As a lender to the community of Dunkin’ franchisees, I’m certain you are regularly contacted by companies like ours and presented with various offers—some more compelling than others. Because of Dunkin’s market strength, capital is…

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Navigating Sign Regulations

In today’s competitive, quick-service retail environment, the strength and visibility of a brand image is more important than ever. Signage utilizes the power of visual communications to build the bottom time and keep the image fresh. An eye-catching sign not only attracts new business, it also strengthens brand confidence for new and existing customers. When…

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Franchisees Celebrate K-Cup Deal

In the summer of 2007, news broke in the city of Cincinnati – the home of consumer brand giant Procter & Gamble – and in Boston – the home of Dunkin’ Donuts. P&G was to begin selling Dunkin’ coffee in supermarkets and other retail outlets. No longer did a customer have to go to a…

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The Captive Insurance Program Opportunity

Most corporate buyers of insurance have heard the terms “Captive Insurance” or “Captive Insurance Program.” However many business owners, including Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees, may have differing levels of understanding of this concept. The goal of this article is to help all Dunkin’ franchisees gain clarity on the subject of captive insurance programs and provide basic…

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Keeping Costs Under Control

When is the last time you took a long, detailed look at your monthly bills? Do you know exactly what products and services your vendors are charging you for? Are you sure these charges are accurate? The simple truth is that senior managers rarely have the time to give these expenses the attention they deserve.…

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The Business of Snacking

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines a snack as: 1. a hurried or light meal; 2. food eaten between meals. If there was a number three it might say, “Any of the food items at any Dunkin’ Donuts.” In a business where beverages drive business, snacks are a must, and Dunkin’ has…

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Branding Out

When Aziz Hashim’s family left London and moved to California, he found work at his uncle’s Burger King Restaurant and was immediately immersed in the franchise world. The job helped him pay for college. After graduating and landing a position as an electrical engineer, Hashim thought his days spent in the retail franchise business were…

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Green is the New Black: Franchisee Finds Benefits in Green Building

Small business owners of all kinds are realizing that environmental awareness and eco-friendly business models are not only appealing to their customers, but are also beneficial to their bottom line. Dunkin’ Brands knows their franchisees are no exception. In 2012, the brand used its Corporate Social Responsibility Report to announce its commitment to using better…

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