DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame Gala

Hall of Fame Gala: Six Franchise Pioneers Honored

Hugs, tears and remembrances punctuated the third annual DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame Dinner and Gala held during the National Conference in Atlantic City. Six individuals, including the first woman, were recognized for their lifetime contributions to the Dunkin’ system. Amrit Patel, who came to the United States in 1970 from Gujarat, India and…

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“Cops on Rooftops” has become a popular fundraising effort for Special Olympics in several states.

Community Charities Run on Dunkin’ Too

The scope and reach of community programs supported by Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees is as impressive as it is impactful. The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, which this summer announced another $205,300 in grants to support organizations in the mid-Atlantic region, has helped to raise more than $1 million for non-profits throughout New York, New…

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Thank You for Being a Part of the 2013 National Conference

We want to thank the hundreds of franchise owners who attended the 2013 National Conference in Atlantic City this week – the event was a great success and we are very much appreciative of the support our first national conference outside of New England received from the franchise owners.  Similarly, our thanks go out to…

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National Conference in Atlantic City: Why it Matters

It’s been called “The World’s Playground,” “Queen of the Resorts,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “Monopoly City.” Atlantic City, the iconic seaside resort and undisputed gaming capital of the east coast, is world famous for its magnificent boardwalk, glitzy casinos and storied entertainers that headline this national showplace. But “AC” is indeed “Always Turned On” in other…

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The Boardwalk: A Fabled History and a World-Class Destination

Greetings from Atlantic City!” It’s said that one of the first picture postcards in America was a color view of this fabled seaside resort. In those days, sending a missive from Atlantic City was an enviable coup that boasted of cavorting in the sand, strolling the magnificent boardwalk, and even watching diving horses or human…

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New DCP Chief focused on franchisee profitability

Scott Carter likes to drive. When he was 12 – a time when most kids dream of getting behind the wheel of a race car – Carter was already flying airplanes, following his father’s hobby. But, Carter never considered a career as an airline pilot; he got into supply chain management instead, taking a job…

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Conference Keynote Speaker: Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor

Kim Guadagno is not just the first woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor in the state of New Jersey; she is also the first lieutenant governor since the Colonial Era. Originally from Iowa, Guadagno earned a reputation as a corruption fighter during her years as a United States Attorney, Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Director…

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DDIFO National Conference Agenda

Monday, September 16, 2013 • 3:00–4:30 PM National Conference Opens and Meeting of the DDIFO Roundtable • 4:30–6:00 PM Opening Welcome Reception at Mia, Caesar’s Atlantic City – open bar & hors d’oeuvres • Evening Open Tuesday, September 17, 2013 • 8:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors, Palladium Ballroom • 8:30–9:30 AM Opening general session • 9:30–11:00 AM “Conversation with Dunkin’ Franchisee Stars!” •…

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Dunkin Strengthens Boston During Marathon Tragedy

While most of greater Boston was locked down during a massive manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, authorities allowed at least one business to remain open to feed first responders: Dunkin’ Donuts. Adjacent to the Watertown Police Department, the town’s Dunkin’ Donuts voluntarily provided free coffee and snacks to state and local…

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Hall of Fame Committee to Select 2013 Inductees

This year, DDIFO will again recognize the pioneers and visionaries who helped build Dunkin’ Donuts into the powerhouse brand it is today. The 2013 Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Gala will be held on September 17 in conjunction with the DDIFO National Conference at Caesar’s Atlantic City. “It’s so important that we recognize the…

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