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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