Tell Congress to Preserve the Durbin “Swipe Fees” Fix

In a major victory for retailers, last month the U.S. Senate took action that will greatly reduce the excessive “swipe fees” you pay on debit card transactions. This critical amendment to the Financial Regulatory Reform package was not included in the legislation passed earlier by the U.S. House of Representatives. It is critically important that you contact your member of Congress and ask that they support fixing “swipe fees” in the U.S. House of Representatives!

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McDonald’s May Sales Up

McDonald Corporation’s (MCD: 69.16 -0.21 -0.30%) comparable sales are on the rise. Although diners are now more comfortable spending as the economy eases, but they are still seeking value menu offerings. The fast food restaurant operator has witnessed an uptrend across its domestic and international markets.

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Pieces of the Puzzle: A Guide to Successful Asset Protection

It’s estimated that 70% of family businesses in the U.S. fail after ownership is transferred from one generation to the next. Historically, Dunkin’ Donuts has attracted operators whose aim is always to pass the business down to their children—and beyond. The challenge of completing that transfer successfully and protecting the family’s assets is complicated by the language written into the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Agreement. DDIFO Members read more…

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Judge Grants Fraud Trial Against Dunkin’, Kainos

Janet Sparks writes at Blue MauMau that after Patrick LaFontaine, professional hockey player and inductee in the Hockey Hall of Fame, filed a lawsuit against Dunkin’ Brands and the principals of its bankrupted franchisee Kainos Partners Holding Company, a Nassau judge ruled last week that fraud claims can now move forward against the defendants.

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Seattle’s Best Looks for Franchise Chains

Blue MauMau reports that Seattle’s Best Coffee unveiled a new logo and brand strategy on May 11 in an effort to reinvent itself. Part of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), the company wants to explode its brand onto the retail scene through high-profile franchise chains and retailers, expanding from 3,000 points of distribution to more than 30,000 by September.

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Retailers Poised for Victory in Debit Card Fee Fight

CNN Money reports that retailers are poised for a major victory in the Wall Street reform bill currently pending in Congress. The Senate adopted an amendment late Thursday that will slap sharp restrictions on the fees issuers levy every time a buyer pays with a debit card. Take Action and tell your congressman and Senator to put a stop to high credit card interchange fees.

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Court: Burger King Can Set Prices

Burger King Holdings Inc. won dismissal of part of a lawsuit brought by franchisees over the $1 double cheeseburger promotion, but a Miami court will hear arguments on whether the company acted inappropriately in implementing the deal.

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