Seeking the Best Coffee in a Popularity Contest

The survey results caught the eye of Nate Silver, the baseball-numbers analyst turned political-numbers figured that if the food-guide makers used their usual methodology, it might not mean that Starbucks is favored head to head over runner-up Dunkin’ Donuts, or third-place finisher Peet’s.

Read More »

Mandatory Franchise Dispute Arbitration Under Assault

The Federal Arbitration Act, enacted more than 80 years ago, sets the ground rules for the use of arbitration and generally pre-empts state franchise laws that address how legal disputes should be resolved. But there are loopholes, and state courts are increasingly citing them to overturn restrictive arbitration clauses in franchise agreements.

Read More »

Coffee Competition

Not only has the Golden Arches stolen share from java leader Starbucks as the place most preferred by coffee drinkers, but McDonald’s has also dislodged Dunkin’ Donuts from its second-place spot, according to the May 2009 survey by BIGResearch of more than 8,000 consumers.

Read More »

DDIFO joins Lobbying Efforts to Protect Franchise Owners

On May 20 and 21, members of the Coalition of Franchise Associations (CFA)—representing about 50,000 franchise shops throughout the country—gathered for a meeting in Washington, D.C. (DDIFO is one of the founding members). DDIFO sent two representatives to Washington for the meeting.

Read More »

Legislative Update from the CFA – June 2009

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) which DDIFO is a member of has been active in Washington DC on a number of high priority issues. Here is excerpts from their monthly Legislative Newsletter. Including updates on both Federal and State legislation.

Read More »

Take Action Alert: “Employee Free Choice Act”

We have recently been informed that the “Employee Free Choice Act” — also known as “card check” — may be voted on in the U.S. Senate during the month of June. It is urgent that you contact your Senators to tell them to oppose this radical legislation.

Read More »