Congratulations Hall of Fame Inductees

We know our members join with us in congratulating three very deserving individuals on their selection as this year’s inductees into the DDIFO Hall of Fame. Adrian Gaspar, Joe Salema and Rod Valencia each epitomize the high standards set by members of the Hall of Fame. On Tuesday, June 12 at the DDIFO National Conference…

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DDIFO National Conference

Speaking of the DDIFO National Conference, the DDIFO room block is set to expire one week from today, May 11 so those planning to attend are encouraged to reserve your hotel room within the block soon at the DDIFO discounted price of only $159 per night. Registration at the early bird discounted price is still…

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Competitor News

It was reported just days ago that Starbucks settled for an undisclosed amount with the two individuals it had arrested in Philadelphia. In addition, the two reached agreement with the city of Brotherly Love for a nominal amount of $1 each and a promise from the city for $200,000 in funding for a new grant…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We want to welcome Dunkin’ Brands’ new Vice President for Digital and Loyalty Marketing Stephanie Meltzer-Paul to the Dunkin’ community. Stephanie brings 20 years of experience in customer loyalty and digital marketing, most recently from BJ’s Wholesale Club and Starwood Hotels. Welcome, Stephanie!

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Beware! Fast Food Unions Have Arrived

Advocates, who have been pushing for years now to try and unionize fast food workers, have finally succeeded, although it may be on a small scale for the time being. Workers at a Portland Burgerville restaurant voted to unionize this past Monday in an election sanctioned by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The final…

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Pushing Paid Sick Leave

In the other Portland – that would be Portland, Maine – city councilors are considering adopting an ordinance that would mandate paid sick leave benefits for workers at the expense of all employers. Under the current draft of the law, all employees – full-time, part-time and seasonal – would have the right to earn up…

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Cuomo Looks To Ban Plastic Bags

Earlier this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Cuomo, who is facing a democratic primary challenge from left-wing actress Cynthia Nixon and pressure from the Green Party on environmental issues, said the ban would apply to all single-use, plastic carryout bags at any point of sale in…

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Agenda Released For DDIFO Conference

Andrew Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., will close the DDIFO National Conference in New Orleans with a closing keynote address on Tuesday, June 12, but there’s much more to see and hear in New Orleans before he does! The full agenda, which has been finalized and…

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Hall of Fame Nominations Closing

DDIFO members must complete the Hall of Fame nomination process by the close of business On Monday, April 30 in order for their nominees to be considered. The Hall of Fame induction luncheon will be held at the conclusion of the 2018 National Conference, immediately after the closing keynote address by Andrew Puzder. Members interested…

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Clock Ticking for DDIFO Conference Room Block

Those planning to attend the DDIFO Conference and celebrate the Hall of Fame inductees with us only have another 2 weeks to reserve their rooms at the AAA Four-Diamond Award-winning Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel within the DDIFO room block. Rooms within the DDIFO room block are available at the discounted rate of only $159 per…

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