Dunkin’ Team Sells A Sweet Story

Like the baker who decorates his pastry with confectioner’s sugar, Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis and his executive team use numbers to sweeten the story of success they present to Wall Street. Since Dunkin’ Brands (DBI) went public in 2011, the stock has performed well—perhaps even better than many expected. It’s more than doubled since…

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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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Performance Business Solutions

For nearly 14 years, Performance Business Solutions (PBS) has helped franchise owners reduce expenses and increase profits. Through Cost Segregation studies, PBS works with franchisees to accelerate depreciation and reduce taxes on new and existing buildings. PBS has completed close to 1,000 studies on Dunkin’ properties. PBS also helps franchisees reduce energy expenses. By installing…

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Class Actions and Sales Tax cases

As we comb the courts for examples of cases involving franchising, restaurants and labor law, we try to home in on those that could impact Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners. In this issue of Independent Joe, we want to bring you up to date on a series of cases argued before the U.S. Supreme Court which…

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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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Dunkin Donuts Remodeling: demolition and reconstruction in two days, minimizing lost revenue

Remodels

When I first entered the system in 2010, I was thankful my shop was not scheduled for a remodel anytime soon. The thought of hanging a “Closed” sign for weeks, losing revenue while spending hundreds of thousands of dollars—on top of learning how to run a Dunkin’ shop—was stressful, indeed. My experience as an IT…

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What’s Brewing: Sick Leave, Meals Tax, Soda Ban, Payroll Tax

The ins and outs of keeping your Dunkin’ Donuts afloat are enough to fill your days and maybe even your nights, but the government likes to add to your challenges. With laws and regulations involving paid sick leave, higher payroll taxes and added meals taxes, Uncle Sam is putting his two cents into your business.…

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Jarrett Services ATM, Inc.

For more than 15 years, Jarrett for Cash has delivered customized ATM solutions that boost franchisee revenue and increase foot traffic of guests with ready-to-spend cash in hand. Dunkin’-branded ATM terminals are available for placement or purchase. With placement, Jarrett loads the cash and franchisees receive a percentage of the surcharges/transaction fees. When purchasing or…

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Joyal Capital Management

Since 1990, Joyal Capital Management (JCM) and its subsidiary companies have been strategic advisors to Dunkin Donuts franchisees. JCM Franchise Development provides advice on the full range of strategic transactions—from mergers and leveraged buy-outs to refinancing, divestitures and more. The company helps its clients buy and sell more Dunkin’ Donuts locations than anyone else in…

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