Tax Policies and Economic Outlook: How does your state rate?

Why does Utah rank on top in U.S. economic outlook, while Vermont is on the bottom? When you examine the tax policies of the United States, you can draw certain conclusions about how taxes and regulations impact small business owners. According to a recent study from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a pro-business partnership…

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Franchisees In North Carolina and New Jersey

We advised a few weeks ago that there were franchisees with a number of different brands looking to meet with other franchisees in both North Carolina and New Jersey in order to network and possibly discuss issues of mutual interest.  We have heard from several of you interested in participating and wanted to make sure…

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Tampa 2014 Members Meeting Program Agenda

2:00 – 2:30 PM  Registration and Welcome – Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO  “An Overview of Issues!” A presentation by the Executive Director of the DD Independent Franchise Owners, Inc. on the status of a number of issues that are relevant to the franchisee community today and in the coming months.  He will also address DDIFO and…

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Attorney Ramy P. Elmasri from Vernis & Bowling

Ramy P. Elmasri, Esq. Biography

Attorney Ramy P. Elmasri  is an expert in Florida employment litigation and professional liability.  With the national firm of Vernis & Bowling since 2012, he is an experienced insurance company claims attorney who oversaw and handled a multitude of cases from inception to their natural resolution as an insurance employee.  As a former insurance company…

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Last Chance to Register For Atlanta Meeting On January 23

We encourage all Dunkin’ franchise owners in the greater Atlanta market to register and plan to attend the DDIFO meeting scheduled for this coming Thursday, January 23 at the Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Airport Hotel.  The meeting will feature Dunkin’ franchisee and DDIFO leader Rob Branca as well as DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon of Pacific…

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Tampa Meeting On February 6

DDIFO will host another meeting at the Tampa Airport Marriott on Thursday, February 6.  The announcement email will be sent this week, but members should mark their calendars now and plan to attend this important meeting.

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Atlanta Franchise Owners Meeting Scheduled For January 23

We remind our Dunkin’ franchise owners in the greater Atlanta market that  DDIFO will be sponsoring its first meeting of 2014 in Atlanta on January 23 at the Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Airport Hotel.  The meeting will begin with registration at 11:00 AM and conclude at 3:00 PM.   There is no fee to attend the meeting…

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Tampa Franchise Owners Meeting Scheduled For February 6

DDIFO will be sponsoring its second meeting of the year at the Tampa Airport Marriott on Thursday, February 6.  Details are still being finalized, but we would encourage all Dunkin’ franchisees to mark the date on their calendars.  Details on the meeting will be finalized and sent to all franchise owners soon.

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Competitor News – New England Tea & Coffee Company and Starbucks

New England Tea & Coffee Company was just recently acquired by Reily Foods, the New Orleans based coffee roaster.  The Malden, Mass based company will now operate as a subsidiary of Reily Foods. In a recent survey, Starbucks Coffee was rated the 3rd most googled restaurant in the United States.  Pizza Hut and Domino’s ranked…

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1st DDIFO Franchisee Meeting meeting for Georgia Members!

DDIFO will hold its first member meeting of 2014 at the Sheraton Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel on Thursday, January 23, 2014.  It is also the first meeting we have ever scheduled for the broader Georgia market and we very much look forward to seeing you and introducing your independent franchisee association to you!  Register Now! This meeting…

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