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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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

July 5, 2013 – NYC’s 500th Store, Tip Pooling, CFA Lobby Day

Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate – Not only big news, but Good News!  The big story of the week was the Obama Administration’s decision to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate until 2015 – coincidentally after the 2014 mid-term congressional elections, but whatever their reasons . . .  The delay in…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 28, 2013 – NLRB Appointments, Tip Pooling, Employee Payment

Supreme Court To Review NLRB Appointments – President Obama’s “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which were ultimately declared illegal, continue to make news.  The three appointments, made while the Senate was still in session, were negated by the courts.  Consequently, any decisions (most of which were anti-business) by the NLRB after the…

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New Franchisee Prepares to Open Nebraska’s First Dunkin’

Bares says he has felt welcomed into the Dunkin’ franchisee community, and that DDIFO has given him the opportunity to connect with  others in the business. Bryce Bares is returning to his home state of Nebraska and he’s bringing Dunkin’ Donuts with him. “Several DDIFO members have told me that there’s never been a better…

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New Laws and Regulations Threaten Franchisee Profitability

DDIFO Working to Leverage Collective Strength to Protect Franchise Owners When this issue went to press, franchisees in New Jersey were looking at a possible 17 percent increase in the state’s minimum wage. In Florida, state regulators are auditing Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees to be sure they are complying with sales tax regulations. And in Illinois,…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Multi Unit Franchise Owner Expands in Ohio

Betty Lin-Fisher of the Akron Beacon Journal the franchise owner for new Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the Akron area and other parts of Northeast Ohio is halfway through his goal of adding 22 locations and says the market is doing well. “The brand has done a really good job,” said Ken Blum. “Our name is Dunkin’ Donuts, but we’re probably better known for our coffee than for our doughnuts.”

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