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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New Dunkin’ Redesign Rolls Out

When franchisee David McNulty opened the newly redesigned Dunkin’ Donuts on busy North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West, Fla., he wondered how customers would respond to the brand’s updated look and layout. The former KFC location had been completely gutted and replaced with Dunkin’ Donuts’ sophisticated and mellow “Fresh Brew” makeover. Instead of a grab-and-go…

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Atlanta Meeting Rescheduled For Late January, date to be confirmed

We reported to you last week we were scheduling a member’s meeting in January for the Greater Atlanta market and we’re expecting to confirm very soon that the meeting will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Airport Hotel.  We regret that we haven’t been able to confirm all the details for you yet, but…

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Minimum Wage Increasing in Broad Array of States

We’ve apprised you over months of several states where proposals to increase the minimum wage were being considered.  Our friends in the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) have produced a Government Affairs Update which identifies those states that will increase their mandated minimum between now and July, 2014.  If you own shops in any…

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The minimum wage is increasing in a number of states.

Summary of Minimum Wage Increases

The 2014 federal minimum wage will remain unchanged at $7.25 per hour for non-tipped employees, and $2.13 per hour for tipped employees. However, one state’s minimum wage will increase on December 31, 2013 and eight states have announced their minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2014. Moreover, one state has proposed an increase, effective…

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