A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 14th, 2013 – Franchisee/Franchisor Roles, Criminal Background Checks, Charity Events, Market Conditions

New Delaware Law Clarifies Franchisee/Franchisor Roles – Earlier this week,Delaware Governor Jake Markell signed into law, HB55, legislation that establishes that the franchisee and franchisor relationship is actually one where the franchisee is considered an independent contractor!  The proposal passed both branches of the Delaware legislature unanimously and is similar to a bill that was passed into law in Georgia last…

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Ban on Sale of Large Sugary Drinks Gets Doused

Last year with much fanfare, the City of New York, through its Board of Health, called for a ban on the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces, in restaurants, concessions and other eating establishments. Such sale was not banned in supermarkets. Advocates, led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, claimed that the ban was necessary to…

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Feeling the Squeeze: Franchisees Face Costly State Laws & Regs

Rising health care premiums. Minimum wage increases. Paid sick leave. Bans on large sugary drinks and Styrofoam containers. Running a business has plenty of challenges even before the government gets involved. And get involved they have: federal, state, and local governments are all looking for ways to squeeze more money out of businesses and individuals,…

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Tell it to the Members: CFA Day Forum puts Franchisees on Capitol Hill

From minimum wage to paid sick leave to health care reform, issues debated in legislative arenas this year stand to have a greater impact on small business owners than ever before. More and more small business owners are recognizing the importance of communicating their concerns directly with elected officials—at all levels. Since 2009, franchise owners…

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DDIFO Selects Atlantic City to Host National Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Franchisees Offer Support for Jersey Shore Recovery April 24, 2013 Bellingham, MA— Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners from across the system will gather at Caesar’s Atlantic City this fall for the National Meeting of DDIFO, the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchisee Association. It’s the first time the meeting will be held outside of New…

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2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting Program Agenda

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Newark, NJ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Register Today 1:00-1:15 PM – Welcome Ed Shanahan – Executive Director – DDIFO Dan Connelly – Chairman – DDIFO Shub Hegde – President – IAFO “A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!” A presentation on the status of the organization, its current position, and its future direction.  Speakers…

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New York City large-soda ban blocked by judge

(Reuters) – New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks from restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments was invalidated on Monday by a state judge as “arbitrary and capricious,” a day before it was to take effect. The 11-hour decision was a blow to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose top lawyer quickly vowed…

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