Dunkin’ Donuts donates to Food Bank

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A well-known coffee shop and bakery has teamed up with local professional sports teams to help feed the hungry. Dunkin’ Donuts has partnered with the Syracuse Crunch, the Syracuse Silver Knights and the Syracuse Chiefs to benefit the Food Bank of Central New York. Dunkin’ has pledged to donate one pound of…

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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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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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National DCP’s Phoenix Facility to Drive Western Expansion

The new DCP 65,000-square-foot distribution center opened in Phoenix in October and now provides food, paper and equipment supplies to more than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the southwestern states, according to Kevin Bruce, CEO of National DCP. The Phoenix center is the first located west of the Mississippi and the seventh warehouse in the…

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Pennsylvania Shop Has A Legacy of Connecting Its Community

On the wall in Ann Caruso’s family room hangs a pastel of a conservation area in the town where she lives. She loves it not because the colors match the ones in her rug, though that’s nice, too, but because it’s a walk she has taken with her husband and kids many times. It’s the…

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Tax Changes for 2013: What it Means for You

Among the many challenges of owning a small business are the year-to-year tax changes that can affect your bottom line and complicate your accounting. And this year was especially anxiety inducing as Congress and the President wrangled over a plethora of expiring tax breaks until the last moments of 2012, leaving individuals and business owners…

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2013 Northeast Regional Meeting Program Agenda, Westborough, MA

Register for the Meeting 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM  Quarterly Meeting, DDIFO Board of Directors (All are welcome!) 2:00 – 2:30 PM     Welcome – Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO  “A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!” A presentation by the new Executive Director of DDIFO on the status of the organization, its current position, and it…

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Plotwatt releases Energy Management Performance Guides specific to Dunkin Donut Operators

January 4, 2013, DURHAM, NC – PlotWatt, the Durham-based technology company that provides energy management solutions to quick serve restaurant (QSR) released new energy management tools optimized for Dunkin’ Donuts in the latest version of its software product. Using patent-pending technology which computes itemized appliance-level energy consumption of all major electrical appliances without attached appliance-level hardware, PlotWatt…

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