A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

May 3rd 2013: Marathon, Fair Franchising, QSR Worker Strike, Member Meetings

During my tenure as Executive Director of the DDIFO, I’ve enjoyed going around the footprint and having a cup of coffee with many DD franchisees.  Time and logistics prevent me from meeting all of you, but technology makes it possible.  Through regular communication with DDIFO members, current and future, I will continue having coffee with…

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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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At cops’ request, Dunkin’ Donuts stays open

Originally Published on Boston.com It was clear amidst the chaos Friday which was the hometown coffee chain. On block after block of the Boston’s Financial District and Downtown Crossing, Starbucks shops went dark as the city locked down, spurred by a manhunt for the second marathon bombing suspect. Dunkin’ Donuts stayed open. Law enforcement asked…

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Dunkin’ Donuts donates $100K to Boston Marathon fund

Dunkin’ Donuts announced today that it has donated $100,000 to The One Fund Boston to support families of those impacted by Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. The fund was announced this week by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Additionally, Boston-area Dunkin’ franchisees have been and will continue to support emergency workers in…

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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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