A Down December

In earnings calls at the year-end, Dunkin’ announced less than stellar earnings over the past year.  Our restaurant analyst, John Gordon of Pacific Management Consulting Group, advises that Dunkin’ pre-released its bad news last week, indicating that US Dunkin same store sales, international results and earnings would be lower than forecast in both 2014 and…

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2014 DDIFO National Conference Speakers

DDIFO National Conference Speakers To view a the photos at a larger size with a slideshow, click on the photos. Feel free to share the photos or download them by right-clicking on the photos and choosing “Save Image As”.

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Dunkin’ Q3 Earnings Call

Yesterday, Dunkin’ Brands released their Q3 earnings numbers – missing the revenue consensus target by $4.5 million but beating the EPS target by $.02 on an adjusted basis.  Our restaurant analyst, John Gordon of Pacific Management Consulting Group, provides us the following notes . . .  It noted its sales would be a challenge and…

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California Senate Sends Fair Franchising To Governor!

Last night, by a vote of 23 – 9, the California State Senate approved SB 610, the California Fair Franchising bill, and sent it along to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.  Again, this is a significant victory for the franchisee community nationally as it underscores the need for legislatures across the country to start…

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NRN 2014 Top 100 Listing

Nation’s Restaurant News recently published its 2014 Top 100 listing (available on a subscription basis only) and showed Dunkin’ Donuts in 75th place overall, with average annual revenue per shop at $900K.  Since franchise data is generally not reported, NRN uses an estimation method. John Gordon, restaurant analyst, noted that both the Dunkin’ and Starbucks…

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Tampa 2014 Members Meeting Program Agenda

2:00 – 2:30 PM  Registration and Welcome – Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO  “An Overview of Issues!” A presentation by the Executive Director of the DD Independent Franchise Owners, Inc. on the status of a number of issues that are relevant to the franchisee community today and in the coming months.  He will also address DDIFO and…

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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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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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Dunkin’ Scores High in Harris Poll

Our analyst John Gordon reports that Dunkin’ Donuts scored strongly in Harris Poll ‘Equi Trend‘ report, composed via their research in the coffeehouse sector.  Dunkin’ was number one, followed by Einstein and Starbucks in that order.  In terms of bulk coffee sales scores, Folgers was 1st, followed by Green Mountain, Seattle’s Best, and Dunkin’ Donuts blend in…

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Just Over 3 Weeks Until National Conference

We are now only 3+ weeks away from the 2013 National Conference at Caesar’s Atlantic City from September 16 – 18.  Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners are encouraged to plan now to attend and be sure to register this week.  DDIFO has an exceptional program planned for attendees, including a “Conversation with Dunkin’ Franchisee Stars” that…

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