Dunkin’ franchisees in the Northeast will want to mark your calendars for the Northeast Regional DDIFO meeting at the Sheraton Needham Hotel (Needham, Massachusetts) on Tuesday, April 23. The meeting, scheduled to run from 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM, will feature Attorney Dan Field, partner with Boston employment law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy, along with a host of other top speakers. In addition, there will be an open franchisee forum at which, any and all topics of concern to the Dunkin’ franchise owner community will be discussed. A meeting of the DDIFO Board of Directors, to which all DDIFO members are invited, will precede the formal meeting. Mark your calendars today and plan to join us on April 23.
The only Tim Horton’s franchisee in Minnesota filed suit against the brand and its parent, Restaurant Brands International, last week in US District Court. The franchisee, Tim-Minn, had planned to open 280 stores in the state, but in its lawsuit, claims the brand used false and misleading information to attract Tim-Minn participation. According to the suit, the company preyed upon an “inexperienced franchisee” and the brands’s “broken promises, unfulfilled contractual expectations and false and misleading statements and omissions” caused Tim-Minn to lose millions of dollars. The company previously had no stores in Minnesota.