Freedom is Not Free!

From time time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not neccessarily the opinons of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Richard Solomon titled Freedom is Not Free! Attorney Richard Solomon, 11502 Overbrook, Houston, TX 77077, 281-584-0519

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Where Happy Meals are Illegal

Santa Clara County has passed a new law that deems it illegal to have free toys in Happy Meals. While some people feel that this is an important law to reduce childhood obesity, others are just downright angry. Watch the video

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Restaurant Chains Vow to Cut Sodium in NYC

Elissa Elan writes at Nation’s Restaurant News that four restaurants chains, including Subway and Starbucks, were among 16 companies that pledged Monday to voluntarily cut down on the amount of sodium in their products as part of a national initiative aimed at reducing salt consumption by 25 percent over the next five years.

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Great leaders inspire through strong purpose

All of us want a clear and driving purpose for our lives. Without a purpose, your employees are just putting in time. Lee J. Colan explains in the Dallas Business Journal that great leaders inspire through strong purpose.

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The Case for More, Not Less, Franchisee Protection

Current franchise laws and regulations do not go far enough to protect the interests of franchisees against often times overreaching franchisors according to an article published in Franchise Law Journal, Volume 29, Number 3, Winter 2010, by Lagarias & Boulter.

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CKE Restaurants to Be Acquired by Apollo Affiliate

Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that CKE Restaurants Inc., operator of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast-food chains, said it will sell itself to an affiliate of Apollo Management LP for $12.55 a share in cash, or about $694 million.

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Riding the Circuit Courts

Riding the Circuits is a new column at ddifo.mynewsitepreview.com that summarizes recent court cases and their relevance to Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners. The following summaries were prepared by Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein, of Goldstein Counselors at Law, Leesburg, VA. DDIFO members read more….

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Franchisee Survey Released to Chagrin of KFC

BlueMauMau reports that the Association of KFC Franchisees (AKFCF) released the results of a systemwide survey showing franchisees are not happy with the direction of the brand. And they are telling management how it can improve.

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