WDFA Gets to Roots of Best Marketing Practices

With its turnkey solutions, experience supporting franchises and grassroots approach, DDIFO Sponsor WDFA Marketing (WDFA) stands apart from the competition. No matter the size of your budget, WDFA can help you make the most of every marketing dollar. The firm’s products and services are designed to meet today’s challenges for immediate sales results and efficient, low-cost production.

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Subway Says Breakfast a Success

Elissa Elan reports in Nation’s Restaurant News that after serving breakfast for four months, Subway said the daypart has increased sales systemwide and exceeded expectations, leading the sandwich chain to expand the early-morning menu with limited-time offers and explore the service of more coffee or espresso-based beverages. In an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, Larry Varvella, Subway’s research and development project leader, said the chain’s foray into breakfast — a daypart filled with heavyweights McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts — was a success for the brand and its franchisees.

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Tim Hortons Sells Interest in Bakery to Partner

Sunny Freeman reports in The Canadian Press that Tim Hortons announced Thursday morning it is selling its 50 per cent interest in Maidstone Bakeries of Brantford, Ont. to joint venture partner Aryzta AG for $475 million after the Swiss company invoked a contract provision forcing Tims to buy or sell the stake. The iconic fast food company, headquartered in Oakville, Ont., will return the $475 million that it will receive from the sale to shareholders, though the company is not yet sure how, its CFO Cynthia Devine said in an interview Thursday.

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OEM Upgrades & Innovations Keep RFT Customers Up and Running

Since 1989, DDIFO Sponsor R.F. Technologies, Inc. (RFT) has provided the quick-serve restaurant industry with drive-thru systems sales and repair services. To date, the company has handled over four million repairs, ranking it the largest independent service center for drive-thru communication systems in North America.

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Action Alert: Revoke the Expanded 1099 Reporting Requirements!

In the midst of the health care reform debate, a small provision—just a few lines in length—was added to the 2,400+ page document and went essentially unnoticed upon passage. This provision, which radically alters 1099 reporting, will place a substantial burden on companies and small businesses, in particular. E-mail your Members of Congress today and…

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Folgers Supermarket Sales Tops all Others

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that according to Bloomberg Business that’s how much of a lead Folgers still has on Starbucks when it comes to sales in supermarkets and other mass retailers. While coffeehouses and flavored lattes have fueled the gourmet trend, stalwarts including Folgers and Maxwell House still dominate in the kitchen, according to research firm SymphonyIRI Group. The bad news? As the world emerges from recession, the number of people making coffee at home is likely to fall, analysts say.

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