Saving Money & Recovering Costs: Strategies for Franchise Owners, Part 3

For five years, Michael Lefkowitz owned and operated four Dunkin’ Donuts stores in Miami-Dade County. Before selling his stores in August of this year, he established ECS Business Services (ECS), a cost reduction and cost recovery consultancy. As ECS President, Lefkowitz is dedicated to helping franchise owners and other clients save money and recover costs related to fixed expenses.

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Sprint Provides Franchise Solutions, Perks and More

As a new DDIFO Sponsor, Sprint is committed to providing the highest level of service and support to Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. In September, Sprint representatives met with franchise owners at DDIFO’s National Members Meeting and discussed several types of services available to help increase productivity and reduce costs.

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USO Throws Thanksgiving Feast

WAVY-TV in Norfolk, VA reports that it isn’t Thanksgiving just yet, but hundreds of local soldiers, wounded warriors, and their families gobbled up their Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday thanks to the USO. Dunkin’ Donuts contributed coffee to the cause.

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Urge Your Senator to OPPOSE the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Despite the November 2nd elections, Majority Leader Harry Reid continues to push anti-business legislation through the 111th Congress. Sometime this week, the Lame Duck Session of Congress – the Senate will vote on a bill which will affect ALL franchisees – the Paycheck Fairness Act. Take Action Now!

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McCafe Named One of America’s Hottest Brands by Advertising Age

Maureen Morrison writes at AdAge.com that McDonald’s has had coffee on its menu since the early ’80s, with as many as 60 different coffee blends being used in the restaurants. But then McDonald’s starting developing a long-term strategy to integrate coffee and related beverages into its core menu.

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Tim Hortons to Buy Back Shares, Close 36 Stores in the Northeast

David Paddon reports at The Globe and Mail that Tim Hortons Inc. will use $400-million from the sale of its half of Maidstone Bakeries to buy back some of its shares on open market, a move that may win investor favour despite some bitter-sweet news announced Wednesday. The iconic Canadian restaurant operator, which has been making inroads into the American market, said it has decided to make a strategic retreat from the Providence, RI., and Hartford, CT., markets in the U.S. Northeast.

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Starbucks ends distribution terms with Kraft Foods on not such a ‘good note’

Images Food reports that Starbucks criticised Kraft Foods recently for disclosing the terms of a distribution agreement for packaged Starbucks coffee. Kraft Foods has been distributing Starbucks’ packaged coffee to retail outlets since 1998, but according to Starbucks, it informed Kraft in October that it intends to end the distribution agreement

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