Legislative Update January 28, 2011

As the 112th Congress begins to address its legislative agenda, government agencies are busy issuing regulations to enforce the new laws passed last year. From health care to ADA enforcement, regulatory agencies are forcing their way to the front of the political stage. This bulletin is brought to you by Misty Chally , the Executive Director of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA)Please be aware of the following issues affecting franchisees across the country

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Yum to sell Long John Silver’s, A&W

Bloomberg reports that Yum Brands Inc., which owns the KFC and Taco Bell restaurant chains, plans to sell its Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food Restaurants to focus on expansion in China and other regions.

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Analyst says McDonald’s Should Put Focus Back to Burgers

Kate MacArthur Crain’s Chicago Business reports that McDonald’s Corp.’s domestic “beverages over burgers” strategy has hurt its core business, an influential investment analyst told clients Friday. McDonald’s is a burgers-and-fries company, not a beverage company, said Howard Penney, restaurant analyst at New Haven, Conn.-based investment research firm Hedgeye Risk Management LLC, in a conference call…

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Recent Developments that May Affect your Tax Situation

From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Jim Ventriglia, CPA 145 Phenix Avenue 2nd Floor, Cranston, RI 02920, 401.942.000860.

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Boost Food Safety, Product Quality and Equipment Performance with Stera-Sheen

Nothing is more important in the foodservice industry than the safety and quality of food products, but consistently maintaining the highest standards is easier said than done. However with Stera-Sheen Green Label (SSG) manufactured by Purdy Products Company, you can rest assured that you are fully eliminating milkstone and other food soils each time you clean and sanitize specific Dunkin’ Donuts or Baskin-Robbins equipment (see below). As a new DDIFO Sponsor, Purdy Products Company is offering a DCP-approved product that will give you confidence and peace of mind

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Commodity Prices Will Impact Your Bottom Line in 2011

Adding to an already tough economy, commodity prices are expected to eat into profits for Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in 2011. According to the National DCP, commodity prices are especially turbulent, owing not only to bad weather in coffee producing countries; but also to growing speculation of commodities among hedge fund managers and other investors. DDIFO Members Read More…

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House Vote to Revoke Health Care Law

On January 12th, and as one of its first acts in Congress, the newly-elected U.S. House of Representatives will vote to repeal the health care bill. For the newly elected Members of Congress, this will likely be the first time that they hear from their constituents. Let them know that you would like to repeal the Health Care Bill.

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