Dunkin’ Dounts Franchisee to Install Conference Room in Boynton, FL

Lona O’Connor of the Palm Beach Post reprts that According to the ads, “America Runs on Dunkin’.” But Stan Gordon is opening a Dunkin’ Donuts shop on Gateway Boulevard this fall where he hopes people will not run, but linger awhile and conduct some business. Toward that end, this shop will include a conference room.…

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IRS Announces New Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program; Past Payroll Tax Relief Provided to Employers Who Reclassify Their Workers

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 information submitted by Jim Ventriglia, CPA 145 Phenix Avenue 2nd Floor, Cranston, RI 02920,  401.942.0008,…

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Why Debit Card Fees are Higher Than Ever

In 2010, franchisees won a long, hard-fought battle against the finance industry, as Congress passed a bill which would regulate the exorbitant debit card fees that were being set by credit card companies and banks.Today, it appears that the battle has just begun. Some unintended consequences began to take shape in late June 2011, when…

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Financing Sponsors Rustle Up Success for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees

Every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner is unique—indeed, every shop is—and as such, each has different financing needs. With a dozen financing Sponsors currently on board and more in the pipeline, DDIFO is delivering connections to a variety of lenders that offer particular specialties to meet the diverse and distinct funding demands of its members. Whether…

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DCP Merger Means Cost Savings

The chief executive of the new National DCP (NDCP) is not someone who makes promises easily. But, Kevin Bruce is confident of his promise that Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners will see lower prices between now and end of June—and then again at every six month interval until December 2014. “We’re confident that through our initiatives that we will reduce prices to our members for the next three years as spelled out in the agreement,” said Bruce, who noted how just saying that was such a “good feeling”.

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DTT Surveillance installed 1,300+ McDonald’s systems in 2011

DTT Surveillance, a DDIFO Sponsor  and a provider of surveillance technology, managed services and loss prevention solutions for the restaurant industry, added more than 1,300 subscribers in the McDonald’s restaurant chain in 2011. Rick Crady, McDonald’s owner/operator, said the DTT SmartAudit system unveiled fraudulent activity at the register when it was first installed. “The amount…

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