Program Aims to Help Children of Active-Duty Servicemen

The Warwick Beacon this week reported that Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees kicked off the second annual fundraiser for Operation Tribute, a non-profit organization that helps provide gifts to children of active-duty servicemen and -women. Now through Dec. 2, customers at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. who donate $1 to Operation Tribute…

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DD Loses Bid to Trademark “Best Coffee in America”

By Todd Wallack, Boston Globe – November 23, 2012  The Boston Globe reported in a story on November 23, 2012 that Dunkin’ Donuts won’t be able to claim exclusive­ rights to the phrase “Best Coffee in America.” The Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively rejected the Canton-based chain’s efforts to trademark the slogan, saying it is not distinctive enough to…

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Erie County & Dunkin’ Donuts Partner to Support Veterans

metroWNY – By:Metro Source Staff | News LANCASTER- Dunkin’ Donuts will be giving a real caffeine jolt to Erie County Clerk’s Office “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program. “We at Dunkin’ Donuts love our veterans, and our participation in the Erie County Clerk’s “Thank-A- Vet” Discount Program shows how grateful we are for their service to our country,” stated…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Network Donates $35,000 To St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee organization Cain Management raised $35,700 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at its restaurants through a St. Jude Halloween in store promotion. Throughout the month of October, Dunkin’ Donuts customers contributed to the fight against childhood cancer by making a $1 donation at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants franchised by Cain Management. Proudly displayed…

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First Circuit Affirms Win for Starbucks Baristas over Tip-sharing

Starbucks Corp. owes baristas in Massachusetts $14.1 million for a policy that gave shift supervisors a share of the tips, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ruled. On November 9, a unanimous panel affirmed a March 2011 class certification ruling and a January 2012 final judgment and damages ruling by Judge…

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Brookline MA Town Meeting approves ban on Styrofoam containers

Brock Parker reported on the Boston.com web site that a special meeting of the Brookline Massachusetts Town Meeting voted Tuesday night (11/13/12) to ban the use of Styrofoam in the town for takeout food containers and beverages. By a vote of 169-to-27, the Town Meeting elected to prohibit the use of disposable polystyrene, also known by its…

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Chief Global Strategy Officer Neil Moses Stepping Down

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Donna Goodison of the Boston Herald reports that Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s chief global strategy officer is resigning after being promoted to the role in June. Neil Moses, who first joined the Canton-based parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins as its chief financial officer in November 2010, will leave…

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Plotwatt to Present to White House and DOE on Green Button Initiatives

DDIFO Sponsor Plotwatt, the Durham based Technology Company that provides energy management solutions to businesses and homeowners throughout the United States, has been invited to present its data, technology innovations, and results to the White House Office of Technology and the Department of Energy as part of the Green Button Initiative. The DOE’s Green Button…

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Timely Retirement Plan Information

Ovation Payroll, one of our many active sponsor organizations, has advised us that the Department of Labor (DOL) published final regulations requiring certain retirement plan service providers to furnish fee-related information to the plan administrators of the defined benefit and/or defined contribution plans with the organizations with which they contract (the service-provider rules). In conjunction…

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Dunkin’ Brands And DDBRCF Donate $200,000 To Hurricane Sandy Relief

Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts.  To further support those who have been impacted by the hurricane, The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) also announced a $100,000 grant to Feeding America®, the…

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