Hurricane Sandy Should Be A Wake-Up Call for Your Critical Data

For many of us in the Northeast, Sandy was our first taste of massive destruction and outages that businesses in the South and Midwest know too well. Many franchisees lost power for over a week, faced floods, and even saw their stores and homes destroyed. Hopefully all will be rebuilt, equipment will be replaced and…

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Surviving Sandy

Storm Victims Themselves, Dunkin’ Franchisees Provide Power, Comfort, Food and Drinks to Disaster Area  Laura Donavan of New York City was disappointed when the Starbucks stores in her neighborhood closed due to Hurricane Sandy, which hit the New York area late Oct. 29. Needing her morning cup of coffee, she called her local Dunkin’ Donuts and…

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Glossary of ACA-Related Terms

Affordable Care Act (ACA): The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is also known formally as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and informally as Obamacare or federal health care. President Barack Obama signed the Act into law on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (enacted by Congress to…

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The Affordable Care Act: Now, It’s Here to Stay

Two years of campaigning and an estimated $3 to $6 billion dollars in spending later, the makeup of the federal government is essentially the same as before the election, and there is little doubt the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, will survive. Small business owners and large employers alike need to start…

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New Laws and Regulations Threaten Franchisee Profitability

DDIFO Working to Leverage Collective Strength to Protect Franchise Owners When this issue went to press, franchisees in New Jersey were looking at a possible 17 percent increase in the state’s minimum wage. In Florida, state regulators are auditing Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees to be sure they are complying with sales tax regulations. And in Illinois,…

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Dunkin’ Brands Appoints New Tax and Regional VPs

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced the appointments of Maryanne Knott as Vice President of Tax, and Susan Scherer as Regional Vice President of the South Central region. As Vice President of Tax, Maryanne Knott will hold responsibility for Dunkin’…

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DD Owner Aims to Give Away 100,000 Cups of Coffee

On Saturday, December 8, the Ocean City Patch reported that Arun Mandi is giving away coupons to those affected by Superstorm Sandy. When Hurricane Sandy hit the southern New Jersey coastline, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee and New Jersey resident Arun Mandi decided he needed to do something to help as many people as he could within his…

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