DDIFO Hall of Fame

DDIFO Hall of Fame Nominations Closed

Nominations for induction into the DDIFO Hall of Fame closed last Friday and the Hall of Fame Committee is excited over the exceptional nominees it received.  They will be meeting within the next week to deliberate and make the inductee selections.  Formal inductions will be made at the Hall of Fame dinner and awards presentation…

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Restraining Order Issued vs Steak ‘N Shake

As the battle continues between franchisor Steak ‘N Shake and some of its franchisees, a US District Court Judge this week granted the franchisees a restraining order against Steak ‘N Shake requiring the franchisor to restore the disabled systems to the two stores owned by the franchisees.   The franchisor turned off the POS system and…

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Virtually Touring Caesar’s: Tanger Outlets

Just steps from the door of Caesar’s Atlantic City, shoppers can find their own little paradise at the Tanger Outlet Center Atlantic City. The Outlet is one of 43 outlet centers in 26 states and Canada, and provides the biggest selection of first-quality, in-season merchandise, for the latest fashion trends. Tanger Outlet Centers are major…

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Dunkin’ Featured in Wall Street Journal

Dunkin’ Donuts was featured in the Wall Street Journal special advertising section on August 19.  In the article, Dunkin’s Grant Benson CFE, quoted pre-franchise fee costs to open of $420,000 and average unit volumes of $935,000.  It should be noted that Dunkin’ is offering first 5 years royalty relief but the cost is pre-debt service,…

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Fast Food Workers Plan National Strike

Perhaps inspired by the President’s efforts, fast food workers are organizing a national strike for August 29, 2013, urging an increase in the national minimum wage to $15/hour.

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What Category is This?

A new competitor may be on the horizon with the “spray caffeine” industry!  That’s right, consumers can now purchase (for $15), a spray can of caffeine – actually a mix of caffeine, water and amino acid!  The two inventors are raising funds on an Indiegogo campaign and have already raised more than $10,000.

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National Labor Relations Board At Full Complement

After numerous lawsuits about his “recess appointments,” President Obama struck a deal with Congress that allowed him to fill the vacant positions on the National Labor Relations Board.  Those appointments have now all been made and the board is at a full complement of members.  The question remains as to whether they will reaffirm a…

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Disappointing but Wise in California

We were all disappointed by the decision to allow the California fair franchising bill, SB.610 to be pulled from consideration by California legislature’s Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection on the evening before it was to be considered!  A closer look reveals the wisdom in this decision – although many were sympathetic to the…

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One Month Until National Conference

We are now into the final month before the DDIFO National Conference opens at Caesar’s Atlantic City and runs September 16 – 18.  Franchisees should be sure to register right away for the conference, the 100th, 150th and 200th registrants will have their room costs paid for by DDIFO, so be sure to get online…

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Virtually Touring Caesar’s: Phillips Seafood At The Pier

Phillips Seafood at The Pier Shops brings Caesars guests a classic Atlantic City seafood restaurant menu.  It offers beautiful dining rooms, romantic booths, a full bar and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views along with some of the finest and freshest seafood available! Read more

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