Chris Prazeres with friends and family at mile 25 of the Boston Marathon. Because of the bombings Chris and thousands of other runners never made it to the finish line 1.2 miles away.

Franchisees Continue Charitable Giving in Big Way

The 5th Annual John Henderson Golf Tournament, headed up by long-time Dunkin’ franchisees Joe, Chris, and Cliff Prazeres, continues to exceed the 5 year commitment made back in 2007 when franchisee John Henderson passed away.  Their 2013 effort raised more than $250,000 for the Rhode Island Special Olympics!  Well done, gentlemen! Read more about Joe…

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Starbucks’ News

Starbucks’ CEO this week issued what he called a respectful request that gun owners not carry weapons into the stores. Claiming the company was neither pro-gun nor anti-gun, CEO Howard Schultz posted a letter on the company website asking that weapons not be brought into their stores, even in states where open carry is permitted…

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Local news media reported the news of the DDIFO National Conference

Local news media reported the news of the DDIFO National Conference in Atlantic City and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno’s keynote address. The Atlantic City Press wrote a lengthy article about the Conference, featuring interviews with local franchise owner Arun Mandi and DDIFO Communications Director Matt Ellis. “Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner Arun Mandi, of Voorhees, said…

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New Jersey Tragic Reminder

The horrific conflagration that devastated two seaside communities on the New Jersey shore yesterday serves as a sad reminder of what prompted DDIFO to look at moving our National Conference to Atlantic City this year – our desire to help New Jersey and its seaside tourism industry recover from the devastation wrought by last year’s…

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CFA Webinar Open To DDIFO Franchise Members

As a founding member of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations, DDIFO has long been advocating for program and services that benefit our individual members.  This week’s CFA Webinar is another example of DDIFO delivering on that effort.   At 4 PM this Thursday, September 19, CFA will sponsor: “Does Your Franchise Agreement Pass The Test?” featuring…

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Legal Action in Richmond Continues

Provisions of Dunkin’s franchise agreement seems to be at the heart of lawsuits involving ten Dunkin Donut and DD-BR Combo shops in Richmond, VA.  It’s been reported that claims and counterclaims have been filed in the VA courts and that the shops remain closed while the issues are in mediation.

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Richmond DDIFO Meeting

Speaking of Richmond, our next DDIFO meeting after our National Conference will be held on October 9 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel (formerly the Wyndham) at the airport.  As the first DDIFO meeting being held in Virginia and the Richmond area in particular, this meeting will present a great opportunity for some of…

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Green Mountain Cutbacks

The still-weak global economy is having an impact on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. as the company announced last week that it will close its Toronto coffee plant next March and merge the facility’s operation into the company’s Montreal plant.  Read the story here.

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Travelling to Caesar’s

 If you’re flying into Philadelphia International Airport to get to Atlantic City, you have several options to make the final connection from the airport to Caesar’s: DDIFO has posted the information with approximate costs on its website.  You can access it here!

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