3Wire Group

3Wire Group has been providing parts and supply chain solutions to Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners nationwide since January 2012 and became a DDIFO sponsor that same year. 3Wire helps franchisees save time and money procuring genuine OEM food and beverage equipment replacement parts. 3Wire provides Dunkin’-specific ordering, inventory and pricing which can be accessed automatically…

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Pacific Premier Franchise Capital

Pacific Premier Franchise Capital (formerly Infinity Franchise Capital) has been a national lender to Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners for nearly 20 years. A conventional lender for franchisees with three or more locations, Pacific Premier provides capital to build new stores, remodel or relocate, restructure partnerships, acquire stores and refinance debt. It can lend up to…

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PlotWatt

Serving Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners nationwide since 2011, PlotWatt is an energy analytics company with programs designed for Quick Service Restaurants. PlotWatt helps franchisees reduce electricity bills, detect malfunctioning appliances, and enforce operating procedures through real-time tracking and monitoring. For multi-unit franchisees, PlotWatt’s Web-based dashboard allows owners and managers to keep an eye on equipment…

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US Senate May Vote On Weil This Month

The United States Senate may advance President Obama’s nomination of Professor David Weil as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor to the floor for a confirmation vote this month.  Weil, who wrote a 2010 report for the Wage and Hour Division entitled “Improving Workplace Conditions Through Strategic Enforcement“, advocates…

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ACA Claims to Reach 7 Million Goal

Sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act via the HealthCare.gov website through the March 31 deadline are reported to have reached the target goal of 7 million, but a Gallup report released just last week still shows that 54 percent of all Americans oppose the mandate while 43% support it.  A closer look at the results…

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Obama Claims $19,000+ Tax Refund

Not particularly germane to anything, the 2013 joint tax return of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama has been released and made public by the White House.  We hear the President anxiously checks the mail each day for his $19,108 refund.  The Business Journal reports on 7 “fun facts” from the return.

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Seattle Looking at City Charter Amendment for $15 Minimum Wage

A group calling itself 15 Now is making plans to put the question of a $15/hour minimum wage on the ballot in the City of Seattle if it is not enacted by the Seattle City Council where it is currently pending.  The Council and Mayor Ed Murray’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee are in the process…

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Connecticut Kills Proposed Employer Tax

The Connecticut House Committee on Finance Revenue and Bonding defeated an effort to move forward H 5069, An Act Concerning Law Wage Employees, which would have imposed an additional tax on certain employers of lower wage individuals.  This bill, which we reported on to you back in February, would have penalized employers with an additional…

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GMO Food Labeling Movement at the State Level

The Vermont State Senate by a lopsided 26 – 2 vote this week passed H 112, a bill requiring the labelling of so-called GMOs (genetically modified organisms) that positions the Green Mountain state as potentially the first state in the nation to mandate the extra labeling.  The bill was amended before it cleared the Senate…

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More On GMO Food Labelling

This battle continues to heat up as a different approach was taken last week in Congress where a bill was filed that would preempt states from enacting their own GMO food labelling laws.  Known as the Safe and Accurate Food Labelling Act, the legislation provides that the Food and Drug Administration would be required to…

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