US House Shortens Leash on Labor, NLRB

Earlier this week while deliberating the Labor-HHS-Education funding bill, the US House Committee on Rules advanced 58 different amendments, many of which significantly impact the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board. The amendments, which were scheduled for debate on the House floor beginning yesterday, include funding reductions for the NLRB and restricting…

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The More Things Change . . .

Summer is over, so it would appear that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and their wholly- owned Fight for $15 initiative picked up where they left off with a strike on the holiday weekend at selected fast food restaurants around the country. SEIU also took the occasion of the Labor Day holiday to officially…

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Mass AG Clears 21 Ballot Questions

Another minimum wage hike is only one of the 21 ballot initiatives covering 18 different topics that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey advanced this past week toward the November ballot. At this point, the AG only certifies that the questions do not violate the state constitution, clearing the way for the proponents to go to…

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Harvey & Irma Troubles Continue

Last week’s Hurricane Harvey left unimaginable damage and destruction in Texas and parts of Louisiana. Following closely on its heels, the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma in the southeast United States has us all praying for those who have and will be devastated by the fury of Mother Nature. In no way to minimize the…

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Early Bird Pricing Expiring

Today, September 8 is the deadline for registering for the 2017 DDIFO National Conference at discounted early bird pricing rates for franchisee registrations. We encourage those who have yet to register for the annual conference and Hall of Fame induction luncheon to do so right now to enjoy the savings! The Conference will open with…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin’ was getting its fair share of ink this week with a couple of noteworthy press releases. First off, Dunkin’ Brands returned from the holiday announcing the appointment of Tony Weisman as the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the Brand.  He is a marketing veteran and former North American CEO of DigitasLBi, a global…

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Competitor News

Dunkin’ wasn’t alone in making a new hire right after the Labor Day holiday as Starbucks announced on Wednesday that Board member and former Sam’s Club executive Rosalind Brewer had been appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Brewer will assume the post on October 2. McDonald’s this week announced a deal…

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NASCAR Runs on Dunkin’ Too?

Well, it may not actually yet, but there’s potential. Ending this week on a lighter note, we enjoyed the story of Subway severing all ties with NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez and Joe Gibbs racing after the rookie played along with a promotional schtick for NASCAR on NBC. During the segment, called “Donuts with Daniel”, the…

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Early Bird Deals End September 9th & Speaker Annoucement

Early bird pricing for this year’s DDIFO National Conference will end on September 9. Now is the time to lock in your rate for what promises to be a fantastic event, populated by franchisees from across the Dunkin’ footprint, experts on franchising, quick serve restaurants, government affairs and winning Pro Football games… The 2017 DDIFO…

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