Addressing Recruitment & Turnover Challenges in 2021 with Tapcheck!

From the ongoing effects of the COVID pandemic, unemployment premium payments and competing with the “gig economy”, the quick service restaurant industry continues to face crucial labor shortages on top of high employee turnover rates. Owners and managers are seeking new ways to attract and retain staff through company culture and employee benefits. The rise…

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Independent Joe #68 June/July 2021

April 22, 2021 marked day four of Dealmakers Week, presented by Franchise Times. It was also the day the magazine announced its 2020 Deal of the Year. Not surprisingly, the award went to Inspire Brands for its $11.3 billion purchase of Dunkin’ Brands. On hand to receive the award was David Pipes, Inspire Brands chief…

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Post-Pandemic Requirements for Buying and Selling Franchised Businesses

The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on the restaurant industry. By the beginning of Q4 2020, more than 1.4 million jobs in franchised businesses were lost and more than 32,000 franchised businesses had closed. Now, with states opening up and a gradual return to business as usual, we are cautiously approaching the light…

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Are You Prepared for the New Lease Accounting Standard? Learn from Leasecake

After a one-year deferral, ASC 842 goes into effect for private companies at the end of this year. The new accounting standard published by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) requires companies to track and disclose all leased assets – including commercial real estate leases. To help Dunkin’ franchisees prepare, experts from Leasecake and the…

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7 Facts About Background Checks You Never Knew Were True! From True Hire

Take a closer look at a few of the myths about background checks that may be holding your Dunkin’ franchise back. Learn about the complexities of background checks and how simple changes can completely streamline your process. Making safe and quick hiring decisions in the fast-paced world of food service can be challenging. At True…

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When Franchisees Revolt!

McDonald’s has been a model of consistency for most of its six decades of dominance in the quick-service restaurant world. Burgers, shakes and fries, prepared quickly – always tasting the way you expect, no matter where they are purchased – and at a price that’s easy to swallow. With the exception of its famous flops,…

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Raising the Pot: Dunkin’ Scores 2 on Vegas Strip

After winning at the casinos, shopping in the boutiques and taking in a show, visitors to Las Vegas can now recharge with their favorite beverage and snack from Dunkin’. Last month, franchisee Greg Novak opened two new Dunkin’ shops on Las Vegas Boulevard, making them the first of their kind on the world-famous Strip. Previously,…

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What Employers Should Know About Biden’s New Mission For The NLRB

Once elected, President Joe Biden made it clear he would make swift and sweeping changes at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in order to advance his pro-worker agenda. Soon after promising to be “the strongest labor president you have ever had,” Biden fired General Counsel Peter Robb along with Robb’s deputy. He has since…

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Independent Joe #67 April/May 2021

McDonald’s has been a model of consistency for most of its six decades of dominance in the quick-service restaurant world. Burgers, shakes and fries, prepared quickly – always tasting the way you expect, no matter where they are purchased – and at a price that’s easy to swallow. With the exception of its famous flops,…

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