National Iced Coffee Day Boosts Dunkin’ Joy Foundation

Iced coffee with an extra shot of joy. That’s what was featured on the Dunkin’ menu on May 25th when franchisees across the country celebrated the brand’s first National Iced Coffee Day and committed to donating $1 from every iced coffee sold to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation (Dunkin’ Joy.) The result was a…

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Can the Franchisor Set Prices on Your Menu? It Depends…

As franchisee lawyers, franchisees often ask us about a franchisor’s right to set franchisees’ prices.  Most franchisees assume they can set their own pricing, and many claim it is an antitrust violation for a franchisor to set their prices. Unfortunately, that is not generally the case, and the answer is a bit more complicated. With…

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Independent Joe #74 June/July 2022

This year was supposed to be different. After a pandemic, racial unrest, supply chain issues and more, 2022 was to be the year things began to normalize. But then, Russia declared war on Ukraine, inflation – climbing at a 40-year high – didn’t recede as predicted, and today everything costs more than it did a…

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Dunkin’ Runs on Sports Marketing

This year’s NBA Finals had it all: a marquee matchup with big names and big-city audiences watching. As the Golden State Warriors captured their fourth NBA crown in eight years, Dunkin’ captured a lot of eyeballs through its investment in sports marketing and advertising. In the brand’s home court of Massachusetts, Dunkin’ was ever-present inside…

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Use Prospr to never hear ‘no one told me’ at the store level again!

Does communication with your frontline feel like a game of telephone? You have emails, group chats, random texts, WhatsApp, posted signs, managerial meetings and site visits, only STILL to hear “I didn’t know, no one told me” on the ground! If any of this sounds like you – learn how successful Dunkin’ franchisees run their…

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Streamlining Your Hiring Process to Beat the Labor Shortage

In the current state of hiring, Dunkin’ franchisees need any and every edge they can get to attract top talent. With as much competition in the market, the need for speed and efficiency in the hiring process has never been greater! Join hiring specialist Josh Smith from Workstream as he discusses the top ways that…

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Back in the Game: Why Inspire Wants to Run 31 Dunkin’ Shops in Ohio

“Skin in the game,” is how Dunkin’ President Scott Murphy explains the decision to increase the number of corporate-owned locations. “It demonstrates to our franchisees that anything we ask them to do, we will now be executing at a large scale alongside them.” While Dunkin’ has acquired franchise units from time to time – including…

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Policies You Should Include in Your Employee Handbooks

For franchisees and business owners, the labor and employment world has become increasingly complex, and is constantly changing. Not only must employers be aware of updates to federal labor and employment laws, they must also be aware of their obligations under state and local laws. To stay current with the ever-changing legal landscape, we recommend…

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Independent Joe #73 April/May 2022

“Skin in the game,” is how Dunkin’ President Scott Murphy explains the decision to increase the number of corporate-owned locations. “It demonstrates to our franchisees that anything we ask them to do, we will now be executing at a large scale alongside them.” While Dunkin’ has acquired franchise units from time to time – including…

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