Dunkin Brands Q4 and full year earnings call, January 31 2013

Earnings call overview: DBI delivered positive but modest same store sales, beat consensus earnings by $.01 but missed the revenue consensus forecast. Problems in DD international, DD withdrawal from Taiwan and continued US Baskin net store contraction didn’t seem to worry Wall Street, with the stock up $.83 or 2.2% at 200P EST. The sell…

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Paris Ackerman & Schmierer

DDIFO Sponsor Advertorial The law firm of Paris Ackerman & Schmierer defends franchisees in litigation filed by Dunkin’ Brands; provides legal counsel on succession planning, asset protection and estate planning; and has handled tens of millions of dollars of acquisitions and sales of Dunkin’ networks. “We are intimately familiar with the franchise agreement and have…

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Mint-X Corporation

DDIFO Sponsor Advertorial Mint-X Corporation helps Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners maintain the shine on their brand while enhancing sanitation practices. The company’s Mint-X Rodent Repellent Trash Bag is an EPA approved solution for repelling raccoons, rats and other rodents. According to Chief Administrator Amie Yee, “A simple switch to Mint-X Trash Bags can help franchisees…

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R.F. Technologies, Inc.

DDIFO Sponsor Advertorial R.F. Technologies, Inc. (RFT) provides Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees with complete drive-thru communication systems as well as digital surveillance solutions, music and TV and digital menu boards. Two new products, the Protective DuraGuard™ headset skin and the UniListen listen-only device, are now available. The company is committed to supporting its customers’ needs and…

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Comcast Business Services

DDIFO Sponsor Advertorial Comcast Business Services is working hard to give Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners superior communications tools. Working with the National DCP, Comcast developed a program to give franchisees discounts on Business Class Internet, Business Class Voice and Business Class TV, aimed at streamlining operations and improving the guest experience. “Our Business Class Internet…

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida Spring Franchise Owners Meeting Agenda

2:00 – 2:45 PM  Welcome:  Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO “A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!” 2:45 – 3:30 PM  Attorney David J. Daly, of Daly Cavanaugh along with Attorney and CPA Phillip Howell of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith “Bulk Sales Taxes – A Multiple Choice Question?” 3:30 – 4:30 PM  Attorney Russell S. Buhite of Marshall Dennehey…

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Tampa, Florida Spring Franchise Owners Meeting Agenda

2:00 – 2:45 PM  Welcome:  Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO “A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!”   2:45 – 3:30 PM  Attorney James Ervin, a partner in the tax department of Holland & Knight “Bulk Sales Taxes – A Multiple Choice Question?” 3:30 – 4:30 PM  Attorney Nathan Adams of the health care department…

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Surviving Sandy

Storm Victims Themselves, Dunkin’ Franchisees Provide Power, Comfort, Food and Drinks to Disaster Area  Laura Donavan of New York City was disappointed when the Starbucks stores in her neighborhood closed due to Hurricane Sandy, which hit the New York area late Oct. 29. Needing her morning cup of coffee, she called her local Dunkin’ Donuts and…

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Glossary of ACA-Related Terms

Affordable Care Act (ACA): The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is also known formally as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and informally as Obamacare or federal health care. President Barack Obama signed the Act into law on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (enacted by Congress to…

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