Competitor News

Considering the difficulties they’ve encountered over the past year or so, with sales flat or dropping around the world, is it a surprise that McDonalds is going to minimize their pain but switching from monthly to quarterly reporting?  I guess the message is if the news ain’t good, don’t report it as frequently . .…

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NRF Report Projects Major Costs from New Overtime Rules

The National  Retail Federation released a new report just over a week ago that predicts that new overtime regulations being proposed by the Obama administration will result in significant increases in costs to businesses across the country, but will have the greatest impact on the retail industry.  The NRF report, conducted by Oxford Economics, found…

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Elsewhere in the Federal Bureaucracy . . .

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued its final revisions to the definitions governing implementation of the federal Clean Waters Act this week and it is not particularly favorable to business interests around the country.  The Clean Waters Rule expands the definition used by the EPA to determine when water is to be defined as a…

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Right To Work Done, Wisconsin Looks At Prevailing Wage

With organized labor racking up a number of wins across the country from NLRB rulings, minimum wage increases, and the like, it is refreshing to see what Wisconsin Governor (and as-yet-unannounced GOP Presidential candidate) Scott Walker is now pursuing along with the Wisconsin legislature – repeal of the state prevailing wage law.  This week, the…

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do . . .

Hypocrisy was rampant from organized labor this week in the wake of Los Angeles adopting a $15/hour minimum wage over the next five years and then indexing it to inflation beginning in 2022, as we reported to you in SRNS last week.  In the wake of that “victory” by SEIU and its labor allies, Rusty…

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Upcoming Events

Plans are finalized for our June 11 Members meeting in Saco, Maine.  We are thrilled that name partner Peter Bennett of the Bennett Law Firm with offices in Portland and Boston will present on the plethora of NLRB rulings and revisions that can directly – and negatively – impact your business operation.  The meeting will…

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CFA Webinar

Members may want to consider attending the June 2 webinar being sponsored by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations.  On June 2, CFA will sponsor a webinar entitled: How to Attract, Retain and Promote Millennials in Your Workplace from 2 – 3 PM.   DDIFO members can register for the Webinar by visiting the CFA Webinar Registration…

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Hall of Fame Nominations

We remind our members that nominations are now being accepted for the DDIFO Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame committee will begin deliberations on the 2015 inductees next month, so consider who you would like to see inducted into the DDIFO franchise owners Hall of Fame.  Criteria and formal nomination forms should be posted…

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National Conference

We also remind members that the 2015 DDIFO National Conference will be held at Caesars Palace in the heart of Las Vegas on the Las Vegas strip on September 21 and 22, 2015.  Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the biggest and best conference from DDIFO yet.  You will be thrilled with the…

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Competitor News

In its last earnings call, Restaurant Brands, the parent of Burger King and Tim Horton’s, briefly reiterated its south of the US border development goals, but Q&A along with recent moves point to more international development priorities. In May, the press picked up on the fact it was shutting the Tim’s US development office in…

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