Upcoming Member Meetings

Members will also want to mark their calendars for the next two member meetings on the schedule – the Orlando District meeting on February 26 at the Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City Hotel and the Northeast Regional meeting on March 5 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Mass.  Agendas…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum

We also want to remind our subscribers that the CFA Day Forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on March 24 – 25, 2015.  This annual event is an exceptional opportunity for franchise owners from around the country to meet with and educate members of Congress on their concerns as…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We were pleased to see that Dunkin’ was ranked as the 6th best food and restaurant franchises in the country according to QSRweb.com in their January 2015 rankings.  We also noted a great story last week on Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the state of Maine committing to raise $250,000 over a three year period…

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Competitor News

It was announced just days ago that McDonalds CEO Don Thompson is stepping down on March 1and will be replaced by current Global Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Executive Vice President Steve Easterbrook.  The 51-year old Thompson has been with McDonalds Corporation for the past 25 years.  There were a number of other changes announced…

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Tale of Two Governments

There seems to be quite a contrast in how business is viewed between the federal government versus that of a number of states around the country.  Those of us who watched or listened to President Obama’s State of the Union address this week heard what many are describing as a “Robin Hood plan” plan of…

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Retail Worker Bill of Rights Takes Effect

An issue about which we advised you about a number of weeks back has come full circle out on the West Coast as the Retail Workers Bill of Rights has been allowed to take effect in the City by the Bay without the Mayor’s signature.  San Francisco Mayor Edward Lee took no action on the…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum

One of the unique aspects of the CFA Day Forum is the ability to go to Capitol Hill and actually meet with your elected officials in Washington, DC.  With a new Congress in place, it is especially important to educate them on the effects that certain laws and regulations have on franchisees.  We must help…

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Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

As we advised you last week, DD franchise owner Rob Branca is serving as the 2015 Chairman of the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, to be held at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas from April 8 through April 10.  Those of you interested in attending should register for the conference itself at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference registration…

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More DDIFO Benefits Coming

We continue work on expanding the benefits that accrue to our members and expect to be adding two additional membership benefits soon.  In that context, we would remind DD franchise owners that we have reached agreement with SIB Fixed Cost Reduction to bring you their unique money saving services.  SIB will contact DDIFO members soon,…

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ICRX Conference Notes

Last week, the ICR XChange, one of the largest investment conferences of the year, was held in Orlando with Dunkin’ Brands very much in attendance.  Chairman and CEO Nigel Travis along with CFO Paul Carbone presented in one session and held two breakout sessions.  Among some of the more interesting notes from their participation are…

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