California, Vermont and Massachusetts Introduce Fair Franchising Bills

It started with Rhode Island three years ago. That was supported by franchisee groups Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners and the Coalition of Franchise Associations. DDIFO last year helped introduce a bill in Massachusetts. That is up for vote this summer. To the industry’s surprise, the Massachusetts bill was copied over to Vermont by a franchisee. And now California has introduced assembly bill 2305, the Level Playing Field for Small Businesses Act.

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Northeast Members Meeting Recounts Success, Looks to Future Challenges

DDIFO members from the Northeast region gathered on March 8 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts, to mark their successes and prepare for tomorrow as they networked with fellow franchisees and DDIFO Sponsors, heard from compelling speakers, and exchanged ideas and concerns. The theme for the DDIFO Spring Northeast Members Meeting—Where Do We Go from Here? Onward & Forward!—conveyed the accomplishments Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners have achieved over the past few years as well as the constant eye franchisees and DDIFO keep on the road ahead.

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Exemplary Customer Service to Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees Is Key Ingredient at The Hill Agency

When it comes to commercial insurance, it’s easy to feel lost in a fog of jargon, legal requirements and confusing options. DDIFO (Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners) Sponsor The Hill Agency, Inc. cuts through the haze, keeping a constant eye on industry changes and working diligently to identify the right coverage at the right price for the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners it serves. Based in Endicott, New York, The Hill Agency is licensed to provide commercial and personal insurance services in New York State and Pennsylvania. The agency is pursuing licensure in New Jersey as well, largely to accommodate more Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees.

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R. F. Technologies, and Quail Digital Announce Collaboration for the Drive Thru Market

R. F. Technologies Inc. a DDIFO (Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners) sponsor and leading supplier of communications systems to the drive thru market has announced a collaboration with wireless headset specialist Quail Digital. The agreement  will see Illinois based RFT represent Quail Digital for sales and technical support of the company’s new, Q-Pro5 lightweight wireless…

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Financing Sponsors Rustle Up Success for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees

Every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner is unique—indeed, every shop is—and as such, each has different financing needs. With a dozen financing Sponsors currently on board and more in the pipeline, DDIFO is delivering connections to a variety of lenders that offer particular specialties to meet the diverse and distinct funding demands of its members. Whether…

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DTT Surveillance installed 1,300+ McDonald’s systems in 2011

DTT Surveillance, a DDIFO Sponsor  and a provider of surveillance technology, managed services and loss prevention solutions for the restaurant industry, added more than 1,300 subscribers in the McDonald’s restaurant chain in 2011. Rick Crady, McDonald’s owner/operator, said the DTT SmartAudit system unveiled fraudulent activity at the register when it was first installed. “The amount…

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Allen Cicchitelli Joins DDIFO Board of Directors

The DD Independent Franchise Owners Group (DDIFO), which represents the largest association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the US, is pleased to announce the addition of Rhode Island businessman Allen Cicchitelli to the DDIFO Board of Directors.

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