Boost Food Safety, Product Quality and Equipment Performance with Stera-Sheen

Nothing is more important in the foodservice industry than the safety and quality of food products, but consistently maintaining the highest standards is easier said than done. However with Stera-Sheen Green Label (SSG) manufactured by Purdy Products Company, you can rest assured that you are fully eliminating milkstone and other food soils each time you clean and sanitize specific Dunkin’ Donuts or Baskin-Robbins equipment (see below). As a new DDIFO Sponsor, Purdy Products Company is offering a DCP-approved product that will give you confidence and peace of mind

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Commodity Prices Will Impact Your Bottom Line in 2011

Adding to an already tough economy, commodity prices are expected to eat into profits for Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in 2011. According to the National DCP, commodity prices are especially turbulent, owing not only to bad weather in coffee producing countries; but also to growing speculation of commodities among hedge fund managers and other investors. DDIFO Members Read More…

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Dunkin’ Turns to Everyday Joes

DC Dennison writes in The Boston Globe about Dunkin’ Donuts New Marketing Campaign and he mentions DDIFO’s efforts to amend the law regarding “tip pooling”.

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Membership Matters in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Franchise owners who attended the latest meeting of the DD Independent Franchise Owners and the IAFO (Independent Association of Franchise Owners) held in Newark, NJ December 2nd, say the program offered relevant information and a forum to discuss ongoing issues.

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Simplify Hiring and Increase Retention with Diversified Solutions

Finding dependable, trustworthy and customer service-minded employees is a considerable and constant challenge for franchise owners. And, once you have such people on staff, there’s the matter of holding on to them. Enter Diversified Solutions, a new DDIFO Sponsor specializing in employee recruitment and retention, and offering discounted services to DDIFO members.

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Franchisees Go for the FLIP

A majority of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners has signed up for the FLIP – a Brand and BAC led initiative to convert a majority of Dunkin’ shops nationwide to one technology platform. The platform includes March Systems video surveillance, Radiant POS systems, a price confirmation board for drive-thrus and handheld scanners for bar-coded merchandise and for processing credit cards, gift cards and coupons.

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Sprint Provides Franchise Solutions, Perks and More

As a new DDIFO Sponsor, Sprint is committed to providing the highest level of service and support to Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. In September, Sprint representatives met with franchise owners at DDIFO’s National Members Meeting and discussed several types of services available to help increase productivity and reduce costs.

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Tim Hortons to Buy Back Shares, Close 36 Stores in the Northeast

David Paddon reports at The Globe and Mail that Tim Hortons Inc. will use $400-million from the sale of its half of Maidstone Bakeries to buy back some of its shares on open market, a move that may win investor favour despite some bitter-sweet news announced Wednesday. The iconic Canadian restaurant operator, which has been making inroads into the American market, said it has decided to make a strategic retreat from the Providence, RI., and Hartford, CT., markets in the U.S. Northeast.

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DTT Surveillance Announces the Launch of its Loss Prevention Web Portal

DTT’s Loss Prevention Services, the leader of Loss Prevention auditing services for the restaurant and hospitality industries, launched its Loss Prevention Web Portal to all SmartAudit? clients last week. Customers get instant access to all audits as they are completed. The portal allows users to quickly review the audits and communicate with staff or DTT…

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Immigration-The Dunkin’ Donuts Success Story

The story that Kevin McCarthy told at the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) on September 30, is one that is familiar to most Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners, particularly those who have been in the system for a while. It is their story – how hard working immigrants could build something for themselves, their families and for the company that gave them the opportunity.

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