PepsiCo

A division of PepsiCo, Quaker has been a leader in nourishing families through great-tasting, oat-based products for more than 135 years. Quaker has been involved with Dunkin’ Brands on various product ideations and tests over the past 10 years. In 2011, the company became a DDIFO sponsor. Quaker Oatmeal provides the whole grains and healthy…

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Social Media

By Adam Goldman and Sarah Resnick Not everyone is comfortable navigating social media, but it’s hard to argue the benefits that a well thought out social media strategy can have on your business. Consider these numbers: There are nearly 1.3 billion Facebook users on Planet Earth, about 60 percent of whom log in at least…

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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace: Increasing number of states provide  employees protection for legal pot use

Guest Column By Daniel S. Field and Andrea E. Zoia In the mid-1990’s, California became the first state in the country to allow the use of marijuana for medical reasons. Although the effectiveness of marijuana in treating many medical conditions has not been established, an increasing number of states have nevertheless followed California’s lead and…

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Independent Joe: June 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts locations have been popping up on college campuses at a steady rate over the past five years as part of the brand’s strategy of opening alternative points of distribution—college campuses, train stations, supermarkets and military bases. In the past year, more than seven college campus locations flipped on their coffee-makers, including Wayne State…

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Caution: Storm Clouds Ahead!

Earlier this month, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the greatest military operation ever attempted. Students of history know the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 involved over 130,000 Allied troops and is recognized as the turning point in winning WWII. What is less well known, however, is that the invasion was originally planned for…

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What’s Brewing: New Green Laws, Wage Theft Lawsuits, Mandatory Sick Leave

While you’ve been busy running your franchise and serving your customers, legislators, lawyers and union activists have busy doing what they do best—agitating non-issues into confrontations, passing new laws, formulating new regulations and filing new lawsuits. And, more often than not, these new rules and regulations are threatening to change how franchise owners run their…

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Campus Locations Making the Grade

Three days a week, Virginia Tech freshman Alex Hauser leaves his first class of the day and heads straight to his personal recharge station—the Dunkin’ Donuts located within Owens Hall. “It’s easy to access between classes, the line is never too long, and the workers really put out the orders quickly and efficiently,” he says.…

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TD Bank

TD Bank—and its legacy banks—has been a lender to franchise owners in the Dunkin’ Donuts system for more than a decade. TD Bank provides real estate and business value term loans for refinancing existing debt and for new store acquisitions, as well as development lines of credit for remodels, equipment and new store development. Outside…

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Through Six Decades the Adie Family Remains Connected to their Community

Like many long-time franchisee families, the Adies have fond memories of Dunkin’ Donuts days gone by—when customers sat on 18 stools around a horseshoe countertop, drank six-ounce cups of coffee served in china cups with saucers and ate donuts and fancies. Bill and Arleen Adie opened their first Dunkin’ Donuts in 1968 in Chelmsford, Mass.…

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Dunkin’s Many Donuts

On June 6, 2014 – also known as National Donut Day – customers flocked to their local Dunkin’ Donuts shop for a free treat. Giving away free donuts on the first Friday in June is a tradition that goes back more than 70 years. In the years after World War I, the Salvation Army established…

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