2019 DDIFO National Conference Will Feature Insights and Opportunities

October 28th & 29th, 2019 DDIFO Conference Home At 6.7 million square feet, Foxwoods Resort and Casino is larger than the Pentagon. Since it opened – first as a high-stakes bingo hall in 1986 and then as a full-fledged casino in 1992 – Foxwoods has raked in billions of dollars in revenue. This year, Foxwoods…

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DDIFO Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees

October 28th & 29th, 2019 DDIFO Conference Home For the ninth straight year, DDIFO will recognize those franchisees that have made significant contributions to the brand by inducting them into the DDIFO Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are Tony Salema, Peter Marcovich and Barkat Gillani. Tony Salema Dunkin’ is a family affair for Tony…

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Last week to SAVE!

As we officially wind down the summer months, now is a great time to focus on our professional needs and move our business interests forward with the 2019 DDIFO National Conference. We have extended our special summer pricing by 1 week! Save money and register by Tuesday, September 10th.  Visit the National Conference website today for more information or…

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Succeeding as a Business Owner in the Next Generation

As Dunkin’ Donuts tests a Next Generation store concept and innovations in coffee products, franchisees must decide how they will make the leap into the next generation themselves. Moving forward in a competitive landscape can be both exciting and challenging. With 70 years of history behind the brand, Dunkin’ Donuts has evolved and diversified to…

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DDIFO Welcomes Three New Members to the Franchisee Hall of Fame

Every year, the DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame honors those franchisees who have made significant and lasting contributions to build the Dunkin’ Donuts brand. This year’s inductees are Adrian Gaspar, Jose Salema, and Rod Valencia. Adrian Gaspar Long before he held the keys to his own shops, Adrian Gaspar had roots in franchising. His…

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Legal Issues Affecting Franchisees Today

You have a lot of people with their eye on your money,” Attorney Christopher Menihan warned franchisees attending the DDIFO National Conference. “If your network happens to get hit, one of these is enough to topple everything you’ve been working for.” Menihan is an associate with Lisa & Sousa, DDIFO’s General Counsel. And, he was…

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Delivering the Goods

Of the many notable discussions featured at the DDIFO National Conference, one that got especially heated centered on the National DCP and overall supply chain trends. Attorney Sarah Walters, special counsel for Foley & Lardner, explained why supply chain management is so integral to a successful franchised system. She said increased regulatory and product liability…

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DDIFO 2018 Hall of Fame Photo Gallery

Hall of Fame Gallery To view a the photos at a larger size with a slideshow, click on the photos. Feel free to share the photos or download them by right-clicking on the photos and choosing “Save Image As”.

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Navigating Class Action Lawsuits

From Butter v. Margarine to Blueberry Filling to Wage & Hour With the rapid proliferation of class action lawsuits against small business men and women around the country, it becomes that much more imperative for the franchise owner community to be totally prepared to respond quickly and correctly upon first learning of a possible lawsuit…

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Phantom Gourmet Joins New Orleans Line-up!

Delivering on our commitment to bring you the best and most interesting and relevant presentations at the 2018 DDIFO National Conference, we are pleased to announce that The Phantom Gourmet will join us and present the opening keynote address on Monday, June 11! Dave Andelman, CEO, founded The Phantom Gourmet, Inc. back when he began graduate school. In…

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