Franchisees as Stakeholders: Your Rightful Claim

DDIFO’s first National Members Meeting on September 21 at the Mohegan Sun was chock-full of valuable information for franchise owners, but perhaps the most compelling presentation — The Franchisor In Play: Your Role as a Stakeholder, Not a Spectator — came from attorney Eric Karp. Karp’s message about the role franchise owners need to take in advance of and during a sale of the franchisor resonated strongly with the franchisees in attendance. DDIFO Members Only.

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Dunkin’ Runs on Franchise Owners

Donna Goodison of the Boston Herald reports that if a company with 1,000 corporate-owned stores wants to cut the price of its $2 bottled water, it simply goes ahead and makes the change. But a company of 1,000 franchised stores has to first persuade 1,000 entrepreneurs.

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National Members Meeting Symbolizes Unity, Growth

“United Now … More than Ever”, the overriding theme to DDIFO’s first National Members Meeting, is more than a simple turn of phrase: It is a manifestation of the organization’s progress as well as a call to action. And it reverberated throughout the Cabaret Theater at Mohegan Sun on September 21.

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DDIFO Approves Mid-Atlantic Franchisee Group and Colitsas as New Board Member

DDIFO has officially approved creating a Local Members Committee for Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners belonging to the Independent Association of Franchise Owners (IAFO) – representing 125 Dunkin’ Donuts stores in New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Board has also voted to add IAFO Executive Director Tom Colitsas as a member of the DDIFO Board.

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DDIFO Names Seth Vice-Chairman of the Board

Asheesh Seth, the newest addition to the DDIFO’s Board of Directors, has been named vice-chairman of the board. The vote was counted at the most recent board meeting on June 22, 2010 and marks the first time DDIFO leadership has included a vice-chairman.

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Dunkin’ Northeast Drivers Postpone Strike

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that the union representing drivers and delivery staff for Dunkin’ Donuts’ largest distributor in New England has postponed plans to strike after making progress in contract negotiations, parent company Dunkin’ Brands Inc. said Tuesday.

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