Police Use Dunkin’ Donuts Card to Catch Suspected Thief

The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports that an alleged thief with a thirst for Dunkin Donuts coffee is suspected of breaking into about two dozen motor vehicles in North Attleboro and Attleboro, which netted him thousands of dollars in stolen goods, according to police.

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Denny’s is Sued Over High-Salt Content

Jerry Hirsch writes in the Los Angeles Times that some meals contain more sodium than a person should eat in two whole days. A New Jersey lawsuit wants the restaurant chain to list sodium content on its menus and warn about health risks. Doctors recommend against eating more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day. Order a Denny’s double chees burger and you’ll consume 3,880 milligrams in one sitting, almost double the suggested daily allowance of salt.

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Dunkin’ Runs on Lawsuits.

Holly Sanders Ware and Josh Kosman write in the NY Post that critics say Dunkin’ Donuts has come up with another way to make a profit: Pressure franchise owners into paying hefty penalties and legal fees. In an unusual tactic for the franchise industry, Dunkin’ pushes operators to pay penalties and sell their stores or face losing their franchise rights. The fines can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and include the cost to pay for Dunkin’s lawyers.

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Franchisee Attorney Zarco Featured in ‘How’d You Get So Rich’

Blue MauMau Franchisee attorney Robert Zarco has never shied away from the limelight when fighting for the rights of the hardworking “little guy” in court, but most recently the light shone directly on him in a new television reality-based show called “How’d You Get So Rich?” The program, hosted by comedienne Joan Rivers on TV Land Prime, premiered August 5 and featured the rags-to-riches story of Zarco and others who pursued and made millions living the American dream.

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N.Y. Releases Revised Guidance on Franchisor Reporting Law

New York State enacted legislation requiring all franchisors having franchisees within the state to file annual information returns with the State Department of Taxation and Finance, reporting the gross sales of each franchisee within the state, as well as the sales by the franchisor to the franchisee and any franchisee income reported to the franchisor. The franchisor must also report such information to the relevant New York franchisees.

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Dunkin’ Donuts v. Grand Central Donuts

Corbin Williston reports at Blue MauMau that a federal judge has ruled that franchisees may explore Dunkin’s ulterior motive in terminating their franchise agreements. For the past decade, Dunkin’ has faced allegations of spying, intrusions into franchisee’s love lives, and assorted bare-knuckles tactics in terminating franchisees. One of the most famous franchise journalists was threatened with a lawsuit if she wrote about the tactics.

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Domino’s Franchise Owners Cited for Violations of Mass Wage Act

Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office has issued citations against two different Domino’s Pizza franchise owners for violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act. The Attorney General’s Office cited Brian Lebo, age 40, of Wakefield, and Mavnick Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Domino’s Pizza in Lynn, Randolph and Saugus.

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Cop Under Investigation For Dunkin’ Donuts Pilfering

On July 20th the NY Post reported that a Queens cop has been helping himself to doughnuts and coffee at a Rockaways Dunkin’ Donuts — even jumping behind the counter to make himself sandwiches and cram his face full of crullers, the shop’s manager said.

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