We expect that most have by now seen the reports this week of Dunkin’ terminating the franchise agreement for some 12 stores in Pennsylvania and Delaware. According to the filings, it is alleged that the franchise owners violated federal laws relating I-9 reporting requirements as well as not utilizing the federal E-Verify system as required by Dunkin’ Brands. Final resolve of these specific issues is pending in the courts, but it should underscore the importance of ensuring that you are in compliance with all requirements of your franchise agreements. Looking at Wall Street, we want to point you to this week’s Roger’s Restaurant and Retail Review, which provides a detailed analysis of Dunkin’ published by Lipton Financial Services. Roger Lipton, founder of Lipton Financial Services is a past keynote speaker at the DDIFO National Conference.