What’s Brewing: Bans, Minimum Wage Walkout, Fair Franchising

As if the daily tasks of running your Dunkin’ Donuts aren’t enough to keep you busier than busy, ever-changing laws and regulations can add more stress to your days. From attempted bans on soda products and successful bans on foam cups to calls for increased minimum wage and fees on worker immigration programs, it pays…

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National Conference: Focuses on Issues Impacting Franchisees

When New Jersey Lieutenant  Governor Kim Guadagno walked to the podium at Caesar’s Atlantic City last month, she knew she was facing a friendly room. The men and women – many of whom scurried to find seats as Guadagno’s keynote address began – were all connected to the Dunkin’ system, and they soon learned that Dunkin’…

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DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame Gala

Hall of Fame Gala: Six Franchise Pioneers Honored

Hugs, tears and remembrances punctuated the third annual DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame Dinner and Gala held during the National Conference in Atlantic City. Six individuals, including the first woman, were recognized for their lifetime contributions to the Dunkin’ system. Amrit Patel, who came to the United States in 1970 from Gujarat, India and…

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“Cops on Rooftops” has become a popular fundraising effort for Special Olympics in several states.

Community Charities Run on Dunkin’ Too

The scope and reach of community programs supported by Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees is as impressive as it is impactful. The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, which this summer announced another $205,300 in grants to support organizations in the mid-Atlantic region, has helped to raise more than $1 million for non-profits throughout New York, New…

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What I learned is that you need to establish processes for responding to solicitations, determining what causes you want to support and keeping records.

Feeling Charitable

Every Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee I’ve ever met talks proudly about the charitable donations their business makes to community organizations. Whether it’s supporting the girls’ soccer team, or buying an ad in a program book or selling car wash tickets for the Boys Club, a franchise owner has many choices for how to be a good…

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United Capital Business Lending

For more than a decade, United Capital Business Lending (UCBL) has been providing financing to Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. A direct national lender, UCBL focuses on arming multi-unit franchisees with capital to expand their business. Its team provides unparalleled service and industry expertise, while offering DDIFO members competitive pricing and discounted fees. Financing up to $20…

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Sansiveri, Kimball & Co.

Building on more than 15 years of service to the Dunkin’ Donuts community, the franchise specialists at Sansiveri, Kimball & Co. are dedicated to becoming the region’s recognized leader in providing compliance and business consulting services to Dunkin’ franchisees. The firm’s list of comprehensive services includes business valuations; audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements; individual…

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Tip Pooling Case Could Set New Precedent

Tip pooling is an issue Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in many states have been watching closely. Several franchise owners have been sued for allowing shift supervisors to share in the tips collected at the counter, even though these supervisors have limited managerial authority and spend the majority of their shifts serving customers. These lawsuits have prompted…

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DDIFO Magazine - Independent Joe #22 - National Conference Coverage

Independent Joe: October 2013

When Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno walked to the podium at Caesar’s Atlantic City last month, she knew she was facing a friendly room. She has an appreciation for Dunkin’ franchisees—as small business owners who create jobs and pay taxes. And, in a state that is still reeling from Hurricane Sandy, she views them as beacons in the storm. She said thank you because, in her words, “Dunkin’ Donuts saved lives after Sandy.”

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Direct Capital Franchise Group

Direct Capital Franchise Group has been serving Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees for nearly 10 years and has been a DDIFO Sponsor for six years. Its franchise team’s goal is to simplify financing by providing essential products at the most competitive prices, delivered with extraordinary speed and with a remarkable customer experience. “With us, Dunkin’ franchisees experience…

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