California, Here We Come…

California’s great gold rush started in 1848. By 1855, some 300,000 came to the Golden State, hoping to strike it rich. Now, 159 years later, there is a new rush going on—this one for a share of the state’s giant coffee market. California is the nation’s most populated state—one out of eight people living in…

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Destination Las Vegas

Thinking of attending the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners’ 25th Anniversary Conference in Las Vegas on October 20-22? You won’t be alone. In addition to the other DDIFO conference attendees, you’ll be joined by countless other organizations, Vegas hospitality employees, entertainers, gaming personnel and others who have all come together to make Las Vegas the…

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Blackjack for Your Business

I had planned to write a great article for this issue using the parable “Six Blind Men and an Elephant” to highlight how franchise owners from different regions within the Dunkin’ footprint may individually face different issues – development, price points, supply or something else – and how those issues can influence how they see…

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Increased Cost of Doing Business

Serving coffee and donuts to the U.S. military is soon going to become a lot more expensive for Dunkin’ franchise owners thanks to a looming wage hike ordered up by the federal government. Operators of quick service restaurants located on military bases, including Dunkin’ Donuts, face a jump in the minimum wage to $10.10 an…

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Ready to Roll in Reno

Nicole Hansen is Eager to Establish Dunkin’ Donuts in Western Nevada Nicole Hansen loves coffee. As a teenager, she would drink iced mocha with whipped cream, but as she matured so did her taste. “As I became older and trained my pallet, I began to discover some good blends of Arabica beans. Now I prefer…

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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace: Increasing number of states provide  employees protection for legal pot use

Guest Column By Daniel S. Field and Andrea E. Zoia In the mid-1990’s, California became the first state in the country to allow the use of marijuana for medical reasons. Although the effectiveness of marijuana in treating many medical conditions has not been established, an increasing number of states have nevertheless followed California’s lead and…

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