Post-California Moving Fair Franchising Forward

It’s easy to see why backers of California’s historic Fair Franchising Bill feel a bit like the 2007 New England Patriots. You may remember that team that went 18-0 before losing the Super Bowl to the New York Giants. The Coalition of Franchisee Associations, which counts as its members franchisee associations from Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway,…

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Limiting your Legal Liability for Employee Compensation Claims

As a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee, you and your labor lawyer should immediately audit your franchise’s compensation practices. Lawsuits for unpaid minimum and overtime wages are on the rise, and several Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in the northeast have been the targets of lawsuits and Department of Labor investigations. In September 2014, a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee near…

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Dunkin’s Choices Keep it a Strong Competitor for Breakfast Business

My morning workout is one of the few things I do for myself each day. The other is stopping at Dunkin’ Donuts for a healthy, low-calorie, breakfast on the way home,” says Sherri Horlink. The slender blonde, soccer mom from Natick, Massachusetts, enjoys an egg-white veggie flat bread sandwich when her busy schedule allows time…

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What Happens In Vegas…

It might be the most famous tag line in advertising history. It is still quoted extensively in a broad array of applications across the business, personal and social arenas and it inspired both an Usher song (“What Happens Here, Stays Here”) as well as several full length movies (The Hangover trilogy, What Happens in Vegas).…

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Independent Joe #28: October/ November

The 2014 DD Independent Franchise Owners National Conference and Hall of Fame Gala was a huge success. The winners were the franchise owners, the sponsors and the organization. The house made out pretty well, too as DDIFO contributed its part to the Rio Hotel’s bottom line for 2014. The conference provided useful industry content for…

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From Corporate Player to Franchise Owner, Shub Hedge Never Looked Back

When the company you’ve worked for suddenly decides you are expendable, your sense of security can vanish, even if you are the calmest of personalities. However, for Shub Hegde, the experience meant just one thing: Opportunity. It was the early 1990s and Hegde, who was born in a small town in southern India and moved…

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DDIFO Honors Three Franchisees with Inclusion into the Hall of Fame

Bill Daly: Company man turned franchisee When he came to the stage to accept the honor of being inducted into the DDIFO Hall of Fame, Bill Daly shared a story from his first day as a franchisee. Daly, who had spent 29 years as a company man, in both the Howdy Beef ’n’ Burger and Dunkin’…

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