National Iced Coffee Day Boosts Dunkin’ Joy Foundation

Iced coffee with an extra shot of joy. That’s what was featured on the Dunkin’ menu on May 25th when franchisees across the country celebrated the brand’s first National Iced Coffee Day and committed to donating $1 from every iced coffee sold to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation (Dunkin’ Joy.) The result was a…

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Can the Franchisor Set Prices on Your Menu? It Depends…

As franchisee lawyers, franchisees often ask us about a franchisor’s right to set franchisees’ prices.  Most franchisees assume they can set their own pricing, and many claim it is an antitrust violation for a franchisor to set their prices. Unfortunately, that is not generally the case, and the answer is a bit more complicated. With…

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Independent Joe #74 June/July 2022

This year was supposed to be different. After a pandemic, racial unrest, supply chain issues and more, 2022 was to be the year things began to normalize. But then, Russia declared war on Ukraine, inflation – climbing at a 40-year high – didn’t recede as predicted, and today everything costs more than it did a…

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Dunkin’ Runs on Sports Marketing

This year’s NBA Finals had it all: a marquee matchup with big names and big-city audiences watching. As the Golden State Warriors captured their fourth NBA crown in eight years, Dunkin’ captured a lot of eyeballs through its investment in sports marketing and advertising. In the brand’s home court of Massachusetts, Dunkin’ was ever-present inside…

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