Important to note, in the context of wages and worker benefits, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that real average hourly earnings for all employee increased 0.5% from November to December. The increase stems from a combination of 0.4 percent increase in average hourly earnings coupled with a 0.1% decrease in the CPI. Real average hourly earnings last month increased 1.1% over 2017. And, further in the good news department, Dunkin continues to maintain a strong grip on the #2 spot in the Franchise 500 rankings produced annually by Entrepreneur Magazine! Keep up the good work!