New Laws and Regulations Threaten Franchisee Profitability

DDIFO Working to Leverage Collective Strength to Protect Franchise Owners When this issue went to press, franchisees in New Jersey were looking at a possible 17 percent increase in the state’s minimum wage. In Florida, state regulators are auditing Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees to be sure they are complying with sales tax regulations. And in Illinois,…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Closes Shop After 37 Years

Sara Dorn of the Battle Creek Enquirer writes Tom Winchell said “cheers and tears” have been the reactions of loyal Dunkin’ Donuts patrons when they hear he will close his doors Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. after 37 years as Urbandale’s doughnut man.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Multi Unit Franchise Owner Expands in Ohio

Betty Lin-Fisher of the Akron Beacon Journal the franchise owner for new Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the Akron area and other parts of Northeast Ohio is halfway through his goal of adding 22 locations and says the market is doing well. “The brand has done a really good job,” said Ken Blum. “Our name is Dunkin’ Donuts, but we’re probably better known for our coffee than for our doughnuts.”

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Milwaukee-, Madison-area Dunkin Donuts Support Wisconsin Special Olympics

Wisconsin police officers “did time” at 14 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Milwaukee and Madison, staking out rooftops to raise awareness and $16,500 for Wisconsin Special Olympics. It was all part of a larger fundraising effort held each year called the Law Enforcement Torch Run: 1,000 Wisconsin officers march across the state, carrying the Flame of…

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Glenview Dunkin’ Donuts ‘Staked out’ by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to Support Special Olympics

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan spent a recent morning on a Dunkin’ Donuts rooftop in Glenview, IL, along with several police officers. The Dunkin’ Donuts annual “Cops on the Roof” event benefits the Illinois Special Olympic Games, held each June in Normal, IL. The Illinois Dunkin’ Donuts event raised $243,000 to support the annual games.…

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Illinois Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Host Local Law Enforcement; Raise $243,000 for Illinois Special Olympics

The Illinois Special Olympics Summer Games held this month in Normal, Illinois, received a big boost from Illinois Dunkin’ Donuts stores. Illinois Dunkin’ Donuts’ Cops on the Roof daylong campaign raised $243,000 to support the cause, crushing 2011’s total of $215,000. The Illinois Special Olympics serves more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more…

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Chicago Dunkin’ Donuts Owners Support Law Enforcement’s Special Olympics Torch Run; Mrs. Illinois Lisa Sonnenberg and NBA Star Bill Wennington ‘Stake Out’ Chicago

As Chicago customers popped into the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1519 West Madison for their everyday morning fuel on June 1st, they might have looked up and wondered what on Earth Mrs. Illinois Lisa Sonnenberg and Bulls broadcaster and former NBA great Bill Wennington were doing hanging out together up on the roof with a bunch…

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R. F. Technologies, and Quail Digital Announce Collaboration for the Drive Thru Market

R. F. Technologies Inc. a DDIFO (Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners) sponsor and leading supplier of communications systems to the drive thru market has announced a collaboration with wireless headset specialist Quail Digital. The agreement  will see Illinois based RFT represent Quail Digital for sales and technical support of the company’s new, Q-Pro5 lightweight wireless…

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