A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 28, 2013 – NLRB Appointments, Tip Pooling, Employee Payment

Supreme Court To Review NLRB Appointments – President Obama’s “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which were ultimately declared illegal, continue to make news.  The three appointments, made while the Senate was still in session, were negated by the courts.  Consequently, any decisions (most of which were anti-business) by the NLRB after the…

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 1st, 2013 – Fair Franchising, CFA Lobby Day, Tip Pooling, Social Media

Outstanding News from the Golden State – In a hard fought political battle, the Good Guys prevailed in the California Senate this week when the Senate formally advanced the Fair Franchising legislation (SB 610) by a vote of 22 – 12.  The legislation which would, among other things, provide an affirmative right of good faith and fair…

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New Franchisee Prepares to Open Nebraska’s First Dunkin’

Bares says he has felt welcomed into the Dunkin’ franchisee community, and that DDIFO has given him the opportunity to connect with  others in the business. Bryce Bares is returning to his home state of Nebraska and he’s bringing Dunkin’ Donuts with him. “Several DDIFO members have told me that there’s never been a better…

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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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