Dunkin owners to grant $110,000 to Rhode Island and SE Mass. students

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee group to award over 110 scholarships to Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts high school seniors Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts are proud to help ease the financial burden of college tuition for local families, as they gear up to award more than 110 scholarships to college-bound high school…

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Green Mountain’s Expiring K-Cup Patents Attract Coffee Rivals

Leslie Patton reports at BusinessWeek that – Sept. 16, 2012, is D Day — or at least K Day — for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. That’s when it will lose the main patents on K-Cups, the coffee pods that helped make Green Mountain the largest player in the $1 billion-plus U.S. single-serve coffee market.

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Allen Cicchitelli Joins DDIFO Board of Directors

The DD Independent Franchise Owners Group (DDIFO), which represents the largest association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the US, is pleased to announce the addition of Rhode Island businessman Allen Cicchitelli to the DDIFO Board of Directors.

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Nashua Doughnut store was first in the state 50 years ago today

Joseph Cote of the Nashua Telegram reports on October 19th that the city will be at the center of a milestone in the state’s history Wednesday: the 50th anniversary of the opening of New Hampshire’s first Dunkin’ Donuts.

A celebration will be Wednesday morning at the chain’s newly refurbished store at 42 Main St. from 10:30-11:30. Mayor Donnalee Lozeau will be on hand for the event along with members of the Carvalho family of Hollis, who have been in the Dunkin’ Donuts business for more than 30 years.

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Even more Dunkin’ Donuts to open in R.I.

Can there be even more Dunkin’ Donuts in Rhode Island? Apparently, yes.

A group of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners have nabbed up 16 former Tim Hortons locations, but just five will be new doughnut and coffee shops. The others will be leased to non-competing companies.

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Massachusetts Considering Bills to Become the First State to Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Nathan L. Kaitz, whi is an attorney with Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP. Nathan may be reached at (617) 523-6666 or at nkaitz@morganbrown.com. Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP focuses exclusively on representing employers in employment and labor matters

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