Maintaining the proper insurance coverage at the best price is a challenging proposition. DDIFO Sponsor KK Insurance Agency stands ready to streamline the process for you with its one-stop shop approach and specialized Dunkin’ Donuts program.
KK Insurance Agency is headquartered in New Jersey, but insures restaurants and other businesses in all 50 states. Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner clients in New Jersey brought the DDIFO to the agency’s attention, and KK Insurance Agency President Kiran Sondhi immediately initiated conversations with DDIFO President Jim Coen and former Sponsorship Director Amy Levine. Since the agency operates on a convention-marketing basis—finding higher value in face-to-face interactions to grow its business as opposed to other means of advertising—Sondhi felt that working with the DDIFO could be a great fit.
While KK Insurance Agency has served Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in the New Jersey area for more than three years, Sondhi and his staff are eager to expand services to other regions and believe sponsorship of Members Meetings is one of the best ways to achieve this goal. The agency began by sponsoring the New York/Mid-Atlantic members Meeting in December 2010. It has since signed on to sponsor all 2011 Members Meetings and advertise in Independent Joe. Most recently, Sondhi, Vice President Deepak Vaidya and Marketing Manager Ashish Vaidya staffed a table and met with franchise owners at the Northeast Members Meeting on March 3, 2011.
“We are looking forward to building relationships with each and every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner,” said Sondhi. “That’s why we’re sponsoring the meetings. It makes a huge difference to speak personally with the franchisees so they understand that they each matter to us.”
In business for more than 25 years, this agency has the know-how and experience to meet all of your insurance needs and prides itself on the highest level of personal service. In advance of soliciting Dunkin’ Donuts clients, KK Insurance Agency worked with a variety of insurance companies to first ensure they were willing and able to meet the needs and guidelines of Dunkin’ franchise owners. Some insurance companies can’t or don’t want to cover businesses that are open 24 hours, have cooking facilities and/or offer drive-through services. KK Insurance has built up a base of 35 insurance companies that can meet these, and all, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise requirements. What’s more, the agency is open six days a week and created a dedicated department of six staff members who work only with Dunkin’ Donuts clients.
KK Insurance Agency offers the following types of coverage:
• Commercial Property
• Fire Legal Liability
• Commercial Auto
• Hired & Non-owned Auto
• Workers’ Compensation
You can easily request a quote online or by phone. If you already have insurance, KK Insurance Agency additionally requests your current declaration page so it can accurately compare pricing, advocate for the best rates and/or discounts and ensure you have all the coverage you need. Once you agree to a recommended policy, the agency sends forms for signing via fax or email and offers secure electronic payment options. Your coverage becomes active upon payment. KK Insurance Agency has dedicated staff members who only process certificates for proof of insurance, so you can have this documentation immediately (in advance of the actual policy arriving in the mail) in case you need to share it with the bank, a landlord, etc. The process is that simple.
“Our goal in working with Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners is to offer a streamlined process to meet all of their insurance needs with the highest level of personalized customer service,” said Sondhi. “We enjoy the relationships we’ve already built with Dunkin’ franchisees and look forward to serving more of them in the future.”