Appreciation for two outstanding franchisees

Boston radio legend Howie Carr had just wrapped up the live remote of his radio show from the DDIFO National Conference when he found himself in the middle of the cocktail party that preceded the Hall of Fame dinner. Carr, who is known for telling it like it is, whether the topic centers on politics…

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National Conference Speakers Address Key Issues Facing Franchisees

If there was one theme that ran throughout the recent DDIFO National Conference held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, it was “Be vigilant.” The theme framed discussions on franchising, government relations, Dunkin’ Brands’ new franchise agreement and the competitive landscape facing QSRs like Dunkin’ Donuts. And while some speakers presented the theme in more desperate terms…

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Independent Joe #40 Oct/Nov

If there was one theme that ran throughout the recent DDIFO National Conference held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, it was “Be vigilant.” The theme framed discussions on franchising, government relations, Dunkin’ Brands’ new franchise agreement and the competitive landscape facing QSRs like Dunkin’ Donuts. And while some speakers presented the theme in more desperate terms…

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2016 DDIFO National Conference Promises the Wonder of it All

Pack your bags, make your plans, and get ready to experience “The Wonder of it All,” at the 2016 DDIFO National Conference, happening October 24-25 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The conference will convene franchisees from around the country in the place where Dunkin’ Donuts got its start: New England. The past three…

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Independent Joe #39 Sept/Oct

Tucked into the Connecticut woods, Foxwoods is the largest resort casino in the country. In short, there really is something for everyone. “The great thing about coming to Foxwoods is that you can bring your family and extend your stay,” says Guido Petrosinelli, a longtime franchisee from Rhode Island, and a member of the 2105…

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DDIFO Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

This year, DDIFO is honored to announce the induction of two long time operators into its Franchise Owners Hall of Fame. DUKE CARVALHO: Try it, you’ll like it Duke Carvalho always had a good eye for business. He saw the money side of it as a manager at the Cambridge (Mass.) Portuguese Credit Union. He saw…

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Hall of Fame Committee to Select 2016 Inductees

Fall will be here before you know it and, once again, DDIFO will recognize the pioneers and visionaries who helped build Dunkin’ Donuts into the powerhouse brand it is today. The 2016 Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Gala will be held on October 25 in conjunction with the DDIFO National Conference (October 24 &…

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Independent Joe #38 June/July

Ever since it started offering deli-like sandwiches to its customers in 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts has been in a constant state of change—searching for the right meat-cheese-and-egg combos to boost breakfast sales and provide all-day companions to its growing roster of beverages. Now, with snacks representing approximately 60 percent of sales, Dunkin’ Brands is trying out…

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2016 Hall of Fame: Nomination Form

The Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owner Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the success of Dunkin’ Donuts. Inductees have gone above and beyond to help build Dunkin’ Donuts to the esteem the brand enjoys today. For over 50 years Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise owners have worked hard and long hours, invested their resources, and involved…

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