Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin’ was one of four QSR chains that recently reached agreement with 14 state attorneys general over the issue of so-called ‘no poach’ agreements. The settlement provides that the companies (Arby’s, Five Guys & Little Caesar’s are the others) will eliminate all no poach clauses that may exist in their franchise agreements. Further, the companies…

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Dunkin’ Doings

With the Boston Marathon rapidly approaching, Dunkin’ Donuts unveiled this week a new product with which it had teamed with another Massachusetts-based company, Saucony footwear company. Together this week they launched the Saucony X Dunkin Kinvara 9 running sneaker. The limited-edition footwear is replete with Dunkin’s pink and orange colors as well as the company…

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Dunkin Strengthens Boston During Marathon Tragedy

While most of greater Boston was locked down during a massive manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, authorities allowed at least one business to remain open to feed first responders: Dunkin’ Donuts. Adjacent to the Watertown Police Department, the town’s Dunkin’ Donuts voluntarily provided free coffee and snacks to state and local…

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Chris Prazeres with friends and family at mile 25 of the Boston Marathon. Because of the bombings Chris and thousands of other runners never made it to the finish line 1.2 miles away.

A Different Finish Line for One Determined Runner: Christopher Prazeres’ story

Of all the scenarios that Christopher Prazeres imagined as he toed the starting line for the legendary marathon course, he never dreamed that the world’s oldest annual 26.2-mile race would be tragically interrupted by terrorism. It was a sunny April 15 morning, and Prazeres, a second-generation owner of a network which includes seven stores in…

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Boston Marathon, lost revenue

Near the Finish Line: Franchisee Efharis Alepedis’ Shop Rebounds Quickly

For Efharis Alepedis, there was no indication that the illustrious 117th running of the Boston Marathon was going to be any different this year for her family’s bustling Copley Square store. It’s the busiest day of the year for the shop, which is just a few hundred feet from the famed blue-and-yellow painted finish line.…

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Independent Joe Magazine – June 2013

As we enter into the summer months, we look forward with anticipation to barbeques, sun-filled days, beaches, vacations – and plans to attend the DDIFO National Conference.

For the last few years, the conference was held at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut and the speaking outline for the conference was kept under wraps until Labor Day. That all changes this year.

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A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

May 3rd 2013: Marathon, Fair Franchising, QSR Worker Strike, Member Meetings

During my tenure as Executive Director of the DDIFO, I’ve enjoyed going around the footprint and having a cup of coffee with many DD franchisees.  Time and logistics prevent me from meeting all of you, but technology makes it possible.  Through regular communication with DDIFO members, current and future, I will continue having coffee with…

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At cops’ request, Dunkin’ Donuts stays open

Originally Published on Boston.com It was clear amidst the chaos Friday which was the hometown coffee chain. On block after block of the Boston’s Financial District and Downtown Crossing, Starbucks shops went dark as the city locked down, spurred by a manhunt for the second marathon bombing suspect. Dunkin’ Donuts stayed open. Law enforcement asked…

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Dunkin’ Donuts donates $100K to Boston Marathon fund

Dunkin’ Donuts announced today that it has donated $100,000 to The One Fund Boston to support families of those impacted by Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. The fund was announced this week by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Additionally, Boston-area Dunkin’ franchisees have been and will continue to support emergency workers in…

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