CFA Legal Symposium Topics Announced

The topics that will be presented at the its 2019 Legal Symposium by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) are those that franchise owners cannot afford to miss, primary areas of concern for many franchise owners! The CFA program at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on November 13 will feature many of the premier…

Read More »

RFDC and CFA Registrations

Take a look at the full agenda for the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference and you will notice that Dunkin’ CFO Kate Jaspon will be one of the presenters on the The CFO Forum panel; Nicole Miller Regan, of Piper Jaffrey and a panelist at the DDIFO National Conference in New Orleans last year, will…

Read More »

Senate Hears Need for Franchising Transparency

The U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy, chaired by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, held a public hearing this week on the matter: “Economic Mobility: Is the American Dream in Crisis?” One of the five individuals invited to testify was Subway franchisee and former Coalition of Franchisee Associations Chairman Keith Miller.…

Read More »

CFA Lobby Day Leads To Wage Increase Fairness Bill

At the recent CFA Lobby Day Forum (held in May) in Washington DC, Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) joined the CFA Board as its guest speaker for the CFA Directors dinner. Having the Congressman join us gave the Board the opportunity to speak candidly with him and in greater detail about an array of issues that…

Read More »

Dunkin’ Doings

Veteran Dunkin’ Franchisee and DDIFO member John Motta (who also serves as the current Chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations [CFA]) also participated in the Piper Jaffray 2019 Consumer Conference. John served on the franchisee panel highlighting a day in the life of a franchisee. In the wake of an exciting 2019 Stanley Cup…

Read More »

Clock Runs Out on Alabama Fair Franchising

As the Alabama legislative session expires this week, so too do any chances of passing SB 129, the Protect Alabama Small Businesses Act. Despite outstanding efforts by the Alabama Franchisee Association to get the bill to the brink of going to the Governor’s desk, last minute scare tactics and misinformation from the IFA and its…

Read More »

Franchising 101 for Federal Lawmakers

Not long after assuming the role of chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) in January of 2018, long-time Dunkin’ franchisee John Motta said that one of his goals was to make sure the voices of franchisees were heard more clearly on Capitol Hill. “We meet twice a year, we go to Washington, we…

Read More »

Independent Joe #55 April/May 2019

This year on April 20, national food brands stepped up their cutesy cannabis promotions—to tie in with what has become an annual pot-lover’s holiday. The numerical designation 420 is slang for the consumption of cannabis. So on the 20th day of the 4th month, brands like Pizza Hut said “It’s high time for a brownie,”…

Read More »

Save These 2019 Dates

It’s never too early to plan, and in that vein, we wanted to get these dates out to you as soon as we could. Mark your calendars now for the DDIFO National Conference, October 28-29 at the Foxwoods Casino and Hotel in Connecticut. The National Conference, last year held in New Orleans, is a program…

Read More »

Upcoming Events

Watch for the announcement this week of our next member meeting in Chicago on November 13 featuring a presentation by franchise attorney Michael Boxerman. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and will focus on a number of important franchise issues as well as a host of employment law issues such as…

Read More »