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…

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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…

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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…

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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,”…

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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…

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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…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

There will be more illustrations of the tremendous benefits of independent franchisee associations in another 2 weeks at the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Attendees will hear from top franchisee attorneys Robert Zarco with Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito, P.A.; Ron Gardner…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held in a couple of weeks on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Although the CFA room block is now closed, rooms may still be available. Attendees will hear from top franchisee attorneys Robert Zarco with Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski & Brito,…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held in one month on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (with rooms available in the CFA block at a discounted $179 per night) in Chicago . Franchisees already confirmed from more than a dozen other national brands will hear from…

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CFA Inaugural Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) inaugural legal symposium will be held in one month on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (with rooms available in the CFA block at a discounted $179 per night) in Chicago . Franchisees already confirmed from more than a dozen other national brands will hear from…

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