Krispy Kreme Wins Trademark Claims Against Franchisee

Mark Hamblett reports in the New York Law Journal and published at Law.com that the franchisor Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. has won an injunction blocking a delinquent franchisee from operating in New York’s Pennsylvania Station and another location. A federal judge granted the preliminary injunction to the doughnut maker on the grounds that franchisee Satellite Donuts was behind on its obligations under its agreements with Krispy Kreme and is in violation of the Lanham Act.

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How Franchisees Fire Franchisor CEOs and Boards

Don Sniegowski writes at BlueMauMau that Experts say that well organized franchisees can make profound changes in a franchisor’s behavior. Some have even been able to fire wayward CEOs, replace a franchisor’s board of directors, and spearhead a new strategy that lifts store profits and the brand.

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Marketing Health Conscious

QSR Magazine reports that healthy eating is more top of mind for consumers now than ever before, and brands need to develop marketing strategies that display their healthy efforts.

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Luther Unwinds 60 Years of Dunkin’ Culture

Blue MauMau reports that in his address at a New York restaurant show on March 1, Dunkin’ Brands chairman Jon Luther said he had successfully changed Dunkin’s image with the public. DDIFO Members….What do you think? Take the Luther Poll?

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Dunkin’ Donuts Plans on Hold

Shelley Smith of the Salisbury Post reports that trouble seems to be brewing for the newly constructed Dunkin’ Donuts on Jake Alexander Boulevard, in Salisbury, North Carolina! According to information from a company representative.

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Overseas Investors Brew Growth at Ann Arbor-based Bearclaw

Jaclyn Trop reports in the The Detroit News that when Debi Scroggins needed investors to grow her Bearclaw Coffee Co. franchise, she looked to the Middle East. The founder of the Ann Arbor-based coffee company has recruited nearly a dozen Iranians — with more to follow — to open mobile coffee carts in the United States at $180,000 a pop.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Announces 15 New Restaurants in Atlanta, Ga With Two Franchisees

Steve Silva and Derek Weilbaecher are founders of Yellow Mountain, LLC. They have been involved in the quick service restaurant business for over six years and together own and operate eight Zaxby’s restaurants, two in Douglas County, GA and six in Jefferson County, AL. James Laskaris, president of Ioan Donuts, LLC and Stephen Attard, director of operations of Ioan Donuts, LLC have been Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees since 2000 and currently have 16 open locations in Atlanta.

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Early Dunkin’ Owner Reflects On Decades Of Donuts

Anne Hamilton of the Hartford Courant reports that Doughnuts and Bob Demery are as intertwined as a DNA double-helix, starting when he was a Boston paperboy and sold doughnuts on the side, and continuing until he became the first Dunkin’ Donuts owner to hit $1 million in sales.

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