Competitor News

Tim Horton’s, the Canadian coffee and donut franchise, has rather unceremoniously vacated parts of the state of Maine and areas of upstate New York.  The brand closed 6 stores in Portland without any advance notice and another sixteen in the Syracuse area of New York.  Tim’s has long tried to expand their reach into the…

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Competitor News

Out of the Chicago area, we took note of the recent news report that despite closing a host of stores in the greater Chicago area during the Great Recession, Krispy Kreme is looking to expand again in the area.  The Winston-Salem (NC) based company has signed a deal to open eight locations in Chicago and…

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Independent Joe #31 April/May 2015

As the clock ticks down, when the last points have been scored and the cheers have gone silent, many professional athletes are left wondering what comes next. For more and more athletes, the somewhat surprising answer is franchising. In increasing numbers, athletes are hanging up their uniforms in exchange for a partnership with leading chains,…

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Northeast Regional Meeting

We are only one week away from the Northeast Regional Member Meeting to be held from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Mass.  We will conclude the event with a cocktail reception at 5:00 PM.  Register now to attend!  Always one of…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Closes Shop After 37 Years

Sara Dorn of the Battle Creek Enquirer writes Tom Winchell said “cheers and tears” have been the reactions of loyal Dunkin’ Donuts patrons when they hear he will close his doors Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. after 37 years as Urbandale’s doughnut man.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Multi Unit Franchise Owner Expands in Ohio

Betty Lin-Fisher of the Akron Beacon Journal the franchise owner for new Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the Akron area and other parts of Northeast Ohio is halfway through his goal of adding 22 locations and says the market is doing well. “The brand has done a really good job,” said Ken Blum. “Our name is Dunkin’ Donuts, but we’re probably better known for our coffee than for our doughnuts.”

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Paramount Restaurant Supply Offers All-in-One Approach to New Store Builds, Remodels

Every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner knows that building a new store or doing a remodel is a gargantuan venture with many moving parts. As such, it requires keen management with precise attention to detail. Where can you turn for help managing such a project and rest assured that every detail will be attended to according to your schedule and financial plan? Look no further than DDIFO Sponsor Paramount Restaurant Supply Corp.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Sprays Coffee Scent on Buses in South Korea

The chain is using ‘Flavor Radio’ to boost sales by releasing the scent of  coffee when its jingle is played Remember Smell-O-Vision, an idea that could have been great but just wasn’t? Dunkin’ Donuts has harnessed this idea and is now using it in Seoul, South Korea, in order to increase coffee sales, reports BostInno.…

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