A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

May 10th, 2013: Fair Franchising, New I-9 Forms, Hall of Fame

Fair Franchising – Maine franchisees from a broad array of companies testified in support of the Small Business Investment Protection Act this week before the Labor, Commerce, Research & Economic Development Committee of the Maine Legislature.  The bill is an outstanding fair franchising piece of legislation that enjoys much support in the Maine Franchisee community…

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2013 Northeast Regional Meeting Program Agenda, Westborough, MA

Register for the Meeting 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM  Quarterly Meeting, DDIFO Board of Directors (All are welcome!) 2:00 – 2:30 PM     Welcome – Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO  “A New Direction – A New Effectiveness!” A presentation by the new Executive Director of DDIFO on the status of the organization, its current position, and it…

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Dunkin’ Lobbying Against Key Obamacare Provision

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 05:14 PM – By Todd Beamon Dunkin’ Brands — the owner of Dunkin’ Donuts — is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare. The company, based in Canton, Massachusetts, is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40…

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Dunkin Brands Q4 and full year earnings call, January 31 2013

Earnings call overview: DBI delivered positive but modest same store sales, beat consensus earnings by $.01 but missed the revenue consensus forecast. Problems in DD international, DD withdrawal from Taiwan and continued US Baskin net store contraction didn’t seem to worry Wall Street, with the stock up $.83 or 2.2% at 200P EST. The sell…

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Brookline MA Town Meeting approves ban on Styrofoam containers

Brock Parker reported on the Boston.com web site that a special meeting of the Brookline Massachusetts Town Meeting voted Tuesday night (11/13/12) to ban the use of Styrofoam in the town for takeout food containers and beverages. By a vote of 169-to-27, the Town Meeting elected to prohibit the use of disposable polystyrene, also known by its…

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Chief Global Strategy Officer Neil Moses Stepping Down

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Donna Goodison of the Boston Herald reports that Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s chief global strategy officer is resigning after being promoted to the role in June. Neil Moses, who first joined the Canton-based parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins as its chief financial officer in November 2010, will leave…

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Dunkin’ Brands And DDBRCF Donate $200,000 To Hurricane Sandy Relief

Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy disaster relief efforts.  To further support those who have been impacted by the hurricane, The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) also announced a $100,000 grant to Feeding America®, the…

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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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As Private Equity Cashes Out, What’s Next for DNKN?

  After six year of ownership, the trio of private equity (PE) firms that purchased Dunkin’ Brands for $2.4 billion, has effectively cashed out their remaining 30 percent stake. Bain Capital, Carlyle and TH Lee took a $500 million stock buyback in July 2012; the trio had already cashed out their investment through stock sales…

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