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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DDIFO Announces New Executive Director

Ed Shanahan to take over Franchisee Organization Bellingham, MA – The DD Independent Franchise Owners (DDIFO), which represents the largest independent association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the US, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edwin Shanahan as the new Executive Director of the organization. Shanahan officially starts on July 30, 2012 and…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Deo Braga Earns Chamber Salute

Deo Braga, was honored as Gloucester’s Small Business Man of the Year. Deo left Portugal for the United States in 1981 and embarked upon the American Dream. Starting in the kitchen of a Dunkin’ Donuts in East Boston, the then-20-year-old immigrant quickly baked his way up to position of manager of the Dunkin’ Donuts in Essex, a move which introduced him to Cape Ann, and eventually to Gloucester, where, together with his wife Paula, he would build an entrepreneurial empire estimated today at approximately $20 million and growing.

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Maintain the Highest Cleaning, Sanitation & Food Safety Standards with Ecolab

DDIFO knows that every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner is heavily invested in and takes pride in food and beverage safety and quality. However, factors like employee turnover, foot traffic and multiple language requirements can make it difficult to maintain consistent cleaning and sanitation standards. Enter DDIFO Sponsor Ecolab, a global company that has worked with Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees for 10 years and is eager to expand these relationships to provide the best cleaning and sanitation solutions.

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Tim Horton’s Ruling may be a Cautionary Tale for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners

A Canadian court ruling involving Tim Horton’s may be cautionary tale for Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. The case was brought by a group of Tim Horton’s franchise owners after they were forced to sell items at below cost and switch to more expensive pre-baked donuts from a supplier affiliated with the franchisor. Franchise attorney Eric H. Karp of the Boston firm Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan, LLP, closely followed this case and kept DDIFO apprised of its developments. After the decision was announced, DDIFO commissioned him to write a comprehensive summary of this ruling.

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Northeast Members Meeting Recounts Success, Looks to Future Challenges

DDIFO members from the Northeast region gathered on March 8 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts, to mark their successes and prepare for tomorrow as they networked with fellow franchisees and DDIFO Sponsors, heard from compelling speakers, and exchanged ideas and concerns. The theme for the DDIFO Spring Northeast Members Meeting—Where Do We Go from Here? Onward & Forward!—conveyed the accomplishments Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners have achieved over the past few years as well as the constant eye franchisees and DDIFO keep on the road ahead.

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