Rogue Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owner Brings Back Penny

It was noted at NPR that a rogue Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner “decided to eliminate the use of pennies” — the latest salvo in the long-running, low-grade war on the penny. Dunkin’ HQ was called by NPR for comment. In an email, the company told NPR that the store has abandoned the ban.

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Fraud, Breach and Wrongful Termination

W Michael Garner reports at Bluemaumau that since Labor Day, franchisees around the country filed suits against their franchisors for fraud, breach of contract and wrongful termination. He notes: Dunkin’s Continuing Termination Campaign

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Steve Caldeira, President of the IFA to Speak to the New England Franchise Association

International Franchise Association (IFA) CEO Stephen J. Caldeira will speak to New England Franchise Association (NEFA) on Tuesday, November 9th at the Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton. Caldeira is the new President and CEO of the (IFA), the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. He started his new position as IFA President on June 15th, 2010. Caldeira has New England ties and was most recently director of Global Communications for Dunkin Brands.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Resisting Price Hikes on Bagged Coffee

97% of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners responding to a recent survey say they have not raised the prices of 16 ounce bags of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee even though the cost for coffee beans has reached a 13 year high. J.M. Smucker Company, which sells Dunkin’ Donuts licensed coffee at supermarkets and other retail outlets, announced it has raised prices by 9%. Comments Invited!

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Franchisees as Stakeholders: Your Rightful Claim

DDIFO’s first National Members Meeting on September 21 at the Mohegan Sun was chock-full of valuable information for franchise owners, but perhaps the most compelling presentation — The Franchisor In Play: Your Role as a Stakeholder, Not a Spectator — came from attorney Eric Karp. Karp’s message about the role franchise owners need to take in advance of and during a sale of the franchisor resonated strongly with the franchisees in attendance. DDIFO Members Only.

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12 Professions that Need Coffee the Most

The Boston Globe Reports that Dunkin’ Donuts was on to something when they coined their logo: “America runs on Dunkin’.” According to a survey conducted by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder, 32 percent of workers said they needed coffee to get through the workday and 43 percent said they were less productive without a cup of Joe. See the top 12 list of professions that drink coffee.

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