The ‘Breakfast Club’ reigns over Elm Street

Carrie Schmelkin writes in the New Canaan Advertiser that a group of men meet every morning at Dunkin’ Donuts in New Canaan, CT for their very own “Breakfast Club.” The scene is reminiscent of a popular “Friends” episode

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National Members Meeting Symbolizes Unity, Growth

“United Now … More than Ever”, the overriding theme to DDIFO’s first National Members Meeting, is more than a simple turn of phrase: It is a manifestation of the organization’s progress as well as a call to action. And it reverberated throughout the Cabaret Theater at Mohegan Sun on September 21.

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Dunkin’ Franchisee Relishes New Ideas

Luci Scott reports in the The Arizona Republic that even as a kid, entrepreneur Bert Hayenga was making money. He worked a paper route, and he bought old boats and mini-bikes, fixed them up and sold them. Now at 47, as a partner in Phoenix-based HWK Partners, he invests in real estate and owns close to half of the 33 franchises of Dunkin’ Donuts in metro Phoenix.

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Dunkin’s Run: A Love Story

Francis Storrs writes a great peice in the September issue of Boston Magazine, he interviews dozens of people involved with Dunkin’ Donuts over the years including; Dunkin’ Brands CEO: Nigel Travis, Ex-Franchisee and Past IFA Chair: Steve Seigal , DDIFO Chairman: Kevin McCarthy and DDIFO President: Jim Coen.

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Saving Money & Recovering Costs: Strategies for Franchise Owners

For five years, Michael Lefkowitz owned and operated four Dunkin’ Donuts stores in Miami-Dade County. Before selling his stores in August of this year, he established ECS Business Services (ECS), a cost reduction and cost recovery consultancy. As ECS President, Lefkowitz is dedicated to helping franchise owners and other clients save money and recover costs related to fixed expenses. DDIFO Members Only

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Nigel Travis Talks Dunkin’s Strategy

In QSR Magazine’s September issue cover story, Carolyn Walkup writes: the midst of the worst recession in decades may seem like a tough time to take the reins of a restaurant company that sells discretionary treats not needed in the everyday diet. However, Nigel Travis, whom Dunkin’ Brands hired to head its Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands in January 2009, quickly showed he was up to the task.

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