Quebec Court Finds For Dunkin’ Franchisees

In a long-awaited decision, the Quebec Court of Appeals has found in favor of a group of 21 Dunkin’ franchisees in a suit that was initiated back in 2005.  The judgement by the appellate court affirms the lower court decision holding a franchisor responsible for maintaining the strength of the brand and supporting the brand’s…

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Dunkin’ Earnings

Dunkin’ Brands held their quarterly earnings call yesterday morning and John Gordon of Pacific Management Consulting Group, our expert Restaurant Analyst, reported for us on the call:  “Dunkin’ posted credible Q1 earnings results, beating both consensus Wall Street views of revenues and earnings ($.05 EPS beat).  The stock was up about 9% in the first…

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Pennsylvania Looks To Go In Different Direction

It’s a long way from becoming law, but we’re glad to be able to report that the Pennsylvania Senate is at least considering the needs of small business as relates unnecessarily increasing labor costs.  We noted this week that the senate on a vote of 37 – 12 passed a bill that would overturn a…

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Is Tax Cutting Getting Popular?

As state legislatures around the country begin their 2015 sessions in earnest, we couldn‘t help note that several are now looking at reducing tax burdens and making more of an effort to “live within their means”.  In his State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo highlighted his “2015 Opportunity Agenda”, which calls…

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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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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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Small businesses applaud proposed health-care reform bill

Boston Herald – The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce threw its support today behind a new health-care payment reform bill filed by the Legislature’s conference committee, saying it was a step forward for health-care affordability and transparency. “It sets a goal for health-care costs that builds on the progress we’ve made over the last 18…

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DDIFO Along With the CFA are Listed Supporters of the Small Business Tax Cut Act

Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners (DDIFO) along with the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) and other franchisee associations have all signed on to support The Small Business Tax Cut Act which was introduced by Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The tax cut bill, if passed, would decrease small business owners’ taxable income and increase bottom lines. Specifically, The Small Business Tax Cut Act would allow franchise owners to deduct 20 percent of their income from taxes, up to 50 percent of their W-2 wages.

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Financing Sponsors Rustle Up Success for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees

Every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner is unique—indeed, every shop is—and as such, each has different financing needs. With a dozen financing Sponsors currently on board and more in the pipeline, DDIFO is delivering connections to a variety of lenders that offer particular specialties to meet the diverse and distinct funding demands of its members. Whether…

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