Workforce Systems and Operation Done Easy with UKG

There’s an easier way to manage your workforce with HR, payroll and timekeeping solutions all in one unified paperless system. Join us for this presentation to hear from Wyclif Kpanou, Director of Business Operations for Westside Donut Ventures LLC, as he discusses how streamlining operations in his workforce increased efficiency and mobility, all while saving…

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Navigating Loss Prevention during COVID-19 with Dri Mark Products

This exceptional presentation features Keith Aubele, CPP, LPP, founder of Nav1gate, who has enjoyed a long career at Walmart as the Director of Loss Prevention & Safety and Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention & Risk at The Home Depot. Keith will be joined by Mark Dobbs, a marketing and sales executive with 40 years…

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Upcoming Webinar Wednesday Event

Members are able to register now to attend our next Webinar Wednesday event scheduled just over two weeks hence.  On Wednesday, September 16 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST, we will present “Modernize Your Business: Finance Tips for Franchise Owners during COVID-19”. This timely and informative presentation will feature Gregg Genovese, a partner with The…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Financial Review:  We’ve begun working a Dunkin Donuts shop level financial review and John Gordon, founder of Pacific Management Consulting Group, will present detailed findings at our DDIFO National Conference later this year. In the meantime, we will note some observations in Small Regular No Sugar! and other DDIFO publications throughout the coming months. One…

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Finance & Development Conference Takeaways

DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon had the opportunity to attend the recent conference and provides us with some of his observations, going beyond the headlines and the spin from earnings calls. Overall, restaurant market share has been stagnant for years, but: Restaurant sales are flat-to-up marginally but traffic is still down from the 2007 pre-recession…

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Varano To Give Closing Keynote at National Conference

Highly successful restauranteur Nick Varano, founder of The Varano Group and owner of some of the finest fine dining establishments in the Boston area, will close the 2015 National Conference with the keynote closing address on at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Varano, highly regarded in restaurant circles across the country, will cap off a…

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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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