2015 DDIFO National Conference

While you have your calendars out, be sure to reserve Monday and Tuesday, September 21 and 22 for the DDIFO National Conference, which this year will be held at the most famous hotel on the Las Vegas strip, the incomparable Caesars Palace!  We’ve already confirmed some outstanding presentations you won’t want to miss, but where…

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DDIFO Honors Three Franchisees with Inclusion into the Hall of Fame

Bill Daly: Company man turned franchisee When he came to the stage to accept the honor of being inducted into the DDIFO Hall of Fame, Bill Daly shared a story from his first day as a franchisee. Daly, who had spent 29 years as a company man, in both the Howdy Beef ’n’ Burger and Dunkin’…

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2014 DDIFO Hall of Fame Inductees

Carlos Andrade When the time came in the late 1980’s to establish an independent franchisee organization for Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners, Carlos Andrade was there. Over the years, Carlos has consistently supported DDIFO while also helping individual franchisees get their start in the system. A natural leader, Carlos has served in the Advisory Council system,…

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DDIFO Hall of Fame Nominations are due this week!

We remind franchise owners that the deadline for submitting nominees for consideration for the DDIFO Hall of Fame is August 1, one week from today.  We strongly encourage you to review the Hall of Fame criteria on the DDIFO website and submit those you believe worthy of consideration.  Induction into the DDIFO Hall of Fame…

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DDIFO Hall of Fame Nominations – August 1st Deadline

We strongly encourage our members to consider submitting the names of franchise owners  to be considered for induction into the DDIFO Hall of Fame.  Hall of Fame criteria and nomination forms are now available on the DDIFO website.  We ask that you review the nomination criteria and submit your nominees directly online, or by email…

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2014 Hall of Fame: Nomination Form

The Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owner Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the success of Dunkin’ Donuts. Inductees have gone above and beyond to help build Dunkin’ Donuts to the esteem the brand enjoys today. For over 50 years Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise owners have worked hard and long hours, invested their resources, and involved…

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Caution: Storm Clouds Ahead!

Earlier this month, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the greatest military operation ever attempted. Students of history know the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 involved over 130,000 Allied troops and is recognized as the turning point in winning WWII. What is less well known, however, is that the invasion was originally planned for…

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Congratulations to D’Alelio Management

DDIFO is delighted to extend our congratulations to D’Alelio Management (founded by DDIFO Hall of Fame Inductee, the late Helen D’Alelio) on the company being named “Business of the Year” by the Medford (Massachusetts) Chamber of Commerce.  Company principals, Mitzi Lawlor and Gary D’Alelio, own 26 Dunkin shops around Massachusetts.

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With Our Sympathies

DDIFO is saddened to report that one of our most recent inductees into the DDIFO Hall of Fame, Dave Segal, passed away this past week.  Dave was a true gentleman and a real leader in the birth of Dunkin’ Donuts.  Our prayers are with his family and loved ones.

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DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame Gala

Hall of Fame Gala: Six Franchise Pioneers Honored

Hugs, tears and remembrances punctuated the third annual DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame Dinner and Gala held during the National Conference in Atlantic City. Six individuals, including the first woman, were recognized for their lifetime contributions to the Dunkin’ system. Amrit Patel, who came to the United States in 1970 from Gujarat, India and…

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