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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Connecticut Advances “Employer Punishment Bill”

The admonition of Benjamin Franklin came to mind as the Connecticut General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee this week gave initial approval to HB 6791, an act that will require employers with 500 or more employees to pay a fine of $1/hour for each employee that is not paid at least $15/hour.  On a…

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California Fair Franchising Up For Hearing

The California legislature is prepared to again move forward with franchise relations legislation that will restore some semblance of balance to the franchisee/franchisor relationship in the Golden State.  AB 525, filed jointly by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Majority Floor Leader Chris Holden, is scheduled for a hearing next week in the state capitol in…

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SBA Reviewing Franchise Loan Eligibility

The Small Business Administration, which last year alone guaranteed some $6 Billion in loans to franchisees, is reviewing their current franchise eligibility procedures with an eye on improving the process.  The SBA Loan Guarantee program has been criticized by some members of Congress who do not believe the government should be in the business of…

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Upcoming Member Meetings

Members will also want to mark their calendars for the next two member meetings on the schedule – the Orlando District meeting on February 26 at the Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City Hotel and the Northeast Regional meeting on March 5 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Mass.  Agendas…

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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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Within Historic Fabric, a Dunkin’ Donuts that Fits in

Sean Kist of the Post-Standard reports that there are many quiet reasons to be happy about a new Dunkin’ Donuts at North Salina and Division streets in Syracuse. The place is a reminder of why urban design matters, and it demonstrates what can happen when you bring together concerned merchants and a developer who listens.…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees kick off Alzheimer’s Association campaign

For the fourth consecutive year, Dunkin’ Donuts and the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will partner for the “Purple with a Purpose” campaign to help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Action Day on Sept. 21. Dunkin’ Donuts will host an in-restaurant campaign to raise funds during the week of Sept. 16-22. Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees and guests have raised more than $50,000 for the campaign since 2009.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Closes Shop After 37 Years

Sara Dorn of the Battle Creek Enquirer writes Tom Winchell said “cheers and tears” have been the reactions of loyal Dunkin’ Donuts patrons when they hear he will close his doors Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. after 37 years as Urbandale’s doughnut man.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Multi Unit Franchise Owner Expands in Ohio

Betty Lin-Fisher of the Akron Beacon Journal the franchise owner for new Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the Akron area and other parts of Northeast Ohio is halfway through his goal of adding 22 locations and says the market is doing well. “The brand has done a really good job,” said Ken Blum. “Our name is Dunkin’ Donuts, but we’re probably better known for our coffee than for our doughnuts.”

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