Dunkin’ Donut franchise owners who attended the members’ meeting in Worcester, MA on September 22 learned about plans to double the size of the group’s membership, were exhorted to get involved with the government legislative process for their own benefit and heard a battle cry to fight against apparantly aggressive legal tactics by the brand against the franchise owners.Read More »
Rent Concessions May Benefit Both Tenant and Landlord. While not a new discipline within well-structured lease administration departments, the function of lease renewal negotiation has taken on a life of its own in today’s economic climate for both tenant and landlord positions. One leading lease administration director said that he has extended the renewal negotiation calendar from its customary 18-month period to include stores with renewal dates four years out.Read More »
DDIFO is please to present Guest Commentary from time time from valued contributors. The following is an article written and submitted by Robert Zarco and Robert Salkowski attorneys at law, from Zarco Law, Bank of America Tower at International Place, 100 S.E. 2nd Street, Suite 2700, Miami, FL 33131, Telephone:(305) 374-5418.Read More »
You cannot buy a coolatta or a box of Munchkins on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores where Manual S. Andrade came from or in Gujarat, in south India where Amrit Patel was born. Neither could you find a Dunkin’ store in Karachi, Pakistan during Siraj Virani’s early years there. But the roots of more than 50 percent of all Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the United States run deep in those homelands and lend Old World sensibilities of hard work, integrity and loyalty to the successful entrepreneurs they have grown to be.
From DDIFO Magazine Independent Joe Issue 2 August 2009, by Judy Rakowsky