Papa John’s Sued for Hiding Liability

Janet Sparks reports at BlueMauMau Papa John’s International is defending itself against a lawsuit brought by the purchaser of 84 underperforming franchises, Essential Pizza, Inc. The franchises are a multi-million dollar acquisition between Blackstreet Capital Management and Essential Pizza.

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DDIFO Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

On September 19, 2011, DDIFO will officially induct seven people into the new DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame. DDIFO President Jim Coen says the members of the inaugural class were all pioneers who helped build Dunkin’ Donuts into the esteemed brand it is today.

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Dunkin’ Donuts plan rolls forward in Historic Annapolis

HometownAnnapolis.com reports that a businessman is one step closer to opening a Dunkin’ Donuts store in Annapolis’ uptown district, despite the concerns of the proprietors of two locally owned coffee shops right across the street. The Planning Commission, a city board of seven citizens, OK’d franchisee Todd Lalumiere’s proposal Thursday night at City Hall. The vote was 5-2, with Chairman David DiQuinzio and Commissioner Robert Waldman voting against.

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Some Franchisees Break with George Webb

Doris Hajewski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the George Webb restaurant chain is a little smaller, with the loss of eight locations run by franchisees who didn’t like terms offered by the new owner.

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DDIFO Announces Franchise Owners Hall of Fame

Nominations for inaugural inductees are now being accepted. As Dunkin’ Donuts was thrust into the spotlight during its recent IPO, the company’s strong history of franchising was also put center stage. As it looks toward further expansion, Dunkin’ Brands is again relying on its roster of experienced, hard working and well-capitalized franchise owners to carry the ball.

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