Dunkin’ Turns to Everyday Joes

DC Dennison writes in The Boston Globe about Dunkin’ Donuts New Marketing Campaign and he mentions DDIFO’s efforts to amend the law regarding “tip pooling”.

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Cold Stone Creamery burning mad at CNBC

Josh Kosman of the New York Post reports that the CNBC documentary on franchising has one Scottsdale, Ariz., company ice-screaming mad. Lawyer Robert Zarco, who represents the Cold Stone franchisees, said the program unfairly put the big chill on their businesses by relying solely on a former Florida franchisee Cecil Rolle, who already lost a legal battle against the company making similar, if not identical, charges.

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Independent Joe – December 2010

We are pleased to introduce to you the Seventh Issue of Independent Joe, the quarterly magazine by DD Independent Franchise Owners for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners. This issue was published in December 2010.

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The Top Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Franchise

CNBC as part of it’s Behind the Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising has a slide show that lists the Top Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Franchise.
One of the DO’s: DO look for franchises that have independent franchisee organizations.

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Membership Matters in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Franchise owners who attended the latest meeting of the DD Independent Franchise Owners and the IAFO (Independent Association of Franchise Owners) held in Newark, NJ December 2nd, say the program offered relevant information and a forum to discuss ongoing issues.

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Lessons Learned from Franchisee Litigation

QSR Magazine features an article by Daniel Smith that reflects on a decade of franchisee introduced litigation against franchisors and provides important insight. What can be learned from these mistakes?

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Steve Caldeira, President of the IFA to Speak to the New England Franchise Association

International Franchise Association (IFA) CEO Stephen J. Caldeira will speak to New England Franchise Association (NEFA) on Tuesday, November 9th at the Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton. Caldeira is the new President and CEO of the (IFA), the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. He started his new position as IFA President on June 15th, 2010. Caldeira has New England ties and was most recently director of Global Communications for Dunkin Brands.

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Legislative Updates – Federal

After working to pass a Continuing Resolution (“CR”) to temporarily fund the government through December 3, Congress headed home to work on their re-election campaigns. When they return on November 15th, they will have three weeks to pass the entire 2011 budget or be forced to pass another CR in order to keep the government open. DDIFO Members Content

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Immigration-The Dunkin’ Donuts Success Story

The story that Kevin McCarthy told at the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) on September 30, is one that is familiar to most Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners, particularly those who have been in the system for a while. It is their story – how hard working immigrants could build something for themselves, their families and for the company that gave them the opportunity.

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