Join Fellow Franchisees in our Nation’s Capital

Launched in 2007, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations ( CFA) works, “to leverage the collective strengths of franchisee associations for the benefit of the franchisee community.” At the CFA, we have been promoting our Second Annual CFA Day Forum. The Forum is a three-day event in Washington, DC that brings franchisees across many different brands and their vendor business partners together to network; discuss business tactics and best practices; and to actively participate in government relations through meetings with members of Congress.

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Denny’s Franchisee Association Intends to Take Legal Action Against the Committee to Enhance Denny’s For Illegal Use of Confidential Documents

From BusinessWire in regard to the Denny’s Corporation proxy contest, the Denny’s Franchisee Association (“DFA”) released the following letter to the Committee to Enhance Denny’s (the “Committee”) notifying the Committee of its intent to pursue legal action in response to the Committee’s apparent wrongful appropriation and fraudulent use of certain confidential DFA documents.

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Court: Burger King Can Set Prices

Burger King Holdings Inc. won dismissal of part of a lawsuit brought by franchisees over the $1 double cheeseburger promotion, but a Miami court will hear arguments on whether the company acted inappropriately in implementing the deal.

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Denny’s Shareholder Battle Boils Over

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that the bitter proxy fight for control of three seats on Denny’s board of directors comes to a head Wednesday at the company’s annual meeting, the parent of the 1,500-unit family-dining chain has said the tactics employed by the dissident investor group to shake up management have alienated franchisees and could hurt business

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A Family That Truly Runs on Dunkin’

Sue Andrade, a franchise operator of eleven Dunkin’ Donuts shops, speaks about how her extended family bought one store thirty five years ago and now has over seven hundred stores. In 1968 Ms. Andrade’s uncle from Portugal “came over [to the U.S.] and opened a store and brought uncles, cousins, brothers, everybody.”

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DDIFO Announces Major Growth in Membership

BELLINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The DD Independent Franchise Owners Group, which represents the largest association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the U.S., has increased its membership by 55% in the last year and now represents over 2300 shops. According to DDIFO President Jim Coen, the increase brings DDIFO closer to its goal of being a nationally recognized organization.

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Chicagoland Meeting Signifies Historic Milestone for DDIFO!

After working together for a year, franchise owners from over 375 stores represented by the Midwest Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Association (MWDDFA) and the DDIFO met on May 5, 2010 to finalize the details that brings the Midwest group into the DDIFO. DDIFO Members read more….

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How Franchisees Fire Franchisor CEOs and Boards

Don Sniegowski writes at BlueMauMau that Experts say that well organized franchisees can make profound changes in a franchisor’s behavior. Some have even been able to fire wayward CEOs, replace a franchisor’s board of directors, and spearhead a new strategy that lifts store profits and the brand.

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