Freedom is Not Free!

From time time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not neccessarily the opinons of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Richard Solomon titled Freedom is Not Free! Attorney Richard Solomon, 11502 Overbrook, Houston, TX 77077, 281-584-0519

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The Case for More, Not Less, Franchisee Protection

Current franchise laws and regulations do not go far enough to protect the interests of franchisees against often times overreaching franchisors according to an article published in Franchise Law Journal, Volume 29, Number 3, Winter 2010, by Lagarias & Boulter.

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Riding the Circuit Courts

Riding the Circuits is a new column at ddifo.mynewsitepreview.com that summarizes recent court cases and their relevance to Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners. The following summaries were prepared by Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein, of Goldstein Counselors at Law, Leesburg, VA. DDIFO members read more….

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Franchisee Survey Released to Chagrin of KFC

BlueMauMau reports that the Association of KFC Franchisees (AKFCF) released the results of a systemwide survey showing franchisees are not happy with the direction of the brand. And they are telling management how it can improve.

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Spartanburg Dunkin’ Donuts Shuttered

The goupstate.com website reports the Dunkin’ Donuts store at 159 S. Pine St. in the Club Forest shopping center has closed. Bart Thorne, president and CEO for Kainos Partners LLC, is pictured in the store in April 2008, when it first opened.

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Franchisees Explain Why They Are Suing UPS

Blue MauMau reports that a group of Mail Boxes Etc. franchisees who have refused through the years to convert to The UPS Store business model have put together a three-minute slideshow on YouTube to tell their side of the story. Watch the video here.

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An Analysis of Recent Franchise Non-Compete Decisions

From time time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. The following is an Analysis of Recent Franchise Non-Compete Decisions written and submitted by Eric Karp and David J. Meretta of Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP 22 Batterymarch Street, Boston, MA 02109 Tel: 617-423-7250

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