Sampling Coolattas Made Easy and Profitable!

Adam Goldman a Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owner in New Jersey from time to time will submit tips on creative ways to increase sales and profits, you can contact Adam via email: agoldman@babsonpartners.com Summer presents franchisees with a great opportunity to let guests try many of Dunkin’s new Coolatta flavors, however being a frozen beverage this…

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Paramount Restaurant Supply Offers All-in-One Approach to New Store Builds, Remodels

Every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner knows that building a new store or doing a remodel is a gargantuan venture with many moving parts. As such, it requires keen management with precise attention to detail. Where can you turn for help managing such a project and rest assured that every detail will be attended to according to your schedule and financial plan? Look no further than DDIFO Sponsor Paramount Restaurant Supply Corp.

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As Private Equity Cashes Out, What’s Next for DNKN?

  After six year of ownership, the trio of private equity (PE) firms that purchased Dunkin’ Brands for $2.4 billion, has effectively cashed out their remaining 30 percent stake. Bain Capital, Carlyle and TH Lee took a $500 million stock buyback in July 2012; the trio had already cashed out their investment through stock sales…

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DDIFO Announces the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

Since the beginning, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners have taken great pride in their business. Whether it’s one shop or a large network, franchisees don’t see this as a job. For many it is a family affair that extends to long-time friends and colleagues. This year DDIFO is honoring six individuals for their lasting impression to the Dunkin’ Donuts system. They make up the 2012 class of inductees into the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners Hall of Fame.

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Small businesses applaud proposed health-care reform bill

Boston Herald – The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce threw its support today behind a new health-care payment reform bill filed by the Legislature’s conference committee, saying it was a step forward for health-care affordability and transparency. “It sets a goal for health-care costs that builds on the progress we’ve made over the last 18…

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Massachusetts Senate Rejects Tip Pooling Amendment

Last week the Massachusetts Senate a jobs bills that aims to promote economic development.  In total, Senators filed 126 amendments to modify Senate Bill 2350. One such amendment offered by Senator Rodrigues and Senator Tarr would bring clarity to the Massachusetts tip pooling law. Amendment #76 that we offered would replace Massachusetts’ vague tip pooling…

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DDIFO Announces New Executive Director

Ed Shanahan to take over Franchisee Organization Bellingham, MA – The DD Independent Franchise Owners (DDIFO), which represents the largest independent association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the US, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edwin Shanahan as the new Executive Director of the organization. Shanahan officially starts on July 30, 2012 and…

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Robert Branca on the Jeff Katz Radio Show Discussing the Tip-Pooling Amendment in MA

This is a must listen! Robert Branca, a Dunkin’ Donut franchisee in Mass, NY, Ohio and Fla, spoke to Jeff Katz a radio talk show host in the Boston area on AM 1200 this morning (7/19/2012) at 8:30 am. They may have gotten his title wrong but he did a great job in explaining how all the good intentions legislators have and many times it is warranted, can lead to momumental problems for small business owners and in the case of the tip-pooling law in Mass. negatively impact lower wage workers and customers.

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