Katie Johnston Chase reported in the Boston Globe that a Legislature hearing is set for last Wednesday on revising the tips law aimed at quick-service Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners are pushing for a change in state law that would allow shift supervisors to share in tip pools with crew members.
The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) which DDIFO is a founding member, which Jim Coen, President of DDIFO as the Vice Chairman of CFA and Co-Chairman of the CFA Fair Franchising Committee with CK Patel of the Asian American Hotels Owners Association (AAHOA). The CFA Fair Franchising Committee has been working with franchisee leaders from multiple franchise systems to develop the Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights.
Three years ago, DDIFO changed its board structure to better respond to the needs of its membership. Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners would no longer make up the Board of Directors; instead, a board comprised of outside professionals, would manage the direction of DDIFO. Attorney Kevin McCarthy, former vice president of development and operations for Dunkin’…
DDIFO President Jim Coen has hired Kim Margolis as Executive Coordinator. Kim brings more than 15 years of corporate, community and civic experience in marketing and event management as well as a background working with member-based organizations. In her new role with DDIFO, Kim will assist with administering sponsorship and membership programs, including organizing members’…
Don Sniegowski of BlueMauMau reports that there is a seismic shift under way in how franchisees approach balance in franchisee/franchisor relationships. It is a multi-pronged strategy headed by the three-year-old Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) that utilizes market forces, collective bargaining and possible legislation.
Jenn Abelson of the Boston Globe reports that the Canton owner of Dunkin’ Donuts is weighing a roughly $500 million initial public offering in the second half of the year. The talks are still in the early stages and a bank has not yet been selected to lead the IPO, said the officials, who declined…
With Congress back at work, several of the CFA’s key legislative issues are being hotly debated on the Hill. In true Washington style, however, and even on the rare occasion that all parties agree, certain issues remain on the table.
A DDIFO video presentation (22 minutes) by Eric Karp of Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan, an attorney that specializes in representing Franchisee Associations. The presentation is titled: The Franchisor In Play: Your Role as a Stakeholder, Not a Spectator. DDIFO Members Can View the Video Here.
DDIFO is pleased to announce that Kevin Bruce, CEO, of the National Distribution Commitment Partnership (NDCP) and Dan Field of Morgan, Brown, Joy will be the featured speaker at the March 3rd, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners meeting in Westborough, MA. The meeting is open to all Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners, advance registration is requested.
You are invited to participate in this multi-system franchise research study. For each survey that is completed Boston University School of Management will donate $1 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital whose mission is “to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.”