Family Legacy Guides Franchise Owner John Motta

John Motta’s childhood memories are soaked with sunshine and soccer balls. Steeped in the bayside community of Bristol, Rhode Island, where the DaMotta family settled (John later shortened his name), was a community of Portuguese immigrants. Soccer was their game and, for John, it became very personal. “My father built the first soccer field in…

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DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame Gala

Hall of Fame Gala: Six Franchise Pioneers Honored

Hugs, tears and remembrances punctuated the third annual DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame Dinner and Gala held during the National Conference in Atlantic City. Six individuals, including the first woman, were recognized for their lifetime contributions to the Dunkin’ system. Amrit Patel, who came to the United States in 1970 from Gujarat, India and…

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The Fifth Annual CFA Day Forum

The fifth annual CFA Day Forum, held at the Fairmont in Washington, D.C. from July 9-10, was a huge success. Members of 14 associations gathered with vendors, franchise attorneys and government officials to talk about issues that affect franchisees and topics of pertinence to small business owners. During their visit to Capitol Hill, CFA attendees…

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Hall of Fame Committee to Select 2013 Inductees

This year, DDIFO will again recognize the pioneers and visionaries who helped build Dunkin’ Donuts into the powerhouse brand it is today. The 2013 Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Gala will be held on September 17 in conjunction with the DDIFO National Conference at Caesar’s Atlantic City. “It’s so important that we recognize the…

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New Laws and Regulations Threaten Franchisee Profitability

DDIFO Working to Leverage Collective Strength to Protect Franchise Owners When this issue went to press, franchisees in New Jersey were looking at a possible 17 percent increase in the state’s minimum wage. In Florida, state regulators are auditing Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees to be sure they are complying with sales tax regulations. And in Illinois,…

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