Smart Policies and Procedures are Keys to Crime Prevention at Dunkin’ Shops

As any Dunkin’ franchisee can attest, criminal threats – both internal and external – are an unfortunate reality of doing business. And although crime rates have been in steady decline since the late 1990’s, QSR operators still have to deal with robberies, break-ins, employee theft, and increasingly, drug-related issues inside their businesses. The good news,…

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Looking For Input on Intelligent Safes

Crane Payment Innovations, the manufacturers of the Bill Validation and Counterfeit Detection Systems found in all Smart Safes in North America, has reached out to DDIFO looking for direct input from our franchise owners on improving the functionality of Smart Safe technology.  More specifically, they want to hear from franchisees who’ve adopted Smart Safes in…

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Hurricane Sandy Should Be A Wake-Up Call for Your Critical Data

For many of us in the Northeast, Sandy was our first taste of massive destruction and outages that businesses in the South and Midwest know too well. Many franchisees lost power for over a week, faced floods, and even saw their stores and homes destroyed. Hopefully all will be rebuilt, equipment will be replaced and…

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DTT Surveillance installed 1,300+ McDonald’s systems in 2011

DTT Surveillance, a DDIFO Sponsor  and a provider of surveillance technology, managed services and loss prevention solutions for the restaurant industry, added more than 1,300 subscribers in the McDonald’s restaurant chain in 2011. Rick Crady, McDonald’s owner/operator, said the DTT SmartAudit system unveiled fraudulent activity at the register when it was first installed. “The amount…

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Worker Charged with Stealing from Dunkin’ Donuts

Kendall Hatch reports in the MetroWest Daily News that an employee of an Ashland Dunkin’ Donuts working one day at a Framingham shop was arrested Sunday after she was seen on security video stealing cash from the store, police said.

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Report Reveals Areas Where Retailers Can Reduce Theft and Improve Store Efficiencies

A new study, sponsored in part by ADT and its Sensormatic Retail Solutions group, reveals the need for retailers to focus on technology solutions that enhance their current operational goals and combat theft without adding labor costs. “Loss Prevention 2010: Retailers Battling Shrink in Tough Times,” found that during these challenging economic times, retailers face increased pressure to identify better business intelligence, improve inventory accuracy, and embrace more innovative uses of existing investments as a means to improve profitability and conserve working capital. Download Free Report!

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