Multi-Unit Franchise Conference Early Bird

Registration if now open for the 2020 Multi-Unit Franchise Conference to be held on April 14 -17, 2020 at the new Caesar’s Forum conference facility in Las Vegas. The regular registration rate for franchisees is $895 for the full conference, however the early bird rate through January 31st is $695 – but DDIFO members can…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Elsewhere in the world of Dunkin’, we noted a recent report by QSR Magazine ranked the top 34 Most Lucrative American Franchises and placed Dunkin’ at #8 with over 9,400 franchised units across the country and almost $8.8 Billion in U.S. system-wide sales. McDonald’s topped the listing with $38.5 Billion in US system-wide sales generated…

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Multi-Unit Franchise Conference Scheduled

The 2020 Multi-Unit Franchise Conference will be held on April 14 -17, 2020 at the new Caesar’s Forum conference facility in Las Vegas. Registration is now open with a special discount available to DDIFO members. The regular registration rate for franchisees is $895 for the full conference, however the early bird rate through January 31st…

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Multi-Unit Franchise Conference Scheduled

The 2020 Multi-Unit Franchise Conference will be held on April 14 -17, 2020 at the new Caesar’s Forum conference facility in Las Vegas. Registration is now open with a special discount available to DDIFO members. The regular registration rate for franchisees is $895 for the full conference, however the early bird rate through January 31st…

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Franchising 101 for Federal Lawmakers

Not long after assuming the role of chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) in January of 2018, long-time Dunkin’ franchisee John Motta said that one of his goals was to make sure the voices of franchisees were heard more clearly on Capitol Hill. “We meet twice a year, we go to Washington, we…

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Benchmarking the Boss: As Travis looks ahead, we look back at his tenure as CEO

Nigel Travis gets an A- for his successful tenure as Dunkin’ CEO. That seems to be the agreement among analysts and a conclusion reached after reading news reports and industry updates. While not a perfect grade, Travis’s near decade-long tenure had successful benchmarks, such as bringing the company public and increasing the domestic and international…

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Independent Joe #51 August/September

 So we’ve turned the page and begun a new chapter at Dunkin’ Brands with the ascension of Dave Hoffman to President and Chief Executive Officer and the retirement of Nigel Travis. As we’ve often written here, change is inevitable and, ultimately, healthy. I would expect that to be true of this latest change as…

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A Job Well Done

So we’ve turned the page and begun a new chapter at Dunkin’ Brands with the ascension of Dave Hoffman to President and Chief Executive Officer and the retirement of Nigel Travis. As we’ve often written here, change is inevitable and, ultimately, healthy. I would expect that to be true of this latest change as well.…

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Tightening the Belt: What the Experts Think of Dunkin’s Slimmed Down Menu

To paraphrase Paul Revere’s famous warning: “Change is coming! Change is coming!” You know all about it: Dunkin’s menu simplification, aimed at improving the brand’s competitiveness by reducing the number of sandwiches and keeping the focus on beverages. In the Tampa area, franchisee Alex Fernandez gladly rolled out a menu reduction in early August, having…

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