Dunkin’ Donuts tests “Ready-to-Go” Kiosks: Experts say Grab-and-Go options appeal to busy consumers

Ever since it started offering deli-like sandwiches to its customers in 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts has been in a constant state of change—searching for the right meat-cheese-and-egg combos to boost breakfast sales and provide all-day companions to its growing roster of beverages. Now, with snacks representing approximately 60 percent of sales, Dunkin’ Brands is trying out…

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Directly Related: Public Perception, Government Reaction & Your Bottom Line

The Northeast Regional DDIFO meeting will focus broadly on food safety, the ways media react to issues and how the government will respond.  The program, to be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center on Tuesday, March 1, will begin with an overview by ServSafe® National Accounts Manager Kevin Scott on food safety…

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Maria Stephanos Headlines Northeast Regional Meeting

Veteran Boston news anchor Maria Stephanos will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Northeast Regional meeting being held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center on Tuesday, March 1.  Ms. Stephanos began her Channel 5 WCVB tenure on the anchor desk just last night.  She left Fox’s Boston affiliate last fall after 18…

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DDIFO Member Meetings

We will begin our series of member meetings for 2016 next month with our first meeting scheduled for February 24 at the Tampa Airport Marriott, followed by our Northeast Regional meeting the following week on March 1.  We’re still finalizing the program content for both, but are excited about adding some new twists to our…

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Upcoming Events

On June 11, the Northeast Chapter of the DDBR Community Foundation will hold its annual lobster bake fundraiser in Kennebunkport, Maine.  DDIFO will sponsor our next member meeting right before the fundraiser and 20 minutes up the road at the Hampton Inn, in Saco Maine.  We are finalizing the program, which will begin at 12…

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Maine Is Legislative Hotbed

Although one might not normally identify the state of Maine as a hotbead of legislative activity, it is certainly fitting that bill thus far this year.  Maine’s pro-business Governor Paul LePage has been advocating legislation that would prohibit individual cities and towns from creating their own minimum wages, and representatives of his administration spoke in…

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Northeast Regional Meeting

We are only one week away from the Northeast Regional Member Meeting to be held from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Mass.  We will conclude the event with a cocktail reception at 5:00 PM.  Register now to attend!  Always one of…

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Northeast Regional Member Meeting

Members will also want to plan on attending the Northeast Regional meeting to be held on March 5 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Mass.  DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon will be presenting important Wall Street insights and information on Dunkin’ as well as other major issues in the restaurant space. …

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Northeast Regional Member Meeting

Plans are well under way for Northeast Regional meeting to be held on March 5 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham, Mass.  DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon will be one of the day’s presenters and we’re finalizing the rest of the program now.  Registration for the Northeast Regional Meeting is also…

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Upcoming Member Meetings –

Later this month, we will be heading to Orlando, Florida for the Orlando District meeting on February 26 at the Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City Hotel.   This program, which will also focus on ramifications of the Affordable Care Act, as well as the recent NLRB rulings and their impact on the franchising community,…

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