Independent Joe: June 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts locations have been popping up on college campuses at a steady rate over the past five years as part of the brand’s strategy of opening alternative points of distribution—college campuses, train stations, supermarkets and military bases. In the past year, more than seven college campus locations flipped on their coffee-makers, including Wayne State…

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Dunkin’ Shops are Hacker Targets Just Like the Big Stores

eBay is the latest retail business to fall prey to online hacking. Reports say hackers were able to obtain employee credentials in order to access an estimated 145 million passwords and e-mail addresses of eBay sellers and customers. And, while eBay was hacked “in the cloud,” plenty of brick and mortar businesses have also fallen…

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Restraining Order Issued vs Steak ‘N Shake

As the battle continues between franchisor Steak ‘N Shake and some of its franchisees, a US District Court Judge this week granted the franchisees a restraining order against Steak ‘N Shake requiring the franchisor to restore the disabled systems to the two stores owned by the franchisees.   The franchisor turned off the POS system and…

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