Dunkin’ Doings

Congratulations are again in order for a couple of individuals and a company within the Dunkin’ system. First off, congrats to franchisee Rob Branca on his election to the Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association (IFA). Rob was elected to the Board last week along with seven other new Directors, two of whom…

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Rising Rates, Rising Risks?

What a time to be in business. As the pandemic recedes and we emerge from the past two years of COVID, many are looking for silver linings in the economic cloud. The job market is robust, the unemployment rate has fallen close to pre-pandemic levels at 3.6 percent, wages are rising and consumer spending is…

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Costly Time to Do Busine$$?

In 2009, when Joe Biden came to the White House as President Barack Obama’s vice president, the business community responded with a flurry of lobbying activity—seeking to affect legislation on such issues as healthcare reform, financial regulatory reform, cap-and-trade legislation and the 2009 stimulus bill. According to research by the Center for Responsive Politics, more…

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Covid-19: Navigating the New Normal

In our lifetimes, we haven’t seen anything quite like the coronavirus pandemic. It is a fast-moving phenomenon that makes it hard to predict what will happen in a day, let alone a week or a month. As the nation shifted into a near quarantine in response to the outbreak, Dunkin’ franchise owners changed the way…

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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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Miscellaneous

If you didn’t attend the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference last month in Las Vegas and you don’t subscribe to Franchise Times magazine, they you missed some excellent interviews with successful franchisees from a host of different brands.  We were pleased to see DDIFO leader and Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner Rob Branca interviewed at the…

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On and Off Stage at the 2015 National Conference

Rob Branca Before his career as a Dunkin’ Donuts owner and franchise industry expert, Rob Branca practiced law at the firm of Lisa & Sousa in Providence, RI. He worked closely with many Dunkin’ franchisees, setting up their business entities and real estate transactions—all the while gaining valuable insight into how family businesses operate and…

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Conversation with Franchisees Video

Six Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners discussed issues of importance during the 2014 National Conference. View clips from that conversation below.  Franchisee Conversation – Part 1 Franchisee Conversation – Part 2

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Learn what Franchisee’s have to say about the DDIFO National Conference

Florida DDIFO Member Charles Cutler speaks about the camaraderie and longevity of DDIFO members that attended the 2014 National Conference. Nebraska DDIFO Member Kris Brown talks about how beneficial it has been to an active DDIFO member. Nebraska based DDIFO member Bryce Bares talks about the importance of coming to the DDIFO National Conference to…

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