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A Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owner Had His Business Taken Away from Him in 2009

Stan Furash was operating two Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Bradenton, Florida when, in 2009, Dunkin’ terminated his franchise agreement.

Franchisors and Franchisees Face Off in November on Pennsylvania’s Franchise Protection Bill

Inside the Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda by Elizabeth Thomsen
Pennsylvania State Capitol rotunda by Elizabeth Thomsen

HARRISBURG, Penn.—An investment protection act for franchise owners, House Bill 1620, is being proposed in Pennsylvania. Franchisee associations are asking for support from Pennsylvania's franchise owners.

Dunkin' Franchisees’ National Supply Chain CEO to Bring Down Cost of Goods for Donut Shops

A single row of the National DCP, a supply chain cooperative owned by franchisees
A single row in one section of Dunkin' franchisees' massive NDCP. photo/bmm

The chief executive in charge of Dunkin's franchisee-owned national supply chain management company, Scott Carter, explains to franchisees: "If I can't see it, I can't measure it. If I can't measure it, I can't manage it and if I'm not managing it then I'm failing."

Pioneer Jason Dubinsky of Dunkin’ Passes

Jason (Jay) Dubinsky of Dunkin' Donuts
Jason (Jay) Dubsinsky, Sept 2012 at DDIFO meeting. photo/bmm

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With regret, this publication is late in reporting the passing this spring of one of the industry's pioneers, franchisee Jason (Jay) Dubinsky.

Although Unable to Pay Bills, Cold Stone Owner Said on CNBC He was Profitable

L-R: Franchisee Rudy Puig and franchisor president Dan Beem
Franchisee Puig (left) and Cold Stone's president Dan Beem speaking on CNBC

MIAMI – Cold Stone Creamery franchisee Rudy Puig was spotlighted on national television in 2011 exclaiming to viewers, “All my stores have been profitable,” but court records show otherwise.

Dunkin Franchisees Help Pass Mass. Health Cost Reform

Governor Patrick Deval
Photo from NECN video clip

BOSTON, Mass. — Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick on Monday, August 6, signed a health care cost amendment into law that the Dunkin' Donuts Independent Franchisee Association pushed for, along with the National Federation of Independent Business, the New England Convenience Store Association and the Restaurant and Business Alliance.

Supreme Court Approves Obamacare!

President Obama talks with Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to learn of SCOTUS passing heatlh care law
President speaks with Solicitor General Verrilli on the phone to learn that SCOTUS upheld health care law, photo/White House

WASHINGTON — In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court this morning upheld the legality of the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Tim Horton’s Ruling may be a Cautionary Tale for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners

A Canadian court ruling involving Tim Hortons may be a cautionary tale for Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. The case was brought by a group of Tim Horton’s franchise owners after they were forced to sell items at below cost and switch to more expensive pre-baked donuts from a supplier affiliated with the franchisor.

Dunkin’, Franchisee-Owned Supply Chain Call New Deal Win-Win

Massachusetts-based distribution and supply chain center owned by Dunkin' franchisees
CEO Bruce at a franchisee-owned distribution center, photo/DCP

BELLINGHAM, Mass. — "The value to the franchisee community is immense and cannot be understated." Those words from a long-time Dunkin' Donuts franchise owner only begin to describe the historic impact of the recent deal, which created a national franchisee-owned distribution cooperative—the National DCP—and spawned a new agreement with franchisor Dunkin' Brands (DBI).

Dunkin Employees Will Go To Trial

Franchisees may establish a no-tipping policy, but employees may still sue if customers tip anyway.