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Dunkin’ Franchisee Offers Employees Free College Education

Dunkin' employees prepare an order
Employees of Maine's The Wolak Group, which has branded Dunkin' Donut stores, prepare an order. Photo/Wolak Group

FALMOUTH, Maine – Dunkin' Donuts franchisee The Wolak Group has announced that it will offer 25 full-tuition scholarships to its employees for a two-year associate degree at College for America at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).

Dunkin’ Franchisee Ribeiro Reveals Elements of a Successful Entrepreneur

Dunkin' franchisee Luis Ribeiro of New York explains his path to 25 Dunkin' Donuts shops.

Inside Dunkin's C-Suite

From the Bloomberg video of looking at the C-Suite

Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis. photo from Bloomberg's video

Bloomberg's Jeffrey Hayzlett visits the C-Suite at Dunkin' Brands Inc. to discover how the 63-year-old franchisor is reinventing itself and shaping its donut brand.

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."

Dunkin' Asked to Remove Racist Ad

Charcoal Donut
From Dunkin' Thailand's Facebook page advertising "Charcoal Donut"

After a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee in Thailand launched a campaign for its new “Charcoal Donut,” a human rights group demanded the advertisement be pulled.

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.

Negligent Franchisor: Dunkin' Canada

On June 21, 2012, the Honorable Daniel H. Tingle, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of Canada, Province of Quebec, District of Montreal, in the matter of Bertico Inc. et al v. Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd., held that the franchisor, Dunkin' fundamentally breached its franchise agreements with its Quebec franchisees by Dunkin's failure to protect the brand.

Lessons from the Donut Wars

Putting the legal implications of the recent Quebec Superior Court decision awarding over 16 million dollars to Dunkin' Brand franchisees in compensation for Dunkin' Brands failure to support and protect its brand in the Quebec market, I see at least five (5) lessons we can all learn from this "...sad saga...of how a once successful franchise operation ....fell precipitously from grace in less than a decade".

Analyst Compares Dunkin' Brands to Boston Chicken

International Business Times recently published a follow-up piece to its July 28th article on Dunkin's IPO. IBT's article references last week's analyst coverage initiation of Dunkin' stock and the sell downgrade issued by lead underwriter Goldman Sachs. 

Dunkin' Prostitution Story Goes Global

Best photo is from Romania's Apropo news, Sex in the Car Trunk

The story of the Dunkin' Donuts shop employee, who acted as a prostitute during her fifteen minute breaks, has gone viral. Here are the best.