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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.

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.

I'm a Main Street Investor, I Create Jobs

Whenever you hear people arguing about whom the real “job creators” are, remember: you already know who I am.    I handed your coffee to you just this morning.  When you bought a sandwich for lunch, I made it for you.   When you get your car serviced, I greet you.

Zarco Speaks on Fair Franchising Bill

Franchisee attorney Robert Zarco and his corporate jet, the "Legal Eagle"
Attorney Robert Zarco boarding corporate jet, the "Legal Eagle", photo/RZarco

BOSTON — One of the franchise industry's most renowned attorneys for franchisees, Robert Zarco, flew up from his office in Miami to Boston.

Franchisees Paint Grim Scenes of Dunkin'

Former Dunkin' franchisee Irwin Barkan and New York attorney Paul Steinberg give testimony to Massachusetts lawmakers on Dunkin' franchising practices
Former franchisee Irwin Barkan and NY attorney Paul Steinberg testify

BOSTON — Franchisees painted a grim picture of franchisor Dunkin' Donuts for legislators at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. 

Franchisees Win with Massachusetts Lawmakers

Past franchisee Jane Keegan testifies before Massachusetts' Committee on Community and Small Business that an unscrupulous franchisor took her retirement savings
Janet Keegan testifies a franchisor took her retirement and left her bankrupt

BOSTON — Franchisees and a few franchisor advocates gathered on June 29 to be heard at the Massachusetts’ Committee on Community and Small Businesses. In a filled room, franchisees plead with state senators and representatives to provide fundamental protection from wayward franchisors.