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NY AG Settles Labor Violations with 6 Domino's Franchisees

A Domino's Pizza storefront in Long Beach, New York
A Domino's Pizza store in Mt. Vernon, New York. Photo/bmm

NEW YORK -  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced settlements with six Domino’s franchisees over labor violations, requiring them to pay $448,000 in restitution to 750 employees.

Marketing: Domino's Features Hispanic Franchisee

Domino's is changing its ads when it comes to Hispanics. It hopes to lure more to its pizzas by featuring Hispanic franchisees through a Spanish-language TV campaign. AdAge.com explains.

Franchise Securitization Is Back

They're baaack —asset-backed securities, or ABS that is. Record low interest rates have spurred investors over the past year to rediscover higher yielding bonds that franchisors like Domino's Pizza issue. The bonds are based on estimated future royalties that franchisees are committed to pay.

Domino’s Dominates Pizza Chains in Brand Loyalty

A customer orders at a Domino's restaurant
photo supplied by Domino's Pizza

NEW YORK — Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) is number one when it comes customer loyalty in the pizza shop sector. The 2013 annual ranking of brands with the highest loyalty was released by market researcher Brand Keys this month.

Franchisor Liable for Franchisee Employment Actions

In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal in Patterson v. Domino's Pizza, LLC, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 753 (June 27, 2012), held that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment to a franchisor.

Dominos Liable in Franchisee Sexual Harassment Case

EEOC Settlement
Victim of an EEOC Settlement, not Domino's.  photo: EEOC website

VENTURA COUNTY - California’s Second Appellate Division reversed a trial court decision last month ruling that Domino’s Pizza could be held liable for sexual harassment of a franchisee’s employee.

Popeyes' Bachelder Lifts Franchisee Profits

AFC Enterprises CEO Cheryl Bachelder addresses franchisees. photo/AFCE

ATLANTA — Cheryl Bachelder, chief executive officer of AFC Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:AFCE), holding company for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, speaks to Blue MauMau about the art of leading.

Domino's Store Owner Creates Bread Bites


Domino's Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle describes in the brand's latest commercial how the new Parmesan Bread Bites product was created by a Findlay, Ohio Domino’s franchised store owner, Brian Edler. Good ideas often come from the local entrepreneur. CEO Doyle not only knows it, he champions it.

CEO Says Autocratic Leadership Inefficient

Patrick Doyle at Domino's Conference
Domino's CEO Doyle at a franchisee convention. Photo/Domino's Pizza

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Patrick Doyle, president and chief executive officer of Domino's Pizza Inc. (NYSE:DPZ), speaks with Blue MauMau about why he pays so much attention to franchise owners and what style works best in leading them.

Domino’s CEO: Laying Groundwork for Change

Ribbon Cutting at Domino's 9000th store, which happened to be opened in India
CEO Doyle in India for Domino's 9000th store, photo/Domino's

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Patrick Doyle, president and chief executive officer of Domino's Pizza Inc. (NYSE:DPZ), speaks with Blue MauMau about building consensus in order to make a major change in the brand. The CEO says that the recent change in its menu items was probably the most significant since the founding of the chain.