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Dunk'D, the Print Edition, Is Here!

Dunk’d is born again, with a Gutenberg style print edition you can hold in your hands.

Next Stop, Radio Interview about Dunk'd

The Big Biz Boys want to hear all about Dunk'd. The live interview will be Aug. 2, 2011 4:40 pm. After that, the book will soon be sold in paperback on Amazon.

Observations from the Dunkin’ Brands Road Show: The St. Regis Edition

As I was leaving the Dunkin’ Brands road show appearance this Wednesday at the Manhattan St. Regis — a splendid affair with filet mignon, served chilled, and then topped off with a cup of delicious Baskin-Robbins ice cream for the 500 or so attendees — I listened to two youngish analyst-types discuss what they had just witnessed.  One analyst asked, “Now, why is Dunkin’ Brands doing this?” And the other immediately retorted, “Come on, it’s for the limited partner fees and the dividend.”

A Steep Price: For Franchise Owners, The Franchisor Holds All the Power

Participation in franchising comes at a steep price. Franchise agreements are often inequitable, with the franchisor holding all the power. 

A few answers about Dunk’d

I’ve been asked to answer a few questions about this book but first, I’d like to thank a few people who helped make it possible. 

Coming This Summer of the Franchisee

Pray for heat, throw your hat in the ring and fire up the franchisee bill of rights, here are my best picks for what's coming up this summer for franchisees.

Time For A-PPEAL

Irwin Barkan plaintiff, ME, filed his appeal June 18, 2010 in the US First Circuit Court of Appeals in Barkan vs. Dunkin Donuts Inc., case # 10-1247.

Dunk’D: Bounce of the Dead Cat

I thought you might be entertained during the holiday season by an excerpt from Chapter 3 that describes the closing day inspection of the last and most interesting of the four stores I bought from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Dunk'D: Selling Ice Cream to Eskimos

I left you last detailing how Dunkin' Donuts completely upended my business plan when I received a last minute call informing me that I would have to substitute a Baskin-Robbins for Togo's in my new combo store, because my franchisor had suddenly figured out that not a single Togo's was profitable in New England.

Dunk'd and Dumbo'd

Last week I told you about the “combo” pitch I received from Dunkin’ Donuts, how important my combo store was to my business plan and gave you a taste of their business ethics in the pre-franchise sale period.