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Baskin-Robbins Lawyers Explain Away 'Fee' Charged to Its Supplier to Then Be Charged to Franchisees Is Not A 'Fee'

Gray Plant Mooty attorneys, representing Baskin-Robbins in litigation, clarified in a legal article yesterday, after a judge ruled in their favor in September, the issue at the center of the case that begs the question: When is a "fee" not a "fee."

CFA and IFA Work Together to Advance Fair Franchising Legislation

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is proud to announce that due to its collaborative efforts with the International Franchise Association (IFA), California AB525 passed unanimously out of the California Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday night.

How Dunkin' Plans To Attract Customers to Its Franchisees

Nigel Travis, CEO and chairman of Massachusetts-based franchisor Dunkin' Brands, speaks with Bloomberg about how the brand expects to attract more customers to its franchisees' businesses.

Dunkin’ Same-Store Sales Cool, Baskin’s Sizzle in Q3 2014

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CANTON, Mass. – Growth in same-restaurant sales for Dunkin' Donuts franchise owners in the United States came in at a disappointing 2 percent in its third quarter of 2014 compared to 4 percent for the same period last year. Sister company Baskin-Robbins recorded a stellar 5.8 percent in U.S. same-store sales.

Dunkin' Donuts Expands to California

Dunkin' Donuts has opened its first full expression locations on the West Coast—in Modesto and Santa Monica, California. They offer beverages, sandwiches and baked goods, along with comfortable restaurant seating and free Wi-Fi.

Baskin-Robbins Sells Free Franchises, with One Catch

What international franchisor has again begun offering free franchise agreements?

Hear-tell Hoot has learned that gargantuan ice cream franchisor Baskin-Robbins, owned by Dunkin' Brands,  is again offering free co-branded Baskin-Robbins store franchises to existing Dunkin Donuts operators, totally waiving its initial $12,500 franchise fee.

What Is the Cost of a Minimum Wage Hike?

Ex-chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Alan Krueger and Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis discuss how a minimum wage hike might impact restaurants and businesses.

The Road to Carvel Is Paved with Franchise Failure

The Carvel chain has melted over the years from its high of 850 franchises to a puddle of 367 franchises. The Street reports that only 275 are full-service shops. Carvel, bought by private equity firm Roark Capital Group in 2001, wants change. The 80-year-old brand has a plan to put lipstick on this franchise pig.

Dunkin’ Franchisee Offers Employees Free College Education

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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.