Dunkin franchisees looking for a new way to offer health insurance

Jon Chesto reports in the Patriot Ledger that for years, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in the region have pooled their resources to purchase ingredients and equipment. Now, a large franchisee group is preparing a way for franchisees to join together to buy health insurance and other back-office services as well. The DD Independent Franchise Owners’ (DDIFO) …

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Summit Partners Invests in Snap Fitness

Summit Partners a private equity and venture capital firm with offices in Boston has made a minority equity investment in Snap Fitness. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Snap Fitness, Inc., is a franchisor of compact, 24/7 express fitness clubs. Founded in 2003 by CEO Peter Taunton, Snap Fitness offers fitness clubs that emphasize …

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Restaurant employment heats up for the summer

Naomi Kooker of the Boston Business Journal reports that Massachusetts is among the top six states projected to add the most jobs in the restaurant sector this summer. The Bay State is slated to add 22,700 jobs this summer, according to employment projections released by the National Restaurant Association Thursday. That number is up slightly …

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Andre Porter Named Head of Massachusetts Small Business Office

Andre Porter has been tapped to head the Massachusetts Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, said Housing and Economic development secretary Daniel O’Connell on Monday. Porter, the former deputy director for the city of Boston’s Office of Business Development, will oversee the business development agency. He will spend the next several weeks holding small-business town …

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DDIFO Announces New Board of Directors

The DD Independent Franchise Owners, Inc. (DDIFO), a NEFA Member and which represents the largest association of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the U.S., is announcing the creation of a new board of directors to better serve all Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. DDIFO President Mark Dubinsky says, “This new board, comprised of five well-respected professionals, is …

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FREE Iced Coffee at Dunkin Donuts

QSR Magazine reported that Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating Free Iced Coffee Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. next Thursday, May 15. Customers can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant throughout the country and receive a free 16 oz. cup of Dunkin’ Donuts’ premium regular, Berry Berry Iced Coffee, which combines the seasonal tastes …

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