| Jim Coen
| May 24 | Foodservice
This is a great time of year because franchisors publish their Franchise Disclosure Documents as required by the FTC. I enjoy looking at the documents because they are free from spin and show actual numbers. Item 20, in particular, provides the real numbers in regards to unit development, transfers, closures, 2016 projections, and company-owned units.
I have been following Dunkin Brands (NYSE:DNKN) since they went public a few years ago. As the President of the Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners (DDIFO) I became extremely familiar with the FDD, for those that knew me while serving as President of DDIFO knows, I always kept a copy of the document within hands reach.
The interesting part of the Dunkin’ Donuts development story is that throughout Dunkin Donuts history...