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They're a '100 percent franchise' - and want you to have a franchise of your own

October 20, 2018 - 9:05 pm

Our Employer of the Week series features one company each week that has made a commitment to hiring and supporting veterans. This week’s employer is Dunkin' Brands.

Dunkin' Brands, which includes Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robins, operates 20,600 distribution points in 60 different countries worldwide. The company's 100 percent franchise business model operations includes 12,600 Dunkin' Donuts franchises and 8,000 Baskin-Robins franchises — those franchises produce $8.8 billion in annual revenue. 

At least 60 of those franchises are operated by veterans, and Dunkins' Brands works hard to make sure they support the military community through programs and donations. 

“Dunkin’ Brands and our franchisees take great pride in our brands’ heritage of supporting the brave members of the military who keep our country safe," said Paul Charboneau, Sr. Design Specialist at Dunkin’ Brands and Chair of the Company’s Veterans Employee Resource Group. "We continue to demonstrate our enduring appreciation for our Veterans and active duty military through programs like ‘Coffee for our Troops,’ where we send Dunkin’ coffee to military service members overseas every week.”

Through the “Coffee for Our Troops” program the company has donated more than 300,000 pounds of coffee to troops deployed overseas since 2003. The program is run by Dunkin' Brands' Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG). This group leads efforts around veterans programming for Dunkin’ Brands employees including supporting military charities and inviting speakers to educate employees on the issues important to veterans today. For example, the group helped Dunkin' Brands pick Homes for Our Troops as the recipient of a $10,000 donation.

The company also provides employment opportunities through their Veteran's Integration and Internship Program. They provide practical training as well as career events to help prepare veterans with resume writing and interview preparation skills.

For more information visit Dunkin' Brands' careers page.