Once in awhile, a franchise chain gets to sue a franchisee. If this story turns out to be true, I say sue them and throw them out of the Dunkin' Donuts franchise system! This could be the next Dunkin' Donuts franchise for sale.
Now, it's not like Dunkin' Donuts hasn't sued (or allegedly spied on) it's franchise owners, before.
However, the lawyers for Dunkin' Donuts may have an easy trial on their hands with this wacked-out case of paying for school.
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From The Boston Herald;
"Dunkin’s franchise arm claims that Houman and Heather Baiany, the owners of four Dunkin’ locations in Boston and Somerville, submitted two checks totaling $7,498 for reimbursement from the company, claiming they were allowable charitable donations to the annual fund of the private, 37-acre boys’ school."
This gets better. Read the rest. I think we should follow this one, folks.