Industry News | July 18, 2008

Dunkin' Brands Honors Chain Leaders

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Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, recently recognized outstanding franchisees, partners, and suppliers with the organization’s highest honors at its third annual Franchisee & Enterprise Awards dinner. The event, held at The Liberty Hotel in Boston was attended by award winners from the United States, Columbia, Korea, Dubai, Japan, Honduras, Malaysia and Spain.

In a toast given at the awards ceremony, Jon L. Luther, Chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., said: "This room is filled with an accomplished and elite group of leaders from all around the world who represent the very best of the Dunkin' Brands system. I applaud the values and dedication you all bring to this company."

The top Dunkin’ Brands Franchisee & Enterprise Awards went to the following companies and individuals:

Pathfinder Leadership Award: Miguel Merino, Bogota, Columbia; Varuzh Tirityan, Burbank, California; John Motta, Merrimack, New Hampshire

Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee of the Year: White Donuts, LLC, Salem, Ohio

Baskin-Robbins Franchisee of the Year: Charles Mitchell, Davis, California

Innovator of the Year: The Scrivanos Group, North Reading, Massachusetts

Dunkin’ Donuts Developer of the Year: Kainos Partners, LLC, Cheektowaga, New York

Baskin-Robbins Developer of the Year: Jode, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dunkin’ Donuts Operator of the Year: Aumshive, Inc., Shererville, Indiana

Baskin-Robbins Operator of the Year: Hauser Enterprises, LLC, El Paso, Texas

Dunkin’ Donuts Partner/Licensee of the Year: B-R Korea Company, Ltd., Seoul, Korea

Baskin-Robbins Partner/Licensee of the Year: Golden Scoop Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Dunkin’ Donuts International Developer of the Year: Grupo International, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Baskin-Robbins International Developer of the Year: B-R 31 Ice Cream Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Dunkin’ Donuts International Innovator: Franquicias Eivissa, S.A., Ibiza, Spain

Baskin-Robbins International Innovator: Galadari Ice Cream Company, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dunkin’ Brands Rising Star of the Year: Clearwater Donuts, Clearwater, Florida

Baskin-Robbins Rising Star of the Year: Viola & Company, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia

Supplier/Agency of the Year: TurboChef Technologies, Inc., Carrolton, Texas

Special Award, In Memoriam: John Henderson (Rhode Island-based Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee for more than 35 years)

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