We are aware that numerous Massachusetts Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees have had filed against them civil class action lawsuits involving the alleged use of margarine or other butter substitutes.  We further understand that the lawsuits allege Massachusetts franchisees placed margarine or another butter substitute on customers’ baked products when the customer specifically asked for “butter”. We have discussed this ongoing issue in detail with our general counsel and are working to identify the most effective means by which DDIFO can provide assistance to our members caught in this litigation. We will be reaching out to those members as soon as possible on this issue.