Dunkin’ was one of four QSR chains that recently reached agreement with 14 state attorneys general over the issue of so-called ‘no poach’ agreements. The settlement provides that the companies (Arby’s, Five Guys & Little Caesar’s are the others) will eliminate all no poach clauses that may exist in their franchise agreements. Further, the companies will ask their franchisees to advise employees of the agreement and post notice of the settlement in their stores. The no poach clauses prohibit one franchisee of the brand from hiring away employees of another franchisee within the brand’s system. In other Dunkin’ matters, the brand formally announced the appointment of David Mann as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Mann, who previously served as Senior Vice President and Assistant Legal Counsel for Marriott International, is replacing Rich Emmett, who will be retiring. We welcome David Mann to Dunkin’ and congratulate Rich on his retirement. And lastly, we noted that the Dunkin’ running shoe is back in the race! With the Boston Marathon approaching, Saucony began making the Saucony X Dunkin’ Kinvara 10 available on its website and in select Marathon Sports stores just yesterday. The limited time shoes retail for $120.