Through industry comments and discussion along with lender reporting, DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon at Pacific Management Consulting Group was able to point to some very good news with for Dunkin’ franchisees this week. Per industry conference comments, Dunkin’ US franchisee exit multiples remain strong with US Dunkin’ brand unit multiples increasing slightly from 2017 to 2018. This points to transaction multiples for shop networks, depending on store condition and economics for 2018 at 5.6 – 5.9 times store adjusted EBITDA vs 2017 at 5.5 – 5.8 times store adjusted EBITDA. Positive news is always good! And more on the good news front, Dunkin’ received a perfect score on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, benchmarking corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality by the Human Rights Foundation.