Dunkin’ announced its line-up of franchisee award recipients earlier this week and we want to recognize and congratulate those who will be honored late next month at the Dunkin’ Brands Franchise Award dinner in Boston. Congratulations to Dunkin’ Franchisee of the Year Eric Eskander and Cadete Enterprises. (John Cadete is also a DDIFO Hall of Fame member); Dunkin’ Operator of the Year Paul Paquette, who has two locations in Ocala, Florida; Combo Operator of the Year Ray Panjwani, who has three locations in the Chicago area; Dunkin’ Developer of the Year Dave Baumgartner. Dave has a total of 46 locations throughout the states of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee; and Victor Carvalho, chosen as Dunkin’ Philanthropist of the Year. Victor has 12 locations in Massachusetts, including the original Dunkin’ Donuts store in Quincy as well as the first Next Gen store in the nation! Congratulations one and all on these well-deserved honors!