Talk to any member of any community group in any city or town where there is a Dunkin’ Donuts, and he or she will tell you about the time their local franchisee made a donation to some worthy cause. Whether it is to Special Olympics, the local little league or the neighborhood parish, franchisees are known for their generosity and support.

Here at Independent Joe, we think it’s important to recognize the many ways franchisees contribute to their communities – not just through The Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly the DDBR Community Foundation) – but on their own, helping local organizations and entities that are important to them and their neighbors.

Starting in 2017, we will devote pages in this magazine to publish news items and photos, illustrating how franchisees are making important contributions to their communities. If you would like to be considered for inclusion in a future story – or if you would like to suggest a friend, partner or family member – please email us at

We look forward to celebrating great stories of community involvement and reminding the world that Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners are truly committed to their local communities.