One Veteran’s Path from Service to Franchise Success

December 2, 2016

Image Caption: 
Ray Omar opened a Dunkin’ Donuts after spending six years in the U.S. Army.
Ray Omar is ready to open nine new Dunkin’ Donuts stores.
Exclusive Brief: 
1

When Ray Omar ended his six-year service as a Special Forces communications officer for the U.S. Army in 2006, he moved to Maryland and began a consulting gig with the government. Meanwhile, he couldn’t help but notice that his new city looked nothing like his hometown of Queens, New York. One detail in particular: Where were the Dunkin’ Donuts?

“In New York, there was one on every corner,” he says.

Chains: