Opinion: I wasn’t sure what I would do after the Marines. Opening franchises set me up for success.

When I thought about what I wanted my post-military career to look like, I wanted to do something that honored the legacy of service. I was not ready to stop giving back to my community and to my country. I found the opportunity to continue that work through the franchise business model. And today, I own and operate 12 local Dunkin’ franchises in San Diego, with two on the military bases on which I proudly served. Dunkin’ is a taste of home for many on base — I know it was for me.