Terminated franchisee sues Dunkin’ for discrimination

WHITE PLAINS N.Y. An immigrant couple whose four-unit Dunkin’ Donuts franchise was terminated has sued the chain’s franchisor in federal court here for allegedly discriminating against minority franchisees, according to an attorney identified as their legal counsel.

Also named as a defendant was the franchisor of Dunkin’s sister brand, Baskin-Robbins, according to a statement issued on behalf of the plaintiffs, Mahendra Patel and his wife, Nita Patel. Both the

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