Who likes Dunkin' Donuts? I think anyone who has had their "coolata" (vanilla bean, by far the best) can easily say that there is no better and more refreshing drink out there, and for only about $4 after tax for a medium (about 16oz.)! So, why not jump on the obviously succeeding franchise (It's hard to go anywhere without spotting one of these wonderful shops) and become a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee? I contemplated this issue, a very appealing issue it is, and realized that supporting one of the many franchisers in the country (or in the world, for that matter) would only hurt the local shops, partnerships, sole proprietorships and "mom 'n' pop" stores that need as much help as they can get. I am a large supporter of local commerce, but often find myself buying the products of the larger conglomerate companies, whose board of directors make more in a day than most local shops make in a year (that is a hyperbole, do not quote me on that fact). Surely becoming a stockholder can't be all that bad, seeing as how you could still support the locals while making more money from the increasing stock price to support the local scene! Doubtful, but optimistic, for sure.