Richard Emmett was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel in 2009, and now serves as Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer.

Rich has extensive general counsel experience at big-brand, franchised, food service companies as well as management experience, business and legal acumen, and an impressive track record of developing strong franchisee relationships.

Rich joined Dunkin’ Brands from QCE HOLDING LLC (Quiznos) where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. In this role he was responsible for the oversight of the legal department, Board management and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He also served as a member of the Quiznos leadership team and worked with the company on a wide array of issues, ranging from the development of the overall business strategy to managing U.S. and international franchise relations. Prior to Quiznos, Rich served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Papa Johns International, Inc. He currently serves on the board of directors of Francesca's Holdings Corporation.

Before entering the corporate environment, Rich was a partner at the law firm of Greenbaum, Doll & McDonald. He earned his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary and a B.A. from Colgate University.

Rich is drinkin’ Dunkin’ iced coffee with one sweetener and scoopin’ good, old-fashioned Baskin-Robbins Chocolate ice cream.