FOXBORO (CBS) – Will Ricky Jean-Francois show up to his first practice at Gillette Stadium with donuts and coffee?
After all, the 30-year-old defensive lineman reportedly signed by the New England Patriots on Tuesday owns more than two dozen Dunkin’ Donuts franchises.READ MORE: WooSox Celebrate Home Opener At New Polar Park In Worcester
During his brief stint with Green Bay, Jean-Francois talked to Packers.com about his investment in the Canton-based chain.
Jean-Francois met with Dunkin’ Donuts CEO Nigel Travis before taking on his first store in Savannah, Georgia. He told FOX Sports Radio in September that he’s up to 30 stores.READ MORE: Boston Children's Hospital Begins Vaccinating Kids Ages 12-15 Following FDA Approval
His goal is to operate 50 Dunkin’ Donuts before he retires, according to Packers.com.
“We can’t play this game forever,” Jean-Francois told the website. “Your career ends, your football-playing identity is gone. What are you going to do now? What are you going to fall back on? The NFL, that money ain’t going to be made forever. What are you going to do?MORE NEWS: $2,500 Reward Offered For Information After Cat Bound Using Tape, Shot 11 Times With BB Gun
As New England fans probably know, Dunkin’ is already “the official coffee and breakfast sandwich” of the Patriots. Maybe a commercial with Rob Gronkowski is in Jean-Francois’ future?