You can’t make this stuff up!

In 2006, Bain Capital joined forces with two other investment groups to buy the failing Dunkin’ Brands Incorporated and orchestrate its turnaround to profitable success.

Dunkin’ Brands Inc. owns the Baskin-Robbins chain of ice cream franchises.

Barack Obama worked at a Baskin-Robbins in Hawaii when he was a teenager and shared his first kiss with Michelle while they were on an ice cream date at a Baskin-Robbins in Chicago.

Bain Capital was co-founded by Obama’s current rival, Mitt Romney.

In other words, Barack scooped Baskin-Robbins and kissed Baskin-Robbins, but it was the company Mitt built that saved Baskin-Robbins from bankruptcy.

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Sources:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-08-16/news/ct-talk-obama-kiss-marker-20120816_1_baskin-robbins-ice-cream-shop-historical-marker

http://news.dunkindonuts.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1188

http://articles.philly.com/2011-05-05/business/29512956_1_dunkin-donuts-new-doughnut

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One response to “You can’t make this stuff up!

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    The Daily Caller has an article saying that Bain saved the site of the Obamas’ first kiss. That’s a big stretch. The site is a rented store front in a shopping mall that is owned by someone else. At the time of the Famous First Kiss, that store front was occupied by a Baskin-Robbins franchise. It is now occupied by a Subway franchise. Bain’s efforts to save the Baskin-Robbins brand had nothing to do with the continued existence of the shopping mall itself.

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