Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and two of his former Kentucky stars, Jamal Mashburn and Walter McCarty, hope Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Central Kentucky amount to a slam dunk business venture.
The trio are partners in Fast Break Doughnuts LLC of Lexington, which plans to open its first location in early May at Main & Rose Lofts on East Main Street.
The franchise group includes Pitino, former UK men’s basketball coach; Mashburn; McCarty; and Rick Avare, Lexington businessman and Pitino’s financial adviser.
The group plans to open 17 restaurants in Central Kentucky over the next several years.
The article goes on to cite the myriad of business ventures Pitino and Mashburn have collaborated on over the years. Not mentioned — Tony Delk falling out of his former coach’s inner circle after a shared investment in this outfit turned sour.