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Drew Brees sweetens restaurant career with Dunkin' Donuts franchises

METAIRIE, La. -- Drew Brees is taking his second career as a restaurateur to another level:

Breakfast.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback announced plans Tuesday to join a partnership that will bring up to 69 Dunkin' Donuts stores to Louisiana -- starting with five in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.

Brees already owns several Jimmy John's sandwich shop franchises throughout the state, and he and his wife Brittany recently became co-owners of several Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar sports bars in the state.

"Drew has proven his commitment to New Orleans -- both on and off the field -- and we couldn’t ask for a better partner to help expand Dunkin' Donuts' presence in Louisiana," Vik Patel, the CEO at Bourbon Street Donuts, LLC, said in a statement.

Though Brees is expanding his business portfolio for life after football, he’s hardly slowing down on the field. Brees, who turns 38 this month, has insisted for years that he thinks he can keep thriving into his 40s. And he just wrapped up arguably his best season in five years.

Brees, however, said he won’t push for a long-term contract extension this offseason like he did last year, when the Saints ultimately signed him to just a one-year extension.