Tag Archives: Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts Slashed Its Menu — Did Your Favorite Item Survive the Purge?

Source: Grub Street NY

Dunkin’ Donuts, you might recall, is in the process of decluttering. Things that didn’t land in the “Keep Me” pile include half of the name (buh-bye “Donuts”) and a bunch of the chain’s food options, part of an effort to market Dunkin’ as “a beverage-led brand and coffee …

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America’s Glut of Third-Wave Coffee Shops Is Losing to the Big Chains

Source: Grub Street NY

In just half a decade, coffee nerds have gotten firsthand experience with the so-called paradox of choice: Knowing where to find an AeroPressed single-origin used to be a badge of honor; now, it’s available at Starbucks. While that’s undeniably convenient, it seems America’s overabundance of good coffee is starting …

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Coffee-Obsessed Billionaire Family Might Buy Dunkin’ Donuts

Source: Grub Street NY

The tight-lipped multinational company that owns Panera BreadKrispy Kreme, and like a dozen other chains is reportedly now eyeing Dunkin’ Donuts. JAB Holding, the privately held investment arm of four very reclusive German billionaire siblings, has been steadily amassing a coffee-and-pastry empire since gobbling up …

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Dunkin’ Donuts Blames Store Layout for Treatment That Led to Apparent NYPD Boycott

Source: Grub Street NY

For some reason, Dunkin’ Donuts cannot stop digging its own grave with the NYPD. It faced a whirlwind of bad press after two cops were reportedly denied service at a Brooklyn Dunkin’ Donuts last Sunday. The franchisee tried to “personally apologize” to the officers, who say they …

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Dunkin’ Donuts Is Testing a Name Change That Betrays Fried-Dough Lovers Everywhere

Source: Grub Street NY

It seems America’s biggest doughnut chain has decided its extremely well-known name is sending consumers the wrong message, sort of à la Kentucky Fried Chicken or that mid-century pancake-house chain Sambo’s. Per a report by Nation’s Restaurant News, a new Dunkin’ Donuts location in Pasadena, California, …

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Dunkin’ Donuts Sued for Making Its ‘Steak’ Sandwich Out of Ground Beef

Source: Grub Street NY

All meat-loving Americans love a good steak-and-eggs breakfast, so of course Dunkin’ Donuts has a bagel sandwich — the Angus Steak & Egg — that tries to mine the combo’s immense popularity. Dishonor such a seminal dish, though, and somebody will come for your neck, as the chain has …

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This Failed Dunkin’ Donuts Robbery Is Very Boston

Source: Grub Street NY

Quick PSA for anyone considering a doughnut-shop robbery: If you’re dead-set on this life decision, don’t do it in Boston at a Dunkin’ Donuts where there’s an on-duty police officer inside ordering coffee.

Boston PD couldn’t help but joke about the incident, which sounds like Casey Affleck’s

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Where to get free doughnuts in Atlanta on National Doughnut Day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Revolution Doughnuts will be celebrating National Doughnut Day and their fifth birthday this Friday. / Photo credit: Phil Skinner

Atlanta, it’s time to get your doughnuts!

National Doughnut Day is Friday, June 2.  This official day of the doughnut was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to servicemen during World War I.

Here are the doughnut deals happening on Friday in metro Atlanta:

Da Vinci’s Donuts: Grab a free doughnut throughout the day at all three of its locations in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Dunwoody. 131 S. Main St., ...

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Brace Yourself for Unicorn Frappuccino Copycats

Source: Grub Street NY

Didn’t like the Unicorn Frappuccino? Too bad! It’s going to haunt you long after vanishing from your Instagram feed. In fact, just last week on an earnings call in which CFO Scott Maw uttered the words “the incredible, Instagrammable success of the …

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Dunkin’ Donuts and Oreo Are Having a Baby

Source: Grub Street NY

Thanks to corn syrup, some brown dye, and artificial flavoring, Oreos now also run on Dunkin’. Instagrammer @thejunkfoodaisle has sniffed out a new flavor (Nabisco’s 12,897th this year alone, if memory serves) that replaces the standard white-cream filling …

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Dunkin’ Donuts May Owe Free Buttered Treats to Thousands of Customers

Source: Grub Street NY

A Massachusetts man who sued 23 different Dunkin’ Donuts stores, after learning they gave him a butter substitute on his bagels, may have scored free pastries for thousands of customers. Jan Polanik took the chain to court last month, saying he’d been ordering real butter but …

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Now You Can Order Coffee and Doughnuts With a Traffic App

Source: Grub Street NY

Waze users can now order their morning Munchkins directly from the navigation app, then slip into the next Dunkin’ Donuts to pick them up on their morning commute. The feature, which rolls out today, is the first partnership between Waze and a merchant of any kind. It allows …

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People Aren’t Happy That Dunkin’ Donuts Is Eliminating the Coffee Coolatta

Source: Grub Street NY

Dunkin’ Donuts recently did some soul-searching, and has come to a sad realization about its Coffee Coolatta drink: The thing frankly “isn’t good enough” anymore, it told reporters this week. As a result of this discovery, the popular menu staple dating back to 1994 (making it

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Dunkin’ Donuts Will Likely Be Very Unenthused by Casey Affleck’s SNL Short

Source: Grub Street NY

What, you honestly thought Casey Affleck wouldn’t go Full Boston Man in at least one SNL sketch? Let’s transport ourselves to the vast New England Dunkin’ Donuts empire for a moment, where Affleck’s scruffy asshole of a guy markets himself as “the face” of the global doughnut company despite having …

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Somehow, It’s Even More Impossible for New Yorkers to Avoid Dunkin’ Donuts in 2016

Source: Grub Street NY

The Center for an Urban Future released its annual State of the Chains report today, and as always, Dunkin’ Donuts is the most omnipresent chain in New York. Its growth continues at a dizzying pace: There are now 596 Dunkin’ stores in the five boroughs, 24 …

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Dunkin’ Donuts Makes the Best Terrible Coffee in America

Source: Grub Street NY

By its own count, Dunkin’ Donuts sells an average of 4,657,534 cups of coffee every day. That’s 1.7 billion cups each year. It is a torrent of Arabica that only a few massive competitors — Starbucks, Peet’s, McDonald’s — can rival. It is enough coffee to help caffeinate everyone who …

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Dunkin’ Donuts Is Testing Eggs That Don’t Have a Dozen Ingredients

Source: Grub Street NY

Despite introducing macchiatos last year, Dunkin’ Donuts is still struggling to lure people through its doors. In order to fix this problem, the doughnut chain announced today that it’s created a better-tasting egg. At first, this statement seems ridiculous — “An egg is an egg,” you might say. “How can…More »

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Weekly Food News Round-Up

Source: Brightest Young Things - DC

All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).

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Say Goodbye to Styrofoam Food and Drink Containers

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

IMG_5485Styrofoam cups and boxes have already gone out of fashion, but their demise is now imminent. The District’s ban on foam food and drink containers goes into effect on Jan. 1.

Styrofoam, or expanded polystyrene, is apparently one of the top culprits littering the Anacostia River. Not to mention that toxic chemicals cling to foam, and the material does not decompose.

The ban is the result of the Sustainable DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2014 and applies only to one-time use containers like bowls, plates, and cups from restaurants, grocery stores, and other food providers. (Businesses can still receive products in foam containers from ...

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Weekly Food News Round-Up

Source: Brightest Young Things - DC

All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).

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