• food & drink Feb 24

    Yup, Dunkin' Is Now Selling Avocado Toast

    Dunkin’ — home of Munchkins, Coolatas and Snackin’ Bacon — announced Wednesday that it has added avocado toast to its menu. The fast-food chain also announced it will now sell two varieties of new grilled cheese melts — with and without ham. Dunkin’ said its new avocado toast is spread on a slice of its sourdough bread, and topped with…

  • ghost kitchen Feb 12

    Dunkin' Owner Inspire Brands Launching $2.6M ‘Ghost Kitchen'

    How significant is the “ghost kitchen” trend? America’s second-biggest restaurant company is getting in on the action. Inspire Brands Inc., the company that owns Dunkin’, Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John’s, Rusty Taco and Sonic Drive-In, is launching a new venture called Alliance Kitchen in Atlanta’s Westside. Alliance Kitchen will operate out of Suite 1 at 1425 Ellsworth...

  • Dunkin Feb 1

    Dunkin' Is Giving Away Free Hot Coffee Every Monday in February

    Thinking about Monday and the start of the work week can be dreadful, but Dunkin’ has a plan to perk up coffee drinkers with a new promotion called “Free Coffee Mondays.”

  • doughnuts Jan 6

    Sen. Markey Reveals His Typical Dunkin' Order: ‘My Mother's Not Happy'

    Like a lot of people from Massachusetts, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey can’t seem to get enough of Dunkin’. In fact, the Malden native loves Dunkin’ so much that his normal order includes three entire doughnuts, he said on a podcast released Tuesday. But Markey doesn’t eat all three in their entirety, he explained. He orders three different doughnuts, then...

  • Dunkin' Dec 30, 2020

    Dunkin' Launches ‘Extra Charged' Coffee With 20% More Caffeine

    Dunkin’ prides itself on fueling Americans to keep them “running.” Well, brace yourself, because their fuel is apparently getting stronger. The Massachusetts-based chain announced the launch of its new “Extra Charged Coffee,” which it says contains 20% more caffeine than its Classic coffee and debuts Wednesday. The company said a medium Extra Charged Coffee will be offered at a special…

  • Dunkin Dec 3, 2020

    Dunkin' Unveils Purple Sugarplum Macchiato For the Holidays

    It wouldn’t be Christmas without the requisite holiday-themed beverages at the coffee shop of our choice each season. Be it cinnamon or nutmeg, certain flavors get us in the yuletide spirit each year. But this year, Dunkin’ is trying out a new flavor derived from an old Christmas legend. This year, the coffee-and-doughnuts chain is launching the Sugarplum Macchiato. Yes, sugarplum...

  • Dunkin' Oct 31, 2020

    Dunkin' to Be Sold to Inspire Brands for $11.3 Billion

    Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee is being combined with Buffalo Wild Wings and Arby’s sandwiches. Inspire Brands Inc. said Friday that it is acquiring Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. for $11.3 billion, including the Dunkin’ Brands’ debt that Inspire will be taking on. The private-equity firm will pay $106.50 in cash for all of Dunkin’ Brands’ shares, which closed Friday at $99.71….

  • Dunkin' Oct 31, 2020

    Inspire Brands to Buy Dunkin'

    Inspire Brands Inc. said Friday that it is acquiring Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. for $11.3 billion, including the Dunkin’ Brands’ debt that Inspire will be taking on.

  • Dunkin Oct 26, 2020

    Dunkin' Shares Hit All-Time High After Holding Buyout Talks

    The Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee chain confirmed it’s held talks to be taken private by a private equity firm, sending shares rocketing to an all-time high at the opening bell Monday. Dunkin’ Brands Group said it’s in preliminary discussions with Inspire Brands, which also owns Arby’s and Jimmy John’s Sandwiches. In a prepared statement Sunday, Dunkin’ said it was...

  • Dunkin' Oct 26, 2020

    Dunkin' Brands Is in Talks for Sale to Company That Owns Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings

    Dunkin’ Brands, the Massachusetts-based company that owns Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, confirmed Sunday that it’s been in talks about a sale with a private company.

  • Dunkin' Oct 25, 2020

    Dunkin' Considering Selling to Private Company

    Dunkin’ Brands, the Massachusetts-based company that owns Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, confirmed Sunday that it’s been in talks about a sale with a private company.

  • Dunkin' Oct 14, 2020

    Dunkin' Releases New Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut

    Dunkin’ is known for its sweet treats. But spicy food? Not so much. Nonetheless, the Massachusetts-based donut chain has launched a Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut as part of its new Halloween menu (Get it? “Ghost” pepper?). The company bills the new donut as “one of the most surprising treats ever to rise from its kitchens.” It’s available starting Wednesday...

  • Halloween Oct 14, 2020

    Dunkin' Offering Ghost Pepper Donut

    Dunkin’ has just released a Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut – a classic yeast donut with strawberry icing and a cayenne and ghost pepper spice blend.

  • Dunkin' Sep 23, 2020

    Dunkin' CFO: 1 in 5 Purchases Now Made Digitally

    The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s adoption of customer-facing digital technology, to the point that one in five transactions now involves some kind of digital interaction, Dunkin’ Chief Financial Officer Kate Jaspon said. Jaspon made the remarks during an online event Tuesday afternoon hosted by the news outlet Axios, focused on smart cities and the digital...

  • TikTok Sep 2, 2020

    TikTok Star Charli D'Amelio Gets Her Own Drink at Dunkin'

    Charli D’Amelio, 16-year-old Norwalk native and TikTok star, has her own coffee drink at Dunkin,’ and she’s going to be interacting with fans and fellow coffee drinkers through the company’s social media. The Massachusetts-based chain announced Tuesday that it will be offering “The Charli,” named after Charli D’Amelio, It is a cold Brew with whole milk and three pumps...

  • donut-infused beers Aug 25, 2020

    Harpoon, Dunkin' Team Up to Launch Coffee- and Donut-Infused Beers

    Harpoon Brewery and Dunkin’ have teamed up once again to launch a new series of coffee as well as donut-infused beers this fall. After the success of last year’s Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, company officials announced Tuesday the two Massachusetts brands will come together for their new Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin, Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston Kreme, and Harpoon Dunkin’ Jelly Donut....

  • coronavirus May 7, 2020

    Gov. Baker Is About as Popular as Dunkin' in Massachusetts, Poll Finds

    Despite the severe restrictions he’s put in place during the coronavirus emergency, Gov. Charlie Baker’s popularity remains high — so much so that he’s apparently liked as much as New England’s favorite coffee chain. In a new poll, 72% of Massachusetts residents said they thought of Baker favorably, compared to just 15% who thought of him unfavorably. Those numbers...

  • coronavirus May 7, 2020

    Dunkin' Waives Rent Payments for 900 Franchisees

    Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. waived up to a month’s worth of rental payments for its 900 franchisees, and allowed those properties to defer an additional two months of rent in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Canton-based operator of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins stores disclosed in a regulatory filing on Thursday. Beyond waiving rent payments, Dunkin’ also extended payment terms for…

  • Gov. Charlie Baker May 7, 2020

    Mass. Is ‘Making Progress' But ‘Still Very Much in the Fight': Gov. Baker

    In a COVID-19 update, Gov. Charlie Baker talks steps to re-opening and contact tracing program.

  • coronavirus May 7, 2020

    Progress in Fight Against Coronavirus

    Gov. Charlie Baker said a phased reopening of Massachusetts will not move forward until there is more progress on surge capacity and other key elements.

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