Wednesday, April 24, 2013
About 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the New England area are collecting donations for One Fund Boston to support those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Canton-based Dunkin' Donuts donated $100,000 to One Fund Boston to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, and will continue to raise money through New England-area locations. “We are an organization with proud Boston roots, and our hearts are with those who were affected by the events at the Boston Marathon,” said Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands in a statement. “We hope the donation to The One Fund Boston will help victims and their families during this difficult time." Approximately 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts franchises across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine, will collect donations from customers at registers for One Fund Boston starting on Monday and scheduled to last a week. In the days following the …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Dunkin' Donuts is lobbying the White House to changes its definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, according to reports.
Dunkin' Brands has joined the fight against Obamacare. The coffee and baked goods company is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare, according to a Newsmax.com report this week. Specifically, Dunkin' is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, CEO Nigel Travis told the Financial Times, according to The Huffington Post. The change would leave Dunkin', as well as other companies, with fewer workers to insure under the health care reform law, which requires large employers to provide health coverage to all full-time workers and their dependents. Those companies who fail to provide coverage could face a penalty of $2,000 per worker. The mandate …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Residents in Brookline supported a move to ban the use of all foam food and beverage containers, a move that was approved at Special Town Meeting.
One group of residents in the Bay State has taken a stand against the use of plastic foam food and beverage containers at local restaurants. A Special Town Meeting in Brookline earlier this week voted to ban the use of polystyrene (plastic foam) food and beverage containers for take-out or to-go at food establishments in town. The ban will go into effect on Dec. 1, 2013. The move came after Town Meeting member Nancy Heller proposed the article due to the health risks involved in the use of the cups. As a result, the move was approved by a vote of 169-27. But not everyone was in favor of the move. Canton-based Dunkin Donuts spoke against the measure on Tuesday; spokesperson Christine Riley said that, despite looking, the company has not …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Does Dunkin offer the best cup of joe in the country?
Dunkin Donuts is looking to have the best coffee in America. But it's not just an ideal for the coffee chain. Dunkin Donuts has applied for the actual trademark of "Best Coffee in America" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, according to Boston.com, which reported that the company has sought more than 100 trademarks for specific products like "Coffee Coolatta". However, Starbucks continues to remain the top fast-food coffee spot, according to Boston.com, while McDonald's holds second-place for the destination coffee drinkers prefer most. Companies that try to register trademarks in common phrases or images commonly state that they have acquired secondary meanings associated with the product or service the company sells, according …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
By Sarah Grill
Saturday, September 29, 2012
National Coffee Day is today, and Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has stirred up several exciting ways to celebrate the holiday, including two brand new varieties of coffee, a special value offer to enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee at home, and the brand’s biggest-ever Twitter sweeps. Kicking off the National Coffee Day festivities, Dunkin’ Donuts today unveiled Pumpkin Mocha and Pumpkin White Chocolate coffee and lattes. Available hot or iced, these two new, innovative flavors join Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Coffee as the perfect way to enjoy a taste of fall any time of day. Pumpkin Mocha and Pumpkin White Chocolate coffee and lattes are available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ Donuts …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Pumpkin- and apple-flavored coffees and foods are now available, with more coming this October.
Dedham-based Dunkin Donuts has launched a handful of seasonal food and beverage items featuring pumpkin and apple flavors. Pumpkin K-Cups, "apple orchard" and pumpkin-flavored donuts and munchkins, "apple crisp" and pumpkin-flavored muffins, apple pie, apple cider, pumpkin-flavored cream cheese, as well as pumpkin-flavored and packaged coffees and lattes. And it doesn't end there. Patrons of Dunkin Donuts in Canton eager for a fall-themed coffee or treat this fall will have the chance to sample more pumpkin-flavored items coming to participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants beginning in October. “Dunkin’ Donuts’ fall flavors serve as a hallmark of this nostalgic season, and the return of pumpkin and apple food and beverages is something…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Regina's Bakery, a new Dunkin Donuts and Visions Medical Center will be serving food and drink soon
At their meeting last Thursday night, Dedham selectmen approved three requests for Common Victualler Licenses. Regina’s Bakery, located at 591 High St., was first on the agenda. The former site of The High Street Café, Regina’s Bakery was represented by owner Patricia Hessasta. Hessasta said she previously owned a bakery in Everett, but it wasn’t a great location because there was very little parking. She said she is from Dedham and lives in Dedham. Since taking over the location, Hessasta has made a number of renovations, including painting and bringing the building up-to-code. The plan is to have tables and seating for 12. The Board voted 4-0 to approve the License. Selectman James MacDonald was not present. Next up at the meeting was …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Several projects are making headway.
The constantly shifting landscape of Providence Highway in Dedham is changing even more as projects continue to come before the Planning Board. While several changes have occurred without any construction, one project adding space is at 780 Providence Highway, the current home of Vitamin Shoppe. Developers have added space for two retailers to open. One of which will be Dunkin' Donuts, and the other is now zoned to be a sandwich shop, Town Planner Richard McCarthy said. But that project is on the agenda for Thursday's meeting, because if developers want to move ahead with two food establishments, the Planning Board will need to approve a new parking plan. And parking is crunched on the site, meaning the board could give a waiver to the …