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Dunkin' Donuts Enters the Holiday Coffee Cup Battle

'Dunkin Donuts isn't run by a bunch of anti-Christmas terrorists'

(Newser) - Another combatant has entered the "War on Christmas (Cups)," as Dunkin' Donuts unveiled its own holiday-themed coffee cup Tuesday, USA Today reports. The New York Post notes that Dunkin' Donuts' new cup—unlike the controversy-stirring Starbucks cup —is replete with Christmas cheer, featuring red and green wreaths... More »

100 Dunkin' Donuts Stores Closing

Chain has high hopes for new menu items

(Newser) - Bad news for Dunkin' Donuts fans and worse news for its investors: The chain announced on Thursday that 100 locations across the US will close over this year and next, reports CNNMoney , which notes that shares dived more than 12% following the announcement. All the stores that are closing are... More »

Dunkin' to Pay $522K to Woman Who Tripped, Spilled Coffee

A metal spike was sticking up in a DD parking lot

(Newser) - It's not the first time a fast-food joint has come under fire for hot-beverage injuries, but this time it's not just the coffee's fault. A New Jersey woman has settled her lawsuit against Dunkin' Donuts for $522,000 after she tripped over an exposed spike from an... More »

Woman's Dunkin' Donuts Dare Ends Badly

Apparently Shakara Martin really wanted to join a dance team

(Newser) - A Palm Beach woman better hope she makes the dance team after an apparent dare from the unnamed group landed her in jail. Shakara Monik Martin was spotted sitting naked outside a Dunkin' Donuts on Sunday, yet rebuffed numerous offers of clothes, the Palm Beach Post reports. By the time... More »

Dunkin' Donuts Ditching Controversial Ingredient

Titanium dioxide will no longer be used in powdered sugar

(Newser) - After pushback from an advocacy group, Dunkin' Donuts will remove a controversial ingredient. The chain will no longer use titanium dioxide, a food coloring agent commonly used to "brighten white substances," including toothpaste, in its powdered sugar products, Fox 8 reports. Advocacy group As You Sow submitted a... More »

Don't Call Dunkin' Donuts' 'Croissant Donut' a Cronut

Company rep claims DD isn't copying treat made famous by NYC bakery

(Newser) - Starting next week, you'll be able to nosh on a croissant-donut hybrid if you live near a Dunkin' Donuts—but don't call the delectable dessert a Cronut. The chain says that starting Nov. 3, it will churn out a limited run of its "Croissant Donut," which... More »

Where Fast-Food Chains Began

'Mental Floss' recounts original locations of McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and more

(Newser) - Can you imagine a time when Pizza Hut was actually a single hut? Neither could we, but the folks over at Mental Floss compiled a great list of the original locations of a variety of fast-food chains that have since swept across the globe, assimilating all before them in Borg-like... More »

Dunkin' Donuts Sued Over Hot Cider Spill

Jennifer Fragoso sues NJ location, claims permanent scarring

(Newser) - This story will sound awfully similar to this one and this one : Dunkin' Donuts is getting burned with a hot coffee, er, cider lawsuit, after a New Jersey woman says the drink spilled in her lap, leaving her with second- and third-degree burns, the Star-Ledger reports. Jennifer Fragoso, 24, says... More »

Cops: Maryland Mall Shooter Didn't Know Victims

Aguilar's journal shows 'unhappiness with life'

(Newser) - The man who opened fire in a Maryland mall over the weekend, killing two skate shop employees before taking his own life, does not appear to have had any relationship with his victims, police say. Investigators aren't sure what Darion Marcus Aguilar's motive for the attack was, but... More »

Dunkin' Donuts Fan Arrested in Quest for 10% Discount

Charles Barry charged with impersonating an officer, improper use of firearm

(Newser) - A Florida man who apparently loves donuts as much as he loves a deal has been arrested after his attempt to pair the two went wrong. Charles "Chuck" Barry got fired up at a local Dunkin' Donuts when employees denied him a 10% police officer discount he'd been... More »

Dunkin' Donuts Red-Faced Over Blackface Ad

Thai franchise creates 'bizarre and racist' ad to promote chocolate doughnut

(Newser) - Dunkin' Donuts is worried America will run from Dunkin' over a controversial ad by its Thai franchise. The ad—which has run in print, on TV, and on the web—features a woman in blackface makeup to promote Thai outlets' new chocolate-flavored "Charcoal Donut," the AP reports. The... More »

Dunkin' Donuts Really Doing This: Doughnut Sandwich

Shocker: It has fewer calories than the chain's turkey sausage sandwich

(Newser) - Somewhere, Paula Deen may be giving a small cheer. Dunkin' Donuts will on Friday introduce a new menu item nationwide: the "Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich." It is what you would imagine, a glazed doughnut cut in two, with fried eggs and bacon between. The AP points out the... More »

Boston-Area Dunkin' Donuts Stay Open ... for Cops

Serving free coffee, of course

(Newser) - The entire city of Boston and most of its surrounding neighborhoods are on lockdown. Authorities have been all but begging residents to stay home and businesses to stay closed. And yet reports started to creep up that there was an exception: Dunkin' Donuts. The chain is an institution in the... More »

Coming Soon to NYC: Major Coffee Headache

Ban on big sugary drinks will hit some coffee drinkers

(Newser) - Mayor Bloomberg's ban on hulking sugary drinks kicks in on Tuesday, and some of the effects are pretty obvious: sayonara, big Big Gulp. But the New York Times today takes a look at an effect that sounds like a seriously annoying headache. The ban may make ordering coffee a... More »

Dunkin' Donuts Clerk Uses Coffee to Thwart Robber

Throws it in man's face, yells, 'Go run on Dunkin'

(Newser) - A quick-thinking Dunkin' Donuts employee used the only weapon at her disposal—coffee—to stop a robbery Saturday night. A man pulled into the drive-thru of the Connecticut store and asked for change for a $100 bill, NBC Connecticut reports. The clerk said she couldn't break the bill, and... More »

Prefer Dunkin Donuts? You Might Be a Republican

Are you Team Subway or Team Wendy's?

(Newser) - If you love BMWs, Dunkin' Donuts, and Subway, you just might be a Republican. Democrats, meanwhile, prefer Jeeps, Starbucks, and Wendy's, a study finds. Researchers clocked 4,000 people's reactions to various brands to the millisecond, and found a divide between left and right, ABC News reports. "... More »

And America's Best Bagels Are...

Consumer Reports likes Dunkin' Donuts, Lender's, and CostCo

(Newser) - You don't have to be in New York to get a good bagel, Consumer Reports finds: Three big brands offer decent alternatives. In a comparison of eight plain and four "everything" bagels, testers found Dunkin' Donuts, Lender's Original, and Costco to be the best options. Each scored... More »

Prostitution Sting Nets Worker at Dunkin' Donuts

The sting's name: Extra sugar, of course

(Newser) - In an operation dubbed “Extra Sugar,” police charged a Dunkin’ Donuts worker with prostitution during her shift, reports the Daily Record of Morristown, NJ. “She was a nighttime employee, supposedly a very good one,” said the New Jersey detective who set up an undercover investigation of... More »

Woman Sues Dunkin' Donuts for Putting Sugar in Coffee

Danielle Jordan claims it sent her into diabetic shock

(Newser) - A Philadelphia woman is suing Dunkin' Donuts, saying a worker mistakenly put sugar in her coffee that ultimately caused her to go into diabetic shock. Danielle Jordan's lawsuit claims she asked for artificial sweetener to be added to her coffee during a June 2009 visit. After she downed the... More »

McDonald's Coffee Drinkers Most Loyal

McD's fans beat out Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks customers

(Newser) - It may be a burger chain, but McDonald’s is winning the battle for coffee customers’ devotion, a study finds. In a given month, just 29% of McDonald’s customers hit up Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee or breakfast. Meanwhile, 53% of Starbucks and Dunkin’ fans “roam,”... More »

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