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Dunkin' Fans Revolt After Chain Changes Rewards Program

Drama erupted on social media after the switch

(Newser) - Dunkin' fans are revolting after the coffee and donuts chain updated its rewards program to what customers say is a much worse deal. Tweets on the matter, which are worth perusing Twitter for, include such gems as "The new dunkin rewards system is my villain origin story" and "...

Dunkin' Introduces 'Free Coffee Mondays'

Promotion will last through 'home stretch of winter'

(Newser) - Dunkin'— formerly known as Dunkin' Donuts—says it is offering its fans a "little extra boost" to get through the "home stretch of winter." The chain says it is introducing "Free Coffee Mondays" from Feb. 1 through to Feb. 22, Delish reports. Members of the...

Dunkin' Offers Bright Spot in Job Market

Chain will be hiring as many as 25K workers

(Newser) - The job market has been pretty dismal of late , but amid signs of recovery , CBS News reports one chain plans to hire as many as 25,000 workers. Dunkin', which has kept 90% of its locations open (with modifications) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to hire that many counter workers...

It's Losing Donuts ... but Not the Doughnuts

Dunkin' Donuts to go by one word starting in January

(Newser) - First WW , now another high-profile name change. Dunkin' Donuts will as of January be known simply as Dunkin', in what NBC News reports is a rebranding designed to reflect its broadened focus on coffee and other beverages and up its appeal to a younger audience. CNN describes it as wanting...

Prosecutors: Ex-Senator's Corruption Runs on Dunkin'

Brian Joyce accused of accepting hundreds of pounds of coffee as part of bribes, kickbacks

(Newser) - A former Massachusetts state senator was arrested Friday on charges he accepted about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks, laundered through his law firm, between 2010 and 2016, the Boston Globe reports. Part of those bribes and kickbacks? Hundreds of pounds of free Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Brian Joyce has been...

Dunkin' Donuts Not a Fan of Independent Coffee Shop Slogan

Sends cease-and-desist letter to local joint

(Newser) - A Massachusetts coffee shop owner says he received a cease-and-desist letter from Dunkin' Donuts claiming trademark infringement for riffing on the chain's catchphrase, the AP reports. Steve Copoulos tells the Sun Chronicle he added window art reading "North now runs on Mike's" on his Mike's Coffee...

Guy Sues After Asking for Butter, Getting Fake Butter

He won a settlement against Dunkin' Donuts owners

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man who sued a pair of Dunkin' Donuts owners because he said he was given a butter substitute when he asked for real butter on his bagel has won a settlement, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports that Jan Polanik's suits name two companies that together...

Despite Vows, Dunkin' Can't Quit Styrofoam

Chain believes eco-unfriendly foam is still the best way to serve your coffee

(Newser) - Six years after vowing to give up Styrofoam, Dunkin' Donuts is still using its iconic, eco-unfriendly cups, reports Business Insider . The coffee chain declared ridding itself of Styrofoam the "#1 sustainability priority" in 2010, yet a majority of outlets still use cups made of Styrofoam, or polystyrene, which is...

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