Dunkin’ offering free coffees for Orlando teachers
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando area teachers can get free coffee at local Dunkin’ stores on Thursday. Dunkin’ restaurants throughout the Greater Orlando area are treating teachers to a free medium hot or iced coffee on Thursday, Sept. 1. “Teachers play an invaluable role in our communities and help provide their students with the means for a better future,” said Katie Gaston, Dunkin’ senior field marketing manager in a statement. “We’re excited to offer our deserving educators a coffee break and recognize them for their passion and dedication to our youth.”Read: Here’s where you can score free cake in Central Florida on ThursdayFather, son honor late wife, mother by paying it forward at Dunkin’ (NCD)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live. ©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Dunkin’ to give teachers a free medium coffee on Thursday
Dunkin’ announced that on Thursday teachers will get a free medium coffee. >> Read more trending newsAccording to a news release from Dunkin’, teachers can get a free medium hot or iced coffee on Thursday. The free coffee for teachers are available at participating locations. According to WKYC, one grand prize winner per state will get free coffee for a year and a school-wide coffee break that will include $300 worth of goodies. The first 50 teachers that get nominated will get 200 $1 medium or iced coffee VIP cards that they can share with their fellow school staff.wftv.com
‘Next generation’ Dunkin’ location opening in Orlando
Dunkin' A new “next generation” Dunkin’ location is opening in Orlando on Friday. (Dunkin')ORLANDO, Fla. — A new “next generation” Dunkin’ location is opening in Orlando on Friday. Orlando City Commissioner Robert Stuart and members of the Orlando police and fire departments will help cut the ribbon for the restaurant at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. During the ceremony, Dunkin’ franchisee network DB Florida Management and the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation will present donations of $2,500 each to the Orlando Health Foundation and Nathaniel’s Hope. Read: Department of Education implementing plan to help millions of borrowers out of defaultWoman sues Dunkin’ over burns from spilt coffee Samantha Picklo spent three days recovering in a burn center.wftv.com
Fall Dunkin’ treats rollout this week with a new pumpkin drink
Fall Dunkin’ treats rollout this week with a new pumpkin drink The new coffee will also have a swirl of hazelnut. (Dunkin'/Dunkin')ORLANDO, Fla. — Dunkin’ is rolling out old bakery favorites and a new selection of fall drinks for the upcoming season. Starting Wednesday, the chain will introduce the following items for a limited time:-Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew-Pumpkin Spice Signature LatteDunkin’ customers looking out for the new flavors can try the Nutty Pumpkin Coffee and the Blood Orange Dunkin’ Refresher. Read: Cookies and care: How you can help children with Chick-fil-AThe coffee blends Dunkin’s Original Blend Iced Coffee with a pumpkin spice swirl and a hazelnut shot, while the refresher contains cranberry and a hint of fall spices. Read: Kona Poké will open a fifth restaurant in MelbourneDunkin’ will also bring back their fall bakery selections like the Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich and the Maple Sugar Snackin’ Bacon.wftv.com
Woman sues Dunkin’ over hot coffee burns
Woman sues Dunkin’ over burns from spilt coffee Samantha Picklo spent three days recovering in a burn center. (NCD)Most people know of the hot coffee lawsuit filed against McDonald’s, where a woman sued the fast-food icon in 1992 over burns she sustained when she spilled coffee on herself. >> Read more trending newsSamantha Picklo is now suing Dunkin’ after she was also burned by hot coffee she had spilled on her lap, CBS News reported. Her pants absorbed the hot coffee so she ripped them off and then called 911, Picklo told Inside Edition. Dunkin’ workers said that Picklo was eating something when they handed the coffee tray and grabbed it with one hand, Inside Edition reported.wftv.com
Dunkin’ debuts refreshing new drinks and savory new treats at Orlando locations
ORLANDO, Fla. — Just in time for the warmer weather, Dunkin’ has debuted a brand-new lineup of colorful and refreshing drinks to cool its customers down and keep them going. The Dunkin’ refresher, with a new flavor, will return. The new Mango Pineapple Dunkin’ Refresher features mango and pineapple fruit flavors, combined with a choice of green tea, coconut milk or lemonade. Dunkin’ refreshers are also available in strawberry dragon fruit and peach passion fruit flavors. “We absolutely love the pairing of our new Mango Pineapple Dunkin’ Refresher with the delicious Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese sandwich, and the ability to enjoy a pick-me-up from Dunkin’ at any time of day.wftv.com
Dunkin’ unveils fall pumpkin-flavored menu early
Dunkin' menu: Dunkin' revealed its fall menu, which went into effect on Wednesday. >> Read more trending newsAnd with autumn and Halloween seemingly around the corner, the Massachusetts-based doughnut and coffee chain released its new fall menu. In a news release, Dunkin’ said its menu, which debuted Wednesday, offers pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin cream cold brew, along with pumpkin doughnuts, muffins and munchkins. 🎃🔥Our NEW Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and FAN FAVE Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte are $3 starting today! For coffee lovers, Dunkin’ is introducing a new, 100% Guatemalan coffee brand.wftv.com
People gather to release balloons and honor the life of slain dance coach Verndell "Vee" Smith
On May 22, 2021, team members, relatives and other loved ones marched from Verndell “Vee” Smith II's studio at 460 E. 75th St. to the Dunkin’, where he was shot and killed, for a balloon release before heading back to a grassy lot nearby, where Ultimate Threat carried on Smith’s memory through more dancing.chicagotribune.com
Dunkin' worker charged with manslaughter in customer's death
Florida prosecutors filed a manslaughter charge Friday against a Dunkin’ store employee accused of fatally punching a 77-year-old customer after the employee said the man repeatedly used a racial slur against him. Tampa police arrested Corey Pujols, 27, earlier this month. Pujols told police that the man was “extremely rude” the day of the punch and had called him a racial slur.news.yahoo.com
Dunkin hops on trend, adds avocado toast to menu
The fast-food chain is now offering avocado toast. This brunch favorite is made with avocado, sea salt, black pepper and lemon juice. It comes on sourdough bread with a sprinkle of “everything but the bagel” seasoning. Dunkin’ is also releasing a spin on some classics with its new grilled cheese melt and grilled cheese melt with ham. AdBoth are served on Dunkin’s sourdough bread with white cheddar and American cheese.
Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings owner buying Dunkin' Brands
NEW YORK – 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' Brands' stock surged to an all-time high earlier this week after the company confirmed the two were in merger talks. In addition to Buffalo Wild Wings and Arby's, it owns the Sonic burger chain, Jimmy John's restaurants and Rusty Taco.
Starbucks earnings top estimates as sales rebound quicker than expected in U.S., China
Starbucks on Thursday reported that sales in the U.S. and China are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic more quickly than expected, helping global same-store sales shrink just 9%. Excluding items, the coffee chain earned 51 cents per share, beating the 31 cents per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. In September, U.S. same-store sales fell just 4%, bolstered by the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes. In China, Starbucks' second-largest market, the coffee chain's same-store sales declined by just 3%. Global same-store sales are expected to grow 18% to 23% for the year, with U.S. same-store sales forecast to increase 17% to 22%.cnbc.com
Dunkin' shares hit all-time high after holding buyout talks
The Dunkin’ doughnuts and coffee chain has confirmed it's held talks to be taken private by a private equity firm, sending its shares rocketing to an all-time high Monday. Dunkin’ Brands Group said it’s in preliminary discussions with Inspire Brands, which also owns Arby’s and Jimmy John’s Sandwiches. Dunkin’ shares jumped $14.31, or 16.1% to close Monday at $103.10. Dunkin’ Brands revenue fell 20% in the second quarter, and the company said franchisees closed 200 restaurants permanently. Dunkin’ Brands reported full-year sales of $1.4 billion in 2019, up 4% from the previous year.
Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Dunkin' Brands, AstraZeneca, Hasbro & more
Hasbro (HAS) — Hasbro reported third-quarter earnings per share and revenue that beat analysts' expectations. Wall Street was expecting earnings of $1.63 per share on revenue of $1.74 billion, according to FactSet. Kontoor Brands (KTB) — A Bank of America analyst upgraded Kontoor Brands shares to "buy" from "underperform," and hiked its price target to $38 per share from $17 per share. Facebook (FB) — KeyBanc Capital Markets raised its price target on the social media giant to $340 per share, citing an "attractive" valuation. The new price target implies a 12-month upside of 24.3% from Friday's close of $333.92 per share.cnbc.com
Dunkin' is keeping beverage innovation humming during the pandemic as consumers look to treat themselves
While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted daily commutes and morning runs for coffee, Dunkin' Brands Group says a new theme has emerged — customers are treating themselves. Consumers are selecting beverages that are harder to make at home, with both cold and specialty drinks taking off over the summer. Dunkin', along with other major fast food chains including McDonald's and Chipotle, has been leaning into Gen Z marketing. Dunkin' saw a 57% increase in app downloads on the day the campaign launched versus its previous 90-day average. The partnership came about organically after the company learned the star was frequently posting about her Dunkin' consumption, Nelson said.cnbc.com
Like it hot? Dunkin’ releases spicy ghost pepper doughnut
If you like to mix spicy into your sweet treats, we’ve found the doughnut for you. Dunkin' announced a new spicy ghost pepper doughnut available nationwide starting Wednesday. The spicy ghost pepper is a classic yeast doughnut ring topped with strawberry flavored icing that has cayenne and ghost pepper blended in along with a dusting of red sanding sugar. [TRENDING: Woman stranded from home for 8 months | Video shows mountain lion stalking hiker | Moon rules: Must come in peace]The coffee chain promises the doughnut will bring the heat with every bite. And if spicy isn’t your thing, Dunkin' has brought back its creepy-crawly spider, which is topped with a glazed chocolate munchkin treat.
Dunkin’s new pumpkin spice latte hits stores Aug. 19
While it will still be steaming hot in Florida, Dunkin’ is almost ready to release its fall flavors. The coffee chain’s fall menu, including a new pumpkin spice latte, will be available in stores on Aug. 19, which is earlier than ever before, the company says. No one does fall flavor better than Dunkin'.”Whether you’re sipping, swirling or tasting – the Fall legend is back in class, starting 8/19. 🎃 pic.twitter.com/U0ZkmotzP2 — Dunkin' (@dunkindonuts) August 12, 2020Dunkin’s fall menu includes a mix of new and old including a new signature pumpkin spice latte and a chai latte. There will also be pumpkin-flavored coffees, along with apple cider, pumpkin and maple sugar-flavored donuts and munchkins doughnut holes.
Dunkin permanently closing about 800 US locations
Dunkin is permanently closing about 800 locations in the U.S, about 8% of its restaurants. The company detailed the changes Thursday in its quarterly earnings report, describing the closures as real estate portfolio rationalizations.A Dunkin official said the locations have low sales volume and represented 2% of its U.S. sales last year. More than half of the closures are in Speedway convenience stores, a change Dunkin' previously announced in February. The company also said it may permanently close about 350 locations outside the U.S.
Dunkin hiring 25,000 workers as restaurants reopen
Dunkin' franchise operators will be adding 25,000 jobs as restaurants start to re-open in the U.S. The breakfast and coffee chain announced Monday that its franchisees are looking to fill a range of positions, including management roles. Dunkin' launched an ad campaign on Monday to support recruiting efforts. It's also partnering with Southern New Hampshire University on an online education program for franchise employees. Dunkin jumped about 2% during trading hours on Monday.
Dunkin’ now sells bags of bacon to snack on
Dunkin' is going for a mix of sweet and savory with its newest product. The donut chain is now selling bags of bacon. The item is called Snackin’ Bacon on the menu. Dunkin' says it's for customers on the go who are craving a different kind of snacking choice. The new Snackin’ Bacon is now available in restaurants nationwide.
Dunkin' CEO hints at more Beyond Meat collaborations
Dunkin' Brands' partnership with Beyond Meat may go beyond one breakfast sandwich, Dunkin' CEO David Hoffmann told CNBC on Thursday. Dunkin' took its collaboration with Beyond Meat nationwide in November, after sales of the egg, cheese and plant-based sausage sandwich exceed expectations during a New York City pilot test. Hoffmann, who became Dunkin' CEO in 2018, said the introduction of Beyond Meat sandwiches has appealed to existing customers while also bringing new people into stores. Hoffmann said he has developed a good relationship with Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat. Dunkin's partnership with Beyond Meat is among a handful of collaborations between plant-based meat companies and fast-food brands.cnbc.com
Wake up in 2020 with Girl Scout Cookie flavored coffee
Dunkin’ is bringing back its popular coffee flavors inspired by the iconic Girl Scout Cookies. The flavors are to celebrate the Girl Scout Cookie season which starts nationally in January. Coconut Caramel and Thin Mints are the two flavors that will be available starting Jan. 1. Thin Mint features the classic combination of cool mint and chocolate while Coconut Caramel is a mixture of toasted coconut and creamy caramel. “Girl Scout Cookie season is as welcomed and anticipated as the ball dropping on New Year’s Eve, and we’re thrilled to celebrate by bringing two smile-eliciting Girl Scout Cookie inspired flavors back to guests’ coffees in 2020,” said Patty Healy, Dunkin’s senior director of integrated marketing, in a press release.
Starbucks launches holiday cold brew drink as the iced beverage's popularity soars
Starbucks is launching its latest holiday drink on Tuesday: the Irish Cream Cold Brew. The cold brew, mixed with Irish cream syrup, comes topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and cocoa powder. Last year, it added the Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew and the Salted Cream Cold Brew. Starbucks first introduced a cold brew holiday drink, the Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew, in 2016. Compared with traditionally brewed coffee, cold brew usually has a less acidic taste and typically contains more caffeine than iced coffee.cnbc.com
Dunkin's peppermint mocha launches holiday season
It's not even Thanksgiving, and Dunkin' is already bringing the pumpkin spice season to a close. (CNN) - It's not even Thanksgiving, and Dunkin' is already bringing the pumpkin spice season to a close. The coffee and doughnut chain announced Friday on Twitter that their peppermint mocha will be returning for the season on November 6, after nixing the limited-time drink last year. Starbucks, though, seems to be hanging on to pumpkin spice season a little longer. The company has not made any official announcements regarding their winter flavors -- including their own seasonal peppermint mocha.
McDonald's shares slip as competition heats up
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CNN) - Growth at McDonald's slowed in the third quarter, suggesting that the chain is feeling the heat from competitors who are getting aggressive on breakfast and plant-based menu items. To improve growth, McDonald's has been adding digital menu boards to stores, expanding delivery options and investing in AI tech for its drive-thrus, among other things. For instance, Wendy's is adding breakfast to its menu, investing $20 million and adding about 20,000 employees for the initiative. Others, like Burger King, are exploring plant-based menu options. McDonald's has plant-based options internationally and is testing a Beyond Burger in Canada, but has yet to test a meat substitute in the United States.
Pizza Hut testing Incogmeato pizza in round box
Pizza Hut will sell the pie in a new, round pizza box, which it is also testing at the Phoenix location. It took two years to develop the box, said Nicolas Burquier, chief customer and operations officer for Pizza Hut. Kellogg and Pizza Hut recently partnered on another limited-time menu item, the Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza, which is designed to look like an oversized Cheez-It cracker. That collaboration led to a discussion about incorporating Incogmeato into the Pizza Hut menu, explained Marianne Radley, chief brand officer for Pizza Hut. The Garden pizza and round box will be sold together for $10.
Dunkin' launching its Beyond Meat sandwich nationally
Dunkin' via CNN(CNN) - Dunkin' is launching its Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich nationally in November, two months ahead of schedule, after a highly successful test of the product this summer. Dunkin' first introduced a breakfast sandwich featuring Beyond Meat's meatless sausage in New York City this July. Just a month later, Burger King announced that it would make the product available nationally because the test had gone "exceedingly well." For chains like Burger King, Dunkin' and others, the meat substitute protein trend could be a boon. For Dunkin', the Beyond breakfast sandwich is also a way to capture sales in an expanding segment.
Dunkin' accelerates nationwide launch of Beyond Meat
Dunkin' is moving up the date of its nationwide launch of its Beyond Sausage sandwich after successful tests in Manhattan. The chain started testing the breakfast sandwich made with plant-based sausage from Beyond Meat in July in Manhattan locations. Initially, Dunkin' was planning on rolling out the menu item nationwide in January. Dunkin' is looking to replicate that success across the country with the permanent menu item. But nationwide launches of Beyond products do not guarantee that the item will be on menus forever.cnbc.com
Disney to offer more than 400 plant-based food items to parkgoers starting in October
The plant-based food craze that swept up restaurant chains like Burger King, White Castle, Dunkin' and Del Taco has come to Disney. The company announced Tuesday that it is massively expanding its selection of plant-based food items at its U.S.-based parks starting in October. Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, will have more than 400 food items that are free of meat, dairy, eggs or honey starting Oct. 1 at the park's quick service restaurants. The company already offers plant-based food, including veggie burgers and the dairy-free Dole Whip dessert. All plant-based items will be marked on the menu with a leaf icon.cnbc.com
Wendy's to introduce breakfast across US next year
Breakfast is an important meal for fast food chains. Currently, Wendy's offers breakfast, including a bacon sandwich and a honey butter chicken biscuit, at about 300 locations. Menu innovations have helped boost Wendy's sales. Wendy's is not the only fast food chain focusing on breakfast. Dunkin' has tried out breakfast bowls and sandwiches, and is testing a breakfast sandwich featuring a plant-based sausage in its New York City stores.
Too soon? Dunkin' fall flavors to return month before fall starts
Dunkin is proving its never too early for pumpkin spice. The coffee and doughnut chain released its new fall lineup, featuring favorites like pumpkin-flavored coffees, donuts and muffins. Dunkin also unveiled new seasonal treats like apple cider donuts and munchkins and its signature cinnamon sugar pumpkin latte. But eight restaurants across the U.S. are celebrating a week early. Those stores are rebranding from Dunkin to Pumpkin and will serve free pumpkin-flavored coffees on Wednesday.
Dunkin' expands breakfast menu with Beyond Meat sausage
Dunkin' is selling a breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat sausage in Manhattan with plans to go national at some point. (CNN) - Dunkin' is expanding its breakfast menu with a trendy new item: a meatless sausage sandwich. Dunkin' is the latest fast food chain to start selling meat substitutes. For example, the new Dunkin' sandwich is served with American cheese and eggs and therefore is not a vegan product unless modified. Breakfast sales at fast-food restaurants rose 1% last year, but overall sales were flat.
Adding Beyond Meat to menus boosts companies' market values
Investor enthusiasm for Beyond Meat is rubbing off on the companies selling its vegan meat products. Beyond's stock price is now eight times higher than its initial public offering price of $25. The company's market debut in May gave investors their first shot at buying into the growing market for meat substitutes. It completed a 1-for-15 reverse stock split last month to keep its stock price above $1 and avoid being delisted on the New York Stock Exchange. Its market value has dropped by nearly $14 million since July 16, and shares are trading down 2% Wednesday.cnbc.com
Dunkin' adds Beyond Meat's sausage to its menu, starting in New York
Dunkin' is adding Beyond Meat to its menu, as the plant-based meat trend continues to gather steam. The coffee chain is offering a breakfast sandwich made with Beyond Sausage, starting with locations in Manhattan. Dunkin' is the first U.S. restaurant chain to add Beyond Sausage to its menu. Beyond's market share is only about 2%. Since its initial public offering in May, Beyond Meat's stock has surged nearly 700% as investors try to get in on the vegan meat craze.cnbc.com