Dunkin’ brings back limited-edition donut, coffee-scented candles for the holidays
After a successful launch in 2019, Dunkin’ announced that it will partner with home fragrance and lifestyle brand Homesick again after an outpouring of requests from fans to bring back the limited-edition candles. The holidays might be a little different this year, but you can still feel at home with our Dunkin’ x @HomesickCandles collab. 🏡 Original Blend ☕ & Old Fashioned 🍩 are back - we can’t get enough of them. Grab your favorite scents before they sell out ➡️ https://t.co/OPWp2ED9Gq pic.twitter.com/6XpHY3A1Wi — Dunkin' (@dunkindonuts) November 23, 2020This year, the scents of these candles are inspired by a couple of Dunkin’s most iconic items: Original Blend Coffee and Old Fashioned Donuts. Fans of the candles can add a personalized message like their name, a holiday message or even their Dunkin’ order on the jar of any candle.
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.
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.
Dunkin’ joins the fiery side with its new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut
And now, we’d like to welcome one of the most unexpected contestants to the fast-food spice game: the spicy donut. Dunkin' is playing with fire this Halloween season with its new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut. It’s seemingly a regular yeast donut with strawberry flavored icing, but it’s packed with heat from the added cayenne and ghost pepper. 🔥 A donut… but make it SPICY!🔥 Introducing the Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut ft. strawberry flavored icing with cayenne & ghost pepper for a sweet heat treat at Dunkin’. Back in February, Dunkin' released a donut filled with hot sauce as a one-day promotion at a few Miami locations.
Brewery teams up with Dunkin for donut-infused beers
Harpoon Brewery is partnering with Dunkin to create this concoction, marking the first time beers have been brewed with actual donuts from Dunkin'. Its not just that beer that hitting shelves in September, in all, the two companies are working together to produce three new beers, as well as the return of the Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter this fall:Harpoon Dunkin Pumpkin | Its brewed with real pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and a splash of coffee. ABV: 5.2%Harpoon Dunkin Boston Kreme | This Boston Kreme Stout is brewed with real Dunkin donuts and cacao nibs, which add extra dough-like and chocolatey notes to an easy-drinking, creamy Dry Irish Stout. ABV: 5.7%Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter | Harpoons first-ever tribute to the Dunkin coffee that has helped keep Harpoon brewers running, this classic American Porter combines malty notes of chocolate, caramel, and toffee with the comforting and familiar flavor of Dunkin Original Blend coffee. Harpoon Dunkin Pumpkin will be available on draft and in bottled 6-packs as well as in the new Harpoon Dunkin Dozen mix pack, which features 3 cans of each seasonal beer flavor.
Whats News Today: pumpkin spice
ROANOKE, Va. The Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference gets underway today online. It brings together leaders from across the Commonwealth, looking to make Virginia and even better place for veterans to call home. A road closure in Roanoke could impact your commute today and tomorrow. Starting today you can get a pumpkin flavored coffee- and espresso- spiced drinks, as well as bite-sized bakery treats. The U. S. Department of Transportation, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving will kicks off its Labor Day safety campaign today.
Dunkin starting fall early, PSL returns next week
ROANOKE, Va. Its almost time to break out your oversized-sweatshirts and leggings because Pumpkin Spice Latte season is just around the corner! Dunkin is bringing back its fall line up with all the classics and some new autumn treats starting Aug. 19. Heres what will be arriving in stores nationwide next week:Signature Pumpkin Spice LatteChai LatteApple Cider donuts and munchkinsPumpkin donuts, munchkins and muffinsMaple Sugar Bacon breakfast sandwich which comes with white cheddar cheese and is served on a croissantAlong with those signature items, Dunkin is adding new snacks:Stuffed Bagel Minis (available in plain and everything topping) filled with plain cream cheeseSteak and cheese, ham and cheese or bacon and cheese rollupsMaple Sugar Seasoned Snackin BaconSnackin' Selection items (Dunkin) (Dunkin)For those of you making coffee at home, both Dunkin Pumpkin K-Cups and Dunkin Pumpkin Spice K-Cups will be available at Dunkin restaurants and grocery stores for a limited time.
A Dunkin employee was arrested after a police officer found spit in his coffee
CNN A Dunkin' employee was arrested Friday after an Illinois State Trooper discovered mucus in his drink. Vincent J. Sessler, 25, was charged with disorderly conduct, reckless conduct and battery to a peace officer, according to Illinois State Police. The men and women of the Illinois State Police put their heart and soul into protecting the lives and rights of all people in this state every day," ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly said in a statement. Immediately after the incident, the issue was investigated and Sessler was terminated from his job, a Dunkin' spokesperson told CNN. "Dunkin' has a deep appreciation for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, and the franchise owner has reached out directly to the officer to apologize for the experience."
Dunkin to close 800 stores across the country
Dunkin has announced that it will be closing around 800 of its stores across the country. According to the companys second-quarter earnings report, low-earning stores will be affected. The 800 stores reportedly account for 8% of the companys US locations. Dunkin is looking at closing an additional 350 international locations. The report did not say where the stores expected to close are located.
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.
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.
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.