Starbucks: Our Ads With Men Named Duncan Came Before Taco Bell’s Ronald McDonald Spots

Starbucks: Our Ads With Men Named Duncan Came Before Taco Bell’s Ronald McDonald Spots

Perhaps you had a good chuckle over those Taco Bell ads starring men named Ronald McDonald where the gag is — can you believe this? — they actually prefer the Bell’s new breakfast over McDonald’s. It’s funny because of their names. And while some are calling Starbucks a copycat for its Seattle’s Best Coffee spots with testimonials from men named Duncan pledging their love (because Dunkin’ Donuts!), the company is stressing that its ads came first. [More]

Are You Having Trouble With The Dunkin’ Donuts Sip Scratch Score Game?

Are You Having Trouble With The Dunkin’ Donuts Sip Scratch Score Game?

The idea behind scratchoff games is that you scratch the surface of your ticket using a coin to reveal a discount or prize. Dunkin’ Donuts is currently running a trivia game promotion with scratchoff tickets. Sounds fun…except for how many of the game pieces are defective. [More]

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Dunkin’ Donuts Debuts Eggs Benedict Sandwich With Cream Cheese-ish Stuff As Hollandaise

Due to its tricky-to-make-at-home nature, Eggs Benedict is often treated as the darling of the brunch menu. But Dunkin’ Donuts has circumvented that whole thing by debuting its new Eggs Benedict breakfast sandwich, using a cream cheese-ish sort of spread to replace the the traditional Hollandaise sauce, and an egg patty instead of poached eggs. Because messy. [More]

“Dunkin’ Love” Beyoncé Parody: For Anyone Who Finds Donuts More Appetizing Than Jay-Z

“Dunkin’ Love” Beyoncé Parody: For Anyone Who Finds Donuts More Appetizing Than Jay-Z

We might not all know what it’s like to have marital relations with Jay-Z, but one thing we Americans do know is breakfast food. Those include a whole list of items at Dunkin’ Donuts, beloved by the minds behind this parody of Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” video.  Aptly named, of course, “Dunkin Love.” [More]

McDonald’s Says Dunkin’ Donuts Menu Is Too Similar, Sues To Block Nearby Store

McDonald’s Says Dunkin’ Donuts Menu Is Too Similar, Sues To Block Nearby Store

While fast food burger joints have battled over turf and market share for decades, it’s always seemed like Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s were able to live in relative peace since their core products were very different. But a new lawsuit filed by McDonald’s now claims that Dunkin’ and the Golden Arches are so similar that a Maryland mall operator should be stopped from leasing space to the donut chain. [More]

Customer Lawsuit Blames Dunkin’ Donuts For Burns From Hot Apple Cider Spill

Customer Lawsuit Blames Dunkin’ Donuts For Burns From Hot Apple Cider Spill

In the kind of story about fast food liquids we have never, ever heard before, a Dunkin’ Donuts customer is suing a franchisee and the company claiming she was badly burned after hot apple cider from the chain spilled on her. [More]

Which Other Restaurants Have Dough Conditioner Azodicarbonamide On The Menu?

Which Other Restaurants Have Dough Conditioner Azodicarbonamide On The Menu?

Last week Subway announced that it would stop using azodicarbonamide, an ingredient known as a dough conditioner that’s also a chemical found in yoga mats, shoe rubber and other synthetic leather. It’s recognized as a safe ingredient in the U.S., but is banned in Europe and Australia as a food additive. But of course, Subway isn’t the only fast food restaurant to use it. So where else can you find azodicarbonamide? [More]

We’ll Have Six Single Bagels, Please

We’ll Have Six Single Bagels, Please

Brian noticed something interesting on the menu at his local Dunkin’ Donuts. While customers can buy a single bagel for 99 cents, they’re slightly more expensive by the half dozen. [More]

Dunkin’ Donuts Exec Commits Food Heresy, Predicts “Sausage Will Be The New Bacon”

Dunkin’ Donuts Exec Commits Food Heresy, Predicts “Sausage Will Be The New Bacon”

Now I enjoy sausage just as much, maybe even more, than the average meat-eater, but no matter what form it takes — breakfast sausage, bratwurst, chorizo, andouille, kielbasa, etc. — sausage just isn’t bacon, which can be laid atop, wrapped around, and crumbled into just about any dish with good results. But one Dunkin’ Donuts exec believes there is truly untapped potential in the sausage. [More]

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Unclear Whether Ex-Dunkin’ Donuts Worker Accused Of 20 Robberies Was After Donuts

We can understand that there’s a temptation to sneak a little extra something for yourself on the side when you work somewhere that has so much bounty — oh wait, stealing money? Thought this Dunkin’ Donuts robbery story was about pilfering doughnuts, hmm. Money, that’s somewhat of a different issue. [More]

Red Velvet Latte And Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Coming From Dunkin’ Donuts

Red Velvet Latte And Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Coming From Dunkin’ Donuts

Everyone wants to celebrate the winter holidays with comfort, cheer, and a generous dose of red food coloring. In that spirit, Dunkin’ Donuts will introduce two new seasonal drinks next week: the red velvet latte, and a salted caramel hot chocolate. [More]

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Sunday Is National Coffee Day, Which Means Free Coffee If You Know Where To Look

You may scoff at the notion of “National Coffee Day,” but it’s one of the few holidays that (A) doesn’t require you to buy a card, throw a party, or decorate, and (B) results in free coffee for people willing to seek it out. [More]

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Caramel In Your Coffee Instead Of Vanilla Is Not A Reason To Assault A Dunkin’ Donuts Worker

Because we here at Consumerist want the world to be a place full of smooth sailing and breezy smiles all around, here is some actionable advice: If something is wrong with your order at Dunkin’ Donuts, or any other food establishment, the first thing to do is say, “Pardon me, but there appears to be a mistake. This isn’t what I ordered, could you please redo it?” Do not, under any circumstances, get violent. [More]

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Can’t Get A Cronut Stateside? Try The Dunkin’ Donuts Knockoff… In South Korea

While we’re sure the rest of the country isn’t lathering itself up into a glazed frenzy over the ultra hip culinary must-have in New York City — the so-called “cronut,” a hybrid croissant/doughnut that sells out lickety-split each and every day — if you’re into that kind of thing, you can find it elsewhere. In Asia though, so hope you’ve got your miles saved up. [More]

Here’s Video Of A Car Crashing Into A Dunkin’ Donuts

Here’s Video Of A Car Crashing Into A Dunkin’ Donuts

Starting to feel the midday drag? Here’s a little video to wake you up, and make you glad that you were not the driver of the car that crashed into a Philadelphia Dunkin’ Donuts yesterday. [More]

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Is The New Donut, Bacon, And Egg Sandwich At Dunkin’ Donuts Any Good? Not Really

If there’s anything we love at Consumerist, it’s feats of fast-food audacity. We’re not sure that the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich at Dunkin’ Donuts even qualifies, though. Not anymore. Sandwiches on a donut might be a departure for Dunkin’, but everyone else has been putting burgers on them for years now. Yet some brave souls had to try it for themselves and find out.  [More]

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Dunkin’ Donuts Continues Westward March With First Utah Location Opening Today

Attention, everyone! The Wild West has finally been tamed. Or it’s at least about to become more caffeinated/glazed, as the very first Dunkin’ Donuts ever to stand in Utah is opening today. This, before the East Coast favorite finally marches westward into California in 2015, slinging donuts and spray coffee as it goes. [More]

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It’s Time To Make The Gluten-Free Donuts, Says Dunkin’

If you had been asked to predict which national fast-food chain would be the first to offer gluten-free products, you probably wouldn’t have picked Dunkin’ Donuts, whose very name seems like it should be covered in wheat flour, but the company says it will be selling both gluten-free donuts and muffins in all its U.S. stores. [More]