Renee Rendler-Kaplan

Dunkin’ Donuts Manager Drops Tray Of Donuts On Floor, Puts Them Out For Sale Anyway

Eating any food not grown in your own garden and cooked yourself means putting a certain amount of trust in the people who prepare and handle your food. A former Dunkin’ Donuts employee leaked a video this week that shows another employee dropping a tray of donuts on the floor, then calmly putting them back on the tray and putting the tray out for sale. [More]

Ian Sane

Hostess Recalls Ding Dongs, Zingers, Donuts, And Chocodiles For Possible Peanut Contamination

If you’re allergic or sensitive to peanuts, exercise caution when choosing your Chocodiles, Ding-Dongs, Zingers, and Hostess Donuts. The reborn company announced the recall of 710,000 cases of packaged baked treats, which aren’t supposed to contain any peanuts. These batches, however, contain flour that may be contaminated with peanut residue. [More]

7-Eleven Now Selling A Slurpee-Flavored Donut

7-Eleven Now Selling A Slurpee-Flavored Donut

Perhaps this weekend’s 7-Eleven promotion where you can fill any sufficiently narrow container with Slurpee isn’t of interest to you because you would rather have your Wild Cherry-flavored sweetness in the form of a baked good. The convenience store chain is happy to indulge that very specific preference: they have a limited-time offering of a cherry-iced donut under the Slurpee brand. [More]

Can A Coupon Taste Good? Krispy Kreme Creates Barcode Of Glaze For Free Dozen Donut Coupon

Everyone loves (mostly) free donuts right? Of course they do, which makes Saturday Dec. 12 your lucky day – as long as you enjoy the idea of getting 12 free glazed dough tori from Krispy Kreme. To ensure everyone has their fair shot at what it’s calling #dayofthedozen, the company has created the “World’s Tastiest Coupon,” a video feature donuts rolling under a stream of glaze. That glaze just so happens to make a barcode, and when scanned – either via a print out or the video on your phone – gives the customer a dozen free donuts when you buy a dozen. [h/t to Consumerist reader Brandon]

Dunkin’ Donuts Running A “Private Test” Of Mobile Ordering With A Delivery Future In Mind

Dunkin’ Donuts Running A “Private Test” Of Mobile Ordering With A Delivery Future In Mind

If the distance between your mouth to the nearest doughnut is just too great for you to tackle on your own, buck up. There could be a reality where Dunkin’ Donuts brings the doughnuts to your door in the very near future, as the company says it could soon be dipping its toes in the delivery realm, as it’s already started a “private test” of mobile ordering. [More]

(Sal)

Free Donuts Tomorrow Morning At Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is opening what the company claims is its 1,000th store on Tuesday morning and to celebrate it’s giving away free donuts to first 1,000 customers at each location worldwide. [More]

Don’t Call It A Cronut: Dunkin’ Donuts To Start Selling A Cross Between A Croissant & A Donut

Don’t Call It A Cronut: Dunkin’ Donuts To Start Selling A Cross Between A Croissant & A Donut

In a world where you can get a cease and desist letter to stop you from even thinking of calling a croissant/doughnut crossover a cronut, Dunkin’ Donuts knows it has two choices: It can either ignore the (fading) fad of frankenpastries, or it can just play this thing completely straight and call its new croissant-like doughnut/doughnut-like croissant what it is… a croissant donut. [More]

(kristen says)

Police Chase Down Stolen Doughnut Truck [Insert Obvious Joke Here]

Police chasing after doughnuts — am I stuck in one of Uncle Larry’s jokes? No, not this time: Someone stole a van full of doughnuts and led police on a merry chase for it through Portland, OR, before cops were able to apprehend the suspect and make him drop a pilfered pastry he was apparently munching on during the pursuit. No doughnut left behind. [More]

(Great Beyond)

Bakery Robbers Demand Cash, Get 2 Doughnuts Instead

Early this morning, a pair of would-be bakery robbers walked into a bakery and demanded $20. The person staffing the counter, who happened to be the bakery owner’s 79-year-old mom, made them a counter-offer of two glazed doughnuts. They accepted. [More]

Doughnut Shop Bans “Rude” 4-Year-Old Boy For Asking Woman If She Was Pregnant

Doughnut Shop Bans “Rude” 4-Year-Old Boy For Asking Woman If She Was Pregnant

Little kids ask questions. Unfortunately, they don’t always realize that their questions may be insensitive or inappropriate. Lots of adults let kids slide for their occasionally tactless queries, but the mother of one 4-year-old says a local doughnut shop is taking a hard line regarding her son’s behavior. [More]

(via BrandEating.com)

Hey, Southern California: Carl’s Jr. Would Like You To Try Its New “Bisnuts”

That cackling you hear in the distance? Those are all the 13-year-old boys telling each other to try a big bite of these “Bisnuts.” Because yes, that is what Carl’s Jr. is calling its test of a biscuit-donut frankenfood. Bisnuts. [More]

Remember All The Great Donuts That Built This Nation With Free Donuts Today

Remember All The Great Donuts That Built This Nation With Free Donuts Today

We know that Friday is usually a time for upbeat thoughts as consumers’ minds turn toward frivolous weekend activities — coating the Slip’N Slide with cherry marmalade, improving your speed-run time on Half Life 2, perfecting your homebrew oxycodone recipe — but today, National Donut Day, we should all remember to pause to remember, and perhaps shed a tear, all those donuts that have perished to get us to this point. And then get free donuts while they last. [More]

Doughnut Ice Cream Sundaes Coming To Krispy Kreme This Summer…In Japan

Doughnut Ice Cream Sundaes Coming To Krispy Kreme This Summer…In Japan

Here in the United States, hot donut shop Krispy Kreme might stick a little bit of coffee in its pastries, but otherwise lets outside companies do strange and wonderful things with its food, like using a doughnut as the base for a Sloppy Joe sandwich. In Japan, the chain puts together its own unreal and slightly nauseating creations. Like the Doughnut Sundae. [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]

Krispy Kreme Puts Coffee Inside Donuts, Glass Bottles

Krispy Kreme Puts Coffee Inside Donuts, Glass Bottles

Krispy Kreme wants to caffeinate America. They’re best known for their light, fluffy, sugary donuts, but apparently they serve coffee too. The company has plans to inject that coffee in two new and exciting places: the beverage shelves of selected Walmart stores, and inside the chain’s own donuts. [More]

Krispy Kreme Gives Man Bus Stocked With Donuts So He Wouldn’t Have To Steal A Truck

Krispy Kreme Gives Man Bus Stocked With Donuts So He Wouldn’t Have To Steal A Truck

What’s a guy to do when his dream of stealing a Krispy Kreme truck and driving it around to hand out donuts to kids realizes his plan is full of (donut) holes? For one 42-year-old man recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), that sweet crime spree came true when Krispy Kreme got involved. Well, without the stealing part. [More]

(All Over Albany)

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]

(Morton Fox)

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]