This marks Dunkin's second go at opening California stores, following a failed attempt in the late '90s.

Southern California To Finally Get Dunkin’ Donuts… In 2015

For those of us in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Dunkin’ Donuts has been a part of the fast food landscape for decades. Meanwhile, to many folks in sunny Southern California, Dunkin’ was something you occasionally had while on a business trip to New Jersey. But that is going to change in the not-terribly-distant future. [More]

(Bill Binns)

Cops Forced To Break The Bad News To Store: Stolen Donut Was Not Recoverable

Dramatic police takedowns are going down every day in all around our country, but in one case, the hullabaloo all came down to dessert. Louisville police were hot on the trail of a man they say stole a donut from a local restaurant, and managed to arrest him. When it come to recovering evidence, however… Well, let’s just say things went awry.

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Free Donuts For Pirates At Krispy Kreme This Wednesday

Free Donuts For Pirates At Krispy Kreme This Wednesday

Do you plunder and pillage? Do you favor parrots, eye patches and fancy hats? If so, then you might be able to score a free donut — or maybe even a free dozen donuts — from Krispy Kreme this Wednesday.

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Is $200 An Appropriate Penalty For Stealing A $.79 Donut?

Is $200 An Appropriate Penalty For Stealing A $.79 Donut?

A Wyoming college student probably never thought he’d be making headlines around the country when he got caught eating a donut he hadn’t paid for.

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Texas Man Loses 78% Of Tax Refund After Winning Free Donut Coupons At Houston Astros Game

Texas Man Loses 78% Of Tax Refund After Winning Free Donut Coupons At Houston Astros Game

Just about everyone likes winning stuff — especially free food and definitely free donuts. But a man in Texas claims that the stack of free donut coupons he scored as a prize at a Houston Astros game caused his federal tax refund to disappear almost as quickly as that team’s hopes of making the World Series.

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Michigan Donut Shop On Verge Of Paczki Prize

Michigan Donut Shop On Verge Of Paczki Prize

If you don’t know what a paczki is, you may have to wait until next year to find out. Today is Fat Tuesday, known as Paczki Day in many Polish communities — and as polish jelly-donut day among many others who crave the sweet annual ritual. And while one bakery in Michigan is attempting to set a local record by selling 12,000 of the confections, if you haven’t lined up already, you’re probably too late.

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Krispy Kreme Accidentally Gives Customer $5,000 Box Of
Donuts

Krispy Kreme Accidentally Gives Customer $5,000 Box Of Donuts

The manager of a Krispy Kreme in North Carolina protected each day’s haul by hiding it in a donut box. Krispy Kreme just happens to sell donuts by the boxful to its customers, so it’s clear that absolutely nothing could go wrong with this plan.

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Dunkin' Donuts Robber Says He Was Just Asking For A Honey Bun

Dunkin' Donuts Robber Says He Was Just Asking For A Honey Bun

Be sure to always enunciate clearly when you’re placing an order, so that you don’t accidentally rob the cashier. That piece of advice comes from a man in Massachusetts who was charged for attempted armed robbery of a Dunkin’ Donuts back in April. He now claims that the cashier misunderstood him. What he really said was that he wanted a honey bun, not “Give me the money, I have a gun.”

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Customer Banned For Life From Tim Hortons For Complaining About Coffee

Customer Banned For Life From Tim Hortons For Complaining About Coffee

According to various news sources in Canada, a man in New Brunswick has been banned for life from both of his local Tim Hortons coffee/donut shops after complaining a few times too many about the burnt taste of the chain’s decaf. Now he makes his own coffee at home, which is probably just as well for everyone involved.

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Fake Dunkin' Donuts Employee Sneaks Into Stores, Steals Purses

Fake Dunkin' Donuts Employee Sneaks Into Stores, Steals Purses

If you live in Fall River, Massachusetts, and work at one of the town’s Dunkin’ Donuts stores, watch out for fake employees! A woman has been walking into the DD stores dressed in an employee uniform and going into the back, where she promptly steals real employees’ purses. When confronted at one of the stores, the thief told the workers that “she was there to pick up beans for another store and a note should have been left on the manager’s door.” When the employees went to look for the note, she left.

Dunkin Donuts Guy Slashes Your Tires Because You Didn't Wait For Your Coffee

Dunkin Donuts Guy Slashes Your Tires Because You Didn't Wait For Your Coffee

Here’s something that you don’t often see — a Dunkin Donuts employee got so mad at a guy who decided not to wait for his coffee (because it was taking too long) that he left the store, pulled out a folding knife, and slashed the customer’s tires. All. Four. Of. Them.

Kroger Apologizes For Calling You A Thief, Banning You From Store For Buying And Eating Their Donuts

Kroger Apologizes For Calling You A Thief, Banning You From Store For Buying And Eating Their Donuts

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Krispy Kreme To Celebrate Inauguration With Donut Giveaway

Krispy Kreme To Celebrate Inauguration With Donut Giveaway

Hey there true American, Krispy Kreme wants to help celebrate the inauguration of your new President by giving you a free donut. Or as Krispy Kreme, defender of America as the land of the obese would probably prefer to rebrand them, freedom bagels. Here’s how it works: Obama is inaugurated and you get a donut.

Tim Horton's Fires Single Mom For Giving A Free Donut Hole To A Baby

Tim Horton's Fires Single Mom For Giving A Free Donut Hole To A Baby

We pause this blog to bring you a message from Canada: A single mother has been fired by the iconic Canadian donut chain Tim Horton’s for giving a free donut hole to a fussy baby. The chain said the worker was caught on video “stealing” the donut hole, which, in the mysterious Canadian language, is apparently called a “Timbit” and looks freaking delicious. Reader Chris, who alerted us to this story, explains: “It’s important to understand that Tim Horton’s is a Canadian national icon. That makes this story so much sadder.”

Dunkin Doesn't Serve Cup O' Ice Water Or Any Variant Thereof

Dunkin Doesn't Serve Cup O' Ice Water Or Any Variant Thereof

You gotta wonder what lead up to the creation of this sign at a Dunkin Donuts in Bushwick (a DMZ-esque area of Brooklyn being penetrated by the forces of gentrification) covering every possible angle of not giving you a cup of ice water. Maybe there were even previous versions of the sign that had to keep being tweaked as people kept coming in asking for a vessel of chilled H20. How might that encounter have gone? Let’s take a peek inside The Consumerist Miniature Theater Machine:

“Can I have some ice water?”
“No ice water, read the sign.”
“Ok then, how about an empty cup?”
“No.”
“Why not, it’s not on the sign?”
“Get out! I call cops!”
“I’m coming back with my boxcutter, just as soon as my friend is done using it to hold up struggling musicians.”
Door slams.
“Damn, we need to make a more comprehensive sign.”

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https://consumerist.com/2008/04/15/last-week-jamba-juice-gave/

Last week, Jamba Juice gave away breakfast paste while Starbucks gave away teeny cups of less-burnt coffee. Tomorrow, Dunkin’ Donuts gets in on the action with a free artery-clogging donut with every coffee purchase, in honor of Tax Day. [Dunkin’ Donuts] (Thanks to LE!)

https://consumerist.com/2008/01/08/krispy-kremes-ceo-has-quit/

Krispy Kreme’s CEO has quit. Colleagues say he just didn’t have it in himself any more, whenever he thought about going to work, his eyes would just glaze over. [NYT]

Inside Dunkin's Virtually Trans-Fat Free Donut

Inside Dunkin's Virtually Trans-Fat Free Donut

Dunkin’s research and development manager, Rick Golden, one of the few people in the know, slept with his cellphone by his pillow every night during the trial, waiting for someone to call with a doughnut crisis. No one did.