Did you know that at Dunkin’ you could order a different drink each day for almost 70 years? At Dunkin’, there are 25,000 ways to order your coffee – crazy, right?! With more than 12,500 restaurants worldwide in 46 countries, including more than 9,000 restaurants in the U.S., there is a range of fun facts you might not know about our iconic brand.
Below are a dozen other things you probably did not know about Dunkin’.
- The First Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurant is Still in Operation: When founder William Rosenberg opened his first coffee and donut shop in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1948, it was originally named Open Kettle and served coffee, pastries and sandwiches. Two years later, Dunkin’ Donuts was officially born, and it is rumored that an Executive Architect came up with the name, inspired by the idea of dunking donuts into coffee. Four years later, Rosenberg had already opened five locations. The original Dunkin’ Donuts is still standing in Quincy today and has been restored to its 1950’s glory with a retro design.
- We Sell Billions of Cups of Coffee Each Year: Dunkin’ Donuts sells around 60 cups of coffee every second. That equates to approximately 2 billion cups of coffee sold worldwide in 2017.
- Coffee Quality is Managed by Coffee Experts: On average, 2,000 coffee beans go into making 1 pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. There are Dunkin’ Donuts coffee experts that taste an average of 200 cups of coffee a day to ensure that we are delivering delicious coffee to consumers.
- In Spain, Dunkin’ Donuts is called Dunkin’ Coffee: Even though the name is different, restaurants in Spain still sell donuts (including some classics like Boston Kreme) and similar core beverage items like lattes, dark roast coffee, and cold brew.
- MUNCHKINS® Donut Hole Treats: Dunkin’ started selling its donut hole treats in 1973 as a fun way to use the donut dough from the center of the donut. Today, we sell approximately 1 billion MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats globally per year.
- Each Country Has Its Own Donut: Dunkin’ Donuts crafts special donuts that reflect the local cuisine and culture for countries in which it operates. Some of these international donuts can be very unique. In Singapore, you can get wasabi cheese and seaweed cheese donuts, in some Asian countries, you can get mochi donuts, and in China, you can get a dried pork and seaweed donut.
- Royal Wedding Donuts: To celebrate the royal nuptials in both 2011 and 2018, Dunkin’ Donuts offered limited edition Royal Love Donuts.
- Dunkin’ Serves More Than Just Coffee to Their Communities: The Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation) has been deeply embedded in communities across the country and has donated more than $16 million to hundreds of national and local charities to provide joy to kids battling hunger or illness.
- You Can Get Rewarded for Being a Loyal Dunkin’ Customer: It’s called DD Perks® Rewards! Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks Rewards Members get five points for every dollar spent and every 200 points will get members a Reward Coupon for a free beverage. DD Perks Rewards Members also get a coupon for a free any-size beverage when they enroll in the program and on their birthday.
- You Can Order Ahead and Skip The Wait: In 2016, Dunkin’ launched On-The-Go Mobile Ordering in the Dunkin’ app. In 2018, Dunkin continues to introduce faster and easier choices for running on Dunkin’ by integrating On-the-Go Mobile Ordering with Google Assistant.
- Dunkin’ Partnered with Saucony so That Fans Could Literally Run on Dunkin’: In March 2018, just in time for marathon season, Dunkin' Donuts partnered with Saucony to keep Bostonians running by introducing limited-edition Saucony X Dunkin’ Kinvara 9 running shoes.
- Dunkin’ Loves Their Customers: For 12 years running, Dunkin’ has earned the #1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys.
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