CANTON, Mass. (January 30, 2012) – February may be the shortest month of the year, but at Dunkin’ Donuts it might also be the sweetest, thanks to the return of heart-shaped donuts. Beginning today, in time for Valentine’s Day season, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has two delicious ways for sweethearts to show their love. The Cupid’s Choice Donut is a heart-shaped donut filled with Bavarian Kreme, topped with strawberry icing and a festive mix of pink, white and red heart-shaped sprinkles. The new Chocolate Heart Donut is a chocolate frosted heart-shaped donut with vanilla buttercreme filling, topped with chocolate chips. Both donuts will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide through the end of February.

Chocolate lovers seeking a perfect pairing for the new heart-shaped donuts can look outside the box to Dunkin’ Donuts’ famous Mocha Coffee and Lattes. Available hot or iced, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Mocha Coffee and Lattes satisfy your chocolate cravings while providing a boost to keep yourself running any time of day.
“We introduced heart-shaped donuts last Valentine’s Day as our first-ever shaped donuts, and they were extremely popular with our guests as a fun, delicious and inexpensive treat for enjoying the holiday at work or at home,” said Stan Frankenthaler, Dunkin’ Brands’ Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation. “We are pleased to bring back our Cupid’s Choice Donut, and offer our new Chocolate Heart Donut, as two sweet ways for sweethearts and all donut lovers to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.”

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About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for five years running. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN). For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.


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