CANTON, Mass. (August 3, 2011) – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced that beginning this week participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the United States will offer Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® portion packs, making “America’s Favorite Coffee” available for use with the Keurig® Single-Cup Brewing system for the very first time. Sold exclusively at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, Dunkin’ K-Cup® portion packs are offered in five popular flavors, including Original Blend, Dunkin’ Decaf®, French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Dunkin’ Dark® Roast. The suggested retail price for a 14-count box is $11.99.
As part of Dunkin’ Donuts’ nationwide launch of K-Cup® portion packs, the company is celebrating with the “Dunkin’ Donuts’ $1K Giveaway,” in which beginning tomorrow, Aug. 4, through Aug. 12, Dunkin’ Donuts will surprise a total of 12 guests at restaurants throughout the United States with a check for $1,000, a Keurig® Single-Cup Brewer and a year’s supply of Dunkin’ K-Cup® portion packs. Please visit www.DunkinDonuts.com/promotions for official rules.
Additionally, this week Dunkin’ Donuts will surprise select DD Perks®members, sending them a Keurig® Single-Cup Brewer and Dunkin’ K-Cup® portion packs.Dunkin’ Donuts’ popular DD Perks program provides members exclusive in-store and online offers, previews on new menu items, updates on new restaurant openings, localized offers and other special perks. To sign up for DD Perks visit www.DunkinDonuts.com/perks.
“This is an extremely exciting day for Dunkin’ Donuts, our franchisees and our guests who have been asking us to offer Dunkin’ K-Cup® portion packs for their Keurig® Single-Cup Brewing system,” said John Costello, Chief Global Marketing and Innovation Officer at Dunkin’ Brands. “We are thrilled to partner with Keurig® to enable our guests to enjoy great-tasting Dunkin’ Donuts coffee at home, one cup at a time, and we look forward to continuing to find new ways to offer new choices to keep people running with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, at home or on-the-go, any time of day.”
Dunkin’ Donuts first announced in February 2011 a promotion, manufacturing and distribution agreement with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) to make Dunkin’ Donuts coffee available in single-serve K-Cup® portion packs for use with Keurig® Single-Cup brewers. Keurig®’s Single-Cup brewers for in-home and office utilize patented, innovative brewing and single-cup technology to deliver a fresh-brewed, perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or other specialty beverages every time at just the touch of a button.
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 9,700 restaurants in 31 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
About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR)
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