EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (May 19, 2004) - To launch the summer season and thank the millions of Dunkin' Donuts enthusiasts, Dunkin' Donuts announces Free Iced Coffee Day. Participating shops throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Pennsylvania* will give away a free 16 oz. Iced Coffee to every customer over the age of 18 that comes in on Tuesday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
During Free Iced Coffee Day, Dunkin' Donuts anticipates giving out an equivalent of seven cups of Iced Coffee per second. More than a quarter of a million New York and Philadelphia metro-area customers are expected to stop by more than 1,200 participating shops to enjoy a free Iced Coffee. While folks are enjoying the refreshing treat, they can also feel good about kicking off summer by supporting Babe Ruth Baseball, one of the premier amateur baseball and softball programs in the world. Players from local Babe Ruth Baseball clubs will be collecting donations outside of select shops on Free Iced Coffee Day.
"The Babe Ruth Baseball League teaches kids sportsmanship, team building and the value of being part of a community," says Ronald Tellefsen, President/CEO, Babe Ruth League, Inc. "We're thrilled that Dunkin' Donuts, such a key member of our community, is dedicating such significant resources to benefit Babe Ruth Baseball." For more information about Dunkin' Donuts relationship with Babe Ruth Baseball, log onto www.dunkindonuts.com/contests/.
About Babe Ruth Baseball
Established in 1951, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing properly supervised baseball and softball programs for players 5-18 years of age. There are more than 950,000 participants playing on 50,000 teams throughout the United States.
About Dunkin' Donuts
In addition to Iced Coffee, Dunkin' Donuts now offers high quality, great tasting Espresso-based beverages including Authentic Lattes, Cappuccino and real Espresso. These beverages are available in a variety of flavors, such as Hazelnut, Vanilla, Caramel and Cinnamon, as well as Caramel Swirl and Mocha Swirl flavors.
Dunkin' Donuts Incorporated is the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world with 5,400 locations in 32 countries worldwide. Dunkin' Donuts sells more regular coffee, donuts, bagels and muffins than any other retailer in the United States. Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is based in Randolph, Mass., and is a division of Allied Domecq PLC, a global business in spirits, wines, and quick service restaurants.
*Participating shops include those in the following counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Berks, Bronx, Bucks, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Fairfield, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Kent, Kings, Lehigh, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Montgomery, Morris, Nassau, New Castle, New York, Northampton, Ocean, Orange, Passaic, Philadelphia, Putnam, Queens, Richland, Rockland, Somerset, Suffolk, Sullivan, Sussex, Ulster, Union, Warren and Westchester