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Starbucks Ranks No. 1 Quick Serve for Digital Gifting

RSR Research unveiled the results of a benchmarking report entitled, “Digital Gift Cards: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly.” This is the third time RSR has conducted an evaluation of top retailers’ digital gifting experiences. Based on the evaluation criteria, the retailers with the highest overall scores, and therefore the most comprehensive digital gift card offerings, are:

1. The Home Depot

2. Sephora

3. Starbucks

4. Dunkin’ Donuts

5. The Cheesecake Factory

Dunkin' Adds New Angus Steak & Cheese Wraps

This October, Dunkin’ Donuts has two new ways for on-the-go people to claim their steaks, having launched the new Angus Steak & Cheese Wraps. Offering a full portion of Angus steak wrapped in a warm, eight-inch tortilla, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Angus Steak & Cheese Wraps are served with white Cheddar cheese and the choice of either barbecue or ranch sauce. The Angus Steak & Cheese Wraps are available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide for a limited time.

Design a Dunkin' Donuts T-Shirt, Win $7,000 Cash

National Coffee Day and International Coffee Day are this Sunday, September 29, and Dunkin’ Donuts is planning a celebration fit to a “T.” In addition to treating fans to a mobile offer via the Dunkin’ App for a free small cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, as well as special in-store offers for Dunkin’ Donuts packaged coffee and K-Cup packs, Dunkin’ will mark National Coffee Day with the launch of the first-ever Dunkin’ Donuts-themed global T-shirt design challenge, in partnership with Threadless, a creative community that makes, supports, and buys great art.

Dunkin’ Donuts Brews Up New Unit in Utah

The opening of the first West Valley City, Utah, Dunkin’ Donuts is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 5 a.m. There will also be a VIP party on Monday, September 30, with free samplings of Munchkins and iced or hot coffee for guests who stop in between 6 and 9 a.m.

The new restaurant includes a drive thru and is conveniently located in a new business development near West Valley City’s new Target store. 

Dunkin’ Lands New Store in West Valley City

The long awaited opening of the first West Valley City Dunkin’ Donuts at 2651 S. 5600 W. is scheduled for this Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 5:00 a.m. But, for guests who just can’t wait to check out the new store, there will be a VIP Party this Monday, September 30 with free samplings of Munchkins and iced or hot coffee for guests who stop in between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. The new restaurant includes a handy drive-thru and is conveniently located in a new business development, near West Valley City’s new Target store.

 

Dunkin’ Franchisees Raise $250K For Special Olympics

Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in Providence, Rhode Island—Joe, Chris, and Cliff Prazeres—and their fellow franchisees, employees, suppliers, and partners exceeded their goal of raising more than $250,000 for Special Olympics Rhode Island at the 5th Annual John Henderson Invitational Golf Tournament held at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island. 

The Prazeres family made a five-year commitment in 2009 to raise $250,000 to help fund the construction of a sports education and training facility at Special Olympics Rhode Island headquarters. 

U.K. To Get Its First Taste Of Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts announced that it has signed agreements with two franchise groups to begin developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the United Kingdom. The two agreements call for the development of 50 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Greater London over the next five years, with an initial focus on North London and East London.

The chain is also in advanced discussions with additional franchise partners to help develop a total of 150 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the U.K. over the next five years, which includes the two signed agreements.

Fall Flavors Show Up Early

Pumpkin reigns as operators rush to capitalize on popular seasonal trends.

Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin-themed fall lineup a month early this year.
Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin-themed fall lineup a month early this year. Krispy Kreme

Quick-service operators are launching seasonal menu items earlier this fall in an effort to beat their competition to the punch. From pumpkin doughnuts to caramel apple frozen yogurt, fall-flavored menu items are popping up across the industry even before the season has officially begun.

“We usually launch [fall products] in October. But this year, for the first time, we are bringing them out in September,” says Lafeea Watson, spokeswoman for Krispy Kreme. “That’s what the industry seems to be doing.”

Dunkin’ Beefs Up Fall Menu With Sandwich, Pumpkin Items

To help kick off September in a big way, Dunkin’ Donuts is toasting big appetites with the launch of the new Angus Steak Big N’ Toasted breakfast sandwich.

For guests seeking a satisfying breakfast on the go that is larger and heartier than the typical breakfast sandwich, the Angus Steak Big N’ Toasted sandwich features two eggs, Angus steak, and a slice of American cheese, packed between two thick slices of Texas Toast.

The Angus Steak Big N’ Toasted sandwich is available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide for a limited time.

Dunkin’ Donuts Heads to Ogden, Utah

Dunkin' Donuts is making its debut in Ogden, Utah, on Tuesday, August 20, at 4:30 a.m. There will also be a VIP party on Monday, August 19, with free samples of Munchkins and iced or hot coffee for guests who stop in between 6 and 9 a.m.

Sizzling Platter completely remodeled the new restaurant, which includes a drive thru.

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