Industry News | January 24, 2013

Dunkin' Donuts Brews Up New K-Cup Flavor, Bagel Options

Dunkin’ Donuts has a new way to keep warm this winter with the brand’s famous coffee, one cup at a time. 

Dunkin’ Donuts introduced Caramel K-Cup packs, a new flavor variety of the brand’s popular K-Cup packs for use with the Keurig K-Cup Brewing System. 

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Caramel K-Cup packs are perfect for coffee lovers looking to enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts coffee at home, one cup at a time at just the touch of a button. Featuring a blend of 100 percent Arabica beans with the taste and aroma of sweet and creamy caramel, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Caramel K-Cup packs are available for a limited time exclusively at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup packs are also 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. 

Guests can also enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts’ new Caramel packaged coffee in a special 8-ounce size. Caramel packaged coffee is available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants.

Caramel K-Cup packs were first revealed to Dunkin’ Donuts Twitter followers last week as the culmination of a special week-long Twitter sweepstakes, in which fans could enter a guess as to the brand’s newest K-Cup packs flavor.

With each guess using a special #NextDDKCup hashtag, the coffee beans covering the @DunkinDonuts Twitter profile slowly disappeared, unveiling the new Caramel K-Cup packs.

Dunkin’ Donuts is also keeping people running this month with several new menu items introduced at the start of January, including new Dark Hot Chocolate, which puts a new spin on the classic Hot Chocolate with the flavor of dark chocolate. 

For bagel lovers, Dunkin’ Donuts also has a new French Toast Bagel.Served oven-toasted, the new French Toast Bagel features the flavors of cinnamon, egg, vanilla, and butter, with an authentic crust and a soft, chewy inside.

For some extra cinnamon kick, Dunkin’ Donuts’ bagels can now be paired with Dunkin’ Donuts’ new Reduced Fat Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread. Both menu items are available all day at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide for a limited time.

Dunkin’ Donuts has also added the new Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich to its DDSMART menu in select markets. A breakfast sandwich option under 400 calories, the Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich features a pepper-fried egg, turkey sausage patty, and a slice of reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, served on an oven-toasted English Muffin.

The Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is available for a limited time only at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in New England and the Mid-Atlantic United States.