Dunkin' to Require Customers Wear a Face Mask Starting August 5

    Industry News | July 30, 2020
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    To help bring consistency to Dunkin’ locations across the country, the company said Thursday it will now require that all guests wear a face covering while inside restaurants beginning Wednesday, August 5.

    “At Dunkin’, where we already require all restaurant employees to wear face masks and have updated our health and safety standards to reflect the times, we believe that wearing a mask is a simple step we can all take to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help to keep guests and restaurant crew safe. This simple step to wear a face covering will help to provide a safe environment for guests, franchisees and their restaurant employees,” the company said.

    The Center for Disease Control advises that face coverings help decrease the spread of COVID-19 and recommends that people wear face coverings in public settings and continue to uphold social distancing. For anyone who is unable to wear a face covering because of a medical condition or disability, Dunkin’ encourages them to utilize some of the other ways to grab their Dunkin’ favorites, including Dunkin’ delivery, curbside pickup or pick-up at our drive-thru. As more cities progress through their re-opening phases, the company said it will continue to assess how it can continue reopening dining areas, following the guidance of public health officials across the country.

    Dunkin’ provides customers additional assurance that restaurants—including restrooms, counters, and tables—are cleaned using P&G Professional products that have been trusted by Americans for generations by becoming one of the first quick-service restaurants to join the P&G professional CleanPLUS Experience program.

    Dunkin’ created facemasks and one style offering a half-donut smile in orange remains available for $10 (plus applicable tax and shipping), with $3 of each purchase donated to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to support health and hunger relief for children in underserved communities.

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