Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mmmmm Bacon

Amazingly tasty treat or a sure sign of the impending apocalypse?

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the bacon donut.

If you are in New york, please sample one and report back to us. If the universe has not already imploded from the sweet bacon-y goodness.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Donuts are the New Cupcakes

Yes. Donuts are becoming a Trend.

This article by Jacquelynn D. Powers crowns donuts as the New Cupcake.

I say All Hail Our New Ruler! No messy paper wrapper to deal with, no top-heavy, unwieldy shapes. Only pure round goodness.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Birthday Remembrance

A terrific tribute to Dunkin' Donuts, from Christopher Borrelli.

I considered why a doughnut shop that refuses to spell "doughnut" correctly has hung on for decades. Dunkin' Donuts just turned 60. But you probably didn't know because you probably take Dunkin' Donuts for granted.

As did I, once.

The piece is very nice, an appreciation of what he calls the "'70s AM radio of the fast-food world."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Free Coffee

You know, don't you, that you can get a free cup of coffee at Dunkin' Donuts every Monday in March?

Yes, you knew that.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Morning Devotion

From the gospel according to google news, a found poem via cut & paste.

You would think there is a green light in front of
The new Crispy Donut shop near the baseball fields

the key players in the donut market unleash
a steel donut-shaped bearing

By 7:50 am Tuesday, donut-filled booths popped up around a drizzly campus to seduce students 
between a beer or a donut
"It is a delicious little treat that everybody loves,"

These are the best donuts ever. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I Do


It'll be worth the price of the setting, I promise.

Career Path

I have a new goal: to earn this patch.
Perhaps one day someone will buy these for all of us. Purchase them here.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Coffee's Perfect Partner?

So I got an email from Dunkin' Donuts today promoting this.
The tag line was Coffee’s perfect partner--bagel & cream cheese.

First off, that's a terrible lie. I daresay everyone on earth and, in particular, everyone at a place called Dunkin DONUTS knows that the perfect accompaniment to coffee is DONUTS.

I understand that it's about marketing, and pandering to the low-fat lobby, but still. Coffee and a bagel? Sure, fine, that's nice. BUT IT'S NOT COFFEE'S PERFECT PARTNER.

I'm just saying.
This breakfast duo reigns supreme. America's favorite coffee and a freshly baked bagel with cream cheese is just the thing to get your day off to a great start. Count on Dunkin' to jumpstart your morning with classic breakfast favorites that you simply can't resist.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Press Release

Dunkin' Donuts sent out an interesting press release.

The main point was to announce the return "by popular demand" of the waffle breakfast sandwich. This product was so popular that, actually, I'd never heard of it. And it looks a little bit creepy and definitely not good for you.

But that's not really the point.

The press release went on to describe a non-scientific survey they conducted.

To celebrate the return of the Waffle Breakfast Sandwich, in February, Dunkin' Donuts conducted a survey* of more than 500 people to find out what other popular cultural items people would be excited to see come back. According to the results:
  • Not everyone is going digital. 33% of Americans miss Polaroid pictures; while 26% of Americans long for the days of pay phones, once ubiquitous in cities and towns.
  • Rachel and Ross or Sam and Diane? 27% of those surveyed wish their 'Friends' would order up another cup of coffee at Central Perk, while 21% would rather watch the cast of 'Cheers' meet up at the bar.
  • Sorry to those of you who still cruise around in your AMC Pacer. The Pontiac GTO and Chevrolet El Camino are the top two cars Americans wish to see on the market again at 32% and 26% respectively.
  • And of all the outdated fashion trends, only 2% of those surveyed were interested in bringing back balloon pants. However, 20% still long for the 70s and the days of bell bottom pants.
Strange, but kind of fun. Next the release goes on to announce some other promotions.

To support the return of the Waffle Breakfast Sandwich, Dunkin' Donuts will celebrate "Waffle WeDDnesdays" on Twitter (  Each Wednesday the company will ask followers what they are waffling about.  Customers who tag their response "#WaffleWeDDs" and tweet it to @DunkinDonuts have a chance to win a $60 Dunkin' Donuts Card.

The Waffle Breakfast Sandwich isn't the only item the company is bringing back this month. To help Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Dunkin' Donuts is once again serving the "Lucky Dozen" donut, a raised yeast ring with chocolate icing topped with white and yellow sprinkles and green clovers for the suggested retail price of 89 cents. Dunkin' Donuts will also offer a "Spring Showers" donut, a raised yeast ring with chocolate icing topped with rainbow nonpareils for the suggested retail price of 89 cents and Munchkins® donut hole treats topped with rainbow nonpareils for the suggested retail price of $4.49 for a 25 count box. Participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide are also offering two Bacon, Egg & Cheese Wake-Up Wraps with a medium coffee for the special value price of $3.99.  

Finally, last month Dunkin' Donuts brought back its "Create Dunkin's Next Donut" contest, offering people the chance to create their own donut masterpiece for the chance to win $12,000 and have their donut creation sold at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide. Submissions will be accepted through March 8 at  

So there you go. All the Dunkin' Donuts news you need for the month. Thank me later by buying me a donut.