If you live near a Maple Street, Road, or Avenue, you might want to check the block for a Dunkin’ Donuts — because something special is brewing.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ autumn menu officially arrives today August 28, and the brand is celebrating by treating people to a taste of its newest fall flavor, Maple Pecan. Starting on Monday, August 28, 15 Dunkin’ Donuts shops located on Maple Streets, Maple Roads, and Maple Avenues throughout the country will offer 500 guests at each location a free medium-sized cup of its new hot or iced Maple Pecan Flavored Coffee. Guests will also have the chance during the day to sample Dunkin’s new Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich.
Let’s be real, we’re all going to need a win after the Game of Thrones finale Sunday night, so why not set your alarm for a little earlier and treat yo’ self with a free coffee? We literally cannot think of a better way to brace for fall.
Check the chart here for the full list of participating Dunkin’ locations!
Whether you’re already buying fall sweaters or still going to the beach every day in protest, it’s becoming undeniable: Fall is coming. And as the seasons change, so does the menu of coffee mecca Dunkin’ Donuts. Even if you’re dreading the return of chilly weather, you’re going to be pretty amped by the autumnal goodies Dunks has in store for all of us.
Dunkin’ Donuts will be bringing back its eagerly anticipated pumpkin coffees, donuts, munchkins, muffins, and a new Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread (made with real pumpkin) that we can’t wait to try on everything – but the most exciting news is undoubtedly the new lineup of maple products.
Here are the sweet new items we can all look forward to:
Maple Pecan flavored coffees and lattes: Serving a sweet and nutty taste for an exciting new way to stay energized around the changing of the seasons. Maple Pecan flavor is available in the brand’s full coffee lineup, including hot or iced coffee, espresso beverages, Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee, and Cold Brew coffee.
Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich: The newest DD sandwich features a double portion of sweet caramelized maple sugar cherrywood smoked bacon served on a freshly-baked croissant with egg and cheese.
Festive Fall Donut: The newest donut darling you’ll be seeing all over your Instagram feed is the Festive Fall Donut, which features an array of colors celebrating the autumn season, including red icing and chocolate and orange sprinkles.
These new fall items will arrive at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants no later than August 28 and will be available for a limited time through the season.
Yeah, we’re pretty excited to fall so hard with all the goodies Dunkin’ Donuts is about to bring into our lives. But are we as excited as this Dancing Pumpkin Man? Probably not.
UPDATE: An official statement from Dunkin’ Donuts says that the new restaurant will be located at 275 South Lake Ave. in Pasadena, CA. While it will feature Dunkin’ Donuts’ full menu, this particular spot will highlight the brand’s beverages and coffees rather than just donuts. Patrons can rest easy, however, as they can still get their beloved donuts at the new spot.
Dunkin’ Donuts spent years carving a name for themselves in the donut space. A major change the company is considering to that name, however, might make things a little more confusing for long-time patrons.
A few days ago, Dunkin’ Donuts announced that they were dropping the “Donuts” from their name at a test location in Pasadena, CA. Forbes reports that the restaurant will simply go by Dunkin‘.
Whether or not customers will recognize the location as a donut shop remains to be seen.
So what’s the Internet think of this drastic new change?
We’ll soon see how this shift in titles will do at the test location in California. Until then, Dunkin’ Donuts is keeping their original two-word name at all of their other locations for the time being.
Working in the quick-service industry, you sometimes have to put up with tons of shitty customers and even shittier management. After a while, some employees reach their breaking point and finally decide to clap back at customers or even upper management.
We dug around and found some of the most nasty, hilarious, and horrifying instances where fast food workers get revenge. While we’re not condoning any of these actions, it’s fascinating to see how far some will go to quell the rage festering inside of them.
McDonald’s ice cream
A former McDonald’s employee made sure to give one middle finger to his bosses by leaking an alleged photo of some restaurant equipment that allegedly came out of the Golden Arches’ ice cream machine. Nasty stuff.
Here’s a tale we found on Reddit, of the pettiest variety of revenge. It begins in a place not unlike your local commercial burger parlor:
So I use to work at a fast food place and nothing will make you lose faith in humanity faster than that or a retail job. Anyways… I am working the drive thru window where you hand the people their shit, wave em off, and on to the next one – I also have to make the customer’s drinks. We, like most places, have an automated soda fountain that, with the press of a button, fills the cup with soda. It’s very helpful being able to fill up 5 different cups of ice and watch them all fill up simultaneously… pretty satisfying too.
Now to the story. Next car pulls up, it’s a dad and his daughter. I hand pops his drinks and he’s looking at them oddly.
After I hand off the sodas he says to me, annoyed, “Could you bother filling these up all the way, buddy?”
The drinks fill up automatically, and ever single time, not even a half inch below from the brim of the cup for a couple of reasons:
1.) So when you put the straw in soda doesn’t spurt out.
2.) So when I put the lid on your drink, soda doesn’t come out the sides.
Nope. This guy really acted like I was stiffing him here.
What do I do? I give my fakest smile and “Wow, okay sorry about that!” ever, and proceed to fill up his sodas to the brim, to the point where the soda is over the brim, barely clinging together from overflowing.
Then I put the lids on – of course soda comes out – and the lids are distorted, looking like they’re about to burst from the pressure of the soda they are still retaining within the cup. I made sure to wipe of the sides of the cups.
I then hand him the drinks. “Here you go, bud.”
He felt accomplished but when I said that I noticed he knew he might have overreacted I think. Not sure, meh.
He then goes to put his straw in.
Soda shoots out the straw opening, out from the lid’s sides, and all over his cup holder and car.
I had handed off his food to him already so it was pretty glorious watching him fumble around in his bag for napkins while his embarrassed high school daughter bitched him out for asking for more soda.
He could have asked for more napkins too as I stared at him – I never closed the window, but he didn’t. He did what he needed to do – never look at me again and leave.
A Wales purveyor of Kentucky Fried Chicken found themselves in hot water after two customers complained about the service they received from him. His course of action was to pulled out his own pubic hair and mix it into the young women’s food. After posting it to social media, however, he was fired.
Starbucks baristas arguably have it the worst out of all the quick-service professions. Not only are they bombarded with customers with difficult-to-spell names, but many customers in a rush sometimes tend to be on the ruder side. Especially before they get their caffeine fix. If you ever wondered if there were discreet ways Starbucks baristas mess wth your drink order, here they are.
Another shining example of an employee quitting their job in the best way possible. This dude put in his resignation at Dunkin’ Donuts with one of the most hilarious Instagram captions we’ve seen. As we recall, he claimed the situation was too real to post on Facebook.
I was 18 and in my first “managerial” job, i.e. Swing Shift Manager, at a fast food burger joint. Like every place, we had a couple of “usuals” who were assholes for the sake of being assholes. One of them, an over-the-top egregiously aggressive woman who found fault with everything, would go ballistic if you so much as failed to address her as “ma’am” in every sentence.
Things came to a head when she was so rude to one of our counter clerks that she made the girl cry. I told the girl to go back to the break room and take a breather, and then calmly informed the woman that she was no longer welcome in our store.
That triggered the nuclear option.
I waited for the screaming and cursing to stop, waved her to the door, and then watched as she left.
I sent Corporate her CC number and license plate info, and they sent her a “you’re banned from ALL the stores” letter, filed it with the local PD, and told us to call the cops immediately if she ever showed up in our store again.
Which she did.
A few weeks later, she showed up ready to launch into another tirade for whatever imagined offense might occur. We politely kicked her out despite her screaming that the do-not-trespass order was fake, wasn’t legal, didn’t apply to her, her lawyer said. It happened again a couple of times, but eventually her luck broke and there happened to be two cops on their dinner break in the restaurant.
I was on shift that night. And I can tell you that I have rarely been so satisfied as when I showed the officers the order, identified the woman as the person referred to in it, told them about the frequent return visits and then watched them arrest her on the spot. Best of all, I never had to testify — she went totally ballistic and scratched a cop’s face. No need to book her for trespassing when resisting arrest and cop assault were so convenient!
After they hauled her away, I noticed that her car was still in our lot… Oh yissss. That call to the towing company was the most satisfying two minutes of my young life.
Sure, I could have just let it sit there until she came back for it. But make my register clerk cry? Yeah, enjoy your trip to the impound lot… ma’am.
Violence is never the answer. However, this McDonald’s clerk had no qualms tackling his manager and exchanging fisticuffs with the gentleman. The fight was caught on camera by a customer and immediately went viral. Wonder what triggered this gentleman? It’s highly doubtful he’s working there still.
$20,000 McDonald’s truck heist
Not technically a McDonald’s clerk, but rather a story from a truck driver delivering frozen goods to the burger restaurant. The driver, who was part of McDonald’s distribution firm, made a detour to a Harlem deli where he sold $20,000 worth of frozen fries, burgers, and nuggets to the delicatessen.
Not too long ago, a few Jimmy John’s employees were championing for paid sick leave among the staff. They created the meme, pictured above, that essentially called out the company for forcing their sandwichers to work, even if they were sick. Unfortunately, the employees behind the meme were fired for being “disloyal.” They did, however, spread the word about sick days, and got a conversation going about working with food while sick.
Mike from McDonald’s
Sometimes a good revenge story doesn’t have to hurt someone. Rather, it can inspire others and make them feel better about themselves during their darkest times. That’s what happened when Mike Waite, a young man from McDonald’s took a stand on Facebook and stood up for anyone working in the food industry.
After countless instances in which people’s lives were possibly endangered and plenty of food was stolen, one of Instagram’s most infamous thieves was finally charged and arrested for a crime.
South Florida criminal stuntman John Robert Hill, who goes by @Boonk Instagram, was placed under arrest and charged with burglary after walking out of a Dunkin’ Donuts with a $40 tray of donuts. The illegal act was captured in the above video, where Boonk hurdles the Dunkin’ Donuts counter, picks up a tray, and casually walks out, all the while yelling:
“I’m the fucking savage!”
Well, this savage got what was coming to him, as he was sentenced to 60 days of probation and banned from the Dunkin’ Donuts he took the tray from. Hill did return the tray after the video was recorded.
Boonk is notorious for recording and sharing his criminal escapades, which include running out of a tattoo shop without paying for his new ink, boosting fried chicken from a Popeye’s, and taking an entire cookie dispenser out of a Subway. He’s not shy of putting people in danger either, as shown when he apparently carjacked an Uber driver at gunpoint in another video.
Hopefully, Hill has learned his lesson after just getting off with probation for his Dunkin’ Donuts thievery.
After getting turned into jelly donuts recently, OREO decided to jump into the other side of the donut-coffee pairing with this sweet new collab flavor.
Popular breakfast chain Dunkin’ Donuts has teamed up with the popular cookie brand to make a brand new Dunkin’ Donuts Mocha Oreo, which consists of a Mocha Creme sandwiched between two of OREO’s OG chocolate cookies.
It’s not a new relationship for the two businesses, since Dunkin’ Donuts is known for putting OREOs on some donuts and at least one drink. But it’s the first time that a coffee flavor from Dunkin’ has gone into an OREO, turning the treat into a java-flavored bite to excite you in more ways than one.
These OREOs may be gone before you know it, though, so make sure to head into stores TODAY to pick up a pack or four. Each pack costs $4.49 and will only be available while supplies last, so stock up early.
In honor of the delicious holiday, Dunkin’ Donuts partnered with Juliet A. Boghossian, founder of Food-ology, You Are How You Eat®, and an expert in how your food habits reveal who you are, to create a fun infographic allowing donut lovers to find out what their favorite donut says about their personality.
Also, as a fun bonus, the DD culinary team taste tested all the coffee and donuts and provided what coffee pairs best with each donut. Can’t have your donuts without coffee, right?
So choose your favorite treat and learn a little bit about yourself! And if you’re partial to all donuts, just consider yourself a wonderfully complex, donut-loving individual. We appreciate you just the same.
For donut lovers, June 2nd is the holiday to end all holidays: National Doughnut Day. Plenty of shops and chains celebrate the holiday with special treats and offers, but no one does it quite like the pros. And by “pros,” we obviously mean the good people at Dunkin’ Donuts.
You only have to look at the company name to know that this is their day. And they mean business.
In the tradition of DD (this can mean Dunkin’ Donuts or Doughnut Day, up to you), the company is heralding the holiday by offering guests a free classic donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day on June 2nd in-store and through On-the-Go Mobile Ordering at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.
Oh no, that means you have to buy a coffee to get a free donut! (Kidding, what crazy person would be upset about that?) In fact, go ahead and buy yourself a Coolatta instead — it’s National Doughnut Day, so treat yo’ self.
But that’s not all folks. Dunkin’ Donuts is also celebrating National Doughnut Day with two new donut varieties featuring fun and colorful new sprinkle toppings.
The Vanilla Cake Batter Donut features vanilla-flavored cake batter filling, frosted with chocolate icing and topped with confetti sprinkles, while the Dunkin’ Donuts Sprinkles Donut is frosted with white icing and topped with pink and orange sprinkles shaped like the brand’s iconic “DD” logo. Both are available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ Donuts, and there’s no better time to try them than June 2nd!
New donuts that you can also get for free? What a time to be alive.