Dunkin' Brands Inc.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Judgmental Expat East Coaster Visits California Dunkin' Donuts, Whines About His Experience

    I'll admit it. I was one of those breathless hype monsters who posted with glee about the impending opening of Dunkin' Donuts in California. I grew up in New Jersey; Dunkin' coffee flowed through my veins so early and so often it probably stunted my growth. To this day, the thought of a Dunkin' Donu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    A Defense of Dunkin' Donuts

    If you've never had Dunkin Donuts before, I feel bad for you. Dunkin Donuts makes me happy. It's been there for me since day one. It's seen me after late nights with friends when things have been rough. It's seen me after late nights with friends when things have been great. It's dealt with me with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Long Beach's Giant Donut is Going Down.. For Now

    Today is the day that Long Beach's giant donut, the pink donut sign that stands over the former Daily Grind on 7th street, gets taken down. It's been standing there since the 50s, when it was erected by the now gone Angel Cake Donut. Look at it, it's such a sad sight.

  • Food

    November 21, 2013

    Kolache Factory Is Czech-Mex

    Tustin's new restaurant bakes traditional Czech pastries with fillings that are all-American

  • Food

    November 14, 2013

    Golden Bowl: Remembrance of Teriyakis Past

    [Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park restaurant makes great teriyaki bowls—no more, no less

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    This Week In Food: Healthy Tacos, The Return of Dunkin' Donuts and The Demise of Mexican Coke

    Hello lovely readers, its's time for another dining digest. Let's take a look at what happened this week... Edwin went to White Wasabi in Long Beach for his print review. He told us to eat the chicken donna pita at DonerG in Irvine, then he announced that Teemu Selänne's new steakhouse will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Playground Working On a Standalone Bakery Next Door, Taking Over Former Mexican Bakery Booted Out by Gentrification

    From my sources I heard that the folks at the Playground were hiring people and expanding. The rumor was that they were taking over the space about to vacated by Moya's Panderia next door to the Playground and were going to turn it into a bakery of their own. So I asked Robert Quinn, father of Play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Dunkin' Donuts Returning to So Cal

    ​ East-coast donut giant Dunkin' Donuts announced yesterday that they're returning to Southern California in 2015, with 18 of 45 initial locations planned in Orange County and the South Bay area. There was a time before the Internet when Dunkin' had stores in Orange County, and we old people migh ... More >>

  • Food

    July 4, 2013

    No Shrimp On the Barbie At Pie-Not

    Have a meat pie and lamingtons at this Costa Mesa joint, the true ambassador of Australian food to our county!

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Jack in the Box Joins The Waffle Sandwich Game

    With the original McGriddle and Taco Bell's "waffle taco" and the monstrosity that is Dunkin' Donuts' glazed donut breakfast sandwich, fast food chains are realizing that what Americans want first thing in the morning is more sugar.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    This Week In Food: Sandwich Earls, Speckled Hens, and the Cutest Damn Toaster You've Ever Seen

    Thankfully, this week's food blog didn't have any gross stories to tell. I'm still creeped out every time I think of that KFC drumstick, but alas, we must move on. This week showed us some awesome things to look forward to. Let's take a look. Edwin reviewed the new Earl of Sandwich chain in Downtow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Dunkin' Donuts Plans Expansion to Southern California

    Yes, East Coast expatriates, you read that right. Dunkin' Donuts, pretty much the doughnut monopoly in the East Coast, is coming to California.According to a statement issued by CEO and Head Donuteer Nigel Travis, the huge chain is actively recruiting franchisees in SoCal, with the intent of opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Restaurant Roll Call for May 2012

    It's always a good thing when I find that there are more restaurants opening than closing when I do these end-of-month reports. Restaurant closures are sad.  Anyway, on with the post. Herewith is the roll-call of stuff we wrote about and/or noticed for the month that has passed.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    California's Only Dunkin Donuts Opens in Camp Pendleton

    You East Coast transplants surely have heard about the Dunkin' Donuts that just opened in Camp Pendleton. It's open to the public. Though you don't have to actually have some sort of security clearance to enter the base to eat a cruller and sip a cup a' joe, there are some requirements and restricti ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Deer Tick Want You

    To be politically aware, frolic in sandals (if you're a girl) and avoid Mitt Romney

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    McDonald's Testing Out Fresh-Baked Items to Compete With Dunkin' Donuts

    ​The Boston Globe has reported that McDonald's has started offering "cheese danish, two kinds of muffins, banana bread and vanilla scones" that are baked on the premises in stores in the New England area.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Krispy Kreme to Offer Healthier Fare?

    Flickr User Ableman​After ill-advised over-expansion and a really ill-advised accounting scandal, Krispy Kreme is rebounding. Business Week reports that last month, the donut purveyor posted its best quarterly profit since 2004. Now it's got its sights on the likes of Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    13 Reasons Gilchrist's Push for an Arizona SB1070 Law in Rhode Island Makes Sense

    ​Jim Gilchrist, the Aliso Viejo founder of the Minuteman Project, sent a letter to supporters announcing the group's push to bring an "Arizona-type law" to Rhode Island."The Minuteman Project," he writes, "is going to do everything they can to proclaim Rhode Island and New England as the new fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    31¢ Scoop Night at Baskin Robbins Wednesday, April 28

    iirraa @ CC BY-NC 2.0​Want a cheap scoop of ice cream? Baskin Robbins will be having their annual 31¢ scoop night this Wednesday, April 28 from 5-10 p.m. The company will be raising money for local firefighters; certain locations will accept donations (of money, please).Unlike Ben & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Five Great Cereals of the Past

    ​Cast your mind back--10, 20, 30 years (if you're old enough). Those were the days when you could get away with eating pure sugar for breakfast--or feeding it to your kids.We may laugh at these late, great bowls of fluff, but were they really that much worse than what's on the shelf today? (Cinnam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2009

    McDonald's Coffee Update--And "Free Mocha Mondays"

    Every Monday from July 13 through August 3, participating McDonald's will be handing out one complimentary reduced-size cup of hot or iced mocha per person as part of a "nationwide sampling". An estimated 10 million cups will be served over the four weeks.As for whether or not McD's attempt at corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Hole Lotta Freebies On National Donut Day (Today!)

    For some bizarre reason, given my love of all things sweet, it somehow passed me by until right now that the first Friday of June every year is National Donut Day. Still, "better late than never" is my motto, so here's the deal(s), which run all day today at participating locations:One free donut pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    Science vs. Monday Morning

    A report arrives from the cutting edge of science, where wonders never cease.  The cutting edge is currently in Durham, North Carolina, and Dr. Robert Bohannon is busy honing it. Dr. Bohannon, according to the Associated Press, is a "molecular scientist" (the sort of impressive yet vague job t ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2003
  • Columns

    May 16, 2002

    The Little Engine Who Took His Place in the Underclass

    And other new-millennium stories for American kids