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Dunkin' Jumps On The Bandwagon With New Menu Offering, But Is It Too Late?

International Business Times

Dunkin' is gunning for a younger demographic with its latest menu offering, but the coffee chain might be a little too late to the party. Dunkin' announced on Wednesday that it was adding Avocado Toast to its menu this spring – a breakfast and brunch option that started trending several years ago. According to The Washington Post, New York's Café Gitane has had avocado toast, which features red pepper flakes, on its menu since 2006 and is recognized as one of the originators of the breakfast item. A few years later, in 2013, the avocado toast revolution really picked up when actress Gwyneth Paltrow published her recipe for the concoction in her cookbook "It's All Good," causing an internet obsession, the Post said. Business Insider reported that searches for avocado toast ramped up in 2016 and said it was named the top breakfast trend in 2017 by health-tracking app MyFitnessPal.


Dunkin' adds Avocado Toast to menu

Boston Herald

Canton-based coffee king Dunkin' is adding a new menu item notorious for emptying the wallets of millennials: Avocado Toast. Dunkin announced the bougie new breakfast offering Wednesday, along with a slate of other new dishes. Avocado Toast has earned a reputation as a guilty pleasure among younger Americans, with some economists using it as an example of poor money management. But while other restaurants charge as much as $11 for their Avocado Toast dishes, Dunkin's spin on the open-faced sandwich goes for $2.99. "We've taken a popular brunch staple and made it accessible for anyone looking for something easy and delicious to eat on-the-go," Dunkin' Vice President Jill Nelson said in a statement.


Dunkin' is giving away latte-toting tank tops, but there's a catch

FOX News

Dunkin' Donuts announced it was dropping the America will quite literally be able to run in Dunkin' this summer, thanks to a special sweepstakes for a bright orange Latte-nk Top that comes complete with a hip pouch for your favorite iced drink. On June 21, otherwise known as the first day of summer, reps for the coffee and bakery chain announced the return of its "Espresso Wear" fashion collection with three new items: the Latte-nkini, Latte-viators and Latte-nk Top. The coffee chain introduced the "Latte-nkini" in its latest "Espresso Wear" fashion collection rollout, though the item is not yet avaliable for purchase. The coffee chain introduced the "Latte-viators" in its latest "Espresso Wear" fashion collection rollout, though the item is not yet avaliable for purchase. Though Dunkin' has previously trolled fans with phony merchandise, like Cappu-chinos and Americano-veralls, Food & Wine reports, they're semi-serious this time.


Love It Or Hate It? Dunkin's Sugarplum Macchiato Has The Internet Divided

International Business Times

Dunkin' had the internet divided on Wednesday when it released the Sugarplum Macchiato for the month of December. The new drink, which can be served hot or iced, combines espresso, milk, and sugarplum flavors that are made up of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and plums accented with vanilla and rounded out with a sugary finish. A post shared by Dunkin' (@dunkin) "Our Sugarplum Macchiato is a colorful twist on a well-known, but perhaps mysterious-tasting, flavor of holiday lore," Jill Nelson, vice president, marketing strategy at Dunkin' said in a statement. "It's the perfect complement to our fan-favorite holiday latte lineup and brings even more delicious cheer to the Dunkin' menu." The Sugarplum Macchiato was made for social media with its color-changing appearance.


Dunkin', Harpoon Brewery unveil new coffee beer

FOX News

Dubbed the Harpoon Dunkin' Coffee Porter, the brew brings together the flavors of the coffee chain's espresso blend and the brewery's craft beer, the companies said Monday in a news release. The new creation, which has a 6% alcohol content, has "a malty" taste and "aromas of espresso and dark chocolate," according to the news release. It can be purchased during the remainder of the season at select spots throughout the Eastern U.S. "The new brew pairs perfectly with fall favorites like hearty stews, seasonal desserts, tailgating and, of course, Dunkin's signature donuts," the news release said. The new creation, which has a 6% alcohol content, has "a malty" taste and "aromas of espresso and dark chocolate," according to the news release. The coffee porter, which made its debut Thursday before becoming available to the masses, was created as an honor to Dunkin, who Harpoon executive Dan Kenary said helped them when his company was first starting out.