WZLX reports that somewhere in eastern Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is testing:
An egg sandwich with bacon that is sandwiched between two halves of a glazed donut!
Gillian O'Callaghan hears Dunk's has started testing them in the Boston area, but wonders where.
Around 8:45 a.m, Susan Anderson tweeted:
The Orange Line is seriously standing by "due to a coffee spill that needs to be cleaned up." ... At least it made for a nice-smelling train first thing in the morning...
The coffee break happened after incoming T General Manager Beverly Scott rode the line from a chat session with commuters at North Station to a chat session with commuters at Back Bay. The T posted a photo of her and soon-to-be boss Richard Davey on the Orange Line. Michael Ratty looked at the photo and asked:
Why isn't Beverly Scott drinking a Dunkin Donuts coffee like Davey? Not a good way to endear yourself to Boston.
Also, while the Orange Line ran perfectly (and strangely emptily) on her trip, commuters on the Red Line and the Needham Line got to experience your basic Monday-morning T delays.
H/t Prairie Rose Clayton for the headline.
John Carroll reports that when Brookline's ban on styrofoam food containers goes into effect, he'll just start buying his medium Dunkin' Donuts coffee elsewhere:
The hardworking staff has no kids so, to be honest, we don’t care as much as Brookline goo-goos might about the environmental effects of styrofoam. Add to that, the Dunkin’ Donuts medium coffee cup stands as one of the design triumphs of our era.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for a Dunkin' Donuts opposite the Roxbury Crossing T stop, over the opposition of the local neighborhood association, the mayor's office and City Councilor Mike Ross, who argued Tremont Street already had enough places to get coffee.
Joel and Janel Silveira, who will own the franchise, already operate another Dunkin' Donuts on the other side of the hill, in Brigham Circle.
A group of Mission Hill residents traveled to City Hall this morning to support a Dunkin' Donuts proposed for a long-vacant storefront across from the Roxbury Crossing T stop. But a neighborhood association and city officials oppose the shop because, they say, there are already enough places along Tremont Street to grab a cup of coffee.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Joel and Janel Silveira open a new Dunkin' Donuts at 1447 Tremont St., in a space that has been vacant for ten years. The couple already own a Dunkin' Donuts franchise at the other end of the hill, at 1631 Tremont St. in Brigham Circle.
Driving down the Route Formerly Known as 1 this morning, I noticed there's a new Dunkin' Donuts in the rear of the Vitamin Shoppe across from the Dedham Plaza - so basically on the same site where Krispy Kreme klosed the last of its Massachusetts shops in 2007. The new Dunk's provides welcome relief to people who missed the Dunkin' Donuts a mile back in Westwood, and who can't wait for the next Dunkin' Donuts 1 1/2 miles up at the rotary with Washington Street.
Plenty of parking spaces. But he needs his coffee right now so he makes his own. Oh he was very important he needed that iced coffee. He was also an over tanned 50 yr old jack ass.
A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to open a new Dunk's at 895 Morton St., near the commuter-rail stop - and just down the road from Regal Donuts.
The proposed donuterie would be open 5 a.m. to midnight and have a drive-thru.
The board meeting begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Joe Allen-Black reports:
Just walked by a woman at Downtown Crossing who was complaining she 'couldn't find a Dunkin' in this city.'
Artist Mary Sheehan Winn posts a photo of an oil painting she recently did on commission: A Dunkin' Donuts cup and some jelly-filled Munchkins:
This painting is a commission done from a similar painting, for a pair of sisters. I don't know who's going to end up with it but they are both DD fans. I admit I was hindered some (mentally) by having already done this same painting, but I set up my still life anyway and did it again. Hope I captured the same feeling that drew them to it.
The Herald issued a TERROR ALERT on the news.
Pro-gentrification forces score victory in South End: Dunkin' Donuts withdraws plans for Tremont Street outletBy adamg - 12/14/11 - 10:16 am
With what they could call their Munchkins for munchkins program.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that erupted around 12:30 a.m. at 24 W. Broadway forced eight residents into the chill air, but caused no injuries.
A third-floor short-circuit started the fire, which did an estimated $400,000 in damage. The Red Cross assisted residents in finding new places to stay. The department noted that, in addition to apartments, the building houses a Dunkin' Donuts.
The first time, the white guy in his 20s "appeared to be very nervous" as he told a clerk he had a gun - although he never showed it - and demanded all the money in the cash register. But when he returned Tuesday, his nervousness was gone, he pulled out what "appeared to be a black semi automatic" and told the clerk "you have 10 seconds, give me the money." He then reached over the counter, grabbed the cash drawer and fled. Police say they have yet to find the drawer.
Time to rob the donuts.
Channel 5 reports two brothers - one from Dorchester, one from Quincy - were arrested for robbing a Canton Dunkin' Donuts Saturday and that police think they may be responsible for up to 30 other Dunkin' robberies across the area.
Voices for Fair Commercial Development in the South End is fighting a Dunkin' Donuts planned for 655 Tremont St., in part because:
It is UNFAIR to add another restaurant to our neighborhood, which already has a high density of food establishments and associated issues.
This MEGA project would significantly impact the character of the South End historic district and the vitality of its existing businesses.
The group, however, is not arguing the Dunkin' Donuts would lead to gentrification.
The Patriot Ledger reports a burglary ring has decided it's time to rob the donut stores:
"It's pretty vast. There's been quite a number,” Braintree Deputy Police Chief Russell Jenkins said. "They've been throughout the South Shore, Boston and beyond."
South End Patch notes a proposed Dunkin' Donuts on Tremont Street (which would replace, gasp, a "modern furniture store") is "less than half a mile" from an existing Dunkin' Donuts.
Adam Castiglioni sees trouble brewing:
One wonders how the Dunkin Donuts proposal will fare after neighbor concerns have already caused the cancellation of redevelopment plans (that included new restaurants) for buildings at the corner of West Newton and Washington Streets and the corner of Washington Street and Worcester Square in the South End.
A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday, Oct. 19, for permission to open an outlet in the station's food court. Currently, commuters have to walk all the way across Atlantic Avenue or struggle to make their way to Federal Street to get their fix.
Wellesley Police report they are looking for three guys who broke into the Dunkin' Donuts on Rte. 9 eastbound just after the Natick line sometime early this morning and made off with a safe:
Two men using a yellow "fat max" bar make forced entry through the drive-thru window. ... The two men struggled with the window, finally made entry. One of the men opened the rear door allowing a third male to enter the store. Suspect #2 wearing a mask, used a sledgehammer to force open an office door. Once inside, suspects remove small Sentry style safe from a drawer and fled through the rear of Dunkin Donuts.
The out-of-town gangster didn't realize Dunkin' Donuts wasn't the best place to try to avoid the coppersBy adamg - 8/11/11 - 11:30 pm
West Roxbury Patch reports on a one-alarm fire early this morning at the Dunkin' Donuts at 1630 VFW Parkway (the one near where Savers used to be, not the one by Spring Street).