Monday, October 4, 2010


Living out west, you would be hard-pressed to find a Dunkin' Donuts.....but when we travel can't stop counting them! There are ones across the street from each other and a building in downtown Boston has TWO of them!!!
In 1948, Dorchester native Bill Rosenberg founded a coffee shop called Open Kettle in Quincy, MA. He didn't like the name so he held a brain storming meeting with friends to make a change. His architect friend said, "What do you do with a chicken..pluck it...what do you do with a doughnut...Dunk It"..and so in 1950 Bill opened his first Dunkin' Donuts. Now there are more Dunkin' Donuts franchises per capita in Massachusetts than there are any other restaurants of its type anywhere! In 1990 a British company bought it, but years later a Boston based company brought it back home.
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, says when the team wins, he goes inside his local Dunkin' Donuts for his "Large with milk no sugar"...when the team loses he goes to the drive through.
Today there are 9,186 shops worldwide in 35 states and 31 countries. There are 94 pages in the manual that governs the Dunkin' Donuts coffee recipe.
So Happy 60th Birthday Dunkin' Donuts...."I'll have A regula"..Ben Affleck is that YOU!... (regula is cream and two suGAS"

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