Dunkin’ Donuts Slashes Its Menu Again, Did They Remove Your Favorite?

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s beloved fast food chain that offers the most scrumptious donuts and beverages, has been playing with our hearts since last year.

For 2018, the coffee giant decided to remove 10 favorites from its menu, and its got some people shaking their heads in disappointment.

In August 2017, they were thinking of changing the brand name to just Dunkin’.

We get it, they do more than sell donuts, but how could they even consider changing a classic name? Unfortunately, it’s probably going to happen.

“While we remain the number one retailer of donuts in the country, as part of our efforts to reinforce that Dunkin’ Donuts is a beverage-led brand and coffee leader, we will be testing signage in a few locations that refer to the brand simply as ‘Dunkin’,” the company told CNBC.

People weren’t crazy about the name change, but all those cries of woe soon got drowned out after the fast food giant scaled back on its donut selection, removing 30 flavors to 18.

“We’ve shrunk the amount of doughnut variety, and we’re seeing a lift in those markets instantly,” Dunkin’ Donuts’ U.S. and Canada brand president David Hoffmann told Nations’s Restaurant News.

Now some more favorites are getting the boot…

Your Favorite Coffee Shop Is Launching Its Own Brewery

You already know that Dunkin’ Donuts is the go-to brand for your morning cup of joe when the days are cold and you want a quality brew before a hard day’s work.

They have spent the majority of the last year reminding their customers that while their donuts are spectacular, it is their hot beverages that really makes them stand out!

But loyal fans of the coffee house are in for a real Christmas treat! Dunkin’ Donuts has just announced that they will be offering a special new drink for a limited time! Only this beverage isn’t likely to wake you up, in fact, it’s going to take the edge off the end of your day!

That’s right, Dunkin’ Donuts will be selling their very own beer out of a brewery in their home state of Massachusetts!

They announced the new drink December 20th, but the official release has an interesting twist to it, and one particular hiccup!

Dunkin Donuts Is Adding A New Drink To Its Menu, And It’s Everything You Need

Move over, pumpkin spice! Dunkin’ Donuts is stepping up their seasonal drink game and we could not be more excited.

Dunkin’ Donuts is arguably America’s most beloved restaurant chain, and over the last couple of years they’ve started rebranding themselves into more than just a donut shop.

News broke recently that Dunkin’ Donuts would soon be changing their name to just Dunkin’ in an effort to showcase their broad product offering.

“While we remain the number one retailer of donuts in the country, as part of our efforts to reinforce that Dunkin’ Donuts is a beverage-led brand and coffee leader, we will be testing signage in a few locations that refer to the brand simply as ‘Dunkin’,” the company told CNBC.

In addition to dropping donuts from their name, they’re also dropping some from their menu.

“The test locations will offer a minimum of 18 core donuts with the opportunity to expand based on consumer feedback and regional preferences,” a spokesperson said. “We believe this approach will provide a more consistent experience from store to store, and in some cases, will actually increase both the variety and quantity of donuts available to our guests. We will assess the results of the test before making any determination about a possible national roll-out.”

But in what looks like an effort to win back some frustrated customers, Dunkin’ Donuts has rolled out a new drink that has everyone talking.

Dunkin’ Donuts Is Cutting 50% Of Its Menu

Donut lovers, don’t freak out, but one of our favorite coffee chains is seriously scaling back its donut selection and we are heartbroken.

In August the coffee giant was toying with the idea of changing its name.

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They have been considering going from Dunkin’ Donuts to just Dunkin’, testing out the new branding in some stores.

“While we remain the number one retailer of donuts in the country, as part of our efforts to reinforce that Dunkin’ Donuts is a beverage-led brand and coffee leader, we will be testing signage in a few locations that refer to the brand simply as ‘Dunkin’,” the company told CNBC.

So it should come as no surprise their most recent announcement affects the donuts on their menu.

“We’ve shrunk the amount of doughnut variety, and we’re seeing a lift in those markets instantly,” Dunkin’ Donuts’ U.S. and Canada brand president David Hoffmann told Nations’s Restaurant News.

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The decision to reduce the menu size from 30 flavors to 18 was made for the company to streamline its offerings.

From Boston cream, to jelly-filled and chocolate sprinkles, did your favorite ones get the cut?

Dunkin’ Donuts Is Giving Away Free Coffee

Many of us can’t start our day without a cup of coffee in our hands. The coffee industry is a huge one all over the world, from brew at home options to coffee chains, many big brands have invested in cafe versions of their restaurants.

McDonald’s has recently launched their bottled McCafe coffee drinks in retail stores in an attempt to complete with other brands that offer their bottled frappes and cappuccino where we buy our groceries.

It’s National Coffee Day on Friday, September 29, which means free coffee for you!

To celebrate National Coffee Day, McDonald’s will be donating all McCafe coffee proceeds to Covenant House. While Starbucks will donate a coffee tree for every brewed cup of México Chiapas coffee you buy on September 29.

Whole Foods will also be including $1 off their 16 oz Allegro Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and IKEA gives away free coffee when you join their loyalty program any time of the year.

But where can you score some free Java on National Coffee Day?