Dunkin’ Donuts Rolls Out Chicken Parm Sandwich

Dunkin’ Donuts said it is introducing the “Oven-Toasted Chicken Parmesan Flatbread Sandwich” to its all-day menu, but the new item will not be immediately available in New England stores. At the Canton-based coffee-and-baked-goods chain, the Tao of chow for the company’s food scientists is delivering convenience in a hand-held cuisine format.

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Dunkin’s Brouhaha

Josh Kosman and Holly Sanders Ware report in the New York Post that Dunkin’ Brands’ aggressive growth plan has some holes. The doughnut chain is pushing ahead with a plan to open hundreds of stores this year to meet growth targets despite a rash of franchisee bankruptcies and a near freeze in restaurant financing.

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Dunkin’ Digests A Choppy Economy

Nigel Travis, chief executive of Dunkin’ Brands, isn’t discouraged about the company’s prospects in light of the bankruptcies. “We feel that considering the economic climate we’re doing pretty well. Even though in some of the markets there have been some economic issues, I’m optimistic,” he told IDD in an interview.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Fuels Savings for Patrons

More than 1,700 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are now participating in Override, the region’s leading fuel rewards program. Savings earned at Dunkin’ Donuts can be redeemed at participating Gulf Oil and Irving Oil locations throughout New England.

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Dunkin’ Stops Selling Hot Chocolate as a Precaution

The Boston Globe reports that Dunkin’ Donuts, the Canton-based coffee-and-baked-goods chain, said that it will temporarily stop selling hot chocolate and Dunkaccino beverages as a precautionary measure after one of its suppliers learned that some of its equipment might be contaminated with Salmonella.

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The Latest Scoop on Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins has had 31 flavors of ice cream for decades, but until recently it’s only had one kind of store. In an increasingly splintered consumer marketplace, the Canton-based ice cream chain now is hedging its bets. It’s trying out two new store concepts designed to appeal to value-conscious customers and more of an upscale demographic.

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