Donut Chains’ Inauguration Promos Generate Buzz

Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme, which each created a promotion around Inauguration Day, are getting some returns, at least in social media buzz.Dunkin’ offered a new “Stars & Stripes” frosted donut for 89 cents for four days up to and including the big day – and in some markets, coffee and hot chocolate purchasers could…

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Baskin-Robbins expands in China

Baskin-Robbins, the Canton-based chain of ice cream specialty shops, said it opened its first two locations in Shanghai as part of its Greater China expansion plan. A third Baskin-Robbins shop will open late February in Shanghai, bringing its number of shops in the country to 47, added Baskin-Robbins, which is a sister chain of Dunkin’…

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Dunkin’ Donuts hands out free Charlie Cards

Dunkin’ Donuts and Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie in the classic ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ gave away 10,000 free rides on the MBTA on Friday morning. One lucky commuter at South Station received the ‘golden ticket’ for one year’s worth of free T rides and free coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts wanted to give away…

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