Squirrel Hill Dunkin’ Donuts is Kosher

Jason Cato writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that chocolate-frosted doughnuts and pumpkin muffins have joined bagels and lox as kosher breakfast fare in Squirrel Hill. A Dunkin’ Donuts opened at Forbes and Shady avenues in Squirrel Hill two weeks ago and altered its menu to adhere to Jewish dietary laws. It’s the first national chain to go kosher in Pittsburgh and could set the stage for others in the neighborhood, said Rabbi Daniel Wasserman of Shaare Torah Congregation.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Good for the Neighborhood

Lila Shaker writes at Danbury News Times that we all should admit that the Dunkin’ Donuts on the corner of Springside Avenue and Osborne Street has greatly improved the area. There was much doubt in many people about the noise and safety if Dunkin’ Donuts was allowed to build.

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Food Fight: Franchisees Caught in the Middle

Diana Ransom reports at Smart Money SmallBiz.com that if you have been to a fast food restaurant lately, you’ve probably seen some of the fallout of the downturn. You may have eaten some of it, too. In an effort to convince consumers to open their wallets wider, franchisors are not only requiring franchisees to officiate (and pay for) new promotions, they’re also requiring them to serve new products, extend operating hours and hand over more of their profits.

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Dunkin Donuts/Subway to Replace Vacant Restaurant

Jennifer Dailey of NJ.com reports that a local business owner here is looking to bring in a Dunkin Donuts/Subway to the old Wendy’s restaurant building on North Broadway, Pennsville, NJ. Jaynesh Patel, owner of local businesses Pennsville News Shop, Broadway Deli & Market, JT’s Liquors and Franco’s Pizzeria, is hoping to open the Dunkin Donuts/Subway franchise in January.

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Tim Hortons to Open Fort Knox Coffee Shop as It Expands in U.S.

Bloomberg reports that Tim Hortons Inc., Canada’s largest fast-food company, is opening a coffee shop at Fort Knox, its first on an American military base, as it expands in the U.S. The coffee-and-doughnuts seller won a 10-year contract to operate the café on the Kentucky base, 30 miles southwest of Louisville, Chief Operating Officer David Clanachan said in a telephone interview.

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Appreciating Coffee Across the Region

Leslie Gaydos reports at NECN that Tuesday September 29th, was National Coffee Appreciation Day, a holiday sure to give some a jolt. The big players were aware of the date, as McDonald’s brought in Nell Newman, Paul’s daughter, the president and co-founder of Newman’s Own Organics. They had lunch at the Ronald McDonald House in Providence.

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Independent Joe & Jim Videos

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