Hess Opening Self Serve Dunkin Donuts in Mount Airy, NC

Mount Airy News reports that customers of the Wilco on Rockford Street have had trouble gaining access during the past week as construction crews have taken over the parking lot. However, Steve Williams, president of Wilco, hopes the results of the ongoing renovation will be good for business.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrates 60 Years

Dunkin’ Donuts, founded in 1950, is celebrating 60 years of delicious coffee, donuts, and baked goods, and the brand is inviting customers all around the world to join the party with festivities planned throughout the year. Since its humble beginnings as a coffee and donut shop in the Northeast, Dunkin’ Donuts is now one of the world’s best-known brands.

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Dunkin’ Shoots for Game-Changer

Donna Goodison of the Boston Herald writes that Dunkin’ Donuts hopes to convince energy drink consumers to get their daily jolts of caffeine from its iced java. A new ad campaign suggests energy drink fans should “kick the can” and drink freshly brewed Dunkin’ iced coffee instead of “mass-produced” energy drinks.

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Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz on Marketing

Howard Schultz is the man who took a three-store coffee-shop chain in a provincial US city and turned it into a global phenomenon. Marketing has never been very high on the agenda for the Starbucks presid­ent, chief exec­utive and chairman, but this is all about to change as the brand gears up to fight growing competition.

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Roswell Park and Dunkin’ Donuts bring ‘Mug of Hope’

This “bottomless” travel mug entitles the owner to unlimited free refills of coffee or tea at Western New York Dunkin’ Donuts locations through Dec. 31. Plus, the mug features original artworks created by pediatric cancer patients, and all proceeds will benefit cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park.

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Cold Lovers Enjoy Cold Coffee

Jill Waltral reports at QSR Magazine The vision of winter: sitting by a fire, sipping on freshly-brewed coffee, wrapped in a warm, fuzzy blanket.

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Trouble Brewing at Starbucks

Vic Walter, Angela Hill and Brian Ross report at ABC News that an “alarmingly high” number of high school students are reporting sexual advances from their adult bosses and other supervisors at some of the country’s best known fast food operations, according to an official of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Starbucks Customers Feel Burned by Surprise Price Hikes

Sarah Gilbert writes in Daily Finance that Starbucks (SBUX) customers in New York this week could no longer pay for their venti mochas with a five-dollar bill after a 20-cent price hike brought the cost with tax to $5.06. In Seattle, the company’s home, a grande mocha is now $3.91, up 10%. In Washington, D.C., an upgrade to new loose-leaf tea bags also meant an upgrade in prices

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