Dunkin’ Doings

The Joy in Childhood Foundation announced that it has begun processing applications for cash grants for summer camps offering services for children with illnesses. The grants can be as much as $500,000 and in the past have been awarded to such facilities as Camp Sunshine, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and Camp Okizu,…

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Help Wanted: Must Have Four Legs and Wet Noses!

As job requirements go, these are unusual by most standards. Candidates must complete a rigorous six to 18 month-long training program, possess the skill and experience to spread joy wherever they go and, yes, have a wagging tail. That’s just some of what it takes to become a service dog for the Dunkin’ Joy in…

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Independent Joe #63 August/September 2020

As job requirements go, these are unusual by most standards. Candidates must complete a rigorous six to 18 month-long training program, possess the skill and experience to spread joy wherever they go and, yes, have a wagging tail. That’s just some of what it takes to become a service dog for the Dunkin’ Joy in…

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Independent Joe #59 December 2019/January 2020

Each year at the turn of the calendar, we see an abundance of stories recapping the year that was. The Year in Review gives us a chance to review what has happened, what we’ve accomplished and where we’ve failed to reach our objectives over the past 12 months. Though generally vanilla and predictable, the Year…

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Dunkin’ Doings

With the opening of its 100th store in California, Dunkin’ is back as promised in the Golden State. And, that same store is testing two new kiosks, the 9th Next Gen store in the country to feature the self-ordering technology. And on another subject, with the warmer summer weather, we want to remind you of…

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Foundation Filling Summer Calendars

The Joy in Childhood Foundation will be at its busiest over the next couple of months with a number of fundraising golf and cricket tournaments on tap. Make your plans now to help the foundation meet its fundraising goals. The Ramblewood Country Club in Mt. Laurel, NJ will host the New York & Central Atlantic…

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Coming in Independent Joe

Subscribers to our semi-monthly magazine, Independent Joe, will not want to miss our next issue, which should be in your mailbox next week. In addition to our regular features, we’ll also cover the Cannabis Craze and its impact on QSRs, some Next Gen development issues and take a look at the Week of Joy event…

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One Week of Joy Creates a Lasting Impact for Thousands

The word “joy” is associated with a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. Many of us experience some kind of joy as we go through our daily lives. But for many who experience hunger or health issues, joy can be an elusive feeling. The Joy in Childhood Foundation (JICF), powered by Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, was…

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Independent Joe #55 April/May 2019

This year on April 20, national food brands stepped up their cutesy cannabis promotions—to tie in with what has become an annual pot-lover’s holiday. The numerical designation 420 is slang for the consumption of cannabis. So on the 20th day of the 4th month, brands like Pizza Hut said “It’s high time for a brownie,”…

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A Night to Remember: Joy in Childhood Foundation

This past holiday season, the Dunkin’ Brands Joy in Childhood Foundation celebrated #GivingTuesday in a big way, announcing $2 million in grants to 150 nonprofit groups that bring joy to children battling hunger or illness. Earlier in November, the Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic chapter held its second annual gala at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square, featuring…

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