Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Through customer donations, and a company donation, Dunkin' Donuts has donated more than $667K to One Fund Boston.
Dunkin' Donuts customers across New England donated more than $467,000 to the One Fund Boston. While getting their cup of joe or donuts, customers deposited money at registers at more than 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts franchises in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and Maine, according to the Dunkin' Donuts' website. "I am so grateful to our franchisees, employees and guests who came together to support The One Fund Boston," wrote Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Donuts. "In addition, Dunkin’ Brands and The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation together donated an additional $200,000 to the The One Fund Boston." During a week-long collection, the Canton-based company was able to raise money for those …
Monday, April 22, 2013
About 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the New England area are collecting donations for One Fund Boston to support those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Dunkin' Donuts donated $100,000 to One Fund Boston to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, and will continue to raise money through New England-area locations. “We are an organization with proud Boston roots, and our hearts are with those who were affected by the events at the Boston Marathon,” said Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands in a statement. “We hope the donation to The One Fund Boston will help victims and their families during this difficult time." Approximately 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts franchises across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine, will collect donations from customers at registers for One Fund Boston starting on Monday and scheduled to last a week. In West Roxbury, an employee of the Dunkin' …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The following article is based on a Boston Police report.
A victim reported to Boston Police that her iPhone was stolen by an unknown person while at a Dunkin' Donuts in West Roxbury. The victim said the incident happened around 7:15 a.m. on March 30 at the Dunkin' Donuts at 1630 VFW Parkway, according to a Boston Police report. The victim said she placed the phone on the front counter while waiting for her order. She noticed her iPhone was missing when she got back to her daughter's home. The mother and daughter team said they returned to Dunkin' Donuts to look for the phone, and that an employee looked at the surveillance video and they witnessed a suspect take the victim's phone, according to a Boston Police report. The victim told police the video showed the suspect standing behind her in …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Canton-based company is lobbying the White House to changes its definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, according to reports.
Canton-based Dunkin' Brands has joined the fight against Obamacare. The coffee and baked goods company is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare, according to a Newsmax.com report this week. Specifically, Dunkin' is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, CEO Nigel Travis told the Financial Times, according to The Huffington Post. The change would leave Dunkin', as well as other companies, with fewer workers to insure under the health care reform law, which requires large employers to provide health coverage to all full-time workers and their dependents. Those companies who fail to provide coverage could face a penalty of $2,000 per worker. The…
Monday, June 4, 2012
West Roxbury YMCA Teens, staff and family members received free tickets courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts.
I can still hear the roar of the crowd as Lebron James fouled out of the game in the last seconds of overtime. At last night's Game 4 of the Celtics versus the Heat playoff series, the West Roxbury YMCA Teens erupted in excitement. On Friday, the West Roxbury YMCA received tickets from Dunkin' Donuts to sit in the Kid Zone. We were able to invite eight teenagers and 13 family members (some who had never been to a Celtics game). The teens and I hopped aboard our Y van and headed to the Garden. We got in and headed for our seats (which were awesome), we sat down and the game started. The teens and families were joining in with the crowd for every good and “bad” call, screaming "De-fense!” and waving our playoff Celtic towels around. As the…
Monday, February 27, 2012
Vote in this week's poll and defend your choice in the comments section below. Then check back Friday for the winner.
Who makes the best eggs in West Roxbury? How about the best bacon, egg and cheese? Maybe you already have a preferred breakfast spot in West Roxbury, so vote for your favorite breakfast spot. And try out some of the other places and see if they meet your breakfast standards. Word of mouth is one way to find a tasty omelette, and that's why this week's "Best Of" poll wants you to voice your opinion on the best breakfast in West Roxbury. We want to hear your thoughts on which local spot serves freshly-squeezed orange juice, offers free refills on cups of coffee, or cooks the best homefries. Is it the Rox Diner, how about the Spring Street Cafe, or maybe you prefer a chain like Dunkin' Donuts, Panera, Brueggers, or the local chain of J.P. …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
McDonald's came before the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council requesting to extend operating hours, while unintentionally exposing neighboring businesses allegedly staying open beyond the city's allowed hours.
Two local food franchisees came before the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council on Tuesday. McDonalds proposed to extend their operating hours, while unknowingly exposing an alleged malpractice within the neighboring area businesses. Separately, Subway restaurant talked about opening on Centre Street in the coming months. McDonald's, located on 1650 VFW Parkway, sought to extend their operating hours by requesting to open one hour earlier and closing an hour later. Owner Bob King shared his desire to remodel the establishment, as well as to be up to par with the neighboring businesses. “We’d like to recoup some of the expenses for remodeling by extending our hours and have parity with the like businesses that surround us,” said King. …
Friday, January 6, 2012
CNN reports says Dunkin' Donuts will double stores in 25 years. Do you want another Dunkin' Donuts in West Roxbury?
Here's some good news for coffee and Munchkin lovers - Dunkin Donuts announced that it will be doubling its locations in the United States during the next 20 years. According to a CNN report, in addition to more coffee, Dunkin' Donuts will be adding more jobs. The CNN report says each new store will add an average of 20-25 full and part-time new employees. The Boston Herald, meanwhile, is reporting that Dunkin’ Donuts’ parent company, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., signed a new deal to keep “franchisees in new markets with the same product costs as franchisees in established Dunkin’ Donuts markets.” The deal, according to the Herald, will eliminate across the board product costs among franchise owners. According to Los Angeles-based …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Man's jacket went missing at Dunkin' Donuts on the VFW Parkway, and was returned the following day.
A good Samaritan returned a jacket to a Dunkin' Donuts after mistakenly taking it from the business one day earlier in West Roxbury. On Dec. 28, a man walked into District E-5 and told officers that his gray pea coat jacket, containing his car and house keys went missing when he approached the counter. He noticed three men departed in the parking lot at the same time. The good Samaritan returned the coat the following day after his friend noticed that the coat wasn't his. Police took possession of the coat and returned it to the owner, and there were no items missing from the jacket.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Heavy smoke filled the store around midnight. Arson is not suspected as the cause.
The Dunkin' Donuts at 1630 VFW Parkway caught fire around midnight and BFD crews quickly responded to the one-alarm fire. According to BFD personnel on the scene, the fire was in the mechanical room and heavy smoke filled the store. Four engine companies, three ladder companies, a rescue unit and a few special units worked the fire. BFD spokesperson Steve MacDonald said that the Arson Unit was not called to scene, which means that it was known was caused the fire. The fire was under control and firefighters cleared the scene about 12:45 a.m.