Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dunkin Donuts and Free Coffee for Fort Worth.

Dunkin' Donuts is offering free cups of coffee.

From a "Media Alert" to Food and Fort Worth:
"From Oct. 6-12, as well as every Monday throughout the month of October, all Dunkin’ Donuts stores in the metroplex will be offering customers a free medium-sized hot or iced coffee as a thank you for making the chain’s launch into Dallas/Fort Worth area so sweet."
I have a long history with the donut. I love them and they love me. When the Krispy Kreme opened in Arlington the wife and I were there, opening day, waiting in line for those first dozen off the line. Even then, I said that I preferred the Dunkin' Donut, but Dunkin Donuts had all but vanished from Fort Worth.

Today, Dunkin Donuts is planning a 150 store expansion into DFW and they are interested in winning over the everyday coffee drinker. I hope they do. They have good coffee, great donuts, respectable bagels, and their sandwiches aren't bad either.

I spent six weeks in Chicago a few years ago and every Saturday morning would buy the weekend working crews morning donuts and bagels. Every time I visited Dunkin' Donuts it was packed with "to go" business. The line moved quickly, sometimes faster than your ability to decide what to order. In Philly, same thing, every morning lines of 4 or 5 people and they are moving them through. I love it just to watch.

Good luck to Dunkin' Donuts and their expansion into Fort Worth.


Anonymous said...

I've been hearing about this for a while, but where is the first store in FW?

DD can win the "donut wars" in Texas by following the same model they use in the northeast and put one on every 3rd corner downtown. Hell, our downtown is so small that they could put a store on ONE corner and they'd win.

Francis Shivone said...

Good question. I'll try to find out where they plan to put them.

Becca said...

There used to be a Dunkin Donuts on Camp Bowie-I loved their cake donuts! Why did they close it down?

Francis Shivone said...

DDonuts had pulled out of DFW except for a very few locations. They tell me, they are back, or will be soon.

billyferg21 said...

There is a new Dunkin Donuts open on Clifford St. just west of Loop 820. It is Fort Worth city, but some think it is White Settlement out there.

Cowboy fan, burger junkie, GodFather of Tech said...

There is a new one (coming soon) on the corner of Harwood and Precinct Line in Hurst.