Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dunkin' Donuts Promotion.

I am a fan of Dunkin' Donuts, the products and the company.

So much so that even though we have only one store in the greater Fort Worth area, if asked to announce something, I do.

In Texas, Dunkin' Donuts does not have the presence that it does in the Northeast. But they have around 8,000 restaurants in 30 countries worldwide. Sales of over 5 billion. Not to shabby for a donuts and coffee company. Like McDonald's, they sell franchises.

Starbucks, on the other hand, has mostly company stores. I prefer Dunkin's coffee to Starbucks. And I like the direction in which the company is going. Starbucks continues to disappoint me. Dunkin' Donuts has slowly transformed a sit-on-a-stool-eating-donuts image to a fast food outlet with very good bagels, good coffee, donuts, and low calorie sandwiches that are good and inexpensive. I frequently get the flatbread egg and vegetable sandwich for about $2 and it is very tasty and around 200 calories. And the service is fast.

Some Dunkin' Donuts franchisers are struggling, the weak economy has effected them, too. But I like company's aggressive disposition, right now. They are going after the weakened coffee giant with good coffee, lower prices, and better food.

That's my opinion.

The current promotion: 50% off all coffee and iced tea-based beverages during Happy Hour weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Starts July 15.

Okay it's not the happy hour I frequented years ago, but at least you can't get arrested for a DWD. (Driving While Donuted. Sorry, terrible dad-quip. Unforgiveable, actually -- but it stays.)

The new Hurst store is at 1661 Precinct Line Rd Hurst, TX 76054.



Jamal said...

There a Dunkin Donuts in Burleson:
1505 SW Wilshire Blvd #630
Burleson, TX 76028

I'm also a huge fan!!

Derek said...

Big fan of the one in Burleson as well, does this promotion cover it also?

Leonard said...

Promotion is good in Burleson...also one more Ft. Worth location:
9629 White Settlement Rd, just off of 820