5.21.2013

Dunkin’ Donuts announces return of Iced Coffee Day in Capital Region



Dunkin' Donuts 

Wednesday, May 22, $1 from every cup of iced coffee sold at participating Capital Region Dunkin’ Donuts will benefit The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is thrilled to celebrate summer with the return of Iced Coffee Day to the Capital Region,” said Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “We could not think of a better way to welcome the warmer temperatures than a cool, refreshing Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee. I encourage residents throughout the Capital Region to join us on Iced Coffee Day to support The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center. I am confident our loyal guests will be excited to raise funds for an organization that is so important to our community.”

The Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center is a 125-bed facility devoted exclusively to the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents, and is the referral center for all seriously ill and injured children from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England.  It is staffed by 140 physicians trained in 34 subspecialties, and more than 400 pediatric nurses, therapists, social workers and child-life specialists.

  “The support Dunkin’ Donuts and its customers have provided our Children’s Hospital through sales on Iced Coffee Day has been fantastic,” said Dr. David A. Clark, director of the Children’s Hospital.  “Each time people enjoys a cup of Dunkin’ iced coffee on May 22, they will also be helping the thousands of children who count on Albany Med each year.”

Dunkin' Donuts has been at the forefront in developing an innovative process for brewing iced coffee, which has set the standard for the industry. The unique process, called double brewing, uses twice the amount of coffee when making the beverage to achieve consistent flavor and freshness that are never compromised at the expense of serving it cold. The result is a smooth, rich taste sensation--iced coffee that is not bitter or watered down.
           
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is a popular stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. The firm has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for seven years running. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin' Donuts' restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com, www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts and www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts.


--Jennie

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