Saturday, August 13, 2011

Amanda Runs On...

After a long three months without it, Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee and I have been reunited!

Is it sad to say that one of the first questions I ask myself when traveling is "How close is the nearest D&D?"? I think not. There is not one Dunkin' Donuts anywhere near Point Clear, Alabama, the nearest being in Pensacola, Florida. How do these people live without it?
In honor of being reunited with the beloved beverage here is a quick history of how the franchise took over America, one cup at a time.

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In 1946, William Rosenberg invested $5,000 in a quick service organization that delivered snacks to worker on the outskirts of Boston. In 1950 the first Dunkin' Donuts was opened in Quincy, MA. Within 15 years there were over a hundred stores open. Add another 15 years and there were over a thousand locations.
Today, Dunkin' Donuts is one of the leaders in successful franchises being number one in several aspects of coffee and baked goods sales. D&D has even gone global with stores through out Europe and China. By 2012 they expect to open locations in India as well.
Should it now be said that "The World Runs on Dunkin'"?

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