Dunkin' Brands Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Dunkin' Donuts makes its way to northern Minnesota

    Well, Minnesota, it's finally happening: Dunkin' Donuts is giving us another chance. The chain's first Minnesota location opened in Rochester's Kahler Grand Hotel on June 30, and five additional Rochester locations will open in the coming months. On Monday, Dunkin' announced plans to open seven loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Hard Rock Cafe is coming to the Mall of America

    After a three year break, Hard Rock Cafe is returning to Minnesota -- and this time it's headed for the Mall of America. The Orlando-based franchise recently posted listings on its corporate website for general manager, restaurant operations manager, kitchen manager, and sales manager positions at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Mooyah, a "better burger" chain, announces plans for Minnesota restaurants

    It seems that chain restaurants can't get enough of the Twin Cities lately. A few weeks ago, Dunkin' Donuts announced plans to roll out approximately 50 stores in Minnesota. This week, we found out Matt Kalil, the Vikings' offensive lineman, hopes to open Minnesota's first Pieology Pizza within a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Dunkin' Donuts tries to try again in Minnesota

    Late last week, Steve Rafferty, the senior director for Dunkin' Brands U.S. franchising, announced that Dunkin' Donuts plans to open approximately 50 stores around Minnesota starting in 2015. This isn't the first time Dunkin' Donuts has attempted to return to the state; the company tried and faile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Celebrate National Donut Day in the Twin Cities

    Whether you prefer doughnuts or donuts, it's hard to nitpick over how delicious those little bits of fried dough are... especially when there are opportunities around town to get 'em for free for National Donut Day. Started in 1938, this scrumptious national holiday was established by The Salvatio ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 27, 2012

    Artisan food for mass consumption

    Should we still call it "artisan"?

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Top 5 weird royal wedding foods (plus 1 bonus oddity!)

    "We just want a small affair..."​For those of you living under a rock, you may be surprised to learn that, this weekend, England's Prince William will marry and the world will have a new princess. For most people who do not spend the majority of their free time watching reruns of Say Yes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Subway serving falafel, fast-food restaurants fail to "stay in their place"

    A falafel foot-long? Is Subway too far out of its wheelhouse?​The Hot Dish recently reported on fast food eateries' plans to add more gluttonous dishes to their menus in 2011. But some of the additions--Taco Bell's partnerships with Cinnabon and Jimmy Dean to add new breakfast items, Dunkin' Don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Worst food products of the year

    The KFC Double Down: And they get worse. Much worse.​It's hard to imagine that food hasn't been invented or combined in every possible combination by now, but humans are still managing to create unique new variations on things to eat or new ways to employ food. But for every delicious new idea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Fast-food restaurants have gluttony on the menu for 2011

    And you thought the KFC Doubledown was bad...​The Los Angeles Times looked into the future of the fast food business and discovered a scary trend: a rash of new menu items that "flout principles of healthful eating and instead celebrate a spirit of wanton gluttony." One market researcher calle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Caribou breakfast sandwiches: Worth the 400 calories?

    5 new breakfast sandwiches at Caribou​Breakfast is hot right now and everyone wants a piece of the action. Burger King is running a surreal campaign with a flute soloist for their new breakfast bowls, Dunkin' Donuts just started serving hot breakfast sandwiches, and even our own Caribou came o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Joe Biden's greatest YouTube moments

    Will Joe Biden be a walking gaffe machine today in Minnesota?​Vice President Joe Biden's in town today, putting in a good word for fellow Democrat Mark Dayton and his campaign for governor. And since Joe has a reputation as a fun-loving guy, and as a notorious gaffe machine, we wanted to welc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    13 best KISS commercials of all time

    ​The band KISS seems to have been in more commercials than any other band in history. Proudly they revel in their ability to move product. In fact they could be credited for so much marketing in the music business with endless KISS tchotchkes, the KISS coffeeshop, KISS coffins, TV shows, and uh, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Dunkin' Donuts at Taste of Minnesota ... without donuts

    courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts Hey, could y'all come back with some donuts?​ Scores of Minnesotians are psyched to have the Dunkin' Donuts set up shop in town, especially for next National Donut Day. And when we heard that Dunkin' Donuts was on tour in a big pink bus, and making a sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Taste of Minnesota: a first look in photos

    Photo by Nikki MillerShare your curds, kids​ Armed with a fistful of food and drink tickets, we took our first taste of Taste of Minnesota early on Friday. Here's a first look at the sweet, the salty, and the deepest of the deep-fried.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    National Donut Day: Minnesota gets screwed

    ​While there are many random food holidays, National Donut Day, which is celebrated on the first Friday every June, is actually a good one for one reason: free donuts.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Twisted Fork Grille: Now Open

    ​This week, Twisted Fork Grille opened on Grand Avenue, sharing Green Mill's restaurant space (an unlikely arrangement in that you can sit and eat in the restaurant/wine bar or get a Green Mill pizza takeout...kind of reminds me of a Dunkin Donuts I've been to that shared space w/a Taco Bell). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Burger King to begin serving Seattle's Best Coffee

    Coffee's as fast food as Quarter Pounders these days, with burger outlets competing for morning beverage seekers.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Today is National Doughnut Day!

    How will *you* honor National Doughnut Day? Baker's Wife? Panaderia? Outright rejection?

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Dunkin' Donuts seeks franchisees

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    Got a minimum net worth of $1.5 million with at least $750,000 in liquid assets?

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Dunkin' vs. Starbucks

    Two coffees battle it out in a blind taste test ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    Dunkin' Donuts Comeback

    Rachel and Jim discuss the famous East Coast chain's return to Minnesota and its impact on the loca ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 30, 2008

    The Mexitalian bistro La Chaya has staying power

    Diners hungry for a place to linger over their meals have a home in Kingfield

  • News

    May 3, 2000
  • Movies

    January 19, 2000

    Love and Death

    In Mr. Death, documentarian Errol Morris trains his beloved Interrotron on execution technologist-turned-Holocaust denier Fred Leuchter

  • News

    August 4, 1999