Claim: Dunkin' Donuts outlets are giving away free iced coffees on 21 March 2007.
Origins: Yay! Free iced coffee!
commemorate the first day of spring (in the northern hemisphere), participating outlets of the Dunkin' Donuts coffee and baked goods chain throughout the U.S. will be giving way free iced coffee drinks on 21 March 2007. All throughout that day, customers who visit any Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in the U.S. can receive a free 16 oz. cup of Dunkin' Donuts' premium iced coffee, "double-brewed to ensure full flavor with every cup."
"We look forward to treating everyone to a free cup of our delicious,
freshly brewed iced coffee to celebrate the arrival of spring," said Robert
Rodriguez, Dunkin' Donuts brand president. "As the category leader, Dunkin' Donuts has been brewing iced coffee for more than 25 years and we are thrilled to be kicking off another iced coffee season with this all day, nationwide event."
Iced coffee is fast becoming as "hot" as the classic cup at Dunkin' Donuts. While iced coffee sales typically spike in summer months, Dunkin' Donuts has seen rapid growth year-round, including during the winter months. Iced coffee is the second most frequently sold product after hot coffee at Dunkin' Donuts.
According to NPD CREST data, Americans drank more than 450 million
servings of iced coffee in restaurants in 2006 — a 16 percent increase from 2005 — and Dunkin' Donuts sold more than 150 million servings of iced coffee last year.
Last updated: 19 March 2007
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