CANTON, Mass., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced its guests have donated a total of $467,884.61 to The One Fund Boston to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. More than two thousand Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Upstate New York and Maine collected donations from guests from April 22 – 28.
"On behalf of Dunkin' Donuts franchisees I want to thank our loyal guests for their generosity," said Clayton Turnbull, a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee in Boston. "Collecting donations in our locations throughout New England was something my fellow franchisees felt strongly about. We're proud of our community, and we were honored to help."
In addition to the week-long Dunkin' Donuts in-store fundraising campaign, Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts, and The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation together donated an additional $200,000 to The One Fund Boston.
"We are grateful to our franchisees, employees and guests who came together to support The One Fund Boston," said Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Brands. "Our thoughts continue to be with all those who were affected by the heartbreaking events that occurred on April 15. Our hope is that these contributions will help the families who lost loved ones and assist those who were seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings."
To learn more about The One Fund Boston please visit onefundboston.org.
About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday 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. Dunkin' Donuts 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 10,500 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, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About the Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation brings together a wide network of stakeholders, including franchisees, crew members and employees. The focus of the Foundation is to serve our neighborhoods by taking care of their basic needs – safety, hunger relief and children's health. To learn more about the Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, please visit www.dunkinbrands.com/foundation.
SOURCE Dunkin' Donuts