Dunkin' Donuts Kicks Off Summer Right: Iced Coffee Day in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire

$1.00 from Every Cup of Iced Coffee Sold at Participating Dunkin' Donuts Restaurants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire will be Donated to local Children's Hospitals

May 16, 2014, 10:00 ET from Dunkin' Donuts

CANTON, Mass., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced that Wednesday, May 21 is Iced Coffee Day in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. On Wednesday, May 21, guests can sip to support a great cause at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants, because one dollar from every cup of Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee sold will benefit Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Local Dunkin' Donuts franchisees are committed to serving their communities by supporting local children's hospitals and the money collected on May 21 will improve the health and well-being of children and families in the area.

"At Dunkin' Donuts, we're dedicated to supporting children's health in our communities and we are excited to raise money to benefit some of the most prestigious children's hospitals in the area with our Iced Coffee Day," said Patty Healy, Field Marketing Director, New England Region at Dunkin' Brands.  "With the help of our loyal and generous guests, our goal is to potentially raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, which will benefit both Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) and support the health and well-being of the children and families in the area."

"Boston Children's Hospital is grateful for the dedicated support that Dunkin' Donuts franchisees and their guests have extended to our patients and their families through Iced Coffee Day," said Carola Cadley, Vice President of Corporate Development at Boston Children's Hospital Trust. "The continued generosity of Dunkin' Donuts speaks to their outstanding commitment to serving children in their community."

"We have worked with Dunkin' Donuts for several years now and whether it is books, toys or an upbeat and fun atmosphere they bring children at the hospital, we are always very appreciative of the donations," said Sharon Brown, Director of Community Relations at CHaD.

Dunkin' Donuts is the place to keep running all day long with Iced Coffee, both at home and on the go. Guests can customize their Iced Coffee in Dunkin' Donuts restaurants to be just the way they like it, with many different dairy, sweetener and flavor options. Dunkin' Donuts is the market leader in the Iced Coffee category, delivering refreshing Iced Coffee to guests every day, with a consistently smooth, delicious taste.

Guests can also receive exclusive, personalized and special offers through the DD Perks Rewards program.  With the DD Perks Rewards Program, guests will earn five points for every dollar they spend on qualifying purchases at Dunkin' Donuts when they pay using an enrolled Dunkin' Donuts Card, either plastic or via the Dunkin' Mobile® App. Once a member accrues 200 points, he or she receives a coupon for a free medium beverage of choice, redeemable at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants. To enroll in DD Perks Rewards Program and for complete details about the program, visit www.DDPerks.com.

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 eight years running. The company has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries worldwide. 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 Boston Children's Hospital

Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children's Hospital is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children. In addition to 395 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and 228 outpatient programs, Boston Children's houses the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 13 members of the Institute of Medicine and 14 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children's research community. For more information about the hospital visit: www.bostonchildrens.org.   

About Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

As New Hampshire's full service, comprehensive children's hospital, Children's Hospital at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock (CHaD) is committed to providing outstanding compassionate care for children and their families in New Hampshire, Vermont and beyond. Affiliated with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, our over 250 pediatric providers deliver primary, specialty, and tertiary care close to home in 15 locations throughout the region.   CHaD serves children for everything from well-care visits to the most complex childhood illnesses and is an active advocate for the children of our region, engaging in injury prevention, pediatric research, child abuse prevention, and healthy living initiatives.  For more information about CHaD, please visit www.chadkids.org.

Contact:  Sophie Hamersley  RF|Binder for Dunkin' Donuts  781-559-0442  DDBoston@rfbinder.com

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