History of Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts began in 1948’ in Quincy, Massachusetts with the original name of Open Kettle. The founder at the time was William Rosenberg. Open Kettle sold donuts for five cents and premium cups of coffee for ten cents. In 1950, he renamed his restaurant to Dunkin Donuts, the name we know today. He hoped to serve the freshest donuts and coffee every day, and they still continue to this day.

In 1955, the franchise opened and within ten years, there were over 100 of them. In 1972, Dunkin introduced the famous donut hole bites, also known as Munchkins. In the ten years since DD expanded its menu, it includes a wide variety of food and beverage options to keep guests running in all day. Fast forward to 2012, DD then released the Dunkin Donuts mobile app and they made DD perks, which will get you points and rewards for every time you go and scan your barcode. In 2014, they made the app mobile so that you could order on the app and then pick it up at Dunkin. Fast forward a bit more in 2020, DD released a new drink called the Charlie which is a cold brew coffee with whole milk and three pumps of caramel. If you don’t know, Charli D’amelio is a famous tiktoker with over 90 million followers on TikTok and is known world wide. Also, during this spooky Halloween season, they released their Ghost Pepper donut, Spooky Spider donut and the Donut Making kit, so you can have and enjoy your own creation. 

Dunkin has really grown and evolved with their coffee, donuts and snacks. People say it’s the best place in the world to connect and have the best coffee. Don’t take my word for it, go to your local Dunkin and see for yourself. As we all know America runs on Dunkin.


  1. I, personally, like Dunkin so I’m already biased on the fantasticness of the topic but great writing too.


  2. I love Dunkin so I’m already biased to the topic but definitely good research and excellent job keeping a timeline all the way up to present day.


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