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Dunkin' Donuts Announces Afternoon Special

Dunkin' Donuts One-Ups Starbucks With New Special

Responding to the economic hardship, breakfast chain Dunkin' Donuts has come out with its version of a recession deal.

Beginning today, small hot and iced lattes will cost only 99 cents from 2 to 5 p.m. The new special, dubbed "America's Latte Break," is the doughnut chain's response to the Starbucks $2 afternoon coffee deal that ended last month. The restaurants will also offer a 99 cent Egg and Cheese Sandwich — all day long — with the purchase of a medium or larger hot coffee. Both specials will run through Nov. 11.

What do you think of "America's Latte Break"? Will it edge out the competition? Will you visit Dunkin' Donuts for afternoon coffee over Starbucks?


LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 9 years
DD is closer than Starbucks for me (although Starbucks is my preference) I'd definitely take advantage of it!
thetoneishopeful thetoneishopeful 9 years
Uhm, I don't really see it as competition because there's a Starbucks EVERYWHERE. I don't even know where the closest Dunkin' Donuts is to where I live, where I work, nor where I go to school.
rebelkate rebelkate 9 years
I live in the biggest city in my state and see the commercials for this all the time. However, in a search on Dunkin' Donut's site, there is not a DD within 50 miles of me. Wonder what their location strategy is for their stores?
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
they used to have dunkin donuts nearby a long time ago. i wish they still had it!
luiyuming luiyuming 9 years
Poor Starbucks - they just try and try but always get done in by MacDonalds' or Dunkin' Donuts. Here in Tokyo, Starbucks is pretty much THE coffee joint to get your cuppa and the cafe grub is pretty nice too. The other chains just don't have good espresso coffee with low-fat milk. Crazy, eh?
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 9 years
Since there is not a DD in my area, my Starbucks will do just fine! :)
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
Booooo! How do we get DD to come to California? No, their ground coffee on the store shelf is NOT the same! I protest heartily and vociferously! Boooo!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
argh if they just had Dunkin Donuts in CA then I'd be all over it! :( love their french vanilla and egg sandwhiches! I have got to visit the East Coast again.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
I love Dunkin coffee. It's the best there is. Starbucks coffee is so bitter. It tastes like tar. That said, I love Starbucks lattes when I have some money to spend on them...
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
it's interesting to me that they are doign this - but a smart move none the less, since a small at DD is larger than a grande at Sbucks. if there wasn't a starbucks in my office - then i would look to go to DD, but i'm too lazy :( i know - that's bad. lately though i've just gotten my iced green tea in the AM and that's held me over all day. i'll just refill with water to save on the pocket book and on the calories.
millarci millarci 9 years
I wouldn't drink DD coffee even if it was free...
mtiger mtiger 9 years
I don't drink coffee, but I do love their egg sandwiches! The new egg white ones are so good!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
Dunkin' coffee is the best.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 9 years
I love DD and will have to check out these deals.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 9 years
My stomach just growled, maybe I should go tame the beast and eat something haha!
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 9 years
@nancita, I'm with you on that one! I haven't eaten breakfast yet so I'm dying over here! :)
Angela123 Angela123 9 years
I think those sandwiches look freakin awesome! I live in a really small town with no DD anywhere close though. As for the whole 'recession deal' thing, I guess you have to start somewhere....But I dont think that discounting ONE not necessarily vital item (coffee) during hours when most Americans are at work, is that admirable of a deal, to be honest.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 9 years
Every Saturday before work I get an egg white flatbread sandwich and vanilla chai. Super yummy. But last week, the chai was only half full when I got it, so I had to add milk. It still tasted great, but it's the principle of the thing.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 9 years
I like those new flat bread sandwiches and I just realized I like their skim lattes. I might have to stop over there tomorrow.
verily verily 9 years
it's a good move to drive up afternoon traffic. I don't think I'd ever go, but if I were in the mood for coffee, I would consider it. I don't like their sandwiches though. The one by me uses frozen fillings and microwaves it...right in front of you. No thanks.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
I don't like Starbucks coffee and there are no DD nearby. Curses!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 9 years
I wish Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts would form an alliance. I like Starbucks coffee better, but would definitely drink it down with a french cruller from DD :drool:
nancita nancita 9 years
I wish I had a Dunkin' Donuts nearby, because that egg sandwich looks yummy!
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