ADVISORY, May 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Dunkin' Donuts [DNKN] will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 1, 2012. To honor the place of the donut in America's culture and history, participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide will offer guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage.
In honor of the occasion, acclaimed Broadway producer and director Harold Prince will join Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands CEO and Dunkin' Donut President, U.S. and John Costello, Dunkin' Brands Chief Global Marketing and Innovation Officer, to ring the Opening Bell.
Additionally, in honor of the holiday, NASDAQ will unofficially change its name to "NASDDAQ" for the day, incorporating Dunkin Donuts' iconic pink and orange D's into the NASDAQ logo while changing the "Q" to resemble a donut.
National Donut Day also coincides with the unveiling of Dunkin' Donuts' first-ever digital billboard in Times Square. The new digital billboard will not only showcase Dunkin' Donuts' latest product offerings, but will also showcase the brand's passionate fans whose images will be broadcast high above the "Crossroads of the World" to the millions of people who travel through Times Square each day.
National Donut Day, held the first Friday of June each year was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. Dunkin' Donuts has led the donut category for more than 60 years, selling 5.3 million donuts and Munchkins® donut hole treats every day. Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the United States offers more than 70 varieties of donuts, including beloved flavors such as Boston Kreme, Glazed and Chocolate Frosted.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, June 1, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About Dunkin' Donuts [DNKN]:
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 regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored 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 six years running. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2011, Dunkin' Donuts' restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.4 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.
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