CANTON, MA (July 23, 2013) – Dunkin’ Brands is announcing special treats to help people celebrate the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new son, or any new bundle of joy, in a sweet way. Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has unveiled the new Royal Munchkin®, while sister brand Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, offers a festive Baby Shower Cake.
The Royal Munchkin, Dunkin’ Donuts’ newest addition to its family of Munchkin varieties, is an old-fashioned Munchkin donut hole treat gently dipped in pink, blue and white sprinkles representing traditional new baby colors. The Royal Munchkin will be available in a variety of quantities, including 25-count or 50-count boxes, for a limited time this week at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide. Baskin-Robbins’ Baby Shower Cake is designed with precious baby booties and can be customized with a person’s favorite combination of Baskin-Robbins ice cream and cake flavors. The 9-inch round cake is available year-round at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide for a suggested retail price of $31.99.
In the United Kingdom, participating Baskin-Robbins restaurants will offer a new Royal Baby signature ice cream cake, priced at the weight of the royal baby, £8.60. Available for a limited time, the Royal Baby Cake features Caramel Chocolate Crunch ice cream and chocolate cake, and is decorated with a chocolate frosting ribbon, a white chocolate bow, and gold chocolate candies.
In 2011, Dunkin’ Brands commemorated the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton with a Dunkin’ Donuts Royal Wedding Donut and Baskin-Robbins’ Royal Wedding Ice Cream Cake. According to Dunkin’ Brands’ CEO and Chairman Nigel Travis, a dual U.S. and British citizen born and raised in Woodford, Essex, the brands’ baby-themed menu items offer guests a delicious opportunity to join this summer’s worldwide celebration. “For decades, people have turned to Dunkin’ Donuts’ donuts and baked goods, and Baskin-Robbins’ cakes and ice cream, to make any moment a little sweeter. Our Royal Munchkin and Baby Shower Cake offer guests a fun and easy way to celebrate the joy and excitement of a new baby. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the newest addition to the Royal Family,” he said.
Dunkin' Donuts has led the donut category for more than 60 years, selling approximately 2.4 billion donuts and Munchkins donut hole treats combined globally per year. Dunkin’ Donuts throughout the United States offers more than 70 varieties of donuts, including beloved flavors such as Boston Kreme, Glazed and Chocolate Frosted. In addition, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold at Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide in 2012.
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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.
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,000 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. In 2012, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold in Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Baskin-Robbins' shops had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $1.9 billion. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.