Facts about Dunkin' Donuts

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With hundreds of stores on Long Island and 11,800 worldwide, Dunkin' Donuts is one of the more recognizable chains in the United States — and particularly in the Northeast. Here we have a baker's dozen facts you probably didn't know about the chain, which has had a presence in this region for more than a half-century.

LI's favorite doughnut

Perhaps we aren't as colorful as we'd like
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Perhaps we aren't as colorful as we'd like to think. Dunkin' Donuts says the top-selling doughnut on Long Island is glazed.

More than a dozen doughnuts

According to the Dunkin' Donuts website, there are
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According to the Dunkin' Donuts website, there are 52 varieties of doughnuts available at their locations.

Regional doughnuts

According to Dunkin' Donuts, regional stores offer specialty
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According to Dunkin' Donuts, regional stores offer specialty doughnuts, such as the Sour Cream Donut offered in Chicago and the Peanut Stick for sale in upstate New York.

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Caramel Macchiato latte

Have you tried the Caramel Macchiato latte yet?
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Have you tried the Caramel Macchiato latte yet? If so, you must have been on Long Island. The new flavor is available only on Long Island as a product test.

LI also loves ...

The top-selling breakfast sandwich on Long Island is
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The top-selling breakfast sandwich on Long Island is the Sausage, Egg & Cheese sandwich.

Dunkin' sales

According to the National Retail Federation, Dunkin' Brands
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According to the National Retail Federation, Dunkin' Brands Group recorded $8.2 billion in U.S. retail sales in 2015, placing it 51st among all companies, ahead of other eateries such as Dominos, Chick-fil-A and Chipotle. The company recorded more than $10 billion in worldwide sales, with 19 percent coming outside the United States.

Open Kettle

Dunkin' Donuts began as a restaurant called Open
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Dunkin' Donuts began as a restaurant called Open Kettle in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1948, where owner William Rosenberg served doughnuts for 5 cents and cups of coffee for 10 cents.

The first Dunkin' store

The store changed to Dunkin' Donuts in 1950,
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The store changed to Dunkin' Donuts in 1950, and today there are more than 11,800 Dunkin' Donuts stores worldwide.

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LI's oldest Dunkin'

The Dunkin' Donuts at 2080 Hempstead Tpke. in
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The Dunkin' Donuts at 2080 Hempstead Tpke. in East Meadow is the chain's oldest Long Island location still in existence, according to the coffeehouse chain. It opened in 1956.

Munchkins added

In 1978, Dunkin' Donuts added doughnut holes --
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In 1978, Dunkin' Donuts added doughnut holes -- aka Munchkins -- as well as muffins to their breakfast lineup.

Baskin-Robbins

Dunkin' Donuts' parent company, Dunkin' Brands Group, also
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Dunkin' Donuts' parent company, Dunkin' Brands Group, also owns the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, Baskin-Robbins, which has 7,600 locations in 50 countries.

New York tops for Dunkin'

According to a 2014 Boston Globe study, New
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According to a 2014 Boston Globe study, New York state is the home to the most Dunkin' Donuts locations, with over 1,300 as of December 2013. Massachusetts was in second with just over 1,150. No other state had more than 1,000 locations at the time of the survey.

Hundreds of LI Dunkin' locations

The Dunkin' Donuts in Plainview is one of
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The Dunkin' Donuts in Plainview is one of the franchise's 200 stores on Long Island.

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That's a lot of coffee

Dunkin' Donuts said it sells 1.9 billion cups
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Dunkin' Donuts said it sells 1.9 billion cups of hot and iced coffee globally every year.

25,000 ways to make your coffee

Per Dunkin' Donuts, there are 25,000 different ways
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Per Dunkin' Donuts, there are 25,000 different ways to order your coffee, and a new carafe of original blend coffee is made every 18 minutes. If the coffee isn't sold, it's discarded and a new batch is made.

2.8 billion doughnuts and munchkins

Dunkin' Donuts said it sells more than 2.8
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Dunkin' Donuts said it sells more than 2.8 billion doughnuts and Munchkins worldwide annually.

There goes another cup

On an average day, Dunkin' Donuts sells about
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On an average day, Dunkin' Donuts sells about 60 cups of freshly brewed coffee per second.

9 states without Dunkin'

Expansion has increased Dunkin' Donuts locations to 41
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Expansion has increased Dunkin' Donuts locations to 41 states and Washington, D.C., but that means there are nine states where you can't get your coffee fix, as Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming have no locations -- yet. The wait will be over soon for residents and visitors to the Aloha State in 2017, however, with 15 locations planned for the islands.

Dunkin' Donuts K-Cups

According to Dunkin' Donuts, over 300 million K-Cups
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According to Dunkin' Donuts, over 300 million K-Cups pods were sold at retail outlets across the United States in their first year of sales nationwide, with scanned sales at $220 million.

Dunkin' app

According to Dunkin' Donuts, over 16 million people
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According to Dunkin' Donuts, over 16 million people have downloaded the company's app since it was launched in 2012.

Dunkin' Donuts Pop-Tarts

In December 2016, Dunkin' Donuts teamed up with
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In December 2016, Dunkin' Donuts teamed up with Pop-Tarts to create two flavors patterned after their coffee drinks, Frosted Vanilla Latte and Frosted Chocolate Mocha. The flavors joined Pop-Tarts' lineup of limited-edition varieties in a first-of-its-kind partnership for Dunkin' Donuts, per the company.

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