There Are Huge Changes Coming to the Dunkin’ Menu. Starbucks, You’re on Notice

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There have been lot changes going on with one of our favorite donut shops this year, and now you can also look forward to new coffee and espresso drinks at Dunkin’, too! The company is launching a brand new lineup of espresso drinks that include lattes, cappuccinos, Americanos, macchiatos and even a rumored affogato.

To pull off the new launch, Dunkin has invested in new state-of-the-art espresso machines for the best bean extraction, new recipes with better and stronger flavors and a new bright orange cup design. The line launched on Friday, Nov. 16 and will be followed by six weeks of amazing promotions, special offerings and of course, tasty espresso samplings.

For the first time ever, Dunkin’ will serve Iced Americanos and Iced Cappuccinos on their menu, which means you no longer have to make two separate trips to get your espresso and donut fix. Dunkin’s research into their customer base has demonstrated that plenty of diners under 35 prefer espresso over regular drip coffee and its new menu options have them completely covered.

To celebrate the new offerings, make sure you take advantage of some of the promotions! From Nov.19-25, you can snag a medium latte or cappuccino all day for just $2. On Black Friday, Nov. 23 you can score a free Lyft ride to a Dunkin’ location when you use the promo code SipDunkin from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern (for the first to 25,000 users only).

Friday, Nov. 23 is also National Espresso Day and Dunkin’ will off espresso shots for just 50 cents in any beverage all day. From Nov. 26 through Dec. 30, you can grab a medium-sized Dunkin’ latte or cappuccino for $2 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at participating locations.

And if you’re intrigued by that rumored affogato treat, we are too. The drink will feature a scoop of Baskin Robbins vanilla ice cream, covered in a shot of revamped Dunkin’ espresso. Expect this Dunkin’ delicacy sometime in 2019.

Dunkin’s new espresso experience officially puts Starbucks on notice—and while Dunkin’ isn’t seeking to recreate that cozy, coffeehouse vibe, it’s definitely becoming a competitor in the fancy coffee sector.

––Karly Wood

All photos: Courtesy of Dunkin’



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