Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts announced that its lineup of pumpkin coffees and baked goods will return to its restaurants nationwide before the end of the month. Starting Aug. 18, Metro New York began serving pumpkin-flavored coffee, lattes and macchiatos. The brand’s full pumpkin menu, including coffees, donuts, Munchkins and muffins, will be available for a limited time in all Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide no later than Aug. 29, the company says.
In addition to classic pumpkin, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer a new way for consumers to satisfy cravings for fall flavors by introducing Salted Caramel-flavored coffee, lattes and macchiatos, which also will be available for a limited time at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants by Aug. 29, it says. Served hot or iced, the Salted Caramel-flavored coffees combine sweet and salty in a new fall blend, it adds.
The company also announced plans to offer consumers more choices for their coffee, announcing that almond milk will be available at restaurants nationwide by the end of August as a non-dairy alternative to milk and cream. Through a partnership with Sacramento-based Blue Diamond Growers, Dunkin’ Donuts first introduced Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Breeze Almondmilk at the majority of its restaurants in 2014 as an addition to hot or iced coffee and espresso beverages, the company says. By Aug. 29, it will be available at all Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, it says.
To celebrate the countdown to the arrival of the fall flavors and to help get consumers excited for pumpkin’s return, duringthe next 10 days Dunkin’ Donuts will put the “K” in pumpkin by surprising select guests at counters throughout the country with $1,000, it says. Lucky guests will receive a special pumpkin-themed prize pack, including the $1,000 check and other Dunkin’ Donuts coffee-themed items, it adds.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ entire autumn array offers one of the largest varieties of pumpkin choices of any national restaurant chain, available all day long, the company says. Dunkin’ Donuts’ pumpkin-flavored coffee and lattes are served hot or iced. Additionally, the Pumpkin Macchiato, also served hot or iced, is a handcrafted, layered espresso beverage made with steamed milk and pumpkin-flavored swirl, then topped with a double-shot of Dunkin’ Donuts’ rich, freshly brewed espresso, it says.
For fall brew-at-home options, Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin flavored K-Cup pods are available in packages of 14 coffee pods, while Dunkin’ Donuts’ packaged Pumpkin-flavored coffee is available in 16-ounce bags. Both varieties are available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and online. The company also introduced new Pumpkin Spice packaged coffee and K-Cuppods, which are available in 10- and 16-count boxes, at grocery stores nationwide for a limited time only.