HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Cops and Donuts: It's Tru...

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:37 AM

 

Cops and Donuts: It's True! (Watertown)

Last edited Sun Apr 21, 2013, 07:35 AM - Edit history (1)

Dunkin Donuts kept the lights on during chaos

It was clear amid the chaos Friday which was the hometown coffee chain.

On block after block of Boston’s Financial District and Downtown Crossing, Starbucks shops went dark as the city locked down, spurred by a manhunt for the second Marathon bombing suspect. Dunkin’ Donuts stayed open.

Law enforcement officials asked the chain to keep some restaurants open in locked-down communities to provide hot coffee and food to police and other emergency workers, including in Watertown, the focus of the search for the bombing suspect. Dunkin’ is providing its products to them at no charge.

“At the direction of authorities, select Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Boston area are open to take care of needs of law enforcement and first responders,” spokeswoman Lindsay Harrington explained via e-mail. “We are encouraging our guests to stay home today and abide by the lock-down, per the governor’s recommendation.”

Whatever it was... It worked!

14 replies, 2202 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:39 AM

1. Of course it's true......

......We've all seen it. I don't judge it but rather embrace it as one of life funny anecdotes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MAD Dave (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 09:09 AM

10. DD is owned by the Carlyle Group of war profiteers

 

of course they have no probs sending their min-wage workers out in a citywide lockdown.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to elehhhhna (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 09:54 AM

13. Dunkin Donuts is also a company that was started in the Boston area

and has been the go-to coffee place for decades.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:28 PM

14. didn't know they'r eiconic in Btown -

 

I'm from Chicago and LOVE them, btw. Some good can come from evil

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:48 AM

2. I always thought it was just this guy.

Thanks DD!

[URL=.html][IMG][/IMG][/URL]

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:52 AM

3. Massachusetts has highest ratio of donut shops to population of the states

Personal observation tells me this is true. The police there have an easier time satisfying donut cravings. Whether they could have gone cold turkey or not, it was good of Dunkin' Donuts to keep them supplied.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Progressive dog (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 08:06 AM

7. In Springfield, MA, there are two across the street from each other.

Hey, I guess it stops those pesky left turns from messing up traffic flow.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 07:30 AM

4. FWIW - all night donut shops have restrooms open 24/7!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 07:41 AM

5. For a period of time I worked around a lot of LEO

Whenever I saw one of them in a hurry, I'd say "What's the rush? Donut truck turn over?"

It always got a laugh out of 'em.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 07:43 AM

6. Dunkin’ Donuts =Rmoney n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 08:10 AM

8. I'm aware of this and understand your sentiment but I'll give them a pass on this. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 08:16 AM

9. Um, they also sell coffee...

...muffins, bagels, sandwiches

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 09:44 AM

11. Glad it's true

Many of those cops were working this for more then 18 hours straight. I was listening as they were calling in for replacements because they hit the 18 hour limit.

I'm glad a few DDs were open!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 09:48 AM

12. In my years of EMS I just loved it when DD opened in TJ

 

It was a 24 hour shop...trust me, the coffee is just divine at four in the morning...far better than the instant.

(Though even that has improved over the years)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread