Monday, May 4, 2009

The coffee (plot) thickens

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to get the jump on Dunkin’ Donuts, a concept that once advertised how ridiculously early it arises to make the doughnuts.   

McDonald’s is rolling its McCafe line-up of beverages into the Greater New York area. Starbucks announces that it’ll be selectively reducing prices in some markets, which means some stores in the Tri-State Area could be among the discounters. So what’s Dunkin’ doing? Rolling back its latte prices in a pre-emptive strike.   

The chain announced today that it’ll be permanently discounting the prices of “all sizes, flavors and varieties” of latte drinks by about 15%. No reason was given in English for the haircut, though there was some corpo-blather about the changes being consistent with the current “You ‘kin do it” ad slogan.  

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