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Dunkin’ Donuts pledges one pound of coffee for every run scored by the Syracuse Chiefs at all home games in 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts donates 336 pounds of coffee to area Food Bank as a result of separate initiatives
with Central New York hockey and indoor soccer teams during 2013-14 seasons

SYRACUSE, New York – Dunkin’ Donuts announced today it will donate one pound of coffee to Food Bank of Central New York for every run scored by the Syracuse Chiefs during the team’s 72 home games at NBT Bank Stadium this season. The community relations initiative is one element of a season-long partnership with the Chiefs that will also feature group outings, sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts, for Central New York charitable organizations in 2014.

“We are honored to partner with the Syracuse Chiefs to support an organization as vital as Food Bank of Central New York,” said Eric Stensland, field marketing manager for Dunkin’ Donuts. “The purpose of the partnership is to capture the excitement of every run and turn it into a tangible benefit for the food bank.”

“This partnership provides a great opportunity for us to assist Food Bank of Central New York as it works tirelessly to help residents in need,” said Syracuse Chiefs General Manager Jason Smorol. “This is one of the many ways local residents and fans will benefit from the Chiefs’ partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts this season.”

“As baseball fans, we appreciate the partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts and the Syracuse Chiefs,” said Kathleen Stress, executive director of Food Bank of Central New York.  “They join the growing community of supporters who fight hunger with us in many different ways.  Together, we are hunger’s hope.”

In addition to announcing the partnership, Dunkin’ Donuts also donated a total of 336 pounds of coffee to Food Bank of Central New York as a result of separate “Goals for Coffee” initiatives between Dunkin’ Donuts and the Syracuse Crunch, Syracuse Silver Knights and Utica Comets during the 2013-14 seasons.

Food Bank of Central New York is a nonprofit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education and advocacy in cooperation with the community. The food bank provides enough food for more than 30,000 meals per day through 371 member programs in 11 counties in Central and Northern New York.

Chiefs’ fans can also receive extra value from Dunkin’ Donuts at the ballpark this season. Every Wednesday at NBT Bank Stadium will feature DD App Download Night. Fans seated in designated section of the stadium will have a chance to receive a free item from Dunkin’ Donuts during every Wednesday home game. The first 25 fans from that section to present their ticket at Guest Services and show that they have downloaded the Dunkin’ Donuts mobile app will receive a coupon for a free item from Dunkin’ Donuts.

The Dunkin’ Donuts app provides access to the new DD Perks® Rewards program, which offers guests points toward free Dunkin’ Donuts beverages for every visit they make at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. Additionally, throughout the year DD Perks members will receive exclusive, personalized, special offers to earn bonus points for specific food and beverage purchases. To enroll in DD Perks and for complete details about the program, visit www.DDPerks.com.


About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for seven years running. The company has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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