DUNKIN’ DONUTS PARTNERS WITH MAKE-A-WISH® CENTRAL NEW YORK TO HELP MAKE CHILDREN’S WISHES COME TRUE

MAW PHOTO   StarDonut

For each $1 donation to Make-A-Wish Central New York guests will receive a
Make-A-Wish Star Donut as a thank you

CENTRAL NEW YORK; – Dunkin’ Donuts today announced it will partner with Make-A-Wish® Central New York for the third year to celebrate World Wish Day, the day the organization was founded, and to help make the wishes of local children come true.

From Wednesday, April 29 through Thursday, May 7, guests who contribute $1 to Make-A-Wish Central New York at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Central New York will receive a Make-A-Wish Star Donut. All donations will benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York. Over the past two years, the campaign has raised over $70,000 for the local chapter.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is honored to support Make-A-Wish Central New York, which works tirelessly to help make the wishes of local children come true,” said Eric Stensland, field marketing manager for Dunkin’ Donuts. “I encourage Central New York residents to enjoy a special treat while supporting an organization that is so important to our community.”

The star-shaped specialty donut, which is topped with blue and white icing in honor of Make-A-Wish, will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Central New York beginning on April 29, World Wish Day.

“The wishes granted through this campaign will bring hope, strength and joy to local children with life-threatening medical conditions,” said Diane Kuppermann, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central New York. “We encourage Central New York residents to visit Dunkin’ Donuts and enjoy a Make-A-Wish Star Donut while helping us reach every eligible wish child in the region.”

Incorporated in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting special wishes to children between the ages of 2½ and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Central New York has granted nearly 1,500 wishes since its inception. Make-A-Wish® continues to “bring the magic of a wish” to special Central New York kids because of the generous support of the Central New York community throughout the 15-county region it serves. The counties being served are: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.

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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 nine years running. The company has more than 11,300 restaurants in 36 countries worldwide. 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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