Baskin-Robbins launches Dunkin’ Donuts ice cream in grocery stores

April 17, 2018

Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin’ Donuts Ice Cream (Photo courtesy of Dunkin’ Brands)

The following is a press release from Baskin-Robbins:

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods and Boardwalk Frozen Treats, the sales, marketing and distribution partner for Baskin-Robbins ice cream sold in grocery stores in the U.S., today announced that a lineup of Baskin-Robbins packaged ice cream flavors inspired by Dunkin’ Donuts coffee will soon be available at thousands of grocery stores across the U.S.

The three new Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors, which include real Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, include:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee: Dunkin’ Donuts coffee-flavored ice cream, making it the perfect treat for any Dunkin’ coffee fan.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla Coffee: A delicious combination of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee-flavored ice cream swirled with French Vanilla-flavored ice cream.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Chocolate Chip: For coffee lovers and chocoholics alike, this flavor features Dunkin’ Donuts coffee-flavored ice cream with chocolate-flavored chips.

The new ice cream flavors will be available in 14oz packages that will be rolling out to retailers this spring and summer. Some of the many grocery chains that will carry the new flavors include Albertsons, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Food Lion, Fred MeyerHarris Teeter, HEB, Ingles, Jewel-Osco, King Soopers, Publix, Ralphs, Safeway, Schnucks, ShopRite, Supervalu, Vons and Winco, among others.

“We are thrilled to offer ice cream enthusiasts and coffee lovers a selection of Baskin-Robbins packaged ice cream featuring the delicious taste of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee at grocery stores across the country,” said David Owens, CEO of Boardwalk Frozen Treats. “Baskin-Robbins has been an ice cream flavor innovator for over 70 years, and Dunkin’ Donuts is a U.S. coffee leader. It’s the perfect combination that brings the brands’ premium ice cream and coffee flavors to even more consumers.”

“We’re excited to bring the power of our two great brands together in this delicious lineup of Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors featuring Dunkin’ Donuts coffee,” said Brian Gilbert, Vice President of Retail Business Development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We hope consumers love these new ice cream flavors and bring them home to enjoy with their friends and family.”

The new Baskin-Robbins packaged ice cream flavors inspired by Dunkin’ Donuts coffee will only be available at participating grocery stores nationwide and will not be available for purchase at Baskin-Robbins shops.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins packaged ice cream available in grocery stores, please visit www.BaskinRobbinsAtHome.com. More information can also be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbinsAtHome).

About Boardwalk Frozen Treats

Boardwalk Frozen Treats, LLC, is Dunkin’ Brands’ sales, marketing and distribution partner for Baskin-Robbins ice cream and frozen treats sold in grocery stores in the United States. Its mission is to bring the flavors and fun of Baskin-Robbins to consumers every day via the grocer’s freezer. It supports this goal with a corporate team of ice cream industry leaders who are committed to providing the high quality, flavor variety and fun of Baskin-Robbins. Boardwalk Frozen Treats is headquartered in Lafayette, CA. For more information, visit www.BaskinRobbinsAtHome.com.

About Baskin-Robbins

Named a top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th annual Franchise 500® ranking in 2017, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream, a full range of beverages, and a delicious lineup of desserts including custom ice cream cakes, the Polar Pizza® Ice Cream Treat and take-home ice cream quarts and pints, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,900 retail shops in 53 countries worldwide. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.baskinrobbins.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 a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running. The company has more than 12,500 restaurants in 46 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.

Harris Poll’s 2017 EquiTrend Study reveals top restaurant brands of the year

April 19, 2017

The Harris Poll’s 29th annual EquiTrend Study reveals 2017’s strongest brands across the media, travel, financial, automotive, entertainment, retail, restaurant, technology, household and nonprofit industries, based on consumer response.

Measuring brand health over time, the EquiTrend Brand Equity Index is comprised of three factors—Familiarity, Quality and Purchase Consideration—that result in a brand equity rating for each brand. According to a Harris Poll press release, the brands ranking highest in equity receive the Harris Poll EquiTrend “Brand of the Year” award for their respective categories. This year, more than 100,000 U.S. consumers assessed more than 4,000 brands across more than 450 categories.

Here are the top-ranking brands in the restaurant industry:

Burger Restaurant Brand of the Year

Five Guys restaurant

  1. Five Guys Burgers and Fries
  2. In-N-Out Burger
  3. Shake Shack
  4. Wendy’s
  5. Culver’s
  6. Whataburger
  7. McDonald’s
  8. SONIC America’s Drive-In
  9. Smashburger
  10. Steak ‘n Shake
Other Burger Restaurant brands in study ranked below category average (alphabetically): Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Checkers/Rally’s, DQ Grill & Chill, Hardee’s, Jack in the Box, White Castle
 

Casual Dining Restaurant Brand of the Year

  1. The Cheesecake Factory
  2. Texas Roadhouse
  3. Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
  4. Outback Steakhouse
  5. LongHorn Steakhouse
  6. California Pizza Kitchen
  7. IHOP (International House of Pancakes)
  8. Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  9. Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
  10. Chili’s Grill & Bar
Other Casual Dining Restaurant brands in study ranked below category average (alphabetically): Applebee’s, Bahama Breeze, Bonefish Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Denny’s, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, Red Robin, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Italian Restaurant, Ruby Tuesday, Shoney’s, TGI Fridays

Chicken Restaurant Brand of the Year

 

  1. Chick-fil-A
  2. Zaxby’s
  3. El Pollo Loco
  4. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Other Chicken Restaurant brands in study ranked below category average (alphabetically): Bojangles’, Boston Market, Church’s Chicken, KFC Restaurants (Kentucky Fried Chicken)

 

Coffee & Quick Service Restaurant Brand of the Year

  1. Starbucks Coffee Shops
  2. Dunkin’ Donuts Stores
  3. Krispy Kreme
  4. Einstein Bros Bagels
Other Coffee & Quick Service Restaurant brands in study ranked below category average (alphabetically): Bruegger’s Bagels, Caribou Coffee Shops, McCafe, Seattle’s Best Coffee Shops, Tim Hortons

 

Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant Brand of the Year

  1. Moe’s Southwest Grill
  2. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
  3. Taco Bell
Other Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant brands in study ranked below category average (alphabetically): Chipotle Mexican Grill, Del Taco, Qdoba Mexican Grill

 

Ice Cream and FroYo Shop Brand of the Year

  1. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop
  2. Baskin Robbin’s Ice Cream Shop
  3. Cold Stone Creamery
Other Ice Cream and FroYo Shop brands in study ranked below category average (alphabetically): Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Shop, Red Mango Frozen Yogurt Cafe, TCBY Frozen Yogurt Shop

 

Pizza Chain Brand of the Year

  1. Papa John’s Pizza
  2. Blaze Pizza
  3. Pizza Hut
  4. Marco’s Pizza
Other Pizza Chain brands in study ranked below category average (alphabetically): CiCi’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Little Caesars Pizza

 

Sandwich Shop Brand of the Year

  1. Subway
  2. Panera Bread
  3. Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  4. Corner Bakery Cafe
Other Sandwich Shop brands in study ranked below category average (alphabetically): Arby’s, Blimpie, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Jimmy John’s, Quiznos

 

Coffee Mate Natural Bliss introduces four new creamers

January 18, 2017

Coffee-Mate (Photo courtesy of Nestle USA)
(Photo courtesy of Nestle USA)

Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss has launched four new plant-based creamers: Vanilla Almond Milk, Caramel Almond Milk, Hazelnut Almond Milk and Sweet Crème Coconut Milk.  The flavors are available at retailers nationwide except the Hazelnut flavored Almond Milk creamer, which is sold exclusively at Target retail stores.

According to Coffee Mate, the new coffee creamers are made with simple ingredients, such as real almonds, coconuts from Sumatra, vanilla from Madagascar and pure cane sugar to offer consumers an all-natural alternative to traditional dairy creamers. Made with no GMO ingredients, Natural Bliss Almond Milk and Coconut Milk creamers are deliciously smooth and creamy and offer a new way to add a hint of flavor and touch of sweetness.