PENNSYLVANIA -- Went through the drive through and not only were the prices for the iced coffees not clear and listed, but when I order mine I get to the window to find out that it was a dollar fifty over what I pay for the same exact product I pay 2 dollars for at a different location. (Well actually the other locations make the coffee better) This will be the last time I EVER go to that location again. Plus the kid at the counter had a ridiculous scum stash and to be honest I don't trust him with my food. Shave your face if you work in food service . It's common courtesy. Very disappointed.
I've been a Dunkin employee for almost 4 years now. The only reason I have been there for so long is because it is the easiest job in the entire world. I started when I was 14, I applied to 10+ jobs and the only place I heard back from was Dunkin'. I am very grateful for that, but overall as an employee I am extremely disappointed in the management of the location I work at. I read a few of the complaints, most about the taste of the coffee or stale/ burnt products. That all depends on the location you go to. They are all run by different people, therefore different product quality.
It's obvious DD employees don't take their jobs seriously, well most of them anyway. A couple of the people I work with are some of the most disgusting human beings I have met in my entire life. For example, one fellow doesn't like to wash his hands. He will literally go to the bathroom (#2) (which he announces to the whole staff before he leaves...classy) and come back on the floor and make someone a bagel and not wear gloves.
He REFUSES to wash his hands. This man is a shift leader by the way, which means he is in charge of everyone on that shift when the actual manager isn't in the building. I have brought this up with the manager on several occasions. He does absolutely nothing about it. NOTHING! It is mind blowing. Usually managers would try to stop something like that from happening.
I'm not writing this review to try to prevent people from shopping at Dunkin Donuts, this is more of a warning for customers. MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE PREPARING YOUR FOOD ARE WEARING GLOVES! Like I said before, most DD employees don't take their jobs seriously whatsoever. You may be ordering a bagel from someone who just got out of the bathroom without washing their hands, you don't know! Make sure they are wearing gloves, it is required anyway, so don't feel rude by asking if your food is made by someone wearing disposable gloves.
I know I am ranting but I am like seriously scarred from working with the people I do. I went to a sandwich restaurant and this man was making my sandwich without gloves and I had to say never mind because all I could think about was the people I work with. It just makes me sick to my stomach thinking of customers eating food prepared by dirty hands. And it pisses me off that I tried to stop something like that from happening and absolutely nothing was done.
Oh and another thing! If you would like to make a complaint about an employee or a bad experience, don't email the Dunkin Donuts website, they will most likely not do a damn thing. Even talking to the manager of the store probably isn't going to do anything. Figure out the OWNER (NOT manager, shift leader, or shift manager) you can probably find their number by calling the store you visited, which you'd have to ask for or look up online/ in the phone book. Give him/her a call, the employee's name, and approx what time the incident happened. Thank you for your time :)
NORCROSS, GEORGIA -- On February 24, 2006 I visited a local Dunkin' Donuts on my way to work. I wanted to pick up a dozen donuts and an apple fritter for a business meeting I was going to have that morning. I had been to a different Dunkin' Donuts 2 weeks prior and had ordered the same thing. The nice girl behind the counter said I could have the apple fritter as part of the dozen; it would just count as 2 donuts. That sounded fine with me.
At this location the family who owned the franchise barely spoke English. When I got to the counter the oldest member of the family (aka Manager) asked me what I wanted. When I ordered I asked if I could have the apple fritter count as 2 donuts in the dozen like last time. He said, “No, More money! It will cost you extra!” I was a little surprised that he was completely unwilling to work with me on it, but I let it go.
Then he pointed at the wall of donuts and said, “What you want!” I told him to pick assorted donuts to make it faster on the line waiting behind me. The top row of donuts had by far the most popular and the best kind that were frosted and sprinkled. He ignored the top row completely. He proceeded to pick out the WORST, most dried out donuts that nobody wanted. They were terrible. Not one good, enticing donut in the dozen. There may have even been a bran donut in the bunch. I wanted to talk to the manager, but I think I was dealing with him, the Dad of the family whose word is law.
When he rang me up, I almost walked out. There were so many people behind me I didn't want to make a scene. I paid and left; having paid extra for the fritter. When I got to work I looked in the box and couldn't believe the horrible assortment. My co-workers tried to look happy that I surprised them. They each took one so I wouldn't feel bad. They only took one or two bites and left the rest. They didn't want to hurt my feelings.
To top it all off, my apple fritter was old, hard and stale. The worst apple fritter I've ever had. I told them the story of what happened and they looked relieved. My manager said the donut he had was very stale. Another co-worker said I got the short bus box of donuts.
I will never go back there again! My husband told me if we ever go to another Dunkin' Donuts that we will stand there and pick out each donut one by one no matter how long it takes and no matter how long the line is. Don't let them give you the oldest, worst, nastiest cast offs that no one else would pick just because you're nice and don't want to keep the line waiting. My husband tells me I'm way too nice, not next time! I know this may sound petty, but if I walk into another Dunkin' Donuts and they don't speak English, I'm walking out! They don't have a clue about serving the customer! I don't think they really care, as long as they get our cash.
RANDOLPH, NEW JERSEY -- I am writing about my last experience at Dunkin Donuts store # 302996 in Randolph, NJ. I went there a week before today, and had a large order for the office I work at. One of the things on my list was a medium hot water. When I went back across the street to my office, I looked at the receipt and noticed that I was charged for an extra medium coffee, as opposed to a hot water.
I called the store up and spoke to the Manager, **. I identified myself as **, the girl who always comes in with an office order in a scrub top. I explained the situation and said if I come in next time, could I get a free medium coffee instead of going back there at that moment to be reimbursed? ** said yes.
I went in today, 11/10/11 at 10:17am with yet another office order. I saw ** standing next to the cashier, **, and I handed her my written down coffee-order and I said "I was here last week and got charged for a medium coffee when I had a medium hot water. ** said I can get a free coffee." ** looked at me, and nodded his head.
The cashier, **, raised her voice at me and said "Oh, no you got two hot waters last time! I charged you for two waters. And you know what? That's 50 cents. Oh no, no wait, that's 75 cents because you wanted lemon packet on the side." I responded "No, I only got one water." She again tried to argue with me, then asked another co-worker, and they said one.
** pushed my list back at me, and demanded that I read it to her this time. I said "You want me to read all this to you?" She said "Yes." So as I was reading her the list, she was talking to me with a nasty condescending tone of voice the whole time. She put a total of 5 coffees in front of me and told me what they were. I pointed to one coffee and asked "Is this the decaf one?" Kris threw a pencil my way and told me, the customer, to write on them what each were. Last time I checked, it was the Dunkin Donuts employee's job to write what each coffee was, not the paying customer.
She kept mentioning about the water, and she told me I am only going to get a 50 cent discount. I said "whatever" to her. She then started shaking her head back and forth and said to me "you want lemon with this? Lemon with this I charge you more." This place doesn't even have real lemon, they have lemon packets. I will never return to this unprofessional place of business again.
I go there at minimum twice a week for the office I work at, spending an average of 10-15 dollars worth of coffees and sodas each time. I am always friendly and thanking them for their service, yet the employees are always nasty and rude.
ELMSFORD, NEW YORK -- Went into this location, Dunkin Donuts, at, 182 Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford, NY on Friday, October 9th at around 6PM. I had a valid Dunkin Donuts coupon offering me a dozen (12) donuts for $6.00. I noticed 2 things. One was that the regular price of a dozen donuts was $6.99. Secondly, there was a small sign on the counter by the register that said that only one coupon can be used and they can't be combined. I informed the clerk that I had a coupon. This coupon was in the Sunday paper ad section where many companies place cut-out coupons. The clerk indicated that this location does not accept any coupons, effective "2 days ago."
I have never had a problem using a coupon at a Dunkin Donuts location, no matter where located. The clerk indicated that his manager ** told him no longer to accept coupons. I wondered, if they are no longer accepting coupons why did they need to have the small sign by the register. I asked to speak to a manager. The clerk indicated that there was no manager on site at the time and that the manager will be in the next day. So the clerk let a customer leave your store pissed and annoyed as I went out of my way to get donuts.
Let's look at this further. Firstly, I bet the founder Rosenberg would be spinning in his grave if he knew that a clerk let a customer leave a location dissatisfied. Remember, on the Dunkin Donut website they have his business principles. Maybe it's time for the manager, the clerk, and the franchise owner to review them over and over. Of course there is the possibility that the franchise owner, who is expected to led by example rather take the risk of losing one customer as they seek out the mighty buck.
With economic problems throughout the country one would expect that a franchise owner would not want to alienate any customers. But then again, a coupon cuts into his profit margin and maybe the amount he lost by accepting them would result in something he cannot accept. However, he failed to realize that the loss of a customer will hurt his financial bottom line many hundred times more than the value of the coupon.
I intend to post the information about what happened all over the web. Over the next few days corporate Dunkin Donuts can read about it on the various consumer websites such as Yelp, Yahoo, Facebook, and others as I intend to pass this negative experience to all I know and then some. I even took the time to call other locations in the area and all would accept the coupon.
Oh, by the way, the coupon would have yielded me a total saving of a whopping, get this, 99 CENTS. It's now become a matter of principle, and not the 99 Cents that matters. For as far as I am concerned, Dunkin Donuts has lost a long time customer who will not enter any of your locations again. But then again, do you care? We shall see if you take the time to respond to this complaint.
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS -- I worked at a Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins in Naperville, IL. It was a brand new beautiful store which offered free WiFi, a comfortable leather couch, a leather massage chair and a 42" flat screen plasma TV. We would always receive compliments on our unique store.
I was employed there for a year and a half and in the middle of that time frame we were handed over to new management. The owners of course were Indian and I never had problems with them. They are wonderful people. The store manager was also Indian and our new district manager was Hispanic. Now, at the time I was the only Hispanic employed at that facility so I thought this is great they must be starting to broaden their horizons since they were open minded enough to trust a Hispanic district manager with all of their 12 stores.
Since I was there for the time that I was I had gotten close with a lot of the customers. I knew most of them by name and they always looked forward to my service. They would tell me about how the other shifts didn't provide the same service and quality of product as my shift did.
There came the time when we were all required to take online training classes and be certified in what we do. It took me about six months to finally finish the training, and it wasn't until then that I was able to receive my first raise and up till then I had already been with the company for about a year. It always seemed that management couldn't get the employees to do the online training.
So, they decided to pay a sixteen year old who worked there to do everyone's training. I was shocked when I heard this from the kid himself. I was shift leader so I felt that I had the power to say "no, you're going home". After that I called the store manager and confronted her with what I had just heard and she told me not to get in management's business and to let them handle it. As soon as I finished talking to her, I called the district manager because I felt that I could trust him. I asked him if he was aware of that and he said that he was not and that he would look into it. I later found that he was in it all along and he knew what was going on.
I felt like there was a murder going on and I couldn't do anything about it because the authority themselves were the ones committing the crime. I felt really angry that I had to work hard for those certificates and I actually tried hard to give the customers a good experience since I am aware of all the complaints and bad experiences that people have had at Dunkin Donuts restaurants.
I finally quit after a year and a half because I couldn't take the B.S. anymore and the unethical people that the place was being run by. They never took my Shift leader position seriously because I was only 18 at the time. My feedback and suggestions never mattered.
I would love to own my own Dunkin Donuts and let it be the one that guests actually receive what they ask for and get treated the way they deserve, and it would be the one that people would go out of their way just to get a great high quality cup of coffee with excellent service.
CITY ISLAND, NEW YORK -- The cups ALWAYS leak. Very annoying when it becomes a puddle in your cup holder or drips while you're walking around the house. They haven't and probably never will do a thing to fix it… Maybe a class action lawsuit will get their attention. Otherwise that's the tip of the iceberg with the city island location. English speaking workers would be nice too so the orders aren't always messed up and you don't have to constantly repeat yourself.
STERLING, VIRGINIA -- I was overcharged for a combo and the server, a female, clearly NOT named ** as indicated on my receipt could only say "It's taxes" and look at me like I'm stupid. I asked if they had a "button" they push for the combo so it calculates the correct price. She charged me for each one separate $1.99 for "Single Muffin", $1.99 for MED coffee, NOT as a combo and she rang up my orange juice in between the two $2.09 subtotal $6.07 with sales tax. 30 for a total of $6.37. This woman continued to ring people up at the "individual" prices of the items rather than the discounted rates.
My question is "What do they do with the extra funds?" It is only a matter of $.79, but I am being taxed off that extra as well. It's the principle of wanting the cashier to know her job and not cheat the customer. This can be remedied by providing proper training with EXPLANATION of how the taxes work to this cashier. I am irritated with Dunkin Donuts...there was no napkin in the bag either.
MORRISVILLE, VERMONT -- I bought several thermos made in malaysia but would love more! I left my thermos outside in -20 degrees here in vermont and co-worker were amazed it was still hot next day when I returned. I bragged about this thermos for years and others must have found they were the best cause I can't locate more of them. I have tried many different thermos and none has met up to these standard except this specific thermos made in malaysia.
Dimensions are 12" h x 3" width with maroon cover. These are patented thermos. Sure wish dunkin donuts would order more for that are the best well made thermos. Should anyone come across another thermos they feel meets these standards please feel free to let me know! Or if anyone knows where I can purchase more please let me know! This was the best thermos ever.