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Everyone Ordering Combos Are Overcharged!
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Rating: 2/51

STERLING, VIRGINIA -- I was overcharged for a combo and the server, a female, clearly NOT named "Alfred" 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.

     
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Thermos Made In Malaysia-Best Thermos I Have Ever Used-Can't Locate More
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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.

     
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Worst Bagel I've Ever Had
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MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS -- Sunday morning, before work I decided to get a bagel with cream cheese and an ice coffee. The place was NOT busy at all, maybe like one person behind me in the drive through. (this is at 6:30 am) I get to work, open my bagel and it literally looked like the most disgusting thing ever. It was completely smushed on the sides and had virtually no cream cheese on it!!! There wasn't enough cream cheese to thinly cover one slice. I have never, ever seen something like that. If I could have left work I would've certainty gone back to complain, but obviously that wasn't an option. I took a picture of it but there's no way to send it to Dunkin Donuts online (yes, I've sent them an e-mail as well). I've had a few gross coffees at DD, and poorly put together food items and I would never complain, because I really just don't do things like that. But this was really bad, and I'm pissed I paid money for something like that. I don't understand why anyone would think that was an acceptable thing to give a customer???

A person actually prepared it, saw it like that, wrapped it up and sold it. There's really no excuse. That's the last time I'm buying something there, and I'm not going to hesitate to tell others of my experience.

     
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Employee Complaints
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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 locaton 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 job 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 mindblowing. 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 nevermind 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 youd have to ask for or look up online/ in the phone book. Give him/her a call, the employees name, and approx what time the incident happened.

Thank you for your time :) Stephanie

     
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Unsanitary - Handling money and food at same time
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Rating: 1/51

NEW HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT -- I went to the New Hartford CT Dunkin Donuts to get donuts for my family in the drive-through. When I got to the window I gave the women my money and she then handed me the bag of donuts. Before leaving I opened the bag to make sure that everything was in there. One of the donuts were wrong and I asked if she could correct the order. At this point, the woman had been handling the money transaction and handing my food bag wearing latex/rubber gloves. I thought as long as she is just handing me the bag and not touching my food it would be fine. But no, in front of me, I watched her take my bag back, put the same grimy money gloves covering her hands back into the bag. She sorted through my donuts with her dirty gloves to find the one that she put back into the bin and give me another one. She never changed her gloves. The same gloves that probably had been changed all morning. I am paying just about a dollar a donut but never asked for a side order of germs (Flu etc...) I left the drive-through only to park and go inside to return the donuts and get my money back. I question whey people wear the gloves since they don't use them for what they are intended for. Obviously the women was using them for her own safety and not concerned for the customers. I have watched employees at this store conduct these unsanitary practices before. I am not interested in going there again. Oh in addition, the counter register at this store has not been working properly for a long time now, weeks. The item prices will not come up so you will not know what you are being charged for unless you remember to ask for a receipt. Do so. Your may be getting charged a little more than you notice. Each person adds up. Why hasn't the register been fixed yet??

     
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Employee Errors, Customer Mistreatment, Mismanagement
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Rating: 1/51

NORTH SYRACUSE, NEW YORK -- Dunkin' Donuts on Taft Road, North Syracuse NY... All the employees and managers there know that my coffee is made wrong nearly every day. Yesterday, it was made wrong and the manager Briana told me to go somewhere else to get my coffee. I was dumbfounded and told her I cannot believe you are turning a customer away because you can't get my order right (simple- medium iced coffee extra cream, extra sugar, light ice).

I asked for contact information for someone above her, which she refused- telling me that there is no one above her. I insisted that since she doesn't own the store, there is higher management. She advised me that this was coming from upper management. I found the number for the exec offices and attempted to contact one of the franchisees (owners) and they weren't in. I reported the incident to the DD 800#, and then I found a cell number to Roy Clark (franchisee). I spoke with him and he referred this to Marcia, a district manager. She called me and told me that Briana, the store manager, said that I show up there WITHOUT the coffee that was made wrong all in an attempt to get free coffee. This is NOT the case!

I went there today and Briana is on vacation, but a manager in training is there as was Marcia. I spoke to the manager in training first, and he acknowledged that "we screw up your coffee almost every day" as well as "you circle back around to the drive-through with the coffee that is wrong to have it replaced". I even have this on tape now. He brought Marcia over to talk to me, and repeated for her what he had said- that I am not trying to get free coffee out of nowhere, that I drive back around WITH the coffee that needs to be replaced.
I ask that you call Roy Clark at 315-474-7294 ext 210 and let him know how disgusting it is that the manager Briana is treating a customer this way and that she should indeed be fired for doing so. To tell a customer to shop somewhere else because they can't get an order right, and subsequently lie about the customer is simply unacceptable.

     
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Terrible Customer Service, Nasty Cashier
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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, Mac. I identified myself as "Krysti, 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. Mac said yes.

I went in today, 11/10/11 at 10:17am with yet another office order. I saw Mac standing next to the cashier, Kris, 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. Mac said I can get a free coffee." Mac looked at me, and nodded his head. The cashier, Kris, 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.

Kris 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 employees 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.

     
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She talked about oral sex infront of my 5yr. old
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I had always been satisfied with this particular branch, until they started hiring rude young kids. On one occasion a young girl by the name of Stephanie threatened under her breath to "spit in my coffee" because she had gotten my order wrong and I asked her politely to change it. That was the first time. Since this particular location is close to my home I kept going on the hours to avoid the girl. This last time however was by far the worst experience I've ever had in the many years I've been a customer. They had gotten my very simple order wrong again and when I asked for it to be changed, a different girl gave me an attitude about the whole thing. It wasn't a busy time of day at all but she made it obvious that I was taking her away from her duties of talking with her coworker about some guy she gave oral sex to. My five year old daughter was with me so when I asked her to please not talk that way she told me "LEAVE B*TCH IF Y'ALL DON'T LIKE OUR FRIENDLY SERVICE." I was completely taken aback and when I told her there was no need to get that way and that I'd like to speak with the manager she said "I'm the f*cking manager! And you ain't right!" She made a point to take her name tag off as I consoled my daughter who at this point was crying. Like any mother would do when there child was exposed to something as vulgar and disgusting as the attitude and words this girl showed I walked out and told the girl she had an attitude and that I will be sure to tell all of my colleagues (I'm a teacher) to not go there if she was going to treat people that way. Her final quote was "I don't give a sh*t you b*tch! A lot of cops come in here and know me so don't think about f*cking with me!" The 20 teachers that I know (who normally ordered large boxes of donuts for our classes of 30+ students for our after school clubs) will be aware that although we like Dunkin Donuts, this location we'll have to pass up since there seems to be NO ONE to instill in this staff of young teens just how to treat people.

     
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Complaint - 182 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford NY
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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, not matter where located. The clerk indicated that his manager Marisol 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. Lets 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 its 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 of yielded me a total saving of a whopping, get
this, 99 CENTS. Its 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.

     
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Don't Let Them Pick for You!
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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.

     
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