Dunkin Donuts Complaint - Charging Tax on Coffee Beans in NJ
ROCHELLE PARK, NEW JERSEY -- On July 1st my wife and I went into the Dunkin Donuts on Rochelle Avenue in Rochelle Park New Jersey to buy 2 lbs. of coffee beans for the advertised price of $10.99. When the register rang up $12.00, I questioned why they were charging more than a dollar more than the advertised price. First, I was told that the register automatically rang up that price. I asked them to fix it. The person said she could not fix it. Then, I was told that is was tax. In New Jersey the sales tax is 6% which does not add up to $12.00. Also, there is NO sales tax on coffee in New Jersey. When I asked the person to correct the price to the advertised price of $10.99, she refused and said she could not. Either I would have to pay an extra dollar with what they called tax, or not take the coffee. We did not buy the coffee. This is not the first time I have heard of Dunkin Donuts charging tax on coffee beans just to justify the additional cost. Further, I feel it is rude of someone behind the counter of a fast food establishment to speak to me in a condescending manner. I will be notifying my local newspaper about our experience at this local Dunkin Donuts in an effort to alert anyone who is not aware that Dunkin Donuts chooses to conduct their franchises in such a manner. Thank you.