Dunkin’ (Donuts)

Remember when in 2018 Dunkin’ Donuts (some places just call it “Dunkin'”), “as part of our commitment to serve both the planet and people responsibly… announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in our global supply chain with a targeted completion date of 2020”?

Yeah, neither do I, but apparently it was a thing.

(What the bomb was to kids of the ’50s, plastic straws and foam cups are to kids of the post-modern world.)

Fear not, friends. Soon DD will serve you your coffee in a “double-walled paper cup made with paperboard certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard.” I swear I’m not making this up.

When I was a kid there were two things very different about Dunkin’ Donuts. One was that they sold coffee. For like 35 cents. Not peppermint mocha hot macchiatos with skim milk for $8.95. (And don’t even get me started on veggie egg white wraps with fake meat patties.)

The second is that they gave you your coffee in an actual coffee mug. Like, a ceramic one with a handle. You could sit at a counter or one of their booths and enjoy your wares while served by an actual waitress.

She asked you whether you wanted decaf or regular.

Not foam or paperboard.

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My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 36 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

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