Dunkin’ Is Closing 450 Locations This Year But It’s Not What You Think
You may have seen headlines on your social media feeds in the last day or so saying that hundreds of Dunkin' locations will be closing by the end of the year.
Technically, that's true, but it doesn't tell the whole story.
Yes, there will be 450 places serving Dunkin' products that will be shuttering by the end of 2020, but there isn't going to be a sudden wave of standalone stores closing in the next 5 months.
According to reports, Dunkin' is pulling out of the Speedway chain of gas stations.
The Dunkin' counters inside of Speedway's convenience stores serve a limited version of the coffee, doughnut, and snack menu that the standalone full-service Dunkin' locations serve.
Multiple reports point out that the plan to pull out of Speedway stores has been in the works since the beginning of the year, but reports gained steam this week.
According to USAToday, a Dunkin' Brands spokesperson said, "we remain on track to exit Speedway by the end of 2020".
Here in Ocean County, there are a few Speedway locations that have Dunkin' service inside, including in Toms River and Jackson, with a handful more further to the north and west in New Jersey.
The USAToday article says that the 450 Speedway owned and operated locations that house Dunkin' shops stretch along the East Coast. You can read the full story by clicking here.
Of course, there are plenty of standalone Dunkin' locations throughout the Jersey Shore. You can stop by their official store finder by clicking here.