Dunkin’ Donuts will host its second nationwide Free Iced Coffee Day on May 15, with plans to serve nearly four million cups of iced coffee to its customers at locations nationwide, the company said.
From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on May 15, customers can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the U.S. and receive a free 16-ounce cup of Dunkin’ Donuts’ original or flavored iced coffee that’s double-brewed.
Dunkin’ Donuts customers can also try Berry Berry Iced Coffee, which combines the seasonal tastes of blueberry and raspberry with Dunkin’ Donuts’ award-winning coffee.
As part of the one-day event, the company is donating $80,000 to the National Police Athletic League’s Youth Leadership Program, a nonprofit organization that works with disadvantaged youth across the U.S. to emphasize the importance of community service and peer leadership.
“We look forward to treating everyone to a free cup of our delicious, freshly brewed iced coffee on May 15,” said Frances Allen, Dunkin’ Donuts marketing officer. “Dunkin’ Donuts has been brewing iced coffee for more than 25 years and we are thrilled to celebrate those who keep America running with this second annual, nationwide event. In addition, we’re pleased to support the National Police Athletic League’s Youth Leadership Program in celebration of those who serve others in our communities.”
Dunkin’ Donuts’ iced coffee brewing process, called double brewing, “uses twice the amount of coffee when making the beverage to achieve consistent flavor and freshness that are never compromised at the expense of serving it cold,” the company said.
The National Police Athletic League has more than 80,000 volunteers and 370 U.S. chapters, and is dedicated to serving disadvantaged youth in communities across the country. A new Youth Leadership Program, underwritten by the Department of Justice, is being deployed this year to create a grassroots leadership and community service platform for disadvantaged youth. Dunkin’ Donuts’ $80,000 donation, facilitated by the Dunkin’ Brands Community Foundation, will support the Youth Leadership Program in 16 markets.