You can say this about Dunkin’ Donuts’ – they sure aren’t shy about celebrating the holiday season. The donut and coffee chain just released holiday-themed cups decorated with a wreath circling the word “Joy.”
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That’s in contrast with rival Starbucks, which decided to go with minimal red this year. The chain has been taking heat from some Christians who declared the design wasn’t Christmassy enough. Even Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a shot at the coffee chain and suggested boycotting Starbucks over the lack of Christmas spirit on their holiday cups.
A spokesman for Dunkin’ Donuts’ said the chain decided to stick to a more traditional design for their cups as part of the company’s annual celebration of the season.
“For many years Dunkin’ Donuts has served coffee in festive cups featuring the word “joy” as part of our annual celebration of the season and holiday offerings,” said Scott Hudler, Dunkin’ Donuts’ vice president of global consumer engagement, in a statement.
“We believe this conveys the happiness and spirit of the holiday season in a way that resonates with our guests,” added Hudler.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ holiday cups will be available throughout the holiday season.
Loyal customers took to Twitter and other social media platforms to take coffee pot shots and voice their approval.
— Joe C (@itsthejoeshow) November 10, 2015
Marshall Hook tweeted his love for Dunkin’ Donuts.
The only problem I have with Starbucks cups is that they don't come filled with @DunkinDonuts coffee.
— Marshall Hook (@marshallhook) November 10, 2015