• Dunkin' to fix sign at Philippines restaurant that snubs its Quincy history

    By: Mike Saccone

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    CANTON, Mass. - Dunkin’ Donuts is taking action after a tweet from a Boston 25 News reporter.

    Elysia Rodriguez was visiting family in the Philippines on Monday when she stopped in a Dunkin’ Donuts and noticed an error on a sign. 

    The sign, hanging on the restaurant’s wall, stated Bill Rosenberg opened the first Dunkin' Donuts in Boston. 

    Elysia, like many Massachusetts natives, knows the first Dunkin’ Donuts is actually located in Quincy. In fact, the chain’s original restaurant still stands in the same location on Southern Artery. 

    Some longtime Quincy residents told Boston 25 News they felt snubbed by the sign. 

    Boston 25 News reached out to Dunkin’ Donuts. A spokesperson for the Canton-based company said: 

    “We appreciate you sharing this photo with us, and we are reaching out to our Dunkin’ franchisee in the Philippines to ask that the sign be corrected to note that our brand got its start in Quincy, Massachusetts. We’re very proud of our heritage in Quincy, which stretches back to our brand’s founding in 1950. In fact, just last year we opened Dunkin’s first next generation concept store in Quincy, underscoring the important place the city holds in our brand’s history and continued evolution.”

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