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In addition to our normal news coverage, What Now Atlanta is tracking ways Atlanta’s businesses are adapting to the novel coronavirus and the challenges it brings to brick-and-mortars.
Dunkin’, both locally through its independent franchisees and nationally as a brand, is working to support those on the front line of the COVID-19 health crisis.
Georgia Dunkin’ franchisee networks Golden & Platinum Donuts LLC (GPD) and Ioan Donuts LLC (ID) every week are donating breakfast items to Northside hospital.
GPD, which operates 14 local stores, donated 75 boxes of coffee, 75 dozen donuts, 20 dozen muffins, and 20 dozen bagels to the Atlanta campus.
Last week, ID, which has 44 stores throughout the state, got in on the action donating eight dozen donuts and six boxes of coffee to the hospital staff at Northside Hospital’s Forsyth location.
“Everywhere we look, people are helping out in their local communities,” Shamran Kurani of GPD said in a prepared statement Monday.
“Our team is honored to be a part of the Atlanta community and have the opportunity to give back to those on the front line. Front line responders all around the world are working hard right now to protect our communities, the least we could do was give them something to keep them running during these uneasy times.”
Dunkin’ also recently announced the launch of its “Give Your Hero a Coffee Break” program as a way for people across the country to support the “heroes in their lives with a virtual coffee break.”
“By visiting DunkinCoffeeBreak.com, guests can say thanks to their hero with a cup of coffee by sending them a Dunkin’ eGift Card,” according to a prepared statement.
“For every gift card purchased, Dunkin’ will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation emergency funds, that go straight to non-profits helping families affected by COVID-19.”
Atlanta’s food entrepreneurs continue to step up to make sure first responders are well fed.
Last week, the Owners of The Nook launched Scrubs Grubs and The Slutty Vegan completely closed its doors to focus on deliveries to hospital workers, to name a few.
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]