Dunkin’ Donuts decided to keep their festive Christmas coffee cups after Starbucks decided to use plain red cups.
— Joe C (@itsthejoeshow) November 10, 2015
“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,” explained a spokesperson. “We believe this conveys the happiness and spirit of the holiday season in a way that resonates with our guests.”
Even Dustin Pari from SyFy’s popular Ghost Hunters approves on one of the cups.
— Dustin Pari (@dustinpari) November 10, 2015
Some people complained that the Starbucks plain red cup does not do enough to represent Christmas. Starbucks vice president of design Jeffrey Fields insisted the cups “embrace ‘the simplicity and the quietness’ of the holiday season.”
News Dunkin’ Donuts releases festive alternative to Starbucks’ controversial cups https://t.co/8KmzNCwrvE
— news4trends.com (@news4trends) November 10, 2015
— Kayla O'Brien (@kaylaobrientv) November 11, 2015
Customers used the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks to show their displeasure with the cups. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump even suggested boycotting the coffee giant.
But now those who are offended can get their coffee in a Christmas cup.
Forget Starbucks and just go to Dunkin. pic.twitter.com/Iy9EYi1N5P
— Christine Grace (@XtineAGrace) November 11, 2015
Dunkin Donuts > Starbucks. I have never wavered on this. pic.twitter.com/VCWQxWkVfe
— Jeff Howard (@JHowardComic) November 11, 2015
— Nolan D. McCaskill (@NolanDMcCaskill) November 11, 2015
— a.m. perez (@aalvy26) November 11, 2015
— Travis Mitchell (@travisjmitchell) November 11, 2015
— Michael Graham (@IAMMGraham) November 9, 2015
— Scott Kruse (@kruser321) November 10, 2015