BUFFALO, NY – Dunkin’ Donuts is launching the unofficial start of summer with the new Loganberry Coolatta. The hometown flavor will be served exclusively in Buffalo Dunkin’ Donuts locations beginning today, May 30.
The new menu item will treat taste buds to a frozen version of the unique Buffalo staple. The tangy, fresh-tasting flavor of the loganberry, a real berry that is a cross between a ripe and tasty blackberry and a red raspberry, is combined with Dunkin’s signature Coolatta, creating an icy drink perfect for Buffalo summers.
The brand is partnering with PJ’s Crystal Beach Loganberry to put a new spin on its beloved beverage. Originally from Tonawanda, NY, the founders of the family-owned business first tasted loganberry at the former Crystal Beach Amusement Park in Fort Erie, Ontario, and later concocted an original recipe to recreate the unforgettable flavor.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts to bring home the classic flavor of Loganberry with an all-new experience,” said PJ Davis, cofounder of PJ’s Crystal Beach Loganberry. “For Buffalonians, we hope it will bring back fond memories of drinking loganberry with friends at Crystal Beach and around their childhood neighborhoods.”
“I remember drinking loganberry as a kid,” said Jeff Miller, Kenmore native and Dunkin’ Donuts executive chef. “Buffalo is known as one of the top food cities in the world, thanks to its variety of cultural dishes and the local staples – wings, beef on weck, sponge candy, and loganberry. At Dunkin’ Donuts, we also take pride in offering an array of innovative foods and beverages; we couldn’t wait to add such a local classic to our Coolatta lineup.”
The icy drink was unveiled for the first time at the Buffalo Marathon on Sunday and hits stores officially today.
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Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, every-day stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the number-one ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 10 years running. The company has more than 11,800 restaurants in 44 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit DunkinDonuts.com.