Holy Price Hike! Philly Chains Raise Prices This Weekend

Pope Francis listens during his introduction to address the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters.

Pope Francis listens during his introduction to address the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters.

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long.

My dad and I stepped into the Dunkin’ Donuts this morning looking for breakfast. Workers behind the counter told us prices were higher for the next three days. They were apologetic about it, but bagels, donuts and coffee were now a bit more expensive.

It’s the same story all over Center City. The Burger King at Eighth and Market has a “Papal Visit Menu”: A medium order of fries costs $3. McDonald’s at 9th and Market raised the price of an Egg McMuffin from $3 to $4 — and did it starting Thursday.

The Inquirer’s Jack Tomczuk noted the Dunkin’ at 9th and Market raised the price of a medium coffee from $2.04 to $3.23. (The one at 11th and Chestnut? Regular prices, Tomczuk reports.) Read more »

Man With Plastic Bag on Head Robs Philly Dunkin Donuts


Hours of police surveillance footage streams by every week, and so we have seen plenty of odd criminal disguises. Just today the police released footage of a man who they say robbed a Wawa in Tacony in June. He wore a bright orange Flyers sweatshirt for easy identification.

Also today the police released footage of a robbery of a Dunkin Donuts on Oregon Avenue near 4th Street.

The suspect wore a clear plastic bag over his head. Read more »

Why Dunkin’ Donuts Is Philly’s True Coffee Soulmate

The cup of coffee you carry around Philly says a lot about you. In a city where no one smiles or, God forbid, says hello, it can quickly relay a good amount of information about strangers. I like to think of it as the human equivalent of a butt sniff – or rather, the Philadelphian’s equivalent of a butt sniff.

When I see Red Hook’s cute little cup parading down Fourth Street, I can’t help but admire its drinker. Not only did she resist the best muffin in town, but she went to a locally owned café and spent a little extra to support her neighbors. She’s socially conscious and expensive smelling, but not so much better than me that she remembered her reusable travel mug. Read more »

Driver Smashes into Far Northeast Philly Dunkin Donuts

A car crashed into a Far Northeast Philly Dunkin Donuts this morning. It happened at Shelly Plaza — formerly home of the largest branch of the since-closed Shelly’s Pharmacy — at Frankford Ave. near Academy Road.

CBS 3 reports the driver was taken to Aria Hospital’s Torresdale campus in stable condition.

Coffee Today


Restaurant M is offering free coffee with breakfast today as the Washingtons Square restaurant launches a coffee club.

Dunkin Donuts is offering free coffee today because the Eagles won yesterday.

And for the month of October, Four Seasons and La Colombe will offer a pop-up coffee cart in the hotel’s lobby all month. From 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily, the cart will be serving La Colombe speciality coffees including espresso, cappuccino, and lattes for $5. Enjoy your coffee Four Seasons style as you enjoy their lobby or terrace, relaxing while reading a newspaper.

FroYo, Donuts and Dosas to Replace Church on 40th Street

The Fortieth Street M.E. Church at 4oth and Sansom is slated to be torn down to make way for a contemporary glass-front retail space that will include Dunkin’ Donuts, Whirled Peace Frozen Yogurt and Philadelphia Chutney Company. A fourth space has not been spoken for yet.

The demolition seems to be an issue for some and the church has been slated to come down several times before but it is still standing there vacant.

New retail and dining options to replace church on Sansom Street [Daily Pennsylvanian]

Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Donut Prostitutes, ?uestlove Cooks, Talula’s Garden, Beer and Shark Week

We know… It’s hard to focus on anything else now that Shark Week is here. But in addition to coming up with some pretty cool shark-related food events of our own, we here at Foobooz Headquarters have been busily keeping track of all the best restaurant news happening in (and around) Philly. And between the donut prostitutes in New Jersey, the impending opening of Cook in Rittenhouse Square, all the action at Talula’s Garden and the huge number of new breweries coming to the Best Beer Drinking City in America (that would be us), we think it’s been a very interesting week.

Here’s some of the things you might’ve missed while watching reruns of Air Jaws

Talula’s Garden–A Love Letter Trey Popp falls for the new Stephen Starr/Aimee Olexy collaboration
Shakeup At Talula’s Garden Things fall apart (a little) at the new Stephen Starr/Aimee Olexy collaboration
Your Brother is Your Keeper and Your Cook Parts One and Two of Trey Popp’s adventures in Indonesia
Donuts and Prostitutes Don’t (always) Mix So a cop walks into a donut shop in New Jersey…
?uestlove Hits The Big Time You know you’ve made it when you get a sushi roll named after you
A Brewery Bonanza A dozen new breweries coming to Philly
Celebrating Shark Week In (and Around) Philly SHARK WEEK!!!

Donuts and Prostitutes Don’t (Always) Mix

Here’s a free piece of advice for all of you young criminals out there: If you’re looking for a place to start your devious new criminal enterprise, DON’T DO IT AT A DONUT SHOP.

I mean, you’ve heard the jokes, right? About cops and donuts? Well those things aren’t just jokes. They have a kernel of truth to them.

And you know who knows that now? Melissa Redmond, 29, who is currently facing prostitution charges after “allegedly taking breaks from selling doughnuts and coffee [at a New Jersey Dunkin’ Donuts] to provide sexual services in exchange for money,” according to the Asbury Park Press.

There are two amazing things about this story, beyond the obvious goofiness of it.

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