Whose Eagles Deal Is Better: ACME or Dunkin’ Donuts?

Dunkin Donuts — Acme markets

The Eagles last night finally ended a five-game losing streak that seemed much longer, beating the Giants, 24-19 at Lincoln Financial Field. (As usual, Birds 24/7 has more.)

But last night’s victory was also a win for local coffee drinkers, who for the first time since November 14th — the day after a 24-15 win over the Falcons — can enjoy a free hot or iced medium coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. The donut-and-coffee chain holds a promotion where, if the Eagles win, you get a free drink the next day if you sign up for their “DD Perks” campaign. (Yes, I agree: “DD Perks” wound be an excellent name for a stripper.)

The Eagles are 6-9 this season, and have not been doing much for fans who enjoy free coffee. But there is a business in the region that has been giving us free stuff just for liking the Eagles, no matter how they’ve done this season: ACME. Read more »

As Philly’s Ex-Mayors Stump for Clinton, Some Ask: “Who?”

Ed Rendell, John Street, Wilson Goode

Ed Rendell, John Street and Wilson Goode pose with Philadelphians under the Clothespin on Monday | Photo: Dan McQuade

“Look at this white cat down there dressed like a gangsta?! Whatever, I’m going to go get my photo taken with Mayor Street.”

I’m standing on the steps under the Clothespin, where three former Philadelphia mayors are holding court. The man behind me is talking about Ed Rendell, who’s dressed in a blue power suit and shaking hands with people as they come down the steps. “Don’t forget to vote tomorrow!” he says to a man who brushes by him. Wilson Goode is there, too, dressed to the nines. Then there’s John Street, who is wearing a leather jacket with the Super Bowl XXIX logo on it.

This is a Murderer’s Row of Philadelphia politicians, three men who were mayor for a combined 24 years. And a lot of people didn’t know who they were. And why not? Only Rendell ran for elected office after leaving the mayoral office, and it’s been nearly six years since he left the governor’s office. So there are good reasons why commuters — who just wanted to get back on the El for the first time in a week — didn’t stop to recognize three former Philadelphia mayors standing together.

Still, it was pretty funny. Read more »

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

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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 »

Coffee Today

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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]

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