Via: Business Insider
Even though Boston is under a strict lockdown during the manhunt for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts remains open to serve first responders, BuzzFeedreports.
A Newton store manager told BuzzFeed, "There was an automated message going around telling businesses to close, but because we're Dunkin' Donuts, we called the police department and they said we didn't have to."
An official statement followed: "At the direction of authorities, select Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Boston area are open to take care of the needs of law enforcement and first responders."
Customers have been Instagramming images of full stores. Ahmed Eldin posted a picture with the caption, "America still runs on Dunkin even during a lockdown. Dunkin Donuts at Prudential Center."
The chain hasn't promoted that it is open on social media, but it has discussed how it will help.
The Dunkin' Donuts Facebook page does have the message that it is donating $100,000 to The One Fund Boston, which will support family members of bombing victims. A post also states, " Boston-area franchisees have been and will continue to support emergency workers in the community, including sending trucks to serve coffee and hot chocolate."
Grateful Massachussets natives have responded positively.
It's really great that so many people are pulling together to get this tragedy rectified. Our hearts go out to the people of Boston, from all of us at RHU.
And to those RHUers who are in the area, and who may have been affected personally; we send our comfort and well wishes.
And I really hope they pay those brave coffee slingers double time for quite possibly risking their lives to keep the police caffeinated.