If you know me, you know I can be a little nuts about my Dunkin’ Donuts. There are very few big brands that I am passionate about in any way— but DD is a clear exception. Above all, it’s the coffee— which I put above any other coffee, even hipster independent coffee houses. So, when I started working in Bethesda, I was thankful that I had a Dunkin’ Donuts that I could swing by on my to work. When I found out they had a special on Foursquare, I started to check in. With my habit (er…dedication), becoming mayor was just a matter of time. When I did land the mayor slot, it automatically pushed to my Facebook wall, where most of my friends called me a loser. But most importantly, my wife told me she was proud.
A few weeks later (and still the mayor), my mayorship(dom) came up in conversation and my dad seemed intrigued. Later that week, I received a text message from him that read, “I’m at Dunkin’ Donuts, where can I find your picture?” I laughed and posted his question on Twitter— which was seen by the good folks that run many DC-area Dunkies. They reached out (via Twitter of course) and invited my father and I to meet them for some coffee and donuts this morning. Needless to say, they hooked us up big time. And while I was already a huge Dunkin’ Donuts fan, now I had become a die-hard for this local store. I tweeted about it— and look, now I’m blogging about. Great move by the DC Dunkin’ people— I was a fan of the brand, and now I’m a fan of the people and service at one particular location— a much stronger tie.
Thanks again to Mark, Boris and Carlos (the manager above with my dad) for their hospitality. Be sure to visit them on Bethesda Avenue— but don’t check-in too much, I plan to continue my reign as Mayor.