Ever wondered if there was more to Dunkin' than just the pink and orange letters? Well, the coffee staple has a lot of tricks up its sleeve that would surprise even the most avid Dunkin' drinker. In a recent article by PopSugar, a franchise owner shared some fun facts about the company. As a huge lover of this coffee place myself, I felt compelled to share the knowledge with you. Here's what he had to say and more.

1. The First Restaurant is Still in Operation

Planning a trip to Massachusetts anytime soon? If you answered yes, then drive to Quincy and visit the very first shop that started it all. With a vintage sign as you enter this sacred building, you'll feel like you're going back in time. 

2. All of the Unsold Food Is Donated After Closing 

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Emily Weaver

Yep, that's right! All of the bagels, donuts, and muffins we don't purchase are all donated to a donation partner that varies for each franchise. Next time when you're debating adding that donut to your daily coffee order, know that either way, someone is going to be happy. 

3. Anything on the Menu is Customizable

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Jessica Citronberg

As a picky eater myself, this is something that has been amazing for me. Never feel weird about saying, "Can I have that with no cheese?" or asking for "light butter." The employees can change anything within reason that you want on the menu.

4. The Yearly Sales Reach The Billions

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Caroline Ingalls

Securing themselves about $8 billion in sales annually puts Dunkin' in the top 100 list of companies in the world. They beat other major food chains like Chick-fil-A and Chipotle with yearly sales. What is amazing is that these numbers only come from the United States, not to mention the other countries that "run on Dunkin'."

5. You Can Order A Different Drink Each Day for The Rest of Your Life

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Jacqueline Canino

There are more than 15,000 drinks and drink combinations on the menu. Well, maybe not the rest of your life, but for roughly 40 years, your morning beverage could be an entirely new experience. 

6. There's A DD Black Card

These cards are mostly held by celebrities, but anyone has the opportunity to earn one. Although no proven path has been shown to get one, Dunkin' has reported that it is open to all customers. I have never had an itching desire to pay the copious amount of fees that come with a real black card, but for Dunkin', I would. 

7. Dunkin' Sells 30 Cups of Coffee Every Second

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Alex Frank

This amounts to about 1.7 billion cups of both iced and hot coffee every year. TBH, I don't know if I could keep up with that kind of speed if I worked there. Hats off to the Dunkin' employees. 

You gotta agree, these are some insane facts about the coffee chain we all know and love. Dunkin' to me is what gas is to a car...MUCH NEEDED. After hearing all of this, the first thing that I'm going to do is make sure I get on track for my DD Black Card, because that just topped going abroad on my college bucket list. 

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Elena Bailoni