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Just Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo shows a Dunkin' Donuts sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (Alan Diaz / Associated Press)
This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, photo shows a Dunkin' Donuts sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (Alan Diaz / Associated Press)
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Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts – from its name, anyway.

Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself Dunkin’ to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks.

The change will officially take place in January, when the new name will start appearing on napkins, boxes and signs at its U.S. stores. The name change will eventually be adopted by international stores.

Dunkin’ has more than 12,500 restaurants globally.

The 68-year-old chain said its new logo will still have the familiar rounded font and orange-and-pink color scheme the company has used since 1973.

Canton, Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ said the name change is one of several things it’s doing to stay relevant to younger customers. It’s also simplifying its menu and adding dedicated mobile ordering lanes.

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