Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, April 19, 2013
Brave people can be found everywhere – even behind the counter of your local Dunkin’ Donuts coffee shop.
Several Dunkin’ Donuts in the Boston area, including the one in Watertown, Mass., opened Friday to give local police officers and other law enforcement officials free hot coffee and donuts as they searched for 19-year old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, one of the two suspects behind Monday’s deadly Boston Marathon bombings.
Dunkin’ Donuts, the nation’s largest donut shop chain, is quintessentially Boston. The first shop opened in Quincy, a suburb of Boston, and the company’s headquarters are in nearby Canton. In fact, one would be hard pressed to travel around the Boston suburbs and pass a shopping center without either a full-fledged store or a drive-thru kiosk.
Even as the city went under lockdown so police can search for Tsarnaev Friday morning, Bostonians took to Twitter to find out if they could still get their daily Dunkin’ fix.
Guess Boston really does run on Dunkin’!