No more Dunkin’ Donuts for the NYPD. They run on Bodega Coffee now. The boycott of Dunkin’ Donuts by the police is seemingly heating up, as a sergeant was seen Sunday walking to the 73rd Precinct station house with trays filled with what seemed to be generic, corner-market brew.”No D&D from the 7-3,” he proudly declared.
The boycott started last Sunday when a worker at a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins in 1993 Atlantic Ave. at Bedford-Stuyvesant refused to scoop ice cream for 2 73rd Precinct detectives, allegedly because they were police officers. The clerk had said, “I don’t serve cops” and from that moment the head of the Detective Union is leading a boycott of the Dunkin’stores.
Union President Michael Palladino said: “‘This obvious discrimination was disgraceful and it shouldn’t go unattended”. I assume it’s an isolated incident. But Dunkin’ Donuts corporate needs to issue an apology to the NYPD and until that occurs, I’ve asked detectives and their families to refrain from visiting the stores,” he said.
“A supervisor at the Brooklyn franchise apologized, but parent company Dunkin’ Brands maintained the shop’s confusing layout led the cops to order in a closed section of the shop, an explanation that police unions have called “an insult.”
Asked for directions to some Dunkin’ Donuts on Sunday, a cop patrolling Union Square said, “I am not permitted to do that.” Police union heads again called for a boycott of the national chain and many cops now follow the boycott.