Storm delays Dunkin’ Donut deliveries in Rhode Island

(Photo: Courtney Caligiuri/WPRI)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — The driving ban on Rhode Island’s highways during the winter storm caused a doughnut shortage for some Dunkin’ Donuts franchises.

One shop in Providence reported one delivery instead of the usual two. And manager Kevin Desrochers told The Providence Journal that doughnuts usually delivered before 4 a.m. arrived instead at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Rhode Island shops get doughnuts from a central production facility in East Providence.

Because of the travel ban, workers could not reach the commissary to begin production until after 8 p.m. Tuesday, and not all workers made it in.

Coffee and sandwiches were delivered Monday ahead of the storm.

Rhode Islanders who “run on Dunkin'” can collectively breath a sigh of relief now. On Wednesday night, Senator Jack Reed took to Twitter to announce that the “Great RI doughnut shortage” was over.

Information from: The Providence Journal,

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