Dunkin' Donuts to launch 99-cent menu in Chicago

AP News
Posted: Nov 06, 2009 5:04 PM

Dunkin' Donuts said Friday it will launch a new 99-cent menu at 500 Chicago locations on Monday and hand out 20,000 gift cards pre-loaded with $2 each to lure customers.

The 99-cent menu includes a sausage, egg and cheese wrap; bacon, egg and cheese wrap; egg and cheese wrap; raspberry danish; hash browns; and a pack of five Munchkins.

The coffee-and-donut chain, based in Chicago, said it would give out the gift cards at commuter stations, downtown plazas and other pedestrian-friendly areas in Chicago and its suburbs, starting at 7 a.m. on Monday.

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The dollar menu concept among fast-food chains has been extremely popular, particularly amid the economic downturn. Some analysts say dollar menus are a necessity for chains hoping to compete with the likes of McDonald's Corp. and others.