Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Sells Cups Bearing a Rival Team’s Logo During Playoffs Week

St. Louis residents were less than pleased to see Dunkin’ cups bearing the logo of the Chicago Blackhawks

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The incident was attributed to a shipping error and the offending cups were pulled. 

A Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in Kirkwood, Missouri, unwittingly caused some tension when it sold coffee in cups bearing the Chicago Blackhawks logo, with the phrase “official coffee of the Chicago Blackhawks.”

Not only are the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks rival teams, the incident took place the same week that the teams would play against each other in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, reports Consumerist.

KMOV showed the cups to Blues fans as they were heading to the game. One fan said, “That’s disgusting. They can’t do that here.”

In a statement, Dunkin’ Donuts says the mix-up was, “due to an untimely shipping error from the regional distribution center. Being a local business owner and fan of the hometown team, the franchisee plans to switch out the cups as soon as they receive a new shipment.”

Though the cups are no longer being used in the St. Louis area, they continue to be sold at stores in Chicago, reports NBC Chicago.

Read on for another incident that landed Dunkin’ in hot water with its customers.

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