Ben Affleck Runs On Dunkin’ Donuts And Thinks He’s Behind Its West Coast Expansion

March 25, 2019 / Posted by:

OK, at least laying claim to stale jelly-filled doughnuts and iced coffee isn’t as bad as, y’know, being a white woman who thinks she birthed the ancient practice of yoga. Ben Affleck is a Boston boy, and apparently some Masshole traits have moved with him to Hollywood, like rooting for the Red Sox, foul taste in body art, and starting the day with a giant vat of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

Collider has an interview with Ben for his upcoming Netflix flick Triple Frontier, and that’s all fine and good, but I’m mainly here for the Beantown dish. If you walk around Boston, it can sometimes feel like the god of Dunkin’ took a giant Dunkin’ dump across New England since you can find one every half-block here. Alas, they’re still relatively new and far between on the Left Coast, and Ben seems to think HE is why it is taking off:

“It’s amazing! I have Dunkin Donuts everyday. It’s very weird, I have it every day and people are always like, “Where is that? Is that near here?” So, I feel like I’m spreading the word.”

OK, that’s actually nowhere as bad as Gwyneth Paltrow wating to Sun Salutation gouge the eye out of the poor yoga studio staffer who asked her if she had every done yoga before, but, Ben, don’t act like you’re cluing in Californians in on some hot, underground java cult. It’s Dunkies, for goodness sakes! Land of the Munchkins, and home of the Styrofoamed iced coffee in the winter. Plus, Ben’s brother, Casey Affleck, was the one who truly put it on the map:

Start your day with a cruller, extra-large coffee, three parliaments, and a huge trip to the bathroom? Nothing gets more Boston than THAT, Ben!


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