- The Washington Times - Friday, July 14, 2017

Marty Charette seems to have a good chunk of New England steamed at him.

The Facebook user set off a tempest in a tea cup recently when he posted a complaint on Dunkin’ Donuts Facebook page slamming the company as “wasteful” for placing his iced coffee drink inside a foam coffee cup, the Boston Globe reported Friday.

“Can your new england stores stop doing this? Wasteful?!” Mr. Charette complained in a July 9 post.

It seems plenty of Dunkin’ diehards were having none of it, decrying Mr. Charette as a whiner.

“GOOF we want our hot cups!!!!!!!! u don’t want them, then don’t get one,” wrote one commenter, observed the Globe. “crybaby!!!!!”

“You need to leave New England,” quipped another, according to the Globe.

And at least one commenter on the Facebook thread wondered why Mr. Charette elected to complain on social media rather than confronting the store in question.

“If you’re so upset, why not return the cup with your ‘wasteful’ speech?” asked one Amanda Boyle Grazioso, a stay-at-home mom from Pembroke, Mass. “I reuse and recycle mine as most people do.”

Many Dunkin’ customers request double-cupping their cold beverages so as to prevent getting their hands wet with condensation.

A company official told the Globe that individual franchises are given the choice of whether or not they give customers a second cup as well as if they do so gratis or for a small fee.

For its part, Dunkin’ is pursuing a feasible hot-drink alternative to allow it to discontinue foam cups entirely, the Globe reported.

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