Franchises Get Swept Up in Royal Wedding Frenzy

Dunkin Donuts, Papa John's, and Baskin Robbins are just wild about William and Kate
 Papa John's Royal Wedding pizza portrait
The Royal Wedding is just a week away, and at this point the interest surrounding Prince William and Kate Middleton is beginning to reach a fever pitch. Franchises all over the world are getting into the spirit with Royal Wedding themed items that range from sweetly charming to utterly unique.

Dunkin Donuts is on the tamer end of the Royal Wedding spectrum, sticking to what they do best – donuts. The Dunkin Donuts Royal Wedding donut is still in line with the rest of Dunkin Donuts’ sugary fare, but its heart shape is charming and its jelly filling – “to represent how their lives are to be ever-filled with happiness” – is a sweet touch. The limited edition Dunkin Donuts Royal Wedding donut will only be available in the U.S. for one week, from April 24 through April 29. On the big day, many Dunkin Donuts locations will open up at 5AM EST, giving hungry patrons a full hour to get their Royal Wedding donut and coffee breakfast on before tuning in to the big event at 6AM.


If you’re in the mood for something more savory to celebrate the Royal Wedding, Papa John’s has you covered. The worldwide pizza chain has commissioned a Royal Wedding pizza portrait, with William and Kate carefully rendered pizza toppings.

"Royal Wedding fever is sweeping the world so we couldn't resist having some fun and creating our very own pizza portrait of Kate and William to celebrate their forthcoming marriage," said Andrew Varga, Papa John's chief marketing officer in a statement. Kate Middleton sports a mushroom veil and mozzarella dress, while Prince William is looking smart in a bell pepper and pepperoni suit. Unfortunately, this pizza is one-of-a-kind – Papa John’s patrons across the pond can enter a contest to win a Royal Wedding pizza of their own to laminate and display or to eat on the spot – Varga assures contestants that the pizza “tastes as good as it looks.”

The big day wouldn’t be complete without a slice of Royal Wedding cake, and Baskin Robbins wants to make sure you don’t go without. Baskin Robbins is currently offering a Royal Wedding ice cream cake, featuring layers of Baskin Robbins Chocolate Mousse Royale (get it!) ice cream and decorated with white and blue frosting English roses. If you’re not a cake fan, stay for the ice cream – participating Baskin Robbins locations are also offering a commemorative “Sweet Marriage” ice cream, with a celebratory champagne flavor and complementing ribbons of cherry and apricot.

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