Government shuts down Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin Donuts has been ordered to shut down one day after the Competent Authority gave the fast food chain permission to operate during the two-week lockdown.
DD informed its customers today, "Our permission to operate has been rescinded. As such, we are sadly closed until further notice."
According to Emergency Orders, signed on August 13, 2020 by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Order 6 of the principal Order has been amended to state that in New Providence, "a retail bakery shall not be permitted to operate."
Earlier this week, Dunkin Donuts revealed that it had written to the Competent Authority and was given the greenlight to operate as a bakery. Bakeries were allowed to operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the lockdown.
Following the previous announcement, coffee and donut lovers were lined up around the block and willing to wait in line for hours if it meant not having to cook for a change. This did not sit well with other fast food chains that are losing thousands of dollars due to their forced closure during the lockdown.
Last week, Original Patties suffered a similar fate after it was shut down by police despite claiming that it had gotten special permission from the prime minister.
Alas, the Competent Authority can't seem to make up his mind.