Nearly 50 years after the first Chicago Dunkin’ Donuts opened, the 500th Dunkin’ Donuts in the area, located at 3206 W. 111st St., will celebrate its grand opening with Benny the Bull, the Luvabulls, Bulls radio broadcasters Bill Wennington and Chuck Swirsky and B96’s J, Julian and Showbiz Shelly.
To celebrate Dunkin’ Donuts’ 500th milestone in Chicago, the first 500 people to visit the restaurant on Saturday, January 14, beginning at 8 a.m., will be given a DD travel mug containing a $2 DD Card. The restaurant also will launch a food drive for FeedChicago.org, a non-profit organization that has been feeding Chicagoans for 25 years. At 8 a.m. through noon on January 14, anyone who donates a canned food item or cash donation will receive a “Free Donut” coupon. In addition, all guests that attend the grand opening celebration can enter a raffle for a chance to win one of five $100 DD Cards. Two pairs of Bulls tickets, two pairs of Blackhawk tickets and a Pepsi bike with helmet also will be raffled; winners do not need to be present at the time of the drawing to win.
The special guests from the Bulls and B96 will arrive at 10 a.m., and at 11 a.m., Alderman Matthew O’Shea, radio broadcasters Wennington and Swirsky, the Luvabulls and Benny the Bull will join Sam Savani, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee, and other Dunkin’ Donuts officials to present a $2,000 check to Ben Ponzio, president of FeedChicago.org. In addition, on January 13 and 14, Dunkin’ Donuts will donate $2 to Feed Chicago for every new Follower of @DunkinChicago on Twitter and every new Like on DunkinChicago on Facebook, up to $500.
In addition to the excitement brewing over the grand opening celebration, guests can also enjoy the restaurant’s new design elements and free wi-fi. Inspired by the brand’s more than 60-year heritage, the restaurant will feature updated colors and coffee buzz words adorning the walls, plus a mix of retro chairs and stools for comfortable guest seating. To add color and excitement for ordering at the counter, the restaurant will also have new electronic, interactive video menu boards.
As for the menu, the new Chicago restaurant will offer high-quality, great-tasting menu items that can be enjoyed all day, including a wide variety of hot and iced coffee, lattes and cappuccino. New all-day menu items available at the Chicago restaurant include Berry Extreme, Blueberry Lemon and Chocolate Stuffed Chocolate Chip Filled Muffins, and Apple Filled and Bavarian Cream Filled Croissants. Guests can also enjoy a new refrigerated “grab & go” case offering food and beverages such as Yoplait Lowfat Yogurt, Sabra Hummus, Sargento Cheese Sticks, Dole Fruit Cups, and more.