Milestone Opening Brings Total Jobs Created by Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees to 400 in D.C. Alone
Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, and franchise owner Hank Huth, CEO, Quality Brand Capital LLC, have debuted a new Dunkin’ Donuts flagship restaurant in Washington, D.C. featuring a brand new cutting-edge store design. The restaurant is located in the heart of the downtown business district at 1700 K Street, NW.
Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate the opening of its 17th location in the district with a grand opening event on Thursday, June 27. This opening also marks a major milestone for the brand bringing the total number of jobs created by Dunkin’ Donuts and Quality Brand Capital to approximately 400 in Washington, D.C alone.
“As a proud member of the Washington, D.C business community for years, we are excited to continue to serve those who live, work and visit this great city with a contemporary new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant,” said CEO of Quality Brand Capital and Dunkin’ Brands Franchisee Hank Huth. “We are committed to serving up exceptional guest service and delivering a wide-variety of food and beverages at a great value in a fast, friendly environment. We look forward to continuing to develop the Dunkin’ Donuts brand in the district.”
In celebration of the new K St. location, the restaurant will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30am on Thursday, June 27 with Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Hank Huth, and elected officials from the area. The grand opening celebration will include free coffee from 10:30am – 1:00pm. The event will also feature a raffle from which 100 lucky customers will win a Dunkin’ Donuts coupon book for 52 free medium coffees — or one free coffee a week for a year.
At the grand opening event as part of the brand’s continued commitment to the Washington D.C. community, a grant of $1,000 will be made on behalf of franchisee Hank Huth and The Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation to the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, a national nonprofit dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans. In anticipation of the July 4th holiday, the restaurant is also offering the Stars & Stripes, which is a festive star-shaped red, white and blue decorated donut for a limited time.
The new restaurant features the brand’s new “Jazz Brew” cutting-edge design with a contemporary, modern details and deep rich colors and textures that provide an inviting environment for guests. Highlights include a digital menu board, flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi, a glass partition with LED lights that change hues, tiles and chairs made with recycled materials, and colorful, soft seating where guests can relax with friends, have a business meeting, or work on their computers at mobile workstations. The restaurant is designed to get guests going in the morning and also provides a welcoming environment for guests who are looking to take a moment to relax or recharge. The restaurant also offers a complete menu of Dunkin’ Donuts’ internationally recognized coffee, lattes, donuts and bakery goods, as well as a full catering program to accommodate local businesses. The new restaurant will be open from 5:00am-9:00pm weekdays, 7:00am-7:00pm weekends and will employ approximately 25 crew members.
Huth has opened four units this year in the D.C. metro area alone, and plans to open three more later this year, bringing his total number of D.C. area units to 12 by 2014. Today, there are approximately 152 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, including suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, selling more than 1.7 billion cups of hot and iced coffee and espresso-based beverages, and approximately 2.4 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats combined globally per year. Today, there are more than 10,500 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants worldwide – more than 7,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in 38 states in the U.S. plus the District of Columbia, and more than 3,000 international restaurants in 31 additional countries.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for seven years running. The company has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, based in Leesburg, VA, has provided an invaluable lifeline to thousands of America’s wounded veterans since its establishment in 2004. The Coalition is distinguished from other veteran-focused organizations by its direct financial assistance to America’s wounded heroes. Its Emergency Financial Aid program has stopped foreclosure proceedings on veterans’ homes and kept their vehicles from being repossessed. The organization regularly provides gift checks to cover meals, medical and utility bills, clothing, car repairs and even baby diapers. For more information and to learn how you can support its mission, visit www.saluteheroes.org.