NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is excited to announce today the grand opening of its 500th restaurant in New York City, which will be a combination restaurant with Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. With this latest store opening, Dunkin' Donuts remains the largest national retailer in New York City in terms of locations. To celebrate the occasion, the restaurant will host a grand opening celebration this morning complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, appearances by Dunkin' Brands leadership and New York City officials, as well as fun giveaways for the guests.
Located in the Times Square area of Manhattan at 323 West 42nd Street, the new location features Dunkin' Donuts' and Baskin-Robbins' new restaurant design concepts, which include bright and modern decor, digital menu displays, comfortable seating and updated furniture and lighting. Featuring electrical outlets and bar top areas for smartphones and computers, as well as a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy Dunkin' Donuts' and Baskin-Robbins' wide range of food and beverages in a friendly and fun atmosphere, the new restaurant will also offer free Wi-Fi Internet access for guests. The new restaurant will be open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week, and will employ approximately 20-25 crew members.
The new restaurant will offer a complete menu of Dunkin' Donuts' great-tasting food and beverages that can be enjoyed all day, including favorites such as a wide variety of hot and iced coffee, lattes and cappuccinos and signature bakery items such as donuts and breakfast sandwiches. The location will also feature Baskin-Robbins' wide selection of delicious ice cream flavors, premium soft serve products, custom ice cream cakes, and flavorful beverages, including Milkshakes, Smoothies and Cappuccino Blast® frozen drinks.
"Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are two of the world's most beloved brands, and we're excited about opening this location, which will provide those who pass through the 'crossroads of the world' with Dunkin' Donuts' fresh and affordable coffee and baked goods, and Baskin-Robbins' ice cream and frozen treats," said Nigel Travis, Dunkin' Brands' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We're truly proud to be able to serve the people of New York City, at this location and at hundreds of others around town, and this celebration marks a continuation of our service to them."
Rich Greenstein and Howard Novick are the franchise partners for this combination Dunkin' Donuts / Baskin-Robbins location, and currently operate 22 Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants in the New York City metro area. Greenstein and Novick opened their first restaurant with the brands in 2006.
To learn more about Dunkin' Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DunkinNYTri). To learn more about Baskin-Robbins, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/BaskinRobbins).
About Dunkin' Donuts
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.
About Baskin-Robbins Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,000 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. In 2012, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold in Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Baskin-Robbins' shops had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $1.9 billion. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.
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