GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's favorite, all-day everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, and Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, along with the leading provider of integrated facilities management and food service operations, Sodexo, celebrated the grand opening of a milestone multi-brand restaurant at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. yesterday. The restaurant, located in the Longworth House Office Building, officially opened its doors on April 4. The celebration featured a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Dunkin' Brands CEO, Nigel Travis, Senior Vice President, Scott Murphy, Executive Chef, Jeff Miller and local dignitaries, as well as product samples, photo opportunities with mascot Cuppy, prizes, giveaways and more.
The restaurant, which includes a Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins under one roof, will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The menu features Dunkin' Donuts items that can be enjoyed all day, including internationally recognized coffee and lattes, espresso-based beverages, sandwiches, donuts and other bakery goods. The restaurant will also feature items customized with flavors adapted to suit local taste preferences, such as the Cherry Blossom and Capitals Craze Donuts. The multi-brand restaurant is approximately 350 square feet and employs approximately eight crew members.
Baskin-Robbins will offer its wide selection of delicious ice cream flavors, including classics like Mint Chocolate Chip, Pralines 'n Cream and Jamoca® Almond Fudge, as well as a new "Flavor of the Month" every month. Baskin-Robbins will also feature custom ice cream cakes, ice cream sundaes and flavorful beverages, including Milkshakes, Smoothies and Cappuccino Blast® frozen drinks.
Sodexo is the Dunkin' Donuts franchisee at the U.S. House of Representatives. The multi-brand restaurant at the U.S. House of Representatives marks the 198 Dunkin' Donuts and 64 Baskin-Robbins in Washington D.C.
"We are pleased to serve the hard-working people of Washington, D.C. and the U.S. House of Representatives and hope that this location will become a popular destination and everyday routine for employees, staff and visitors," said David Scanlan, CEO Government, North America, Sodexo. "The Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins multi-brand location is the perfect addition to our food program at the House of Representatives, and early excitement around its high-quality coffee, snacks and ice cream treats indicate that staffers, Members and visitors to the Capitol campus will welcome our newest arrival."
The opening of the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins multi-brand location at the U.S. House of Representatives is one of the many milestones solidifying Dunkin' Brands' commitment to Washington, D.C. Earlier this month, The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) granted $20,000 to the Capital Area Food Bank. The donation comes in the final year of The DDBRCF's three-year, $1,000,000 commitment to Feeding America® member food banks to support child-hunger initiatives nationwide. More than 1 in 4 children face hunger in Washington, D.C. each year and this grant will help the Capital Area Food Bank better serve kids in need.
"Dunkin' Brands is a proud member of the Washington, D.C. community and we are honored to be able to serve local area residents, visitors and businesses," said Colleen Krygiel, Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin' Brands. "From new restaurant openings to community service, we are committed to this city and look forward to many more milestone moments to come."
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