Residents who live and work in Rensselaer County can now enjoy Dunkin’s next generation store design at 561 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush, N.Y. In celebration of the restaurant’s grand reopening, guests enjoyed free giveaways, including $20 Dunkin’ cards and Dunkin’ merchandise, at an event on Thursday, Nov. 9.
The celebration continued with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. featuring representatives from Dunkin’ franchisee network Westside Donut Ventures and Joanne Dwyer, Director of Food Industry Partnerships for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
Westside Donut Ventures commemorated the occasion with a $3,000 donation to the Regional Food Bank in conjunction with the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. The Joy in Childhood Foundation is a nonprofit powered by Dunkin’ that provides grant opportunities to local communities around the U.S. The donation will enable the Regional Food Bank to provide 12,000 meals to those in need.
“We are thrilled to be a part of Dunkin’s next generation store concept and are excited to unveil the new store design to residents of East Greenbush,” said Westside Donut Ventures Dunkin’ franchisee Howard Novick. “We are excited to partner with The Joy in Childhood Foundation to donate to the Regional Food Bank of NENY and give back to the East Greenbush community that runs on Dunkin’.”
Earlier this year, Westside Donut Ventures raised $26,500 for the Regional Food Bank. Each year, Westside holds a monthlong charitable campaign encouraging guests to give back to the Regional Food Bank by rounding up their bill or making monetary donations at its Dunkin’ restaurants in the greater Capital Region. Since 2020, Westside has raised $137,100 or the equivalent of 548,400 meals for the Regional Food Bank, which provides food to families in need across upstate New York.
Dunkin’s newly remodeled East Greenbush restaurant is 2,350 square feet and employs 14 crew members. It features Dunkin’s new restaurant design with a modern atmosphere, innovative technologies and exciting elements, including:
- Modern Design: The openness, colors and materials used in the design help to create an approachable, positive and energetic environment.
- Premium Pours: Dunkin’s signature cold beverages are now available through an innovative tap system serving eight consistently cold beverages such as coffees, iced teas, cold brew coffee and nitro infused cold brew coffee. Crew members will also use top-quality flavor-maximizing espresso machines to make hand-crafted drinks to order.
- Dunkin’ on Demand: Dunkin’ has introduced an area dedicated to mobile pickups, so that members of the Dunkin’ Rewards program who order ahead via Dunkin’s Mobile App can get in and out of the restaurant faster than ever before.
- Increased Energy Efficiency: The new Dunkin’ is a DD Green Achievement™ restaurant, which is designed to save 25% more energy compared to a standard Dunkin’ restaurant.