Dunkin’ brings next generation store to students and residents across from UAlbany campus

Residents and students near UAlbany can now enjoy Dunkin’s next generation store design at 1425 Washington Ave. in Albany, N.Y. In celebration of the restaurant’s grand reopening, guests enjoyed free giveaways, including a limited number of $20 Dunkin’ Cards and Dunkin’ merchandise, at an event on Thursday, Nov. 2. The celebration also included a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. featuring representatives from Dunkin’ franchisee Westside Donut Ventures and University at Albany Athletic Director Mark Benson.


“We are thrilled to be a part of Dunkin’s next generation store initiative and are excited to unveil this innovative new restaurant just across from the University at Albany’s main campus,” said Dunkin’ franchisee Howard Novick. “The new menu offerings and approachable atmosphere will grab the attention of Dunkin’ fans and help keep the university community running on Dunkin’ for years to come.”


The 2,160 square-foot newly remodeled Dunkin’ employs 22 crew members and 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 served 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 also 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.


UAlbany mascot Damien (right) spins the wheel at the grand reopening of the Dunkin’ restaurant at 1425 Washington Ave. in Albany on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Fans line up to spin the wheel to win great Dunkin’ prizes at the grand reopening of the Dunkin’ restaurant at 1425 Washington Ave. in Albany on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Dunkin’ franchisee network Westside Donut Ventures celebrates the grand reopening of their restaurant at 1425 Washington Ave. in Albany with a ribbon-cutting on Thursday, Nov. 2. From left to right: Dunkin’ Franchisee Daniel Novick; Dunkin’ District Manager John Rebelo; University at Albany Director of Athletics Mark Benson; Dunkin’ Manager Cathy Cook; University at Albany Mascot Damien; Westside Donut Ventures Director of Operations Gretchen Kent; Dunkin’ Franchisee Lee Novick; and University at Albany Deputy Athletic Director Vic Cegles

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