DUNKIN’ DONUTS NAMED OFFICIAL COFFEE OF THE TIMES UNION CENTER LOCATED IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK’S CAPITAL CITY

Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee, iced coffee and hot chocolate to be served at all events beginning July 5 

ALBANY, New York  – Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees and Times Union Center executives today announced a new partnership that will feature Dunkin’ Donuts as the official coffee of the leading sports and entertainment venue in the Capital Region. The launch coincides with the Paul McCartney concert on Saturday, July 5, when Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee, iced coffee and hot chocolate will be available exclusively for all Times Union Center events.

“We are proud to be the official coffee of the Capital Region’s premier sports and entertainment venue,” said Eric Stensland, Dunkin’ Donuts field marketing manager. “Our loyal guests now have access to our coffee during some of the greatest sporting events and concerts in the Northeast.”

The announcement was heralded during an official first brew at the Times Union Center attended by arena representatives, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees and local officials. Dunkin’ Donuts will have two concession areas in the center concourse – one on each side of the arena.

Dunkin’ Donuts coffee is a welcome addition to the menu at the TU Center,” said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy. “The arena hosts family-friendly events all year long.  They say ‘America runs on Dunkin’ and being able to grab a cup of their coffee, hot or iced, or hot chocolate will only add to the TU experience.”   

The first official cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee will be one of many brewed at the Times Union Center.  The 15,500-seat arena in downtown Albany hosts collegiate sporting events, major concerts, trade shows and is home to both the Siena Saints men’s basketball team and the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League.

“We are excited to bring Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee, iced coffee and hot chocolate to the Times Union Center,” said Bob Belber, Times Union Center general manager. “Dunkin’ Donuts is a celebrated national brand and this partnership is a welcome addition for all of our shows and events.”

The announcement marks the second high-profile Dunkin’ Donuts opening in downtown Albany this year, highlighting the brand’s commitment to the capital city. In March 2014, legislators, lobbyists and the general public celebrated the arrival of Dunkin’ Donuts on the first floor of the historic New York State Capitol building.

 

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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 eight years running. The company has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries worldwide. 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.