DUNKIN’ DONUTS OPENS FIRST RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER

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PHOTO: Dunkin’ Donuts celebrated the opening of its first downtown Rochester restaurant at 89 State Street on Tuesday, August 5. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and city officials joined Dunkin’ Donuts representatives at the location for a ceremonial brew. Pictured (L to R) are Dunkin’ Donuts mascot “Iced Coffee,” Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Cafua Management Vice President of Operations Bob Alberti, Dunkin’ Donuts mascot “Sprinkles,” and Dunkin’ Donuts Operations Director Dan O’Neil.

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ROCHESTER-– Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced it has opened its first downtown Rochester location at 89 State Street.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and other city officials joined Dunkin’ Donuts representatives to mark the occasion with a ceremonial brew at the new location.

The new restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will employ approximately 15 crew members and offers a complete menu of Dunkin’ Donuts’ internationally recognized coffee, lattes, donuts and bakery goods.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is one of the world’s leading brands, and it has also become a favorite in Rochester said Bob Alberti, Vice President of Operations for Cafua Management, a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise partner in Rochester. “We are proud to serve the people of Rochester and hope our first downtown location will become a popular destination for guests.”

Cafua Management currently operates 10 of the 114 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Western New York.

The new restaurant is the fourth of up 20 Dunkin’ Donuts locations to open in the Greater Rochester area as part of a development plan announced in August 2013.

Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, selling more than 1.7 billion cups of hot and iced coffee and espresso-based beverages, and approximately 2.4 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats combined globally per year. Today, there are more than 10,500 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants worldwide – more than 7,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in 36 states in the U.S. plus the District of Columbia, and more than 3,000 international restaurants in 30 additional countries.

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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.