Westside Donut Ventures donates $12,000 in conjunction with Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to celebrate newly remodeled restaurants

ALBANY, N.Y. – Dunkin’ this week announced the recent remodeling of several of its Capital Region restaurants and marked the occasion with sizable donations from one of its franchisees to four local nonprofit organizations.

Dunkin’ franchisee Westside Donut Ventures donated a total of $12,000 to four area nonprofits in partnership with Dunkin’s Joy in Childhood Foundation, the brand’s charitable organization. Each nonprofit received a grant of $3,000, including: Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County; Connect Center; Greenbush YMCA; and Guilderland YMCA.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Dunkin’s next generation store initiative and are proud to bring these innovative new restaurants to the Capital Region,” said Westside Donut Ventures Dunkin’ franchisee Richard Greenstein. “The new menu offerings and approachable atmosphere will grab the attention of guests and help keep them running on Dunkin’ for years to come. We are also excited to honor the opening of our new restaurants with donations to four important local organizations, which provide critical resources to our community.”

Celebrations were held with representatives of each of the nonprofits, which are located nearby the four remodeled restaurants: Boys & Girls Club of Southern Rensselaer County is the beneficiary of the grand reopening at 448 Broadway in Rensselaer; Connect Center is the beneficiary of 92 Saratoga Street in Cohoes; Greenbush YMCA is the beneficiary of 324 Troy Road in East Greenbush; and Guilderland YMCA is the beneficiary of 2060 Western Avenue in Guilderland.

The Rensselaer restaurant is approximately 1,500 square feet, while the other three are approximately 2,500 square feet. Each feature 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.

Additionally, the restaurant in Rensselaer has installed a fully-integrated digital kiosk, which allows guests to choose to order with or without the help of a crew member. The Cohoes, East Greenbush and Guilderland restaurants will be installing digital kiosks in the near future.

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About Dunkin’

Dunkin’, founded in 1950, is the largest coffee and donuts brand in the United States, with more than 13,200 restaurants in nearly 40 global markets. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit and


About Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation

The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ and the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees, provides the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. The Foundation partners with food banks, children’s hospitals, and nonprofit organizations to fund joyful environments and joyful experiences for kids when they need it most. Since 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $45 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. For more information, please visit

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