Chalmette, La. (November 27, 2017) -- Dunkin’ Donuts today announced that it will host a grand opening celebration for its newest restaurant in Chalmette at 8609 West Judge Perez Dr. from 3PM-5PM on Thursday, November 30. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will host a ribbon cutting ceremony with St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis and the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, and also offer free coffee for a year to the store’s first 100 guests starting at 3PM.
Throughout the day, the location is offering a free medium hot or iced coffee to all guests. Attendees can also enjoy raffle giveaways, coupons for discounted Dunkin’ Donuts menu offerings, the Dunkin’ Prize wheel, photo opportunities with Dunkin’ Donuts mascots Cuppy and Sprinkles and more.
This holiday season, Dunkin’ Donuts is also brewing up joy in the local Chalmette community, as the grand opening will include a $1,000 check donation to the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. The Brewing Coffee Joy Program will take place in approximately 40 stores nationwide offering 500 free medium hot coffees to their guests during the holiday season. Additionally, each market will make a $1,000 donation to an organization aligned with the Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to provide the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids.
The new Dunkin’ Donuts in Chalmette will keep customers energized with the brand’s beverage offerings including high-quality, freshly-brewed Hot and Iced Coffees, Cold Brew and 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Dark Roast, along with a Rainforest Alliance Certified™ espresso lineup that includes Americano, Cappuccino, Espresso, and Hot and Iced Lattes and Macchiato. Dunkin’ Donuts will also serve a full menu of Premium Hot Teas, Coolatta® frozen beverages, delicious donuts, bakery goods and sandwiches - that pair perfectly with the brand’s coffee beverages. All Dunkin’ Donuts menu items are available any time of day, and guests are encouraged to customize their favorite food and beverages.
The new restaurant will be open from 5AM to 10PM, seven days a week and will employ approximately 25 crew members. It will feature comfortable seating and free Wi-Fi to provide a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts’ high-quality coffee beverages in a friendly atmosphere.
With Dunkin’ Donuts’ On-the-Go Ordering, members of the DD Perks® Rewards Program can order in advance using their mobile phone, speed past the line and go straight to pick up when they get inside the store. Guests can also pick up their mobile order at the drive-thru. Guests can place a mobile order up to 24 hours in advance, then simply confirm via the Dunkin’ Mobile app when they are at the restaurant and ready to pick up their order.
Vik Patel, of Purple Square Management Company, is the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee for the new restaurant in Chalmette and currently operates 56 restaurants throughout Alabama, Florida and Louisiana.
“Dunkin’ Donuts is thrilled to continue our growth throughout Louisiana and offer the wonderful community of Chalmette with delicious coffee, food and other beverages,” said Patel. “We take pride in serving as the region’s preferred on-the-go restaurant to keep people energized no matter what time of day.”
Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, selling more than 1.9 billion cups of hot and iced coffee and espresso-based beverages per year and approximately 2.8 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats combined globally per year. Today, there are more than 12,300 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants worldwide in 46 countries, including more than 8,800 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across the U.S. and more than 3,400 international restaurants.
About St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to retain and create jobs, build prosperity, and improve the quality of life in St. Bernard Parish. The Board of Directors consists of 28 voting members and 8 non-voting honorary members and public officials, all of which serve as volunteers to the organization. SBEDF's work is made possible through the general support of its investors, St. Bernard Parish Government, St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation, Cox Communications, Chalmette Refining, Valero, and Gulf Coast Bank at the Impact Champion Level, the Law Offices of Sidney Torres, III, Associated Terminals, and Atmos Energy at the Pillars Level, and Palmisano Group, Boasso America, and Park Investments at the Community Leaders Level.
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 a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,300 restaurants in 46 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. K-Cup and Keurig are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., used with permission.