Dunkin’ to Host Grand Opening Celebration for New Next Generation Store in Bristol, TN
Today, Dunkin’ announced it will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, May 17 to unveil its newest Next Generation Store located at 1291 Highway 11W in Bristol, TN. When the store opens its doors at 5:00 a.m., the first 50 customers will receive a free Dunkin’ gift bag.
Starting at 9:00 a.m., guests will be invited to enjoy photo opportunities with Dunkin’ mascots, Cuppy and Sprinkles, East Tennessee State University’s mascot, Bucky, an onsite DJ, and more.
Throughout the duration of the celebration, guests are invited to participate in raffles every 30 minutes to win prizes. Additionally, Dunkin’ franchisee group Broyles Hospitality, LLC, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.
Broyles Hospitality, LLC and the Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation powered by Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, will also host a check presentation and each will donate $2,000 to benefit Bristol Medical Center’s Pet Therapy Program. The combined $4,000 donation will allow Bristol Medical Center’s Pet Therapy Program to further provide specially trained dogs to lift the spirits of patients and create a healing environment.
Attendees will get a glimpse at the store’s new modern design and in-store innovations, including a cold beverage tap system, and an exclusive On-the-Go drive-thru lane. As the only national restaurant brand to offer this type of service, the “Faster than Ever Drive-Thru Experience” allows DD Perks® members who order ahead using the Dunkin’ Mobile App to bypass the ordering lane and head straight into the line for the pickup window.
The restaurant features an area dedicated to mobile pickups, so that members of the DD Perks® Rewards program who order ahead via Dunkin’s Mobile App can get in and out of the restaurant faster than ever before. For all orders placed for pick up inside the restaurant, guests will be able to track the status of their order via a new digital order status board.
The 2,000 square-foot restaurant will offer 24/7 drive-thru service and the lobby will be open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and will employ approximately 25-30 crew members. In addition to a convenient drive-thru, this Dunkin’ will also feature comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi and a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy Dunkin’ high-quality products in a friendly atmosphere.
“Broyles Hospitality is very excited to be a part of the future of the Dunkin’ brand,” said Arie Kotler, CEO of Broyles Hospitality. “We are thrilled to launch the 3rd Next Generation store in Tennessee! This Next Gen store, will offer a modern dining experience, featuring a contemporary design and innovative technologies. We look forward to seeing you there when we open the doors of this brand-new Dunkin’!”
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Dunkin’ | 1291 Highway 11 W, Bristol, TN 37620
Friday, May 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• 5:00 a.m. – First 50 customers receive Dunkin’ gift bags
• 10:00 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Broyles Hospitality, LLC
• Interior and exterior of Dunkin’ Next Generation store, including unique new store innovations and exclusive products
• Guests receiving gift bags and raffle prizes every 30 minutes
• Dunkin’ mascots, Cuppy and Sprinkles, and ETSU mascot, Bucky
• Official ribbon cutting to celebrate the new store opening
• Radio remote with WXBQ 96.9 FM
• Interviews with Dunkin’ franchisee