NEWPORT NEWS—Residents and visitors to Newport News will soon be able to experience Dunkin’s store of the future, as the brand announced the grand opening of its newest drive-thru only restaurant at 692 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard on Saturday, June 26. Starting at 5am, the restaurant will reward the first 50 guests in the drive-thru line with free coffee for a year.
The restaurant is also inviting guests to enjoy a free medium hot or iced coffee all day on Saturday as well as Sunday, June 27. Throughout the day on June 26, the store will surprise guests with Dunkin’ giveaways and more. Local racing legend Mark Wertz will be onsite from 11am–1pm on Saturday to greet guests. FM99s own Rock Girl Jessica will be broadcasting live at the grand opening celebration from 11am–1pm.
At 10:00 a.m., Dunkin’ franchisee, Gregg Negro of Restaurant Services of the Outer Banks, in partnership with Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, will donate $3,000 to the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia to further its mission to support and strengthen America’s military service members and their families. Chelsea Lynch, Regional Development Manager of USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, will be onsite to accept the donation on behalf of the organization.
Featuring the brand’s Next Gen design, the drive-thru only Dunkin’ will allow guests to run on Dunkin’ faster and more conveniently than before. Elements of the new restaurant will include:
- A Modern Design. The openness, colors, and materials used in the design help create an approachable, positive, and energetic environment. One example guests can expect is a front-facing bakery case.
- Faster Experience. An exclusive On-The-Go drive-thru lane allows DD Perks members who order ahead via the Dunkin’ app to bypass the ordering lane and head straight to the pickup window.
- Increased Efficiency. Next Gen restaurants are designed to mee DD Green Achievement™ specification and are built with sustainable and efficient elements such as LED lighting, high-performance mechanical equipment, low-flow faucets, and more, making them 33 percent more energy efficient than conventional Dunkin’ restaurants.
The 1,000 square-foot restaurant will employ 20 crew members and be open daily from 5am – 7pm. The restaurant will also offer free WiFi and seats for up to eight guests outdoors.