Free Coffee to First 300 Guests, All Day fundraiser for Arthritis Foundation | Restaurants
Dunkin’ Donuts, America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, along with Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty stores, will celebrate the grand opening of its combination restaurant in Jacksonville at 4419 Southside Blvd. on Saturday, November 19. As part of the grand opening event, beginning at 10 a.m., the first 300 guests will receive a free, medium hot or iced coffee as a thank you for visiting the new restaurant. Guests will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a chance to win a Keurig® Single-Cup brewer with a 14-count box of Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® portion packs.
In conjunction with the grand opening celebration, Dunkin’ Donuts will also be hosting a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation. All day on Saturday, November 19 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., 10 percent of the sale price from each purchase will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation to assist in the fight against arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Guests can purchase any Dunkin’ Donuts item from their signature menu or any Baskin-Robbins item from their ice cream specialty menu and it will count towards the donation. All guests who visit the restaurant during the grand opening event will also have an opportunity to register for the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis® on Saturday, December 3, which is also being sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts, and will receive free t-shirts from the organization while supplies last.
“We greatly appreciate the commitment shown by Dunkin’ Donuts to help the Arthritis Foundation with monies needed to help families affected by the disability,” Wendy Smith, Arthritis Foundation, Community Development Manager. “With the Jingle Bell Run/Walk approaching, it’s an excellent time to encourage guests to participate this year and really make a difference in the community.”
The new 2,700 square foot Jacksonville restaurant, which includes a 24-hour drive-thru for guest convenience, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The restaurant also features comfortable seating for up to 35 guests and free Wi-Fi, plus a Baskin-Robbins self-service area for grab-n-go cakes, mini cones, pre-packed quarts of ice cream, and more.
“Our new restaurant is located in a highly visible, easily accessible location, making it convenient for the Jacksonville community to stop in for their favorite freshly brewed coffee or baked goods,” said John Schaefer, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee of the new location. “We’re also excited to bring 20 new full- and part-time jobs to the local community through this new restaurant opening.”
The restaurant will be complemented by a delicious menu of Dunkin’ Donuts’ high-quality, great-tasting food and beverages, and Baskin-Robbins’ best-in-class ice cream flavors. Dunkin’ Donuts will offer menu items that can be enjoyed all day, including old favorites such as a wide variety of hot and iced coffee, lattes and cappuccino to new menu products such as the Chicken Biscuit Sandwich, Smokehouse Sausage Breakfast Sandwich and Mint Hot Chocolate (a permanent addition to the brand’s beverage lineup). Guests can also enjoy a variety of seasonal menu items, including a Warm Cinnamon Swirl Muffin, holiday-themed donuts, and Cinnamon Swirl, Gingerbread and Peppermint Mocha coffees and lattes.
Baskin-Robbins will offer a wide selection of best-in-class ice cream flavors, including the November “Flavor of the Month” Winter Chocolate Marshmallow, a flavor featuring hot chocolate flavored ice cream with a whipped cream ribbon and yummy marshmallow dough. In addition to a new “Flavor of the Month” each month, Baskin-Robbins will serve guests premium Soft Serve products, frozen beverages, including 31° Below™: Baskin-Robbins Soft Serve blended together with delicious candies and toppings. Flavors include Butterfinger®, Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup, M&M’s®, Snickers®, Oreo®, Heath®.
In addition to traditional menu offerings, the new Jacksonville restaurant will feature two special combined Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins products, Espresso Melt and Coolatta® Float. The Espresso Melt features a shot of Dunkin’ Donuts’ hot espresso served over Baskin-Robbins’ cold, rich and creamy vanilla Soft Serve. Guests who enjoy caramel or mocha can also add those flavors to their Espresso Melt. Another exciting offering that’s exclusive to combination restaurants is the Coolatta® Float, which pairs Dunkin’ Donuts’ refreshing Coolatta® drink in Blue Raspberry, Coffee, Strawberry, or Tropicana, with Baskin-Robbins’ delicious vanilla Soft Serve.
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