updated: 8/16/2010 12:43:02 PM
DH Restaurant Group says it's been nearly a year and a half since a Dunkin' Donuts popped up in central Indiana. That changes this week when the company will open its 15th restaurant located on Indianapolis' northwest side. DH Restaurant Group says it plans to open five more in central Indiana by the end of 2011 that will create 150 jobs.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
Indianapolis, IN (August 16, 2010)—A new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Indianapolis will celebrate its grand opening Friday, August 20. The restaurant, located at 5600 N. Michigan at Kessler, is the first new Dunkin’ Donuts to open in Central Indiana in 17 months.
The restaurant is owned and operated by DH Restaurant Group with Gavin and Kim Hart, who opened their first Dunkin’ Donuts in 2008 and currently are involved with 15 locations in the Indianapolis area and Fort Wayne. They plan to open five more new Dunkin’ Donuts in Central Indiana creating a total of 150 new jobs by the end of 2011.
“This opening is a big one for us, and for the local economy which has certainly suffered along with the rest of the country from the tightening of the lending industry and the loss of jobs,” says Gavin Hart.
Hart said his network recently selected Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, located at 2001 West 86th Street and less than 10 minutes from the new Dunkin’ Donuts, as his charity of choice. Hart plans to sponsor a variety of store events during the year to benefit the hospital.
Gavin and Kim Hart will present a check for $3,000 to the hospital at 9 a.m. at the grand opening on Aug. 20. In addition, anyone who brings a new children’s book or makes a donation to the hospital will receive a coupon for a Free Medium Coffee. The books will be collected onsite in a new wagon displaying a DUNKIN’ DONUTS license plate that will later be used to transfer patients at the hospital. The donated books will be given to hospital patients, who get to choose a new book each day of their hospital stay.
Hart said the following Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Central Indiana also will join the new restaurant at Michigan and Kessler in the “free coffee for books” promotion. All day on Aug. 20, these locations will distribute coupons for Free Medium Coffee to anyone who brings in a new book or makes a donation to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.
1307 Range Line Road, Carmel 1216 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis
2560 E. 146th Street, Carmel 7015 Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis
5600 N. Michigan, Indianapolis 48 E. Washington, Indianapolis
7861 US Highway 31, Indianapolis 10930 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis
3850 N. Shadeland, Indianapolis 1324 Jackson Street, Anderson
9881 E. Highway 36, Avon 13 Commerce Drive, Brownsburg
22 E. McClarnon Drive, Greenfield 120 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood
508 Southway Blvd., Kokomo
Joining in the celebration that day and accepting the check will be Kyle DeFur, President of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital; Anne Coleman, Administrator of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent; and Joanne Hilden, Medical Director of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.
The new Dunkin’ Donuts features a drive-thru window and will be open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. It is the 7th new DD in Indianapolis. Like the others, it features Dunkin’ Donuts signature coffee and donuts, and a wide variety of food and beverage choices, including lattes, cappuccinos, iced tea, Coolatta® slush drinks, as well as bagels, muffins, cookies, oven-toasted breakfast sandwiches, hash browns and the new bagel twists.
Dunkin' Donuts is the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world, selling more than one billion cups of coffee and more than 900 million donuts every year. Today, there are more than 6,500 restaurants in 35 United States and the District of Columbia and more than 2,600 international restaurants in 29 countries.
About Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent was founded on delivering family-centered care for all pediatric patients throughout Indiana. The dedicated children’s hospital has grown to more than 300 pediatric specialists, 46 inpatient beds, 15 beds in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and 17 private rooms in the Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department. The array of pediatric specialists and clinical staff at the comprehensive children’s hospital provide the highest quality of care in emergency medicine, cancer and blood diseases, general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, pulmonology, otolaryngology, rehabilitation and endocrinology
About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories, and the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for four years running. The company has more than 9,000 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2009, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales more than $5.6 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
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