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Early birds get free coffee for a year at Dunkin' Donuts grand opening

People who live, work and travel in the city's south gateway area can soon visit Dunkin’ Donuts' newest store. Dunkin’ will open its new restaurant at 845 Spartanburg Highway on Friday, Aug. 11, featuring the brand’s next generation design, with a modern atmosphere and innovative technologies.

To celebrate, the restaurant will award free coffee for a year to the first 50 guests when it opens at 6 a.m. next Friday. In addition, guests can enjoy appearances by Dunkin’ mascots, gift cards and swag giveaways. At 8 a.m. the store will hold a ribbon cutting with local dignitaries and community partners in conjunction with a check presentation to Interfaith Assistance Ministry, the food pantry and crisis intervention agency. The free coffee winners will get a coupon book for four free medium hot/iced coffees a month for 12 months plus two bonus months — 56 coupons in all.

“Our team is ecstatic to grow our local reach with this innovative new Dunkin’ restaurant,” said Citizen Fuel franchisee Scott Shealy. “The menu offerings and approachable atmosphere will grab the attention of Dunkin’ fans and help keep Hendersonville running on Dunkin’ for years to come.”

Elements of Dunkin’s new restaurant experience include:

  • Modern Design: The openness, colors and materials used in the design help to create an approachable, positive and energetic environment.
  • Premium Pours: Dunkin’s signature cold beverages are now served through an innovative tap system serving eight consistently cold beverages such as coffees, iced teas, cold brew coffee and nitro infused cold brew coffee. Crew members will also use top-quality flavor-maximizing espresso machines to make hand-crafted drinks to order.
  • Dunkin’ on Demand: Dunkin’ has also introduced 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. Guests will be able to track the status of their orders placed for pickup inside the restaurant via a new digital order status board.
  • Increased Energy Efficiency: The new Dunkin’ is a DD Green Achievement restaurant, which is designed to save 25 percent more energy compared to a standard Dunkin’ restaurant. 

After opening day, the restaurant will be open 4 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications for employment can be submitted at