Dunkin' Donuts Opens in Aberdeen
Dunkin’ Donuts in Aberdeen opened its doors to the public Monday.
Located at 1798 N. Sandhills Blvd., the site of the former Blockbuster store, Dunkin’ Donuts is open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A formal grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in August.
Dunkin’ Donuts offers a full menu of the brand’s classic food and beverages that features not only its signature doughnutss, but also bagels, sandwiches, freshly brewed tea and Dunkin’ Donuts’ “world-famous” coffee, a news release said.
Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s largest retailer of coffee-by-the-cup, serving nearly 1.5 billion cups of brewed coffee each year. The coffee is made from 100 percent Arabica coffee beans and has its own coffee specifications, which are recognized by the industry as a superior grade of coffee, the release said.
“We’re excited to be part of the Aberdeen and surrounding area communities, and to bring the excitement, emotions and joy of Dunkin’ Donuts,” said Ken Baer, operating partner of Pinehurst Donuts LLC, which owns and operates the local Dunkin’ Donuts. “We’re also very excited to bring new employment opportunities to the area and have hired over 50 crew, shift leaders and managers.
“We are proud to serve the families and residents of Moore County. We hope to become a popular destination and an everyday routine for guests looking for high-quality coffee, baked goods and snacks delivered fast in a friendly environment and at an affordable price.”
Pinehurst Donuts LLC also owns and operates a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise at 2628 Raeford Road in Fayetteville.
Pinehurst Donuts LLC was established in 2010 by Baer and Pat Corso, both of whom have been residents, businessmen and active in the local community for more than 25 years. Baer and Corso are former Pinehurst Resort executives, as well as partners at National Resort Management, located in the village of Pinehurst.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, doughnut, bagel and muffin categories, a news release said. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for six years running.
The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. In 2011, Dunkin’ Donuts’ global systemwide sales were $6.5 billion.
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