Excitement brewing with opening of Dunkin’ Donuts at Roswell Park

BUFFALO – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today celebrated the opening of its newest restaurant in the greater Buffalo area at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).

The new, 300-square-foot, full-service Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant is prominently located inside the front lobby of the institute where it will serve guests, patients and staff of RPCI.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is proud to serve the hardworking staff and families receiving treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute,” said Dunkin’ Donuts Western New York Franchisee Tim Cloe. “Our partnership with Roswell Park Cancer Institute is very close to our hearts and we are honored to help support the outstanding level of care the institute provides to the Western New York community each day.”

With the opening of the RPCI restaurant, Dunkin’ Donuts now has 44 locations in the greater Buffalo area.

The opening follows the recent announcement of a partnership between Dunkin’ Donuts and RPCI, through which Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees will donate up to 1.85 million cups of coffee over the next five years to aid fundraising efforts for RPCI.

The fundraising initiative provides RPCI the opportunity to generate monetary donations through its sale of “Cups for Roswell” coffee coupon books. The goal is to raise $750,000 in monetary donations through the sale of these coupon books. The monetary support is earmarked for Phase II of construction on RPCI’s new Clinical Sciences Center along with providing seed funding to RPCI scientists and clinicians for scientific research projects showing the greatest potential to save lives.

Additionally, Dunkin’ Donuts will supplement the partnership with product donations to support various fundraising events and activities organized by Roswell Park Cancer Institute, anticipated to have an estimated retail value of $250,000.

“The life-saving cancer research and supportive patient programs that take place every day at Roswell Park would not be possible without the generous support of organizations like Dunkin Donuts,” said Donald L. Trump, MD, FACP, President and CEO of Roswell Park. “Dunkin’s commitment to the care of people with cancer and their overwhelming enthusiasm for the research we conduct here is truly inspiring, and I would like to share my continued gratitude on behalf of our faculty, staff and patients.”

The Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at RPCI features a modern look that provides a fresh, friendly, vibrant and engaging environment for guests.

The new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant offers high-quality, great-tasting menu items that can be enjoyed all day, including signature favorites such as a wide-variety of hot and iced coffee, baked goods along with delicious Bakery Sandwiches.

Since the 1950s, Dunkin’ Donuts has been a daily ritual for millions of people who come to our restaurants for delicious food and beverages, friendly service at a great value. Over the past 60 years, Dunkin’ Donuts has expanded its menu to include iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Coolatta frozen beverages, muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and bagel twists. In 2005, the company brought together a “Culinary Dream Team” of acclaimed chefs led by Executive Chef Stan Frankenthaler, to create new and innovative menu choices for busy people on the go. The company introduced the DDSMART better-for-you menu and afternoon snacks such as flatbread sandwiches to offer guests more choices throughout the day.

Dunkin’ Donuts is one of the leading baked goods and coffee chains in the world, selling 1.5 billion cups of hot and iced coffee and more than 2.4 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS donut hole treats every year. Today, there are more than 7,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in 38 states across the U.S., plus the District of Columbia, and more than 3,000 international restaurants in 32 countries.

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About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for seven years running. The company has more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

About Roswell Park Cancer Institute

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation?s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.