Dunkin’ Celebrates 1,000th Next Generation Restaurant Opening

by Katie Lee

Canton, Mass. — In 2018, Dunkin’s first Next Generation restaurant opened in Quincy, Mass., featuring a new design with a modern atmosphere and innovative features. Now, just 3 years later, Dunkin’ is opening its 1,000th Next Gen restaurant in Woodstock, Ga. On March 26, it hosted a small grand opening ceremony outside the new restaurant to mark the milestone.

The openness, colors and materials used in the new design help create an approachable, positive and energetic environment. A front-facing bakery case is one example of the eye-catching design elements that guests can expect.

Next Gen restaurants feature a dedicated mobile order pickup area so guests who order ahead via the Dunkin’ App can get in and out of the restaurant faster than ever before. Guests can track the status of their mobile order placed for in-store pickup via a digital order status board. At select Next Gen restaurants, there is also a dedicated drive-thru lane for mobile order pickups.

Dunkin’s signature cold beverages are poured through an innovative tap system, serving a variety of consistently cold sips, such as iced coffee, iced tea, Cold Brew and Nitro-Infused Cold Brew (a Next Gen exclusive). Crew members also use top-quality, flavor-maximizing espresso machines to make handcrafted drinks to order.

Next Gen restaurants are designed to meet DD Green Achievement™ specifications. Stores that achieve DD Green Achievement status, including the one in Woodstock, are built with sustainable and efficient elements like LED lighting, high-efficiency mechanical equipment, low-flow faucets, and more. DD Green Achievement restaurants are performing better than designed. On average, they are 33% more energy efficient compared to conventional Dunkin’ restaurants.

New Next Gen restaurants will open soon in Mira Mesa, Calif.; Trumbull, Conn.; Las Vegas; Bridgman, Mich.; and more.




SOURCE: Dunkin’

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