The grand opening of Dunkin’ was Friday, July 1. Part of a national chain, Dunkin’ is located at 1020 Willow Creek Road. (Photo by Ray Newton)
Following weeks of delay caused by supply chain disruptions, the new Dunkin’ had its grand opening Friday, July 1 — just in time to benefit from large crowds in town for potentially record-setting July 4th activities.
General manager Robert Routh said, “We’re really pleased. This is a perfect location, across from the hospital, near schools and a lot of stores. I know it’s just my opinion, but I think we’ve got the best coffee in town. We cater to diverse customers — teens to seniors.”
Dunkin’ is the largest coffee and doughnut brand in the nation.
Located at 1020 Willow Creek Road, the new store is open Monday-Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Leona Browning, a 14-year employee of Dunkin’, has her home base in Phoenix, but relocated to Prescott for several weeks to train new employees. Currently, the store has 22 employees, both full-time and part-time.
Dunkin’ (formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts) is part of a larger corporate firm called Inspire Brands. Inspire, founded in 2018, is the second-largest restaurant company in the U.S. Other brands owned by Inspire include Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John’s, Sonic Drive-in and Rusty Tacos.