Do you run on Dunkin'? If so, you may want to cancel your plans and call off work on Monday, Feb. 17 for the grand opening of the new Dunkin' in Independence, Kentucky.
The first 100 visitors ages 16 and older to the location at 2037 Harris Pike will get free coffee for a year. Doors open at 5 a.m.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. and "local dignitaries from the City of Independence, Dunkin’ Mascot “Sprinkles” and Dunkin’ and One Holland Company executives and team members will on hand for the honors," according to a release.
The Independence Dunkin' and its parent company One Holland will also be giving a check to the Simon Kenton High School Band at the ceremony. They have pledged to donate $100,000 to go toward a new scoreboard at Simon Kenton High and an additional $10,000 annually over the next six years for campus improvements.
“On February 17, we will be opening One Holland’s first Dunkin’ in Independence, Kentucky, next to my alma mater, Simon Kenton High School," said Gary Holland, president of One Holland, in a release. "This is very special for me personally because Independence is my hometown and I grew up loving Dunkin’. Whenever my sisters or I had special achievement or milestone, my mom took us to the Dunkin’ in Florence. So Dunkin’ has always had a special place in my heart. The outpouring of community excitement and support has been tremendous in Independence and our team is ready to make our guests happy. We plan to open our next Dunkin’ in Taylor Mill next to our headquarters within the next 12 months.”
One Holland oversees more than 25 restaurants, including franchises of Skyline Chili, LaRosa's, First Watch and Dunkin'.