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Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Excitement 'brewing' with opening of new Dunkin' Donuts

by jmaloni

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Tue, May 14th 2013 05:10 pm
Dunkin' Donuts Franchisee Tim Cloe (far left) toasts the team at Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the grand opening of the Dunkin' Donuts restaurant at RPCI on Tuesday, May 14.
Dunkin' Donuts Franchisee Tim Cloe (far left) toasts the team at Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the grand opening of the Dunkin' Donuts restaurant at RPCI on Tuesday, May 14.
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New restaurant opening serves as centerpiece of longstanding partnership between Dunkin' Donuts and Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Partnership to include donation of up to 1.85 million cups of Dunkin' Donuts coffee

Dunkin' Donuts celebrated the opening of its newest restaurant in the greater Buffalo area at Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Tuesday.

The new, 300-square-foot, full-service Dunkin' Donuts restaurant is prominently located inside the front lobby of the institute. 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 menu items that can be enjoyed all day, including signature favorites such as a wide-variety of hot and iced coffee, baked goods along and bakery sandwiches.

Since the 1950s, Dunkin' Donuts has been a daily ritual for millions of people. 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.

To learn more about Dunkin' Donuts visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow it on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

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