June 23, 2011
Excitement Brewing in Columbia, S.C. – TBG Food Acquisition Corp. opens 45th Restaurant
Grand opening celebration will include FREE travel mugs for the first 250 customers and $.99 small hot or iced coffee Monday through Friday Columbia, S.C. (June 23, 2011) -- Dunkin' Donuts, America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, will open a new restaurant in Columbia at 1011 Wildewood Centre Dr. on June 27, 2011. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant is giving free travel mugs to the first 250 customers and offering an opening special of $.99 small hot or iced coffee Monday through Friday. The new Columbia location will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. It employs approximately 30 crew members and seats 30 people. The new restaurant features a modern look that provides a fresh, friendly, vibrant, and engaging environment for guests. Complete with a warm interior color palette, the restaurant also offers comfortable guest seating and atmospheric lighting. Additionally, the restaurant has a drive-thru for faster service. As for the menu, the new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant will offer 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 and baked goods to new products such as Frozen Hot Chocolate, Iced Tea and Lemonade. "We are proud to serve the hard-working people of Columbia and hope to become a popular destination and an everyday routine for guests looking for high-quality coffee, baked goods and snacks delivered fast in a friendly environment and at an affordable price,” said Peter Marrinan, CEO of TBG Food Acquisition Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of private equity firm, The Beekman Group, LLC. TBG Food Acquisition now has 45 restaurants in South Carolina and New York. 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. Most recently, 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 the leading baked goods and coffee chain in the world, selling 1.5 billion cups of hot and iced coffee and more than one billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats every year. Today, there are more than 6,700 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in 36 United States, plus the District of Columbia, and more than 2,900 international restaurants in 30 countries. To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DDGSAColum). ### 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 five years running. The company has more than 9,700 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales totaled $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.