Hey, Palm Beach County, did you know you're not only home to the nation's oldest Dunkin' Donuts diner but also the area's largest Dunkin' Donuts restaurant?
According to the company, Dunkin' Donuts has opened the area's largest drive-through restaurant in Lantana. The space features a whopping 3,000-square-foot layout complete with free Wi-Fi, USB, and electrical outlets for those who wish to eat and work; a business center conference room that can be booked for private events; seating for more than 70 guests; and 54 parking spaces.
Since the restaurant opened on December 26, the surrounding neighborhood has been overjoyed with the new Dunkin' Donuts, which overhauled the long-vacant property with a beautiful new building and currently employs more than 15 crew members.
"Our goal is to provide each and every one of our guests with the ultimate Dunkin' experience," said franchise owner Stanley Gordon. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to provide the residents and businesses of Lantana with outstanding quality products in such a great location."
To celebrate, the 2-month-old Dunkin' Donuts will be hosting a special grand opening celebration this Saturday, January 18, where patrons can enjoy giveaways and a live radio broadcast from WILD 95.5. The event will also feature a special meet-and-greet with undefeated, light welterweight champion boxer Danny Garcia from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To commemorate the grand opening, the restaurant will offer the first 50 guests in line beginning at 10 a.m. an autographed shirt from Danny Garcia (one giveaway per person in-store, no purchase necessary).
Just a few miles north on Dixie Highway, Palm Beach County residents can also find the nation's oldest Dunkin' Donuts in Lake Park. Originally opened in October of 1962, this diner-like location is truly one of a kind, a restaurant-style, full-service Dunkin' Donuts featuring 11 banquet booths and a six-seat retro diner counter where you can order from a hand-held, laminated diner menu.
Here, patrons can stop in any time of day to order off a four-page menu offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. There is even a small waitstaff dedicated to taking table orders, while additional employees man the standard walk-up counter, where you can purchase any of the usual donuts, bagels, and bacon and egg sandwiches from the menu offered at all nationwide locations. No bags or plastic forks here; servers will deliver your beverage in a glass or ceramic mug, while food is delivered with real silverware.
The new Lantana Dunkin' Donuts is located at 1101 S. Dixie Highway and is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends.
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