Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates Hawaii return with grand opening of first restaurant

Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating a return to Hawaii with a special grand opening of its first restaurant and drive-thru this Wednesday, July 26.

The company was last present in Hawaii in 2005.

Dunkin’ Donuts recently signed a “multi-store development agreement” with Aloha Petroleum, which paves the way for 15 new Dunkin’ Donut restaurants on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island.

The first restaurant is located at 3270 Ualena Street, at the corner of Ualena and Paiea streets.

Aloha Petroleum announced during the grand opening that its next restaurant location will be at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Earlier this year, it announced plans to open a third location at Kapolei Commons in the fall.

The festivities during Wednesday’s grand opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony, family entertainment, appearances by Dunkin’ Donuts mascots Cuppy and Sprinkles, giveaways, and check presentations to elementary schools in the community.

The schedule follows:

  • 7 a.m. – Welcoming remarks and ribbon cutting ceremony
  • 7:15-8 a.m. – Performances by members of the University of Hawaii Marching Band and Dance Team
  • 9 a.m.-noon – Balloon artists, face painting, live radio remote with 102.7 Da Bomb

The first customers in line at the restaurant and in the drive-thru will receive a $100 Dunkin’ Donuts card. Additionally, the first 50 customers served inside and the first 50 guests in the drive-thru will receive special giveaways.

Dunkin’ Donuts will also be giving away a daily $50 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card from July 26 until July 30 (five days total) through a #HawaiiRunsOnDunkin sweepstakes on Instagram. To participate, customers are invited to share a photo on Instagram showing why they love Dunkin’ Donuts. One winner will be selected at random during each 24-hour period.

How to enter:

  1. Follow @DunkinDonuts on Instagram.
  2. Share a photo/video showing why you love Dunkin’ Donuts.
  3. Tag @DunkinDonuts and use hashtag #HawaiiRunsOnDunkin.

Must be 18+ and a resident of Hawaii to enter. Instagram account must be public.

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