Excitement Brewing at HOU with Opening of New Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Combo Restaurant
Growth of Concessions Program and Job Creation Celebrated at Hobby Airport
December 27, 2011
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Dunkin’ Donuts, America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, along with Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty stores, opened a new restaurant in William P. Hobby Airport’s Central Concourse on December 27, 2011.
The new restaurant features a fresh, friendly, and engaging environment for travelers. Complete with a new, warmer interior color palette, the restaurant offers comfortable seating and atmospheric lighting. The new Hobby Airport location will be open from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays. It is 1,000 square feet, employs approximately 18 crew members and seats 16 guests.
The restaurant will offer a delicious menu of Dunkin’ Donuts’ great-tasting food and beverages and Baskin-Robbins’ ice cream flavors. Dunkin’ Donuts menu items include a wide variety of hot and iced coffee, lattes, an assortment of bagels, donuts, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, Wake-Up Wraps, DDSMART® better-for-you items and more. Baskin-Robbins will offer 12 flavors of ice cream, an opportunity to build your own sundae, shakes, malts and more.
“The addition of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins at Hobby Airport enhances the customer experience by offering world-class food and beverage options to travelers on the go,” says Ian Wadsworth, Houston Airport System Chief Commercial Officer. “And, at the same time it supports our enterprise fund by bringing non-airline revenue to the airport system.”
The first Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins combo restaurant opened in Houston in 1998. This will be the second location in the Houston market and the first one in a Houston airport.
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 approximately 10,000 restaurants 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.
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium ice cream, specialty frozen desserts and beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 6,000 retail shops in 33 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. Based in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN). For more information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.
About Houston Airport System
The Houston Airport System (HAS) served more than 49.5 million passengers in 2010. Houston's three airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) contribute more than $27 billion to the regional economy. For more information, visit fly2houston.com and follow us on Twitter @IAH and @HobbyAirport.