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Lisbon welcomes Dunkin’ Donuts

LISBON – The new Dunkin’ Donuts served its first cup of coffee and doughnut Sunday afternoon.

“We’ve had many guests suggest to us to open a store in Lisbon. We are very excited to have a Dunkin’ Donuts be part of their morning,” said Craig Anton, director of operations for White Donuts LLC, the Salem-based company that owns and operates 17 other franchises in northeast Ohio.

The drive-through window will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The inside portion of the restaurant, which can seat up to 46, will be open daily from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.

A grand opening will be held sometime in the next several weeks. The restaurant employ 30 workers, eight to 10 full time.

Anton said the Dunkin’ Donuts will have the same menu as its other restaurants, which feature 57 varieties of doughnuts and more than a dozen flavors and styles of coffee. He said they will include some of the new menu items the company has been experimenting with, such as doughnuts featuring M&M and Reese’s candies and Oreo cookies. They are also experimenting with pumpkin-flavored doughnuts, coffee and lattes.

Dunkin’ Donuts is the world’s leading coffee and baked goods chain, serving more than three million customers per day at 8,000 locations in 41 states and at 3,200 franchises in 36 other countries, according to its website. In addition to coffee and doughnuts, Dunkin’ Donuts also offers bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods.

White Donuts has 17 Dunkin’ Donut restaurants between Massillon and Hermitage, Pa., including three others in Columbiana County – two in Salem and one in Columbiana.

The shop is located north of downtown Lisbon on state Route 45 at the southwest corner of the intersection with Saltwell Road. The western portion of Saltwell Road where the shop is located falls within Center Township, and township trustees are concerned about whether the intersection is capable of handling the traffic congestion they fear will occur at the already busy intersection.

“I don’t think that’ll be too much of an issue. We’ve worked with the engineers and trustees to work out whatever problems there might be,” Anton said.

tgiambroni@mojonews.com

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