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Dunkin’ Donuts to open
Famous chain sets September opening date for Campbell Station Center restaurant


Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open its doors in Campbell Station Center Monday, Sept. 15.

Nick and Kevin Patel, co-owners of Dunkin’ Donuts off Cedar Bluff Road, plan to open their second store in Farragut, followed by three more in the next year.


Other up-and-coming locations include near West Town Mall, in Lenoir City, and another at a yet-undetermined site.

“It’s a really growing company, and they’ve got a great line of products,” said Nick Patel.

The Patels do not plan a grand opening celebration on the September opening date of the Campbell Station Dunkin’ Donuts.

“We’re not going to do a big grand-opening that day. We’ll probably wait a couple of weeks … but we will be open for business,” Patel said.

Besides doughnuts, Dunkin’ will offer breakfast sandwiches, bagels and muffins. In addition, the restaurant will offer chicken and turkey flatbreads (including low calorie) and pizza.

“We have a new line of products for p.m., for people to have in the afternoon,” Patel said of the new, non-traditional Dunkin’ products.

“All of our offerings we serve all day long. All our breakfast stuff you can get all day long; it’s not just for the morning,” he added.

According to Patel, Dunkin’ Donuts was “really pushing

coffee.”

“It’s really big right now, especially with the espressos and the lattes and the cappuccinos. And Dunkin’ is really focusing their quality on that product.

“The coffee is really popular up north. A lot of people don’t know about it in the South and we’re hoping to convince some people to switch from Starbucks to Dunkin’,” Patel said.

“That’s going to be really one of our main goals for the store here,” he added.

Patel said he and his father decided to open a store in Farragut for more than just economic reasons

“We definitely want to be part of the community over there. We’ll try to get involved with the schools and the churches. I think that the store will be really good for the community,” he said.

“The town of Farragut’s demographics are good for that kind of store here,” he added.

“Of course, there’s Turkey Creek. We always want to be close to Turkey Creek, but the reason we decided not to go into Turkey Creek and open a store is that we didn’t want to get lost in the crowd over there,” Patel said of Campbell Station Center’s location.

“Another reason, too, is just to be close to the Interstate,” he added.

The Patels plan to employ 15 to 20 at the Campbell Station Dunkin’ Donuts, including general manager David Jay, currently in training at Cedar Bluff.

 

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