Looks like sweet dreams really do come true: California’s first-ever Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins drive-thru restaurant is opening next week in San Diego’s Ramona community.
The hybrid eatery – located at 1410 Main St. – officially opens at 4:30 a.m. on April 7 and will offer various giveaways during its grand opening celebration. This includes a free medium hot or iced coffee to patrons on opening day, plus sweet samples. The first 100 customers to order will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts tote bag filled with special swag.
But here’s the best buzz: the first person in both the walk-in and drive-thru lines will be awarded free coffee for an entire year.
The opening day party will also include photo opportunities with Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins mascots, “Cuppy” and “Coney,” respectively.
The menu at the new Ramona restaurant will include iconic brand items like freshly-ground coffee, baked goods and ice cream. The eatery is owned by Southern California resident Mike Stout, who plans to possibly develop other standalone Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in San Diego County.
“We’re proud to open the very first Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins combo drive-thru location in the state,” said Stout in a media release Wednesday.
“We’ve witnessed a lot of buzz surrounding Dunkin’ Donuts’ expansion to the West Coast and are honored to bring the residents of Ramona a whole new experience for California with Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins together,” he added.
Dunkin’ Donuts was founded in 1950 and has more than 11,300 restaurants in 36 countries worldwide. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 and operates more than 7,500 retails shops in nearly 50 countries. Over the years, Baskin-Robbins has rolled out more than 1,200 ice cream flavors and other treats.
San Diego is home to three other Dunkin’ Donuts locations: one in the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Oceanside, the second at Naval Base Medical Center San Diego, and the third at Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown in downtown San Diego.