Dunkin' Donuts opens in Great Wolf Lodge

by Eric Schroeder
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CANTON, MASS. — Dunkin’ Donuts has opened a shop at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C., marking the launch of efforts to establish a presence for the chain in a range of hotel and lodging locations.

The Great Wolf Lodge is one of North America’s largest indoor water park resorts. In addition to resort-style locations such as the Great Wolf Lodge, Dunkin’ Donuts said new effort will focus on larger airport hotels and vacation ownership locations throughout the East, Midwest and Southwest portions of the United States.

Store models will be fully modifiable to include full retail shops, kiosks, self-serve hot coffee stations and snack bars, Dunkin’ said. Products offered for sale will be prepared in the property’s own kitchen, allowing food and beverage teams to manage inventory.

"Millions of Americans rely on our world-famous coffee to keep themselves running," said Kevin Houser, vice-president of development at Dunkin’ Donuts. "By adding Dunkin’ Donuts, hotels and resorts not only provide an improved alternative to the usual retail coffee concepts currently offered in lodging properties, they allow travelers to continue to enjoy an important part of their daily lives even when they are away from home."

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