Dunkin’ Donuts announced Friday that its Pasadena store on South Lake will open with a ribbon cutting on Aug. 22.
The restaurant will feature a unique sign that refers to the brand simply as Dunkin’, which is intended to highlight coffee and iced drinks over food. The restaurant will be open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Among the items on hand for guests will be hot and iced coffee, cold brew, lattes, macchiato and new “Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee.” The restaurant will also feature doughnuts, baked goods and sandwiches.
“We’re proud to bring the Pasadena Community its first Dunkin Doughnuts restaurant, and introduce the brand’s iconic beverages and food to local residents,’ said Coby Sonenshine, who owns the local franchise.
New locations are planned in South El Monte, West Covina and Baldwin Park.
“We are confident that the entire San Gabriel Valley will soon be running on Dunkin’,” he said.
West Covina residents opposed the restaurant. But, after a lengthy public hearing, the West Covina City Council voted to approve a drive through at South Hills Plaza.
Originally proposed for the site in 2016, the restaurant encountered opposition from residents who feared it would put Rainbow Donuts, a neighboring shop out of business. Several residents testified on both sides of the issue Tuesday.