New Rockford Dunkin’ Donuts to Celebrate Grand Opening Feb. 8

Rockford, IL (February, 2017) – Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate the grand opening of its restaurant at 7370 E. State St. in Rockford on Wednesday, February 8.

Beginning at 7 am until 9 am, Sean Kelly, host of Q98.5’s “Sean and Shannon Show,” will broadcast live from Dunkin’ Donuts. Northern Illinois Food Bank staff and volunteers will be on hand at this Dunkin’ Donuts and four other Rockford-area Dunkin’ Donuts to distribute coupons for free donuts to all who make a cash donation. Free travel mugs will be given to anyone who makes a $10 donation or more. At 9:15 am, Dunkin’ Donuts will donate $250 to Northern Illinois Food Bank.

In addition, from 7 – 10 am, all five Rockford-area Dunkin’ Donuts will serve 99-cent Any Size, Any Flavor Hot Coffee, including new Fudge Brownie Swirl and Vanilla Cupcake Swirl. The locations are 7370 E. State, 4105 Charles St., 1601 N. Alpine and 3225 11th St., all in Rockford; and 2101 Gateway Center Drive inside Walmart in Belvidere.

The restaurants are operated by Agivea Donut Inc., which is owned by Greg Novak, Asha Patel, Aruna Patel and Eugene Novak.

About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin Donuts has earned a No,.1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,000 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit

About Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank leads the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. Since 1983, food manufacturers, local grocers, corporations, foundations, and individuals have come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to 800 community food pantries and feeding programs serving more than 71,500 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. That commitment provided 62.5 million meals to those in need in FY16. Find out how you can Volunteer Donate and Get Involved at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Northern llinois Food Bank is a member of Feeding America.

Carrie Reckert for Dunkin’ Donuts
(847) 303-9001