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Dunkin’ Franchisee Bashar Mustafa, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon while joined by family, local officials and community partners to celebrate the grand opening of Fulton County’s first next generation Dunkin’ restaurant at 1008 State Highway 29A in Gloversville on June 30. The 2,000-square-foot location features a modern atmosphere, innovative technologies and several exciting elements to make running on Dunkin’ faster and more convenient than ever before. (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — People who live and work in Fulton County can now enjoy Dunkin’s next generation store design. Dunkin’, America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, recently celebrated the official grand opening of its new restaurant at 1008 State Highway 29A in Gloversville.

The 2,000-square-foot location employs approximately 30 crew members and is the first restaurant in Fulton County that features Dunkin’s new restaurant design with a modern atmosphere, innovative technologies and exciting elements, including:

— Modern Design: The openness, colors and materials used in the design help to create an approachable, positive and energetic environment.

— Premium Pours: Dunkin’s signature cold beverages are now poured through an innovative tap system serving eight consistently cold beverages such as iced coffee, iced tea, Cold Brew and Nitro-Infused Cold Brew. Crew members will also use top-quality flavor-maximizing espresso machines to make hand-crafted drinks to order.

— Dunkin’ on Demand: Dunkin’ has also introduced an area dedicated to mobile pickups, so that members of the DD Perks Rewards program who order ahead via Dunkin’s Mobile App can get in and out of the restaurant faster than ever before. Guests will be able to track the status of their orders placed for pickup inside the restaurant via a new digital order status board.

 — Increased Energy Efficiency: The new Dunkin’ is a DD Green Achievement restaurant, which is designed to save 25 percent more energy compared to a standard Dunkin’ restaurant.

 “We are thrilled to be a part of Dunkin’s next generation store initiative and can’t wait to bring this innovative new restaurant to the Fulton County community,” said Bashar Mustafa, Dunkin’ franchisee in a news release. “The new menu offerings and approachable atmosphere will grab the attention of Dunkin’ fans and help keep Gloversville running on Dunkin’ for years to come.”

 In celebration of the grand opening, the Dunkin’ franchisee also made a $1,000 donation to the Nathan Littauer Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home. The foundation raises funds to support capital projects, programs, and staff development for the hospital and nursing home.

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By Paul Wager