Thank you Dunkin for inviting me to the Grand Opening of Dunkin Donuts in Santa Clarita Valley!
You might remember my excitement when a Dunkin opened up REALLY close to me. I shared a video I made on YouTube and was just WAITING anxiously for one to open up where I live in Santa Clarita aka #Awesometown. (and yes, that’s a thing). Waited patiently for the word to come through about the one for my town. It opened up recently AND has a drive-thru! Drive-thru coffee shops are a MUST for moms. I sometimes will go out of my way just to avoid having to get the kids out of the car. Oh, who am I kidding – if I have them and there’s no drive-thru option, I skip it.
Anyways, I ventured over to Dunkin (at a reasonable hour – no way would I be there at 4:30 for the grand opening! I love my sleep!) and was greeted by a familiar face 🙂 He’s just so cheerful! With an Iced Coconut Coffee in hand, I watched the Golden Valley band perform some songs before the ribbon cutting ceremony.
It brought me back to my high school days when I’d attend our Valencia Vikings football on Friday nights. Loved the energy the bands always provide! I love ribbon cutting ceremonies. I really need a giant pair of scissors. But my almost 4 years of being a mom knows that’s probably NOT the safest thing to have around the house.
Before heading out, I grabbed some donuts to go. My mom was sad that I brought her nothing after the grand opening in Encino. The lovely women that invited me to the grand opening couldn’t let that happen again. While I waited, I scoped out some of the gear available in their retail section. I NEED THAT SHIRT. So true, right?
This Santa Clarita Location (Right on Sierra Hwy just north of Via Princessa) is open until 11pm (dining room) and midnight (drive-thru). And it’s open bright and early at 4:30am every day. There’s an outside patio as well as a really large inside dining room.
One of the things I was most impressed about was the way they transformed the space. In Santa Clarita, so often restaurants close and the next owners just reopen with a new name, some minor paint, etc. I know it’s expensive to open and remodel a restaurant, but it makes such an impact when you drive by and don’t see it as the previous spot. These franchise owners did a great job remodeling all aspects of the space inside and out. (Years ago it had been a Taco Bell).
27125 Sierra Highway
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
The awesome folks at Dunkin Donuts gave me 2 $10 gift cards to give away. Below is the rafflecopter widget to enter. Contest ends Monday night (the 24th) and I’ll be emailing the 2 winners to get your mailing address. Good luck!