The first day of classes for Shippensburg University students just got a lot sweeter, thanks to the addition of Dunkin’ Donuts in the Ceddia Union Building.
Dunkin’ Donuts, which opened on Monday, does have a slightly limited menu compared to other Dunkin’ Donuts, due to space limitations. SU’s Dunkin’ Donuts has more than one dozen varieties of donut, which change seasonally. Currently, there is a manager’s special donut, featuring SU colors.
Dunkin’ Donuts also serves muffins, croissants, bagels and breakfast sandwiches. According to Dunkin’ Donuts manager Jermaine Smith, all bread products are baked fresh two timesdaily.
“Bakers come in every morning at 4 a.m. and again at noon,” Smith said.
Smith hopes to provide students, faculty and staff with great customer service and a quality product, along with efficiency to meet the demands of a busy schedule.
“This is a great grab-and-go place for anyone who wants to grab something quick to eat in between classes,” he said.
“I think it’s a great addition,” SU junior Brandon Moist said.
Moist also noted he liked the affordable prices at Dunkin’ Donuts. Dunkin’ Donuts’ food selection is not its only selling point. One thing many students are looking forward to is the coffee and beverages.
Cold beverages include iced lattes, sweetened and unsweetened iced teas and Dunkin’ Donuts’ signature frozen beverage, the Coolatta. The Coolatta will be available in a variety of flavors from fruity Watermelon and Strawberry to sweet Oreo Vanilla Bean and Frozen Caramel Coffee. Pre-sweetened flavor shots are also available to add to drinks.
Sophomore Angie Mason described her French Vanilla Coffee Coolatta as delightful.
“It [Dunkin’ Donuts] is all I have at home, so this is wonderful,” Mason said.
Nationally, Dunkin’ Donuts sells more than 30 cups of coffee every second. The chain also boasts Fair-Trade Certified espresso beans used in all its lattes and cappuccinos.
Dunkin’ Donuts will be open Monday through Saturday.
Its hours on Monday through Thursday are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 to 4 p.m.
On Saturday the hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, credit and flex will be accepted as payment. Currently, Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards are not accepted, but will be later in the semester.