Dunkin’ Donuts, will celebrate the grand opening of its first restaurant in Bridgeport, West Virginia on Wednesday, December 30th. The restaurant, located off Interstate 79 at 50 Genisis Blvd at Charlespointe, is housed in the Exxon fueling station owned by Dunkin’ Donuts’ franchise partner, Joe DeFazio, a prominent member of the local business community. In addition to the Dunkin’ Donuts location, Mr. DeFazio has also owned and operated several fueling stations in the Bridgeport area for more than 50 years.

To celebrate the grand opening, free coffee and donuts will be given away at the pumps to help fuel weary last minute shoppers and travelers on December 22 and 23 from 8:00 to 10:00AM. The coffee and donut giveaway at the pumps will resume the morning of “black Saturday,” December 26, 8:00 to 10:00AM, to offer a jump-start to the post-holiday gift returns rush.

“We’re proud to serve the hard-working people of Bridgeport, and honored to open the first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in West Virginia,” said DeFazio. “Our goal is to provide the ultimate customer service experience and change people’s expectations about what is possible at a quick service restaurant.”

In addition to providing the people of Bridgeport with a new option for their morning coffee ritual, the new location will also help to stimulate the economy by creating 25 new full and part-time jobs. DeFazio, who plans to open two more Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the market next year, says he chose Dunkin’ Donuts because of its new restaurant design, freshly-brewed coffee and high-quality baked products and all-day snacks.

“Despite our name, we offer more than just delicious donuts,” says DeFazio. “We hope to become a popular spot for on-the-go customers looking for high quality coffee and baked goods that will be delivered fast, fresh and at an affordable price.”