Citizens Bank opens first ever branch inside Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Bellingham, Massachusetts
Citizens and Dunkin’ Donuts partner to provide customer convenience
BOSTON (October 20, 2009) – Serving the needs of busy customers on-the-go, Citizens Bank and Dunkin’ Donuts today announced the opening of the first ever branch inside a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. The new full-service branch, located at 815 South Main Street in Bellingham, Mass., offers customers a one-stop destination for all of their banking, coffee, and bakery needs.
To celebrate the opening, Citizens Bank and Dunkin’ Donuts executives will host a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the Bellingham location. Citizens will have a “Cash Cube” on hand for visitors to have a chance to enter the cube and win as much cash as they can catch. The branch will make a donation to representatives from the Rhode Island Blood Center.
“Citizens Bank is committed to convenience,” said Vice Chairman Martin Bischoff, who heads Consumer and Business Banking at Citizens Financial Group. “We are pleased to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts, one of America’s most well-known and admired brands. This is a natural and exciting partnership for Citizens.”
“Dunkin’ Donuts strives to identify ways to make life more convenient for busy people on-the-go,” said John Dawson, Chief Development Officer for Dunkin’ Donuts. “With the addition of Citizens Bank, we are making it easier for our customers to take care of their banking needs seven days a week.”
The Citizens Bank branch located inside the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant is a full-service branch, featuring three teller windows and a full-service ATM. The branch, open seven days a week, also offers two private offices so that Citizens can best serve its customers’ personal-banking needs. Additionally, the Dunkin’ Donuts store will offer customers its full line of world class beverages as well as dozens of varieties of donuts, baked goods, and breakfast sandwiches.
Citizens customers can bank at the branch Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant is open every day from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and has a full-service drive-thru window. The Citizens Bank ATM is available to customers during the restaurant’s hours of operation.
As part of the partnership, Citizens is offering customers at the branch a $50 discount on home equity loans, a one-month coffee subscription for new checking accounts and a raffle for one-year of free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
A family fun day will be held at the Dunkin’ Donuts-Citizens Bank location beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 31. Children are invited to come dressed in their Halloween costumes. Radio station MAGIC 106.7 will broadcast live and there will be a variety of fun activities, including face painting and a balloon artist.
About Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has 252 branches and 585 ATMs in Massachusetts.
RBS Citizens, N.A. is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $153 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I. CFG’s two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in about 40 states. It is one of the 10 largest commercial banking companies in the United States ranked by assets as of June 30, 2009. CFG is owned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc).
About Dunkin' Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories, and the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for three years running. The company has more than 8,800 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2008, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $5.5 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.