American donut chain Dunkin’ - which has recently acquired a unit on Broadway - has just announced an opening date for the new outlet in Bradford city centre.

Formerly known as Dunkin Donuts, the doughnut and coffee brand has been a common sight on American highways for decades, but has had a minimal presence in the UK until recently.

But a planning application recently revealed that the chain was hoping to open a branch in Bradford and acquire the former Bright House unit at the Xchange on Broadway which has proved a success.

The storefront in the city centre has now been branded with the company's logo, and bold wording that states the shop will open at 10am on June 1.

It also says that there will be goody bags for the first 50 customers and opening day offers.

The company opened its first unit in Bradford, a drive-thru restaurant at Odsal, in late 2020, and still only has a handful of locations in the UK.

The new store will be the latest in a series of food businesses to open in that area of the city centre.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dunkin' donut drive-thru at OdsalDunkin' donut drive-thru at Odsal

Although popular burger chain Five Guys shut in 2019, there has been a flurry of new businesses opening in the pedestrianised area outside the Broadway Shopping Centre.

Italian restaurant Zizzi, Greggs, and cafe Esquires had already been based in the area and were joined by cafe Tiffin Grande after the closure of Patisserie Valerie in 2019.

Pizza Express, German Doner Kebab and dessert restaurant Haute Dolchi have also opened in recent years.

In the coming months, two new restaurants are due to open near the Broadway.
Chilli Flames
will soon open in a unit next to Haute Dolci, and Patron and Sakku, a 300+ seat steak restaurant, will be opening in a unit between Tiffin Grande and Zizzi later this year.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The restaurants have opened near The BroadwayThe restaurants have opened near The Broadway

Established in Massachusetts in the 1950s, Dunkin Donuts has since spread to 46 countries across the globe.

The news of the new store has split the opinions of Bradford residents.

Some T&A readers agreed that the new store is a great addition to Bradford’s high street.
Basil Fawlty commented: “Great news, they do fantastic stuff. Another chain arriving is very positive news for the city centre.

And Bambie commented: “Great news, another new business opening in an empty unit.”
But others are concerned it could help to fuel the obesity crisis.

The Telegraph & Argus has contacted Dunkin for a comment on the plans but has yet to receive a response.