Job creation touted at Carson Dunkin’ Donuts grand opening |

Job creation touted at Carson Dunkin’ Donuts grand opening

by John Barrette

With plans to open several Dunkin’ Donuts across Northern Nevada, Carson residents celebrated the opening of the chain’s second store in Carson City on Tuesday.

Emphasizing creation of 100 jobs, Dunkin’ Donuts co-owner Nicole Hansen and Mayor Robert Crowell marked the official opening.

Hansen and husband Drew along with a third partner expect to open several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and baked goods restaurants as part of their Northern Nevada franchise.

“This is just the beginning, as we are looking to open nine additional restaurants in the Northern Nevada market in the years ahead,” said Hansen, who has Northern Nevada roots. “We are excited to bring Dunkin’ to the area.”

Her husband originally is from the state of Washington but has been here several months. He manages matters while Hansen said she is the developer.

The first store operated by HT2 Franchising opened Monday at the Legends in Sparks.

“This is a special day for Carson City and a special day for Northern Nevada,” Crowell said, labeling it “sweet” because of the number of jobs brought by the opening.

The restaurant will be open round the clock every day and, along with coffee, donuts and other pastries, will feature free Wi-Fi. The outlet, jammed on Tuesday, has ample seating for normal crowds and also has a drive-thru window.

The first customers were in line both in the store and at the drive-through window at 5 a.m. In addition, through Sunday all customers get one free medium hot or iced coffee while visiting the store.

The restaurant at 2190 E. William St., which is across from the Gold Dust West Resort and Casino near the freeway bypass entry-exit, became one of 11,000 Dunkin’ Donuts outlets worldwide.