Dunkin’ Donuts coming to borough

The Waynesburg community will have a new place to purchase coffee when a new Dunkin’ Donuts comes to Waynesburg later this year, with the restaurant set to be placed between the Wendy’s and Taco Bell off of the I-79 Waynesburg exit.

Heartland Restaurant Group is a Pittsburgh-based Dunkin’ Donuts franchise that serves the Greater Pittsburgh area.  They are in charge of more than 45 Dunkin’ Donuts locally and have been the lead in bringing the well-known donut and coffee chain to Greene County.

“Waynesburg is a growing trade area, and the location off I-79 was ideal for us,” said Chelsea Halker, a spokesperson from Heartland.

Heartland has been recognized in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for being one of the “Fastest Growing Retail Companies” in the Pittsburgh area.

A new restaurant in town can also open up some jobs for students who are looking to make some money while being enrolled at Waynesburg. The group is eager to higher and begin working with young people like students.

“We are looking to hire 30 people who want to gain great experience and potentially grow into management positions,” Halker said.  “For college students in particular, it’s a great resume builder to show a future employer that you have led people.”

The group won awards for the “Best Place to Work” in Pittsburgh from 2011-2013.

According to Heartland’s website, the group believes that working for them can increase management and leadership skills, while focusing on the main characteristics that make up the group such as honesty, integrity, respect and trust.

“It’s the start of a career path that has seen crew members start with us in the bakery and advance to multi-unit restaurant management positions,” Halker said.

Heartland Restaurant Group is already accepting applications and is willing to begin working with employees right away.

“We’re accepting applications now and they can start earning money immediately by training in one of our nearby restaurants,” said Halker, with applications located at www.pleaseapplyonline.com/hrg.

The design and set-up of the store will be similar to most Dunkin’ Donuts in the area and feature all of the fan-favorites, including hot brews, iced coffee, donuts and everything in between.

“This location will have both a dining room and drive-thru,” said Halker.  The hours of operation will be 5 am-11 pm, 7 days a week.”

The store is tentatively set to open in mid-November as the construction is underway.

For Heartland, the building and opening this store will mark a milestone for the number of Dunkin’ Donuts that they have set up in the Pittsburgh region.

“This will be the 50thDunkin’ Donuts location for Heartland Restaurant Group, the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee for the Greater Pittsburgh Region,” said Halker.  “We look forward to serving the people that live and work within the area and becoming a popular destination for guests.”