Normand and Joline Boulay, the owners of Farmindale’s newest business, Dunkin Donuts, welcomed friends and neighbors to celebrate with them and win some fabulous prizes. The Farmingdale Dunkin Donuts is the fourth one for the Boulays — two others located in Lewiston and one in Gardiner.
Normand and Joline Boulay, expressed their excitement and satisfaction of the new store being open. “It’s been a really great experience,” Normand Boulay said. “Our store in Gardiner was becoming overwhelmed, and we saw that our service was slipping. We decided to open another store to help service our customers better. This is a great community and local officials have really helped us out.”
Amanda Mercier, Store Manager, was also excited. “This is the first Dunkin’ I’ve managed from the very beginning of the store,” she said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
With the edition of their newest store, Normand Boulay said they now employ over 80 Maine workers. “We are proud of our investments in Maine communities. Throughout the construction phase, we chose as many local businesses as we could, and will continue to invest in the local economy.”
Doug Ebert, Chairman of the Farmingdale Select Board said, “Farmingdale welcomes Dunkin Donuts as the newest business in town and looks forward to many years of having them in our community. Farmingdale runs on Dunkin.”
Select Board Chair Ebert performed a ribbon cutting. Also in attendance to celebrate the business and welcome the Boulays to the community were Senator Pat Flood, whose district includes Farmingdale and Kennebec Savings Bank President Mark Johnston.
Customers who stopped by were invited to spin a wheel and win various prizes. CUPPIE the Dunkin Mascot was also present. The Boulays also held a drawing for the following prizes: Microsoft Surface Tablet, Kuerig Machine with package of K-Cups, $50.00 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card.
Tim and Linda Leet, members of the Farmingdale community, were beyond excited for the opening of the new store. “The convenience of this store is amazing,” Tim Leet said. “We used to have to travel to Gardiner, and it was such a hassle sometimes because it’s always so busy there, but this is such a great location, and we’ve been here every day since it unofficially opened,” he continued.
“The staff here is so friendly,” Linda Leet added. “This store is so good for the community. Even before it opened I heard other businesses getting excited about it. It really is something that benefits everyone.”
Normand Boulay said being a franchise owner is rewarding. “The brand itself is wonderful,” he stated. “My father owned one before I did, so it’s always been a part of the family. It’s always great to see loyal customers, and it’s very satisfying giving them what they want.”
Although they have only been open in Farmingdale a short time, they have already donated to Hall-Dale High School’s yearbook fund.
“We are very excited to be a part of the Farmingdale community,” Normand Boulay states. “We really want to stay active and be a positive influence.”
Hours of Operation are 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, and 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.