Ribbon cut at new Dunkin’ Donuts.

By Peter Becker The News Eagle Posted Nov 17, 2011
Palmyra Twp. (Pike) — Dunkin’ Donuts is open on Route 6 Lake Wallenpaupack, ready to satisfy your taste buds with savory coffee, donuts, muffins and more. A ribbon cutting was held Thursday morning Nov. 17, with refreshments on the house. The franchise opened for business the week before. “This will be a real asset,” said Tom Simons, Chairman, Palmyra Township (Pike) Board of Supervisors. “People have been asking me, ‘When’s it coming? When’s it coming?’” He said it was talked about for years and there was skepticism it wouldn’t happen. “I personally love the coffee,” Alvin Myers, a Hawley Councilman said. He’d love to see peanut sticks offered, but added the Bavarian creams are really good too. “I think they’ll do well,” he said. Owner Mrs. Mittal Patel cut the ribbon. She also operates franchises in Port Jervis, Matamoras, Lords Valley and Milford, and has plans to expand in 2012. Patel said she first opened in Port Jervis 14 years. Her brothers and sisters-in-law help her in the business, which she said is why they are so successful. Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru is open 24 hours and the interior is open from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Patel plans to become involved in developing outreach programs to schools, churches and similar civic organizations. Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce issued a statement congratulating Patel for her achievements and noting there have been many positive remarks about the business addition. Palmyra Township was instrumental in the process of opening the franchise. George Irish, real estate developer, said that he arranged for the purchase of the property from local dentist Dr. John Evanish, to Scandale Associated, Dickson City. Patel has a 20 year lease with Scandale. Dr. Evanish had purchased the property after a fire destroyed the Route 6 Professional Building on the site, on April 21, 2008. The new restaurant employs 25 people. Dunkin’ Donuts is located just south of Wallenpaupack Area High School, on the east side of Route 6.