WARSAW — Dunkin’ fans got a hot cup of dejection a few years ago when permits for a planned location were allowed to expire.
But hope arises anew.
Indus Hospitality Group of Rochester has begun construction of a planned gas station/convenience store/Dunkin’ location near North Main Street and Old Buffalo Road, town officials confirmed Wednesday.
The family-owned Indus Hospitality Group is based in Rochester. It also owns the Microtel and Taco Bell that opened earlier this year in the village.
Indus currently employs more than 900 people and has earned a Dunkin’ Brands Rising Star of the Year Award, among other honors. The company has numerous Dunkin’ locations, including in Bergen, Dansville, Springwater, Dalton, Brockport and Wellsville.
Town officials said the Warsaw location will be similar to what’s in Bergen. Indus representatives did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
The new business venture is unrelated to an earlier Dunkin’ location which had once been planned for the village.
Cafua Management of Massachusetts approached village officials in 2014 about opening a Dunkin’ franchise on North Main Street, approximately across from Wyoming County Community Hospital.
The project advanced to the point at which building designs were approved, but Cafua allowed its permits to lapse and later sold the property.
Dunkin’ is still widely known as “Dunkin’ Donuts” but formally ditched the “Donuts” part of its name in 2018.