What do you remember about Dunkin' Donuts in Omaha?
We reported Thursday that Omaha's first Dunkin' Donuts – at least its first in many years – opened at 144th and Pacific Streets. We received some feedback from readers saying Omaha once had at least one Dunkin' Donuts – some say in the 1960s, others say in the '70s and even as late as the '80s.
Dunkin' Donuts corporate checked company records and could not find anything about previous Omaha stores. However, it has records of Nebraska stores in Norfolk and North Platte.
Here's an excerpt from a 2001 World-Herald story by Grace Shim:
"In the United States, the company's stronghold is in the Northeast. It has one Nebraska store, in North Platte, in a space shared with a Baskin Robbins ice cream shop. For a time in the late 1970s and early '80s, there was a Dunkin' Donuts at 65th Street and Ames Avenue in Omaha."
We also found the advertisement shown here that ran on Oct. 18, 1972, and confirms the location at 65th Street and Ames Avenue.
What do you remember about Dunkin' Donuts of Omaha's past? How long was it here? When did it close? What was your favorite doughnut? Let us know in the comments.