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Quincy, Massachusetts: First and Original Dunkin Donuts

Retro-renovated in 2011, this was the first Dunkin Donuts shop, opened in 1950, when coffee cost ten cents. A plaque notes the location's historical importance. Hanson Gregory, who invented the donut hole, is buried only a mile away.

Address:
543 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA
Directions:
Hwy 3A, east of Revere Rd.
Hours:
24 hours Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free.
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Dunkin counter.

First and Original Dunkin Donuts

Cute, quick photo op -- though not nearly as much signage as other first fast food restaurants (eg KFC and Wendy's)

[Jennifer Kefer, 08/26/2023]

Official marker.

First and Original Dunkin Donuts

This Dunkin Donuts was easy to find. It has a medallion marking it as the original location.

[Becky T., 07/21/2023]

Original Dunkin Donuts as it looks in 2012.

First and Original Dunkin Donuts

This is the location of the original Dunkin Donuts. The shop had been renovated many times since 1950, so it looked like every other DD out there. Until late 2011, the only way to know the significance was a small plaque mounted on the wall near the exit. In December 2011 the shop was completely "retro-renovated" to honor its past as the doughnut shop that started it all.

[LarryO, 03/29/2012]

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