|All photos by Nicole Danna|
|The country's only Dunkin' Diner still features its original sign.|
Now here is something you don't see every day: a fresh egg being cracked and cooked at Dunkin' Donuts. But you could see it every day if you happen to live near the Dunkin' Donuts restaurant just south of Palm Beach Gardens in Lake Park.
This Dunkin' Donuts location isn't like any you've ever seen -- or will see -- in the country. Originally opened in October of 1962, this diner-like location is truly a one-of-a-kind, a restaurant-style, full-service Dunkin' Donuts featuring 11 banquet booths and a six-seat retro diner counter where you can order from a hand-held, laminated diner menu.
According to restaurant's current owner Dan Bowers, the site was originally opened by Dunkin' Donuts founder Bill Rosenburg, who opened the first five Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Massachusetts in the early 1960s. At the time, fast food wasn't as popular as it is today, and the fledgling company was developing ideas for how to expand the Dunkin' Donuts brand nationwide.
The Lake Park location -- which is thought to be the first Dunkin' Donuts in Florida -- was one of several diner-style restaurants the company opened across the country in the late 60s and early 70s. Today, it remains the only one of its kind in operation.