Sophie Bolich

New Dunkin’ Planned For Capitol Drive

Milwaukee's ninth Dunkin' planned near Shorewood in former Wong's Wok.

By - Mar 17th, 2023 10:20 am
242 E. Capitol Dr. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

242 E. Capitol Dr. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

A new location for Dunkin’ is slated to replace Wong’s Wok on on E. Capitol Dr.

The upcoming restaurant, 242 E. Capitol Dr., would be takeout only, with plans to offer drive-thru service as well as a pick-up window for walk-in customers. In order to accommodate the streamlined service, Dunkin’ plans to remodel the interior of the 2,527-square-foot building and expand the existing drive-thru.

The business shares a 12-space parking lot with neighboring O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Dunkin’, which officially shortened its name from Dunkin Donuts in 2019, sells breakfast items including egg sandwiches and wraps, hash browns, stuffed bagel bites and muffins, as well as a wide variety of doughnuts and doughnut holes, better known as munchkins.

The chain has also become known for its coffee drinks, including hot and iced coffee and espresso, and teas. Dunkin’s signature frozen drinks include the Coolatta, frozen chocolate and frozen matcha latte.

Milwaukee has eight Dunkin’ locations, including the city’s first combination Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins store, which opened in Westown at the end of 2022.

An occupancy permit for the business is currently pending. Zahida Shakir is the building owner. Dunkin’ will need to secure a license prior to opening.

Once open, the business has proposed hours of 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.

The short-lived Wong’s Wok, a Chinese restaurant, opened in 2021 at the E. Capitol Drive address. Online reviews indicate that it closed less than seven months ago. Prior to Wong’s Wok, Church’s Chicken operated at the address for more than a decade. It’s a return home for Dunkin’. The chain, in 2003, was the first to locate in the building. The initial Dunkin’/Baskin Robbins/Togo Sub store closed after a brief run.

Several miles west, another shuttered Wong’s Wok is slated to be replaced by Mad Chicken. The Chinese restaurant’s website lists a third location at 3702 S. 27th St.

A representative of Wong’s Wok did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.

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