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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Cumberland Farms Inc. is welcoming customers to its newest store in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, its first urban convenience store to open in the city since 1981.
The new location at 801 Massachusetts Ave. offers a range of hot food items, including pizza slices, grilled hot dogs and fried favorites. In addition, the Roxbury store features touchscreen ordering kiosks where customers can customize their meals.
"Though we have remodeled over 170 retail locations very rapidly over the past two years, this store opening is a special one for us. We could not be more proud to make life easier for the busy people of Boston," said Ari Haseotes, president of Cumberland Farms. "With our brand-new look and store concept, we felt the timing was right for us to provide this vibrant neighborhood with a convenient, affordable option for freshly prepared food and our everyday convenience items."
A grand-opening event will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, kicking off the store's monthlong fundraiser for the Boston Medical Center (BMC). Ten cents from every purchase of Cumberland Farms' iced or hot coffee, brewed teas, fountain sodas and Chill Zone drinks will be donated to BMC.
A number of familiar Boston personalities are expected to be in attendance, including Wally the Green Monster and the Amp 103.3 Street Team. Grand-opening attendees will be offered complimentary food from Cumberland Farms' new menu including pizza, chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks, and beverages such as Farmhouse Blend Coffee and Chill Zone. Representatives from Boston Medical Center will also be on-hand.
"We are grateful to Cumberland Farms for their commitment to our hospital and the expansion of BMC's emergency department and its services," said Norman Stein, vice president of development for Boston Medical Center. "Through cause-marketing programs like the one we are doing with Cumberland Farms, the store will raise critical funds that will go far in our mission to provide Exceptional Care Without Exception."
Framingham-based Cumberland Farms Inc. operates a network of nearly 600 convenience stores across 11 states.