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CARY, N.C. -- Ten Kangaroo Express locations in the Piedmont-Triad area of North Carolina are now showcasing new store offerings and upgraded appearances as part of the "New at the Roo" program.
The changes include an updated Bean Street Coffee offer and a broader assortment of fresh foods.
To mark its investment in the Piedmont-Triad communities, Kangaroo Express convenience stores throughout the area will be celebrating with special offers, family activities and a total of $10,000 in donations to local schools, including Vandalia Elementary School, East Forsyth High School Band, Surry Central High School Band and Smith High School Band.
As part of the "New at the Roo" program, participating stores feature upgraded Bean Street Coffee dispensers, designed to preserve the freshness of the coffee. The serving stations also provide upgraded coffee accessories, including a variety of coffee flavors and additions such as extra boosts of caffeine and whipped topping, allowing customers to customize their cup of Bean Street Coffee.
"Investing to bring new offers to our Piedmont-Triad area stores is just one part of Kangaroo Express' commitment to local Piedmont-Triad communities," said Kevin Portis, regional sales director at Kangaroo Express. "We invite the community to bring their Bean Street Coffee Roo Mugs to join us for fun family celebrations and experience what's new at The Roo to better serve the on-the-go needs of our Piedmont-Triad guests."
In addition, the 10 locations feature newly offered iced tea and a broader assortment of fresh pastries for on-the-go breakfast and snacks.
Guests can take advantage of month-long specials and promotions, including coupons valid at all participating Kangaroo Express locations across the Piedmont-Triad area. Celebration events will be held weekly at select Kangaroo Express stores:
- A "New at the Roo" celebration on Oct. 25 at the 1115 Randolph St. Kangaroo Express in Thomasville will include a $2,500 check donation to the Smith High School Band, helping to purchase band uniforms and fund band camp. Customers will enjoy 25-cent hot dogs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- The East Forsyth High School Band will receive a $2,500 donation on Oct. 25 at the 2010 W. Mountain St. Kangaroo Express in Kernersville during its "New at the Roo" celebration. Donated funds will help repair band instruments and purchase new music and instruments for students in need. The celebration will feature several deals, including 25-cent hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The celebration will continue on Nov. 8 at the 170 Pleasant Garden Road Kangaroo Express in Greensboro with a $2,500 check presentation to Vandalia Elementary School, which will help to purchase school supplies for students in need. The celebration will feature deals, including 25-cent hot dogs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Pleasant Garden Road store now features an Aunt M's Kitchen, an exclusive quick-service restaurant concept at Kangaroo Express. Customers can enjoy Aunt M's Kitchen with savings all month long, including 50 percent off select breakfast items Oct. 25-31; 10 percent off with military identification Nov. 1-7; and a free kids meal with the purchase of a combo meal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 and Nov. 14.
- The final celebration is slated for Nov. 15 at the 2372 Zephyr Road Kangaroo Express in Dobson, featuring a $2,500 check presentation to the Surry Central High School Band to help purchase new music and instruments. Customers can enjoy 25-cent hot dogs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The renovations to these stores are examples of the investments Kangaroo Express is making in its communities across the southeastern United States, including plans to open more quick-service restaurants in stores and remodel more than 70 locations, according to the retailer.
The Pantry Inc. operates Kangaroo Express convenience stores. As of Aug. 6, the Cary, N.C.-based company operated 1,559 stores in 13 states under select banners, including its primary operating banner Kangaroo Express.