Dunkin’ Donuts closes Fayetteville location, Slim Chickens moving in

The building formerly home to Dunkin’ Donuts at 1855 M.L.K. Jr Blvd. will soon be home to a Slim Chickens location

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The Dunkin’ Donuts in south Fayetteville has closed, and a local chain will soon take over the space.

Signs announcing the closure of the restaurant, located at 1855 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., were posted over the weekend.

“We had to make the difficult decision to close this store. While we never like to close a store, that’s sometimes part of the restaurant business,” the sign stated.

Dunkin’ Donuts specializes in breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and of course, donuts. The chain still operates two locations in Springdale, as well as two others in Benton County.

Local restaurant chain Slim Chickens is moving into the space, CEO Tom Gordon confirmed on Tuesday.

It will be the fifth Slim Chickens location in Fayetteville for the company. The Fayetteville-based company has grown rapidly in recent years after getting its start on College Avenue in 2003. Since then, Slim Chickens has expanded to operate more than 70 locations in 15 states in the US, with several others in the works. The company also recently expanded internationally to Kuwait and England.

Remodeling of the location will begin soon. If all goes well, the new restaurant will be open in late summer/early fall.