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Dunkin’ Donuts Move Back To California After Nearly A Decade

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Dunkin’ Brands Group will reportedly bring around 150 of Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants to Southern California by 2015.

The company is currently looking for franchisees to open restaurants in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Orange counties. According to Fox News, the idea is to have everything up and running within about two years.

The company said in a recent statement:

“We are delighted to begin 2013 with the long-awaited announcement that Dunkin’ Donuts will be opening restaurants in California, where there is already incredible passion for our brand. Expansion to California has always been part of our plan to grow Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence in the U.S.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that the company intends to move back to California in a big way in the near future. Once it has opened the doors of the 150 new locations, Dunkin’ Donuts intends to expand to nearly 1,000 restaurants around the state.

Reactions to the news have been a mixed bag. While some believe the restaurant could shutter some local businesses, other folks can’t wait until the new locations finally open their doors.

On Dunkin’ Donuts fan wrote on Twitter:

“I’ll be camping outside the LA Dunkin Donuts store like those Twihards camp … at a Twilight premiere. Dunkin’ Donuts is coming to Los Angeles which means I never have to go to New York again!”

According to The Huffington Post, Dunkin’ Donuts had closed most of its locations in the state by 1999. The company attempted a brief comeback in 2002.

However, the restaurant doesn’t just have its sights set on California. The company said it plans to open around 360 news locations across the United States this year. In 2012, nearly 300 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants popped up around the nation.

Are you a fan of Dunkin’ Donuts? Are you excited that the restaurant will be returning to California in 2015?

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16 Responses to “Dunkin’ Donuts Move Back To California After Nearly A Decade”

  1. Madison Martinez

    Finally, Dunkin Donuts will live up to it's hype of AMERICA runs on Dunkin, and not just portions of AMERICA runs on Dunkin. My family drives to various sites every summer, and good luck trying to find a DD in Nebraska, Kansas, Tennessee, Colorado; just to name a few.

  2. Paul Haapanen

    Dunkin Donuts used to be unbelievably good…..Not anymore…..The coffee's not as good as it used to be and they seemed to eliminate a lot of their donut varieties in the interest of making their operation easier.

  3. Bogusjoe Anzalone

    when I grew up in California the big brand was Winchells.I love Winchells.Dunkin means nothing to me at this time.They better live up to all the hype or Winchells will run them out again.

  4. Paul DeCroix

    I love donuts! Sadly, they are not healthy. Once in awhile is okay though.

  5. Chris Barnes

    Why the hell would you want to operate any business in CA good luck because your franchisee's will be taxed to near bankruptcy. Occupy Wall Street and the union(s) will probably loot your shop(s).

  6. Elizabeth Ledesma

    The only reason they're moving to those areas is because a lot of low income people live in those cities and the fact is they don't know how to eat healthy or they can't afford it. Dunkin Donuts is preying on low income people! It's a disgrace!

  7. Matt Hutchinson

    I still only drink Dunkin coffee. I don't think I even remember what real coffee tastes like anymore, lol.

  8. Ryan Quattro

    Oh, please. Dunkin Donuts are everywhere. Your post is a disgrace for it assumes that the poor do not know how to eat a proper meal or that they can’t afford it. Have you ever heard of a bridge card? There are programs available that give people the information they need to eat properly. Ignorance is not an excuse.

    It must also be said that no one is forcing anyone to eat at these shops and that having a donut every so often can be quite the treat. Moderation, my friend, moderation.

  9. Trixy Rex

    Hhhhhmmmm. we live in south bay California and there is a Dunkin Donuts a couple of blocks away. Did not know they ever left….. Welcome back to the rest of SoCal.

  10. Anthony Guthrie

    My wife and I moved to Nevada from New Hampshire in 2009. WE MISS "DD" big time! I guess there is one in Vegas, but we are about eight hours from there. Get some up in Reno!

  11. Paul Dennis DeMarco

    YEAH! The "Creme" filled donuts are my favorite. Not the Bavarian Cream…….The white fluffy kind. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm Delicious! YEAH! 😉

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