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Dunkin' Donuts Announces Expansion to SoCal in 2015, Seeking Multi-Unit Franchisees

The company stated in a press release that it looking at opening shops in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange counties.

Dunkin' Donuts, announced Tuesday on that it is expanding to Southern California with a long-term goal of having more than 15,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United States.

"Specifically, the company is recruiting multi-unit franchisees for Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange counties and expects restaurants in these markets will begin to open in 2015. The company is also interested in identifying qualified food service operators for a wide range of non-traditional venues including colleges and universities, casinos, military bases, supermarkets, airports and travel centers," stated the release.

"Expansion to California has always been part of our plan to grow Dunkin' Donuts' presence in the U.S," CEO Nigel Travis said.

The buzz around Dunkin' Donuts opening the first California location at Camp Pendleton led to the base releasing a statement stating it would be harder for the public to get on base to eat there.

Would you want to see a Dunkin' Donuts in Lemon Grove? Tell us in comments.

Bill Dehoney January 16, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Do we really need more donut shops ?????
David Brammer II January 17, 2013 at 05:29 AM
Lemon Grove doesn't want to sell weed they just want to sell all the munchies.
LG Joe January 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM
They are franchising. The franchisees will take the risks. I’ve heard that operators must commit to 10 units. It will be interesting to see how it plays out after watching Krispy Kreme crash and burn after they expanded out west. And another question is why they left years ago. What’s changed?

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