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Dunkin' Donuts Returning to OC

After bailing in 2002, the company plans to open shops in Orange County and other SoCal spots.

Dunkin' Donuts plans to return to California for the first time in a decade, announcing Wednesday it would open shops in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties beginning in 2015.

Outlets are also planned in San Bernardino and Ventura counties as part of a nationwide expansion plan to have more than 15,000 doughnut shops across the United States.

A total of 291 new locations opened in the United States last year, according to the Canton, Mass., company. Dunkin' Donuts plans to open between 330 and 360 restaurants this year.

"This past year was an exciting one for Dunkin' Donuts' growth in the United States, and 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," said Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Brands and president of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. "Expansion to California has always been part of our plan to grow Dunkin' Donuts' presence in the U.S."

Company officials said they hope to eventually open as many as 1,000 Dunkin' Donuts outlets in California. There hasn't been a Dunkin' Donuts in the state since about 2002.

-- City News Service

David January 16, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Wow, thanks to DD for the late breaking news. Why is it going to take another 2+ years?
Andrea January 17, 2013 at 12:27 AM
FASTER!! FASTER!!
met00 January 17, 2013 at 02:32 AM
DD cream-filled doughnuts were what fueled me throughout High School in CT 40 years ago. YAY! But why wait two more years?
Kathleen McClemmy January 17, 2013 at 05:44 AM
Jelly stick.....
Joker Joe January 17, 2013 at 04:05 PM
What is going to happen to "OUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH"? THEY WILL GET FAT AND THAT IS NOT RIGHT. WHERE IS BLOOMBERG WHEN WE NEED HIM. WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE IS NEEDED? Shut down this scourge before it becomes reality. Pass a law that only broccoli and cauliflower shall be given to "OUR CHILDREN". Where is the government when we knead them??? What does the King have to say about this???
Ann Sue January 17, 2013 at 04:55 PM
I phoned king this a.m. .. He asked me to hold for a moment, he was busy ordering a dozen creme-filled and large java with extra cream and sugar. There was no mention of broccoli.
Joker Joe January 17, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Ann Sue Quit trying to get me off my diet. I go for the Krispy Kreme's jelly filled only. They have to be glazed also. 6 to start is good for me!!!!
Natalie Costa January 17, 2013 at 06:32 PM
I love their coffee.
Joker Joe January 17, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Natalie Costa I love their coffee. Quit pushing the coffee..... I own Starbucks stock!!!!!

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