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Dunkin' Donuts Expanding to SoCal in 2015, Eyes San Bernardino County

The company stated in a press release that it is looking at opening shops across Southern California-- San Bernardino County included.

Dunkin' Donuts, announced Tuesday on PR Newswire 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.

On the company's website, Riverside County is listed among 10 California counties in which the business wants to open:

  • Alpine county
  • Inyo county
  • Lassen county
  • Los Angeles county
  • Mono county
  • Orange county
  • Riverside county
  • San Bernardino county
  • San Diego county
  • Ventura county

The state's other 48 counties are listed under the "future" category.

"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.

Chief Executive Officer, Dunkin' Brands and President, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. Nigel Travis said, "Expansion to California has always been part of our plan to grow Dunkin' Donuts' presence in the U.S."

In order to open a Dunkin' Donuts franchise, the company says you need to have the right experience, be passionate-- and have a minimum of $250,000 in liquid assets and a $500,000 minimum net worth per restaurant.

Would you want to see a Dunkin' Donuts in the Redlands or Loma Linda areas? Tell us in comments.


George Lyons January 16, 2013 at 09:48 PM
I think it would be good for our economy only if it doesn't hurt the donut shops who are mom and pop shops.We don't need more problems with big money.
Lorraine Pozniak January 18, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Fontana has enough donut shops that are a million times better than Dunkin Donuts. I grew up in NY eating Dunkin Donuts, and they're not all that. Krispy Kreme is better...

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