Dunkin' Donuts expanding into L.A.

by Monica Watrous
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 Since 2013, Dunkin’ Donuts has opened more than 30 restaurants and has signed more than 300 restaurant commitments throughout California, reaching one-third of its long-term goal to have as many as 1,000 restaurants in the state.
 

 

CANTON, MASS. — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group Precision Hospitality & Development to develop eight new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Los Angeles. The first location is scheduled to open in 2018.

In 2014, Precision Hospitality & Development signed an agreement to develop 10 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in South Orange County and the surrounding cities. The franchise group has already opened two locations in Laguna Hills and Irvine, with plans to open a multi-brand restaurant with Baskin-Robbins in Foothill Ranch this fall.

"We are thrilled to continue expanding the brand's presence across California and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Joe Haupt of Precision Hospitality & Development. “We have a passion and loyalty for the Dunkin' Donuts brand and look forward to opening more restaurants in the years to come.”

Since it first announced plans to enter Southern California in January 2013, Dunkin’ Donuts has opened more than 30 restaurants and has signed more than 300 restaurant commitments throughout California, reaching one-third of its long-term goal to have as many as 1,000 restaurants in the state. The company said it offers flexible concepts for real estate formats, including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities and other retail environments.

“Our enthusiastic and dedicated franchisees contribute to our brand's growth, which has helped solidify our position as one of the fastest growing brands by unit count in the quick-service restaurant industry,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice-president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. “Since January 2013, we're proud to have executed franchise development agreements for one-third of our long-term goal of 1,000 restaurants in total throughout the state of California. This milestone now completes our first wave of franchise commitments in the Golden State, and we look forward to working with Joe, his team, and our other franchisees to open Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in California over the next several years.”
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