Industry News | November 4, 2013

Dunkin’ Donuts To Open in Barstow, CA

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Dunkin’ Donuts announced it will open a new restaurant in Barstow, California, at the historic Barstow Station on November 4, 2013. This is the second Dunkin’ Donuts non-traditional location to open in the state of California. To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will give a free travel mug to the first 200 guests on opening day. 

The new restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 7 a.m.  to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and will employ approximately 15 crewmembers. The new restaurant in Barstow will offer Dunkin' Donuts’ combination of coffee, baked goods, and sandwiches served in a fast and convenient environment.

"Dunkin' Donuts is one of the world’s leading brands, and we’re thrilled to open the brands’ second location in the state of California,” says Jason Duffy, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We are proud to serve the people of Barstow and hope to become a popular destination for both local residents and guests traveling through the area.”

In January, Dunkin’ Donuts announced plans to enter Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Orange counties in California and has since executed franchise agreements to develop more than 70 new freestanding restaurants in these markets, which will begin opening in 2015. A franchise agreement with Embassy Suites San Diego has also been signed, and the restaurant is planned to open in the first quarter of 2014.  Last month, the company opened California’s Central Valley and the Central Coast, including Fresno, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and Santa Barbara for franchise development and is recruiting qualified multi-unit operators to open traditional and a wide range of non-traditional venues. Opportunities are also still available in Southern California.

“As we develop California, we continue to look for qualified, multi-unit franchise candidates with foodservice, operations, and real estate experience who want to become part of a nationally established restaurant concept with more than 60 years of franchising experience and 95 percent brand recognition,” says Grant Benson, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands.  “Over time, Dunkin’ Donuts plans to have as many as 1,000 traditional and non-traditional restaurants throughout the state. We look forward to making our famous beverages, baked goods and sandwiches available to an ever-growing base of customers.”