Dunkin’ Donuts is giving California a taste of the iconic brand’s high-quality products and fast speed of service with its first full expression locations on the West Coast, which are now open in Modesto and Santa Monica. The restaurants offer the full Dunkin’ Donuts menu of beverages, sandwiches, and baked goods, along with inviting restaurant environments, comfortable seating areas and free WiFi for guests.
“Today we continue to celebrate our highly anticipated expansion to California, starting with the opening of our new restaurants in Modesto and Santa Monica,” says Paul Twohig, president of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Europe and Latin America. “Californians have eagerly and enthusiastically awaited Dunkin’ Donuts’ arrival, and we are proud to bring our high-quality beverages and baked goods as well as the fast and friendly service we’re famous for to the state.”
The opening of Dunkin’ Donuts’ Modesto and Santa Monica restaurants is part of a larger plan to open approximately 200 new restaurants in California over the next several years. The company plans to open more than 1,000 restaurants in total throughout the state over the long-term.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ Modesto restaurant is owned and operated by Sizzling Donuts LLC, an experienced Dunkin’ Donuts operator with restaurants throughout the West. The franchise group has signed a multiunit store development agreement to open 46 stores in the Sacramento metro area. The Santa Monica location is owned and operated by existing Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Gary Haar and his business partner Steve Silverstein. The two will develop 10 restaurants in total throughout Los Angeles County.
In addition to these first two full expression Dunkin’ Donuts store openings, there are plans to open Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Whittier, Downey, and Long Beach, California in the coming months. The company also continues to recruit qualified franchisees to help develop the Dunkin’ Donuts brand throughout the state of California.