Dunkin’ Donuts announced the signing of multiunit store development agreements with four franchise groups for a total commitment of 29 new restaurants throughout California over the next several years.

New franchisee Golden Gate Restaurant Group LLC plans to develop 12 new restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area within Contra Costa County. Led by Matt Cobo, this team’s first restaurant is planned to open in 2016.

New franchise group Far North Ventures LLC plans to develop 10 new restaurants in Chico, Redding, Yreka, and Eureka. Led by partners Pietro Saviotti and Rick Lavezzo, the group’s first restaurant is planned to open in 2017. 

New franchisees Mohammed and Shanaz Hussain plan to develop two new Dunkin’ Donuts in Upper Lakes and Ukiah. The husband-and-wife duo’s first restaurant is planned to open in 2016. 

New franchisees Glen and Kirsten Tharp of Coastal Foods Group Inc., alongside partner Payman Khania, plan to develop five new restaurants in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The team’s first location is planned to open in 2017.

“We’re proud to announce 29 new restaurants coming to the Golden state, which brings our current development commitments to more than 300 total restaurants,” says Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development at Dunkin’ Brands. “We are thrilled these four new franchise groups have joined our brand in the California market, and know these new restaurants will satisfy a growing consumer demand for Dunkin’ Donuts in the communities they will serve."

Over the past few years, Dunkin’ Donuts has opened 25 restaurants in California. The company plans to open more than 1,000 restaurants in total throughout the state over the long-term. In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments. 

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