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Dunkin' Donuts is Finally Coming to Los Angeles!

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Dunkin' Donuts, the east coast-concentrated chain known for its coffee and sugary doughnuts, teased west coast expansion for quite some time. And while there is one lone SoCal Dunkin' Donuts outlet as of last May at Camp Pendleton, it's not exactly a convenient drive away.

But this morning Dunkin' Donuts announced its SoCal expansion plans, which include looking for franchisees to open stores in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernadino, Ventura and Orange counties, with locations expected to begin to open in 2015. The company is also exploring "non-traditinal venues" such as colleges and universities, casinos, military bases, supermarkets, airports and travel centers.

From Dunkin' Donuts reps:

We are seeking franchisees for California development:
For our expansion into California, we are looking for qualified, multi-unit franchise candidates who meet the following criteria:
Multi-Unit management experience including QSR operations, foodservice, and real estate
-Minimum financial thresholds of $2,500,000 liquid assets and $5,000,000 net worth
-Commitment to develop 10+ units over a short period of time
-Comprehensive local real estate experience
-Broker and development relationships
-Access to existing sites

In addition, we seek established commercial food service operators for nontraditional locations including colleges/universities, public assembly facilities, hospitals, gaming facilities, supermarkets, resorts, airports, travel centers, office buildings, transit centers and more. The criteria for non-traditional candidates vary by location.

Next Steps:
If you meet the above criteria, and are interested in an available county, please register for an informational webinar, to be hosted by one of our Franchise Executives.

This will be the first step in exploring franchise development in this market. Click on one of the links below to register for a webinar that best fits your schedule.

Webinar Details:
Date: Jan 28th, 2013
Time: 12 Noon PST

Webinar Details:
Date: Feb. 6th, 2013
Time: 12 Noon PST
Please note: there are additional webinars being conducted on later dates. To see a list of events, visit the What's Available section on