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Dunkin' Donuts Plans to Gobble Up the Tourist Dollars in the Heart of Hollywood

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A new location, slated for this fall.

Dunkin' Donuts, Hollywood
Dunkin' Donuts, Hollywood
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Even more Hollywood news today, as LAist learns via the website for a new mixed-use apartment building that the tourist-heavy neighborhood is getting its very own Dunkin’ Donuts.

Of course, the first time Dunkin’ Donuts landed anywhere near the heart of L.A. proper, people absolutely freaked out — we’re talking Cronut-style lines in Santa Monica. More recently, Culver City has announced plans for their own morning stampedes, and there are a few other locations hovering just outside the city’s core that have become popular in their own right.

But a Hollywood location could easily become the busiest of all, thanks to a dense mix of tourists, beckoned by the all-too-familiar sign, plus locals and East Coast transplants living in the vicinity and willing to wait for a taste of nostalgia. It’s not hard to imagine the location, right on the sidewalk at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle, getting as much traffic action as the Hollywood In-N-Out nearby.

The Pantages-adjacent project is scheduled to start opening for businesses this fall, which could mean coffee and doughnuts as early as September. The Eastown building already houses a classy new Greenleaf Chop Shop and Pressed Juicery.