The rumors are true. Dunkin' Donuts is opening 1,000 California donut shops, and they are about to begin construction on one in Walnut Creek. OMG.
We always want what we can't have. San Francisco might be home to $4 toast and $15 coffee, but all some people crave is a mediocre East Coast donut and watery cup of caffeine. Those people are in luck because Dunkin' Donuts is finally following through on a promise to bring their crummy baked goods to the Bay.
The San Francisco Business Times has the holey scoop on the first Bay Area Dunkin' Donuts scheduled to open this summer in Walnut Creek. Matt Cobo, a former Panera Bread franchise owner, has apparently signed a deal to open a (very cliche) dozen Dunkin' Donuts shops in Contra Costa County. The first will be in a former Walnut Creek Taco Bell and construction will begin on March 1st.
“Dunkin has this In-N-Out-like effect - it has an emotional connection with its customers,” Cobo told the Biz Times. He aims to be serving up "Dunkin" to the East Bay by mid-June.
Vishal Shah of the humbly named LLC, "California Donut Kings" told the Biz Times that his company will open a Dunkin' Donuts in Half Moon Bay in the early summer of 2016 and then "Dunkin'"s in both South San Francisco and Alameda this coming fall.
Dunkin' fans who wish to watch the Taco transform into a Donut can do so at 1250 Newell Avenue in Walnut Creek, which is in the suburbs super far away.