Dunkin’ Donuts marching into Central Valley and Sierra Foothills

Editor’s note: Just in time for our new shopping mall!

“More Than 150 Standalone Dunkin’ Donuts Planned for California over Next Several Years; Company Continues to Recruit Qualified Operators for Growth in the Golden State”

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Sizzling Donuts, LLC, for 46 new restaurants throughout the greater Sacramento metro area and surrounding cities of Stockton, Modesto, Tracy, Manteca, Placerville and Davis, Calif.

Over the past year, Sizzling Donuts, LLC has signed multi-unit store development agreements to develop more than 60 new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Northern Utah, Denver, Colorado and Texas. The group currently operates 17 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in these markets.

“The power of the Dunkin’ Donuts brand is truly incredible. With our plans to develop more than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants over the next several years, we feel our restaurants will play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit the southwest and western states,” said Ted Morton, chief executive officer and president of Sizzling Donuts’ parent company, Sizzling Platter, LLC.

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

11 thoughts on “Dunkin’ Donuts marching into Central Valley and Sierra Foothills”

  1. I’ve never been a fan of Dunkin Nuts. They are an overrated product from the East coast. The local shops have a much higher quality and tasting product.Its funny that the friends I have that hail from the East coast have such fond memories of them, and other foods… Until they see what we have to offer out West. Absolutely no comparison!

  2. Back in the mid 80s I lived a few years in Southern New England, doing sales in the printing industry, mostly Rhode Island to Boston area. With all the driving around I did going to printing companies, I couldn’t believe how donut shops were everywhere, many were Dunkin Donuts or Winchell’s outlets. What was really amazing was that they seemed busy all the time, it didn’t matter if it was a weekday morning or a Saturday evening at 9 pm, the donut shops had a steady customer base of people hanging out drinking coffee and eating donuts, all times of day or night any day of the week. To me it seemed kind of bizarre. I really don’t think California is going to give Dunkin Donuts that kind of business, but Nevada County with its older population, they might do pretty well around here, especially with the CABRO/baggers types that like to sit around and bitch about Obama and guvmunt things.

    1. I agree. DD will give McDonalds competition with CABRO/baggers tea party nuts. “Ammo will be the next currency!” shouted a red shirt at McDonalds.

  3. Ha, I actually remember my first Dunkin’ Donuts…it was 1966 and we were camping over the summer in Massachusetts on Cape Ann while my dad was doing driving into Boston every day to do research for his doctorate. It was a BIG deal. The kids had never even imagined doughnuts….we knew about sugar….but doughnuts!

  4. Back in the day there seemed to be a Dunkin Doughnuts on every street corner in Dallas and Phoenix. Dunkin Doughnuts spent years loosing market share and closing stores then made a big market comeback selling coffee in retail and grocery stores. I was wondering when the company would open franchise doughnut shops again.
    The best doughnuts in the world are made at VooDoo Doughnuts in Portland, OR. If you ever get up there try the Dirty Bastard.

  5. Considering the the world health organization recommends that sugar intake be halved, this is not good news for anyone except the healthcare industry.

    1. Indeed, I do not eat Dunkin’ Donuts – Too much sugar. I also do not eat Starbucks
      pastries for the same reason!

  6. With all the great food you can get in Portland, speaking for myself, donuts are the last thing I’d put on the menu of food choices. Neighborhood after neighborhood with great bars, restaurants, even movie theaters that serve drinks and food. Its too bad this area can’t have at least one theater where you can get a glass of beer or wine and watch a flick. Why is this area so behind the times?

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