Dunkin’ Donuts Modesto store could open by fall


dunkin donutsMODESTO — Dunkin’ Donuts is moving fast on its expansion in California and plans to open several new restaurants later this year, including one in Modesto.

If all goes to plan, the Modesto restaurant will take over the building at Standiford and Tully formerly occupied by Boston Market.  According to the city planning department, plans call for a “traditional” sit-down restaurant rather than a kiosk and will feature a drive-through.

The franchise’s owner, Sizzling Donuts, has submitted plans and is going through the environmental review process. The company hopes to open the restaurant in late summer or early fall.

In addition to Modesto, restaurants are also planned for Downey, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Whittier.

“We are pleased with the solid start to our California development plans, and today’s announcement of the locations of our first new traditional Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants represents development that is ahead of schedule due to the strong interest of prospective franchisees and consumers across the state,” said Paul Twohig, president, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Europe and Latin America in a press release. “We are especially happy to be partnering with such experienced and passionate franchise groups as we begin opening traditional Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in California. We look forward to keeping Californians running on our brand’s high-quality coffee, sandwiches and baked goods.”

Dunkin’ Donuts opened California for franchise opportunities last year and has 200 restaurants in the state.



  1. This is a terrible location. It is across the street from Mr T’s, the Modesto icon. I hope this backfires and Dunkin shuts down. I mean really, they couldn’t find a better location than across from a local donut shop?!?

    • @James; what does it matter? If people are so loyal to Mr T’s donuts then who cares? Not only that, Dunkin offers way more products than Mr T’s, not just donuts. They have everything from bagels to sandwiches, soups and fraps. People who have never been there often dont know that they dont only sell donuts.


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