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.