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News of 27 New Dunkin' Donuts Stores Has SoCal Buzzing

The Massachusetts-based chain will move forward with its expansion to the Golden State

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    Southern Californians will soon be able to "Run on Dunkin'" as the coffee chain announced plans for more than two dozen locations over the next few years.

    Dunkin' Donuts will debut 27 restaurants in the Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego, all slated to open by 2015, the company announced Monday.

    The one-stop-shop for coffee and baked treats plans to develop 18 standalone restaurants in North Orange County and central Inland Empire, with eight stores in the North Inland Empire. One Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins combination store will open in 2014 at Embassy Suites San Diego.

    The East Coast fan favorite first announced plans to invade California in January, and the West Coast move could bring more than 70 stores to Southern California. Anticipated confirmation came in July when Dunkin' Donuts said it would debut 45 standalone stores around Los Angeles and Orange County in 2015.

    Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Malibu were some of the places mentioned as prospective sites for standalone shops, as well as one store in the Barstow Station.

    If Angelenos have an unbearable hankering for jelly-filled pastries and a caffeinated cup to match, they’ll have to drive to Camp Pendleton, the only SoCal location open...for now.

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