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Dunkin’ (Donuts) Gearing Up for Major San Diego Expansion

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The chain is coming to downtown, Hillcrest, and La Jolla

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Dunkin’ Donuts, which rebranded earlier this year as Dunkin’ even though the company remains the largest doughnut retailer in America, is betting big on San Diego’s capacity for coffee and doughnuts with three more locations sets to open by the end of 2019.

Local franchise owner Burton Foods LLC, which operates a growing list of stores throughout San Diego including stand-alone shops, military base outposts, and carts at Petco Park and the Sports Area, is nearing completion on its new Hillcrest storefront. Set to debut on Washington Street before the end of October, it will include a drive-thru window.

And another next-generation concept store is in the works for downtown San Diego at 605 C Street. Featuring a more modern design and digital kiosks, it includes grab and go food options and an eight-tap system that dispenses nitro cold brew, iced tea, and more.

Meanwhile, a new shop coming to La Jolla will be the first in the United States to be modeled after its European stores, which have a completely different look and feel, offering a greenery-filled space and more seating.