Dunkin’ Donuts set to open next two Orange County locations
Santa Ana and Westminster are the next two Orange County cities to land a Dunkin’ Donuts.
Newport Beach-based Frontier Restaurant Group held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at the Westminster location at 15482 Goldenwest St., a former 76 gas station. The restaurant, which will have a drive-through, is scheduled to open by early fall.
Frontier is among several franchisees with development rights in Southern California. It plans to open 24 restaurants in coastal Orange County, the South Bay and Bakersfield.
It opened the Dunkin’ Donuts in Long Beach late last year. Besides Westminster, Frontier has revealed plans to open a Dunkin’ in Santa Ana at 100 S. Harbor Blvd. The drive-through location should open this summer, likely making it the second Dunkin’ to open in Orange County.
Last month, Precision Hospitality & Development opened Orange County’s first Dunkin’ Donuts in Laguna Hills. The openings mark the long anticipated return of the East Coast giant, which left the West Coast market several years ago.
The doughnut chain plans to open 1,000 locations in California. Nearly 200 are in the works for the greater Los Angeles area.