Dunkin' Donuts, which announced its first Bay Area location in February, is now ready to unleash it's beloved coffee drinks on Walnut Creek.
The grand opening will come sooner than the originally promised "end of summer" timeline, with a fancy ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 22. There'll be lots of samples and giveaways, if you're into free stuff. After that the whole menu will be available, including the mysteriously addictive Coolattas®, iced coffees and smoothies. Oh, and doughnuts, there'll be plenty of doughnuts.
Franchisee Matt Cobo (formerly a Panera Bread franchisee, and owner of the Golden Gate Restaurant Group, LLC) has plans to open 12 more of the chain in Contra Costa County over the next few years. Although DD isn't exactly competing with the likes of Four Barrel, it's still insanely popular in a region awash in high-end beans— when the first location opened in Los Angeles, it drew long lines starting at 5 a.m.
Starting June 22, Dunkin' will be open seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. And, there's free wi-fi, so belly up for some remote working with sweet, sweet iced coffee in hand.