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Dunkin' Donuts to fill a hole in Redwood City

Uploaded: Sep 5, 2019

UPDATE: Dunkin' Donuts opened in Redwood City in August 2020.

East Coast transplants and die-hard donut devotees, rejoice. Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Redwood City.

The international donut and coffee chain is planning a location for 593 Woodside Road. A PR representative confirmed the location but did not have further information about the opening. Plans have for the space have been approved but a permit has not yet been issued, according to the City of Redwood City.

A Dunkin' Donuts spread. Photo via Facebook/Dunkin' Donuts.

Dunkin' Donuts started in Massachusetts in 1948 and is a cult favorite on the East Coast, where its coffee, donut holes and crazy latte flavors are a way of life for many.

Dunkin' Donuts started franchising in California in 2013 and has rapidly expanded since then. (The company estimates that it will eventually have 1,000 locations throughout the state.) The Bay Area has Dunkin' Donuts in San Carlos, Half Moon Bay, South San Francisco and San Jose, among other cities.

The company has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings. There are more than 12,000 Dunkin' Donuts worldwide and the company plans to more than double its U.S. presence long term. The franchised chain has made attempts to evolve with the times, including by rolling out nationwide delivery and adding menu items like a Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich, egg white bowl and nitro cold brew coffee.

The company also debuted last year in Concord its first "next generation concept design" store, with digital kiosks, curbside delivery, coffee on tap and a new name: just Dunkin'. The San Carlos outpost is also a redesigned "next generation" store.

Stay tuned for more details for the Redwood City location.