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Dreams do come true—even though we'll have to wait a little while to dunk our donuts. The Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts (affectionately known as DD) just announced nine new shops will be heading to San Francisco and the Bay Area, with the first one debuting in 2017.
The soon-to-be SF locations will be run by the new franchise group Shiva Developments and are part of DD's long-term plan to make its mark in California. Eventually, the company plans to open 1,000 restaurants throughout the Golden State.
Are you reading and thinking what's the big whoop? We already have Blue Bottle, Sightglass, Philz and Four Barrel, blah-blah. Yes, all this is true—and we here at Racked SF love our artisanal roasts, organic brews and local java huts just as much as the next caffeine addict. However, virtually all those with East Coast roots (this writer included) have been weaned on DD's classic coffee and jelly-filled Munchkins—and we miss them dearly.
Aside from the fact that the joe is actually good (often beating out prestige-ier brands in blind taste tests), it's inexpensive. This is key because one doesn't always want to pay $5 for a teensy espresso drink, does one? Bottom line: nostalgia is delicious: Time to
make eat the donuts.