There are more than 7,000 Dunkin’ Donuts around the globe, but only five of those are here in the metroplex. All that’s about to change though.
About a week ago I was driving through the neighborhood when I spotted a new Dunkin’ Donuts at the corner of Preston and Campbell–it’s right there where the old Sheridan’s Frozen Custard used to be.
I didn’t think much of it, that is, until I caught a news story about it on Channel 5 last night.
Turns out the company has some big expansion plans in our neighborhood.
The Campbell location will officially open tomorrow, and another store at Alpha and Preston will open towards the end of this month. And that’s just the start of what Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees hope will be a citywide trend. Part of what’s fueling that hope is the steady influx of transplant Texans who are already loyal customers, thanks to having lived in parts of the country where Dunkin’ Donuts are a junk food staple. I happen to be a transplant Texan who grew up in Washing D.C., and I have to say there’s some truth to that. Those orange and pink signs were synonymous with that Saturday morning sugar rush, and I imagine other transplant Texans would agree. But the company’s also trying to win over all the native Texans by adding kolaches to the Dallas menu. Hey, you’ve got to know your market, right?
So keep an eye out for those pink and orange signs on a block near you soon….and get ready Krispy Kreme: The Dallas donut war has been waged.


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