Dunkin Donuts To Open 5 Stores In California
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
And our last word in business today is westward hope.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
That East Coast staple Dunkin' Donuts plans to open five stores in California by the end of the year.
WERTHEIMER: The company says it expects to eventually open 1,000 shops in California.
MONTAGNE: There were about a dozen Dunkin' Donuts out here in the 1990s. But they closed more than a decade ago.
WERTHEIMER: And this reality was apparently very difficult for some people to handle. It even inspired a parody of Beyonce's song "Drunk in Love."
MONTAGNE: In "Dunkin Love," the singer pleads for a West Coast Dunkin' Donuts.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DUNKIN LOVE")
REGGIE WHITE: (Singing) Why can't I have you on the West Coast, baby? I want you right now.
MONTAGNE: And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
WERTHEIMER: And I'm Linda Wertheimer.
WHITE: (Singing) Coffee on ice - coffee on ice - feeling like and addict when I smell it on the grill - donut bites - donut bites. You got them munchkins, munchkins, munchkins. Dunkin', I want you.