FINALLY, the elusive East Coast chain has graced San Diego with its presence, publicly anyway. There IS a Dunkin’ Donuts in SD, but is inaccessible to most, being located inside the Camp Pendleton base and all.
Well, loosen your belts and knock back some donuts and brew. Tucked inside the Embassy Suites and paired with a Baskin-Robbins, doors opened Monday morning to receive hundreds of people awaiting their tasty treats. I do wonder how many people will actually go to Baskin-Robbins instead, but we’ll see.
The last time a donut shop caused this much of a stir was in April 2001 when Krispy Kreme opened its first San Diego location in Clairemont. I remember I resisted ditching school to wait hours in line. Instead, I just had my delinquent friends bring some back for me. #NotTooCoolForSchool =)
My first Dunkin’ experience was with Danny, Guang, Chris, and Jackie (HI!) at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in February 2011. It was also a DD/BR combo (maybe it’s a thing?), and I remember their coffee really hit the spot.
Fun fact: the previous tenant was a Starbucks that chose not to renew its lease. Seems like Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins didn’t take their sweet time in scooping up this location. 😉
H/T to Jen B. for letting me know about the opening. ❤
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101