The first Dunkin’ Donuts in the central San Joaquin Valley will open at 5 a.m. March 8 in Hanford.
In an event that may draw crowds, Dunkin’ Donuts will give the first person in line a $100 gift card. The doughnut shop also will give away food and drink samples, and host a visit from company mascot Cuppy.
The Dunkin’ Donuts is at 1695 W. Lacey Blvd. in front of Hanford Mall.
A Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee announced in 2015 he planned to bring 17 locations to Fresno and the Central Valley over the next several years.
There has been no confirmation about a Fresno-area shop, but sources have said in the past that the company is looking for a location in the area.
Besides Hanford, the next closest Dunkin’ Donuts are in Modesto and Tracy.