Where Might Next Dunkin' Donuts Stores Open?

The company lists St. Croix County as not open for franchisees, while surrounding counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin are 'available.' A push is on to open stores in the Gopher State.

Dunkin' Donuts. File photo
Dunkin' Donuts. File photo
Dunkin' Donuts may be about to plunge back into Minnesota, according to media reports. 

Potential locations aren't public, but a Dunkin' official told the Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press that most would be in the Twin Cities area. 

Would you like to see a Dunkin' Donuts in Hudson? Leave a comment below. 

If the news sounds familiar, it might be because past efforts to bring Dunkin' Donuts back to Minnesota came to naught, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. The last Dunkin' location in Minnesota closed in 2005, the Star Tribune reported. 

Dunkin' Donuts did not respond to requests for a list of potential locations in Minnesota. The company's franchisee web page lists all parts of the state except St. Louis County as "available markets."

In Wisconsin, where the company already has several stores, a dozen northwestern counties bordering Minnesota are also called "available markets." One notable exception is St. Croix County, which is instead a "future market" that is not open for development yet. 

More than 1,000 people have liked a Bring Dunkin Donuts to Minnesota Facebook page. 

Would you like to see a Dunkin' Donuts in Hudson? Leave a comment below. 

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Jim Davis January 15, 2014 at 08:13 AM
Yes it is by far the best coffee out there.
Butch January 15, 2014 at 02:03 PM
I asked Dunkin' Donuts about opening a store in Hudson, this was their reply: Thank you for taking the time to contact us. At Dunkin' Donuts we always appreciate hearing from guests who love our products. We are currently expanding into new markets across the country. We will share your comments with the appropriate people regarding a new restaurant coming to your area. Thanks again for letting us know. Stephanie Guest Relations Coordinator
yomammy January 16, 2014 at 07:12 AM
I ma sure they get exactly eleventeen hundreds thousand request like this a year...
Susan Richards January 16, 2014 at 07:54 AM
Big companies like to keep us guessing. I got a similar response as Butch when I contacted Noodles and Company-- then they started construction on the new store in Hudson a month later. It's wait and see, I guess!
Darcie Rochon January 16, 2014 at 08:23 AM
My husband and I went through several rounds of interviews with DD regarding St. Croix and Washington county development. They wanted us to commit to opening 10 locations, and also include Pierce, Scott, and Dakota counties. We weren't confident we could manage locations that far apart geographically, and they weren't open to the idea of breaking out just St. Croix and Washington counties, so we didn't go any farther with them. I do hope they open here - it's a great brand!
kk January 16, 2014 at 09:21 AM
First ate a dd in 1969 and it was a 4/10 and went down hill after that until they closed. Did not try one again until about 2009 and after eating real doughnuts through out the country for 40 years they are like any other corporate big box a 0/10 and would be less if possible. Same as the crispy craps!!!
Wayne Bakken January 16, 2014 at 12:04 PM
I would like to see one in Hudson. a proper doughnut shop would be nice. I haven't had their coffee, so I can't comment on that and i think the coffee market in Hudson is saturated enough already.
kk January 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM
The problem with Hudson is that there was a good bakery downtown but money got in the way of a good product. One of the richest counties in Wisconsin is devoted worship to only the cheapest money can buy.
Tammy Norelius January 16, 2014 at 05:07 PM
We would love to see DD here in Hudson! Our son lives in Boston and they have DD's almost every block and they are always packed! We only ate there when we are out East. Their coffee is also the BEST!
kk January 16, 2014 at 05:22 PM
my last exposure to oregano phosphate tasted better.
Roach Silverback January 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM
This is another LA boxed garbage that doesn't belong here. Plus our Hudson cops are fat enough they don't need donuts


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