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Krispy Kreme Opening 20 New Locations In SoCal

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Excellent news for doughnut aficionados: Krispy Kreme will be expanding into Southern California with 20 new locations.

The expansion will come in waves for the next seven years, NBC 4 reports. The exact locations aren't set, but there will be drive-thru locations opening up in Los Angeles, Imperial, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino counties.

The new locations will feature the "small factory" set-up that most likely thrilled you when you were a kid, watching the doughnuts get browned and glazed while pressing your face up against the glass.

"We are thrilled to be growing our business in Southern California," Roger Glickman, CEO of Great Circle Family Foods (which owns 11 SoCal Krispy Kreme locations), said in a press release. "This commitment for an additional 20 stores is a reflection of our success with the Krispy Kreme brand, our outstanding, system-leading same store sales growth, and our confidence in the small factory shop model."

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If you couple this with the expected expansion of Dunkin Donuts into the Los Angeles area, we may have ourselves the makings of a potentially legendary rivalry between two doughnut chains. Let's hope it gets real nasty.