Dunkin' Donuts opening locations in central California

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Ex-New Englanders living in central California will soon be able to experience a taste of home.

Dunkin' Donuts announced plans Tuesday to expand into the state's Central Valley and Central Coast.

The popular coffee and baked goods shop is aiming to operate 1,000 restaurants in the Golden State, including locations in Fresno, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and Santa Barbara.

In September, Dunkin' announced plans to move into the U.K. market, opening 50 franchised locations in the London area over the next five years.