Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Why aren’t there more Dunkin’ Donuts in California? The coffee and baked goods chain is ubiquitous along the East Coast, mostly along the Northeast corridor, but seems strangely absent from the sunny shores of California. It seems like one of those mysteries that could never be solved, but there is actually a solid explanation, and a heartwarming refugee story, behind this fact. A Cambodian refugee, informally dubbed “The Donut King” built a California donut empire that prevented Dunkin’ Donuts from entering the area. But just as quickly as he built it, would he lose it. Watch the trailer for The Donut King, a documentary about The Donut King himself, Ted Ngoy.