Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with four franchise groups for a total commitment of 29 new restaurants throughout California over the next several years.

The four franchise groups and their development plans include:

New franchisee Golden Gate Restaurant Group, LLC, plans to develop 12 new restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area within Contra Costa County. Led by Matt Cobo, this team's first restaurant is planned to open in 2016.

New franchise group Far North Ventures, LLC, plans to develop 10 new restaurants in Chico, Redding, Yreka and Eureka. Led by partners Pietro Saviotti and Rick Lavezzo, the group's first restaurant is planned to open in 2017.

New franchisees, Mohammed and Shanaz Hussain, plan to develop two new Dunkin' Donuts in Upper Lakes and Ukiah. The husband and wife duo's first restaurant is planned to open in 2016.

New franchisees, Glen and Kirsten Tharp of Coastal Foods Group Inc., alongside partner Payman Khania, plan to develop five new restaurants in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The team's first location is planned to open in 2017.

"We're proud to announce 29 new restaurants coming to the Golden state, which brings our current development commitments to more than 300 total restaurants," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands.

Over the past few years, Dunkin' Donuts has opened 25 restaurants in California. The company plans to open more than 1,000 restaurants in total throughout the state over the long-term. In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin' Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.