Dunkin' Donuts opens to crowds in Walnut Creek

Donut lovers lined up Wednesday morning in Walnut Creek, excited about the grand opening of the Bay Area's first Dunkin' Donuts store.

The store is located at 1250 Newell Avenue.

As doors opened there was a line of people waiting outside. 

The store is giving away free donuts along with coffee. 

There are Dunkin' Donuts on every other block back on the East Coast, but this is the first in the Bay Area - at least since the last one closed 15 years ago.  

The Walnut Creek store will employ about 80 crew members. 

The franchise owner is planning to open another 12 stores in Contra Costa County.