American coffee house chain Dunkin’ Donuts is set to open nine new restaurants along with new and existing franchisees in California.

It has signed multi-unit store development agreements with existing franchisee Shiva Developments and new franchisee NorCal Grub.

Led by Nick Bhatt, Shiva Developments will open four Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Sacramento while NorCal Grub will develop five Dunkin’ Donuts in the region.

The first restaurant under each of these agreements is slated to open in 2019.

Dunkin’ Donuts menu offerings freshly-brewed hot and iced coffees, cold brew and Rainforest Alliance Certified dark roast and espresso line-up.

In addition, it also serves a full menu of premium hot teas, frozen beverages, delicious donuts, bakery goods and sandwiches.

Commenting on the development, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Nick Bhatt said: “We are excited to further develop the Dunkin’ Donuts brand in the Sacramento area. The team we’ve formed has a proven track record in multi-unit restaurant development and we’re looking forward to our first opening in 2019.”

The brand, which has more than 50 locations in California, is offering special development incentives to its franchisees as part of its expansion strategy.

It also offers flexible concepts including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, and universities, as well as other retail environments.

The coffee house is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group and has over 12,400 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide.