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Old 11-13-2017, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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A tourist ten years ago noted that Chicago has even more Dunkin Donuts than Boston per capita, or it seemed so to him.

Possible? Chicago?
I don't recall seeing many DD's in Chicago and I was there three years ago. Then again, Chicago is a very big city. I do remember seeing a ton of them in Philadelphia, which I visited the same year and is probably the only other major city so far that I've seen a lot of them.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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There used to be a ton of them in Montreal. I know of only one that is still going.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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A tourist ten years ago noted that Chicago has even more Dunkin Donuts than Boston per capita, or it seemed so to him.

Possible? Chicago?
Dunkins made a big push into Chicago and Illinois in the recent past. But there are still more DD in MA and NY than the rest of the country combined. In MA, 1 DD for every 6500 people - in CA, 1 for every 12.5 million people.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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A tourist ten years ago noted that Chicago has even more Dunkin Donuts than Boston per capita, or it seemed so to him.

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More, yes. More per capita, no.

Boston has 68 for 667k people, about 1/10k: https://www.mystore411.com/store/lis...tore-locations

Chicago has 173 for 2.73m, about 1/16k : https://www.mystore411.com/store/lis...tore-locations

Westwood has 4 for 14k, about 1/3.6k.

This map is fun: http://www.slate.com/articles/techno...ce_system.html
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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So now we're talking about DD. No problem, I guess I brought it up.

Any Tim Hortons (they don't use an apostrophe even though the hockey player's name was Horton) left in New England without looking it up? I went to one five years ago outside Portland. I remember a small one near Kennedy Plaza in Providence which closed years ago, I think. Ten years ago, I encountered one off I-95 south of Providence in a shopping plaza.

Also, saw one years ago in Fall River but it must have closed long ago.

Maybe the U.S. stores aren't as good, and not as many selections as the Canadian stores? Aren't they still around Buffalo and Columbus (wasn't Hortons owned by Wendy's at one time, I think, and Wendy's is based in Columbus?)

I don't drink coffee...is Tim Hortons coffee better than its competitors?
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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So now we're talking about DD. No problem, I guess I brought it up.

Any Tim Hortons (they don't use an apostrophe even though the hockey player's name was Horton) left in New England without looking it up? I went to one five years ago outside Portland. I remember a small one near Kennedy Plaza in Providence which closed years ago, I think. Ten years ago, I encountered one off I-95 south of Providence in a shopping plaza.

Also, saw one years ago in Fall River but it must have closed long ago.

Maybe the U.S. stores aren't as good, and not as many selections as the Canadian stores? Aren't they still around Buffalo and Columbus (wasn't Hortons owned by Wendy's at one time, I think, and Wendy's is based in Columbus?)

I don't drink coffee...is Tim Hortons coffee better than its competitors?
The Canadians sure do love Tim Hortons. I don't know if there are any around here now. I do have a couple Canadian friends who seem to think there aren't any, at least not in the immediate area.

There certainly are Tim Hortons in Columbus (used to live there). They were formerly owned by Wendy's though I don't think they are anymore.

Just some trivia, but Columbus is behind a lot of national chains all over the country that you probably wouldn't guess, including Buffalo Wild Wings and Charley's Philly Steaks.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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So now we're talking about DD. No problem, I guess I brought it up.

Any Tim Hortons (they don't use an apostrophe even though the hockey player's name was Horton) left in New England without looking it up? I went to one five years ago outside Portland. I remember a small one near Kennedy Plaza in Providence which closed years ago, I think. Ten years ago, I encountered one off I-95 south of Providence in a shopping plaza.

Also, saw one years ago in Fall River but it must have closed long ago.

Maybe the U.S. stores aren't as good, and not as many selections as the Canadian stores? Aren't they still around Buffalo and Columbus (wasn't Hortons owned by Wendy's at one time, I think, and Wendy's is based in Columbus?)

I don't drink coffee...is Tim Hortons coffee better than its competitors?
Buffalo-Niagara Region still has a ton of them, even more than Dunkin Donuts. That probably makes sense since Canada is just over the border not to mention Tim Horton last played for the Sabres during the time of his tragic untimely death. Other than that region, the only other one I saw was in Penn Station in NYC this past May. Maine used to have a lot but many closed down, in fact I think Tim Hortons closed all of their southern Maine stores as of last year. Someone can correct me on this.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Getting back to the original topic, if you look into the Au Bon Pain website, you'll find that not many metro areas have them. The chain seems to do well in major cities with major hospitals and medical centers. East coast cities like Boston, Philly and D.C. of course, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are a few others.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Getting back to the original topic, if you look into the Au Bon Pain website, you'll find that not many metro areas have them. The chain seems to do well in major cities with major hospitals and medical centers. East coast cities like Boston, Philly and D.C. of course, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are a few others.
Hmm interesting observation.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:25 AM
 
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Brings back memories of the 24 hr one in the Brigham % Women's Cafeteria in Mission Hill. It was the only place to get grub after midnight back then.
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