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Old 09-29-2018, 01:14 AM
 
Location: The World
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I'm not a fan. Krispy Kreme donuts are way, way, way, way better. I'm not even a big sweets eater, but I can barely turn down a Krispy Kreme Donut. I don't like Dunkin Donuts' donuts at all.

I also don't like their coffee. It tastes burnt and watered down at the same time, if that's possible. Even the convenience stores around here (Speedway) sell their coffee and have signs everywhere advertising it, but it's not good at all...and I'm far from a coffee snob.
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:45 AM
 
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Yep. Dunking Donuts now comes from regional donut factories so you don’t get the same just-fried freshness. In New England, that shift happened easily 30 years ago when every gas station became a franchise. There are a few storefronts in Massachusetts that still make their own donuts but nowhere in my travel pattern.

For me, Dunkin Donuts is emergency road coffee on a long drive. It’s not great coffee but it’s reliable.

The only donut I like is a crispy cake donut jelly stick. Yeast raised donuts have no texture. Krispy Kreme is disgusting.

The only donut-like thing I eat is a Portuguese-Azores eggy yeast dough called malasadas. It’s hand pulled into an irregular disc, fried, and covered with granulated sugar. More texture than a donut. The thin parts where it’s pulled thin are a bit crispy. There is a Dunkin Donuts next to the Portuguese bakery where they make malasadas on weekends. I pretty much never go to the Dunkin Donuts.
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:58 AM
 
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The doughnuts are delivered. It's why they have no doughnuts at the end of the day. When they sell out, they cannot make any.

It's why the time to make the donuts commercials stopped. Because they stopped making them.
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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There is a Dunkin Donuts very close to where I live and I rarely go there. Keep supplied with Maxwell House and Entenmann's and you can save yourself some money. If I do get either while out:
Krispy Kreme for Doughnuts (Duck Donuts is much better, but they don't have a lot of locations).
7-11 for coffee.

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Old 09-29-2018, 06:27 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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they changed their menu 2 years ago.
no more tuna-fish or chicken salad croissants... took too long for the drive-thru.
they no longer toast things; only microwave, which makes their eggs and croissants emulsify.
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:13 AM
 
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I saw in my news feed the other day that Dunkin Donuts is changing their name to Dunkin.



I just pulled up their financials thinking they must be in trouble if they're doing that. Year over year gains in both sales and profits. 2013 was $713.84 million in sales and pre-tax income was $218 million. 2017 was up to $860.5 million and pre-tax income climbed to $339 million. Most telling for food quality, their cost of goods sold dropped in that period from $205 million to $178 million. You don't slash your food costs by more than 10% without cutting some corners.


Why would I go to Dunkin Donuts when I can go to the Portuguese bakery next door and get Pastis de Nata (vanilla egg cream in puff pastry shell) and Malasadas.





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Old 09-29-2018, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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I've gone to their shops a few times. It might have been more often had their coffee not been so hot and their doughnuts not left a taste of grease in my mouth.
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:26 AM
 
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Dunkin Donuts is horrible now at least in NJ where I live. They water the coffee down, the workers are nasty. The donuts taste dry and stale
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:55 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I also saw yesterday that they are changing their name to Dunkin' and losing the "Donuts" because 60 percent of their sales is coffee.
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Don't indulge personally but I'm shocked at the responses. Especially in the morning hours, there's a lonnnggg line of cars at the local shop. Seven days a week.


I assumed that they have the best donuts and/or java in town,
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