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Old 05-14-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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uggggh, I can't take Dunkin Donuts. It's utter garbage in my opinion. Their coffees, their breakfast sandwiches, their donuts--all of it is pure trash!

Yet they are everywhere! All throughout the northeast, u can count on seeing dunkin donuts everwhere, it's unbelieveable. It's because they are franchized and each dunkin donuts is of varying quality, but rest assured they all suck. They're in the south too. I see tons of them in Florida as well. It's a shame.

I much prefer Starbucks..
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:51 AM
 
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I hate coffee so I judge places by their hot chocolate. Starbucks SUCKS. IMO, the best is a regional chain called Dunn Brothers. They also sell my current addiction, Eileen's Colossal Cookies.

I haven't been to DD in years. As far as donuts go, glazed are my absolute favorite but I don't care for Krispy Kreme. They are too small and too sweet. Give me a plain old grocery store bakery donut anyday.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL/Houston, TX
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I don't care much for their donuts. I'd rather get donuts from a local place than a chain. But their coffee is pretty good. That's the only real reason I go to DD if I ever do.

If I want espresso from a chain, I usually go to Einsten Bagel Bros.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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I love DD coffee, but I love KK donuts just as much. DD re-entered the Birmingham market a couple of years ago. KK is a local institution...lol.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't think I've ever even seen one west of New Jersey, but they're advertised on TV a lot down here. According to their locator, they are strictly a big city chain, located in only the four biggest cities in Texas. I've seen them in the northeast, but I always thought they were just some goofy local Massachusetts thing, where they call shakes "frappes".

Do they have like burgers and fries or anything, or just coffee and donuts?
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I don't think I've ever even seen one west of New Jersey, but they're advertised on TV a lot down here. According to their locator, they are strictly a big city chain, located in only the four biggest cities in Texas. I've seen them in the northeast, but I always thought they were just some goofy local Massachusetts thing, where they call shakes "frappes".

Do they have like burgers and fries or anything, or just coffee and donuts?
But I thought "America Runs On Dunkin!" Their slogan.

No, they don't have burgers or fries, just donuts, fake bagels, muffins and nasty breakfast sandwiches that are made in the microwave. And loooong ago, before there even was a Starbucks (or before most of the US had heard of Starbucks, anyway) people would say, "Dunkin Donuts has the BEST coffee."

I don't like DD coffee because I think it's too weak, and I don't like the burnt taste of Starbucks, either. The guy with the trailer cart out on the street has better coffee than either, and so does 7-11.

By the way, I found out the REASON that Starbucks coffee has that burnt taste--it's because it's burnt! I was speaking with the owner of a specialty coffee bean store I was in, and she told me that normally, you dark roast coffee for 14 minutes at XYZ temperature. Starbucks dark roasts its coffee for only 8 minutes, but at a very high temperature, and that's why it tastes so bitter and, well, burnt. I know, I know, some love that taste, but it's not for me. My home coffee tastes that way after sitting for two hours in the pot with the heat on.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I don't know about up there, but down here it's very common for people to get donuts for a quick breakfast. Especially from Lone Star Bakery. There's literally a 15 car line in the drive through and a 20 person line inside at peak hours...for the donuts!

A lot of times, employers will treat their staff to donuts on Friday's as well.

Speaking of bagels, that's another thing I hear about from ppl up north that I don't get, lol.
Have you ever had a real bagel? I've noticed that the store "bagels" sold under the names like Lender's or found in chain stores or supermarkets are just bread that's round with a hole in the middle.

A real bagel has a hard outside and a very chewy inside and a specific flavor that other bread doesn't have.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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So I notice that Dunkin Donuts is very popular with people up north. Particularly the northeast.

My question is, why? I've been to one, and to be honest, I wasn't all that impressed with the donuts. They were dry and flavorless outside of the little bit of glaze.

So where's the hype from? Did I just order the wrong thing or is there something else I'm missing?
Yeah the donuts are not good...I guess their coffee keeps them profitable?
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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I'm sitting here drinking a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee as I respond to this. It's the only coffee I drink and even when we make it at home with Dunkin' Donuts brand coffee - it's not the same.

Their "processed food" products are the worst from a health standpoint and they taste "artificial".
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Have you ever had a real bagel? I've noticed that the store "bagels" sold under the names like Lender's or found in chain stores or supermarkets are just bread that's round with a hole in the middle.

A real bagel has a hard outside and a very chewy inside and a specific flavor that other bread doesn't have.
I guess I haven't had a real one, then. Because every bagel i've ever eaten has basically just been a hard slab of dough.
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