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Old 05-15-2013, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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If bagels are considered an oddity of northern people, than thank God I am not a southerner.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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If bagels are considered an oddity of northern people, than thank God I am not a southerner.
People down here eat bagels. But usually only as something quick in the morning when pushed for time. But when asked, people down here will usually go for the donut over the bagel.

Like I said, they're generally like dense, hard slabs of dough. But maybe they're just not authentic?
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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Regional chains are so much better than either DD or KK when it comes to doughnuts.

Is Tim Horton's available south of the border?
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Regional chains are so much better than either DD or KK when it comes to doughnuts.

Is Tim Horton's available south of the border?
I actually think that a fresh KK is pretty darn delicious.

But I have never heard of Tim Horton's. I don't think they reach down this far, unfortunately.

Here in the southern U.S. Shipley's Donuts is a big chain. But there is a little bakery in Round Rock, Texas called Lone Star Bakery. Round Rock Donuts are the best i've ever had! They have a yellow-orangeish color to them. And they have a really crispy exterior when you bite into them but a warm, chewy interior. It's like eating sugary air almost, lol.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I will also add that the only thing i get there is coffee most times. Despite the normally poor customer service and the just okay donuts and flat out bad food I still love their coffee. For the price it sure beats Starbucks.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Never understood the DD thing. We had them in Dallas when I was a kid and I never really cared for them. Eventually they closed up and disappeared and no one missed them. I had seen them when visiting in the NE several times, but never cared enough to try one again. Then my son did an internship in DC, and we went for a visit. He insisted that we go to DD for a doughnut and coffee. The doughnuts were just like I remembered. Blah! The coffee was just coffee. Not worth going out of the way for. Since then one has opened near my home and I've never even bothered to go in. If I want a doughnut, I'm going to KK. If I'm back home in Texas and no KK is around, it's Shipley's or Southern Maid.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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People down here eat bagels. But usually only as something quick in the morning when pushed for time. But when asked, people down here will usually go for the donut over the bagel.

Like I said, they're generally like dense, hard slabs of dough. But maybe they're just not authentic?
Given the choice of chains, I'll take Einstein Bagels over any donut shop.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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Regional chains are so much better than either DD or KK when it comes to doughnuts.

Is Tim Horton's available south of the border?
Yes, as there are plenty in Upstate NY. I think there are about 3 within a 10-15 minute drive from my house and 10 in the immediate Syracuse area, not including locations within mini marts and grocery stores.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I used to live in the upper midwest, they have alot of Tim hortons there. Not so many dunkin donuts however. Never knew northeast people were partial to dunkin donuts. I thought they all ate bagels there anyway.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yes, as there are plenty in Upstate NY. I think there are about 3 within a 10-15 minute drive from my house and 10 in the immediate Syracuse area, not including locations within mini marts and grocery stores.
Yes, Tim Hortons are a Canadian chain (started by and named for a Toronto hockey star of the 60s) and in the US are just near the Canadian border. Last Time I had TH donuts in northern Quebec, they weren't that great there, either. I was always surprised that they caught on in Quebec, it would be like naming a chain Derek Jeters, and opening up in Massachusetts.
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