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Old 05-15-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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I've never seen a Tim Horton's in the US.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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Well here you go

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Old 05-15-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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Regional chains are so much better than either DD or KK when it comes to doughnuts.
Maybe, but DD and KK are not in the same league when it comes to donuts. KK blows DD out of the water.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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Maybe, but DD and KK are not in the same league when it comes to donuts. KK blows DD out of the water.
That may be true but Dunkin is the stronger company and the strong brand. In the end coffee is what drives customers into these types of stores. That fact KK learned the hardway.


Plenty of chains can flourish despite serving lower quality food, simply look at Subway. Their sandwiches are junk but that chain has spread like crazy.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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That may be true but Dunkin is the stronger company and the strong brand. In the end coffee is what drives customers into these types of stores. That fact KK learned the hardway.


Plenty of chains can flourish despite serving lower quality food, simply look at Subway. Their sandwiches are junk but that chain has spread like crazy.
You might want to look at a more recent profile of KK...it has turned things around financially after struggling due to overexpansion. I really don't think that DD has a stronger brand as far as donuts are concerned. Practically anyone who has tasted a KK knows that there is just no comparison between the two.

I don't quite understand the coffee thing...I love the coffee I brew at home - why go out to buy it elsewhere?
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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You might want to look at a more recent profile of KK...it has turned things around financially after struggling due to overexpansion. I really don't think that DD has a stronger brand as far as donuts are concerned. Practically anyone who has tasted a KK knows that there is just no comparison between the two.

I don't quite understand the coffee thing...I love the coffee I brew at home - why go out to buy it elsewhere?
Bingo. DD coffee is nothing special to me. I just don't get the hype. Much easier to brew superior coffee at home than it is to make a superior fried donut.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:57 AM
 
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Bingo. DD coffee is nothing special to me. I just don't get the hype. Much easier to brew superior coffee at home than it is to make a superior fried donut.
Agreed, but how many people are home during the day? Dunks is good, convenient, on-the-go coffee.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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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.
Richmond, Indiana and the suburbs of Cincinnati are quite a hike from the US-Canada border.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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Dunkin Donuts is popular because it's inexpensive and convenient. None of the food there is good quality and the bagels aren't vegetarian. Over the years DD became well-known for the coffee, which has gone downhill IMO (too watery). I do like the flavor coffees though, especially the mocha.

The big positive about DD was that the coffee was cheaper than Starbucks and you'd get a bigger size cup for your money. However, the caffeine content of Starbucks is higher than Dunkin Donuts (a small Starbucks coffee gives the same caffeine rush or even more than a Dunkin Donuts medium coffee from my experience), so you get more value from Starbucks even though it's more expensive.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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I find Dunkin Donuts tends to be favored by those whose idea of a cup of coffee consists of around 4 or 5 packs of sugar and half creamer, preferably flavored with Hazelnut or Vanilla...i.e. not really a "cup of coffee" any longer.
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