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Old 05-18-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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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?
I do, too, but it's not enough. I stagger into the kitchen at 5 a.m. and start my own coffee. Have a cup, sometimes two, but it's 8 a.m. when I get into work and I need more coffee after an hour and a half commute. Don't like either Starbucks or DD, which are both near my office (well, DD got washed away during Sandy and has yet to reopen--I work on the Jersey side of the Hudson) so I get mine from one of the delis or the guy with the cart on the street. But the point is, my coffee at home is great but I need more than that to start my day.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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With all of this said, there are local chains that people frequent up here like these two: Freedom of Espresso

Downtown ‹ Cafe KubalCafe Kubal
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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Its coffee and donuts... Get a grip and go local.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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My wife and I have a mixed marriage. She's a Dunkin' Donuts kind of gal, while I am a Krispy Kreme guy. Now that Dunkin' Donuts have come to town, the potential for marital strife has grown on Saturday mornings. Divorce might ensue.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Dunkin' Donuts was started in Boston, so it makes perfect sense that up North is where it would be the most popular. I recently went by there though...their donuts are nothing special, nor is their coffee. I even tried the old tradition of dunking the donut in the coffee...still wasn't impressed.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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In the Charleston area, people love Krispy Kreme, but they only have one store, one on Us 17 in West Ashley, where you can get hot donuts. The grocery stores have them, but they aren't as good.

This used to be a huge Krispy Kreme market. They had about four or five retail locations, and when they opened their new location about 10 years ago or so, and the line was down the road. Starbucks didn't come till the late 90s, and as recently as six or seven years ago, there were only four DDs in the entire area.

Now, most major roads have at least one DD on them.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:12 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I like Dunkin Donuts because they don't put glaze on every goddamn donut like Krispy Kreme does.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:29 AM
 
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Dunkin Donuts was popular until Tim Hortons entered the scene here in Upstate NY.

Dunkin's coffee is still delicious though; but instead of going to a DD location you can just buy it at the grocery store and make it at home. Much cheaper and easier and more importantly you can make it stronger than they do at the restaurant.

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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Dunkin Donuts was popular until Tim Hortons entered the scene here in Upstate NY.

Dunkin's coffee is still delicious though; but instead of going to a DD location you can just buy it at the grocery store and make it at home. Much cheaper and easier and more importantly you can make it stronger than they do at the restaurant.
Krispy Kreme was big for a little while about 10 years back or so. There was one in Syracuse, but it closed after a couple years and the Rochester location closed in 2007: Krispy Kreme - Rochester Wiki

Scranton and Erie still have KK though.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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First time I heard of Krispy Kreme was when one opened at the World Trade Center. All of the people with southern connections were very excited. The rest of us had no idea what they were excited about. They were good the first time--fresh and warm, right out of the oven, and a big sugarfest. It wore off quickly, at least with me. Not a doughnut head to begin with.
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