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Old 09-12-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Yeah, as soon as I saw you responded to the thread, I had my joke ready.
I can always count on you, David.

If you've ever had a KK, you'd understand why there are no lines.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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You find those Cambodian-owned donut shops that dot the LA metro at one-block intervals to be unaffordable? I can get a baker's dozen+ for around five bucks without much trouble. They're often open 24hrs to boot.

On the other hand, people from other parts of the country have a soft spot for Dunkin' Donuts so I'm sure they'll find a niche. Plus, I've heard that many go for their coffee.

I remember when Krispy Kreme had the same long lines, even without social media. Many of those locations went out of business when the novelty wore off.

Until recently, I didn't realize that LA is the donut capital of the US.
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Beat me to it. People are front runners. I can't get my wife to try anyplace that doesn't advertise on TV, maybe she fears the lax public health enforcement will be like in her homeland. She trust that if they have advertising money then the franchise owner will keep the place clean.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I like Krispy Kreme - glazed twist or raspberry glazed FTW. But I would never stand in line for one. I can remember when Krispy Kreme was all of the rage in the media. I don't remember anyone raving about Dunkin Donuts. I've never had good coffee at a fast food type place.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I can always count on you, David.

If you've ever had a KK, you'd understand why there are no lines.
I have KK a few times a year. They are okay in moderation, and fresh out of the goo.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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Beat me to it. People are front runners. I can't get my wife to try anyplace that doesn't advertise on TV, maybe she fears the lax public health enforcement will be like in her homeland. She trust that if they have advertising money then the franchise owner will keep the place clean.
What's all the fuss ! Back in 1972 I lived in Mansfield MA. We had a small gentleman's farm and my kids had 4H projects, some sheep and 2 pigs.

My friend was mgr. at the local Dunkin Donuts. We stopped there 5am and 5 pm when they changed out their shelf's. 40lbs of donuts each trip , feed them all to the pigs. They went from 6 week old piglets to 174 lb dressed for the freezer in 7 month. got to say their donuts are great! weather you eat them your self or use them as feed for the bacon or hams later.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I can always count on you, David.

If you've ever had a KK, you'd understand why there are no lines.
Isn't that the truth!

At least back in the day, Winchell's wouldn't let us cops pay for a donut and a cup of coffee. Might be why they seldom, if ever, got robbed.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Obviously DD has changed over the years.
I originally live in Massachusetts, and DD was the best of all the coffee/ doughnut shops.
They had a slew of them around. Boston, and the suburbs.
The only one that was better was a bakery called Fosters in Brockton.
They only had the one bakery, but their doughnuts were the best.
They didn't serve coffee or anything else, but just made doughnuts and cakes.
When DD opens a shop in the Northeast section of the city, I will try them, but they (and for that matter all doughnut shops) aren't worth a trip to the west side.
Bob.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal L.A.
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They are just gross donuts like the ones you get at Ralph's, gimme a break. Morons waiting in line for dumb donuts.
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Dunkin Donuts' coffee is awful.

Dunkin Donuts' doughnuts are awful.

These people are either idiots or are East Coast transplants.

I will say a large iced coffee loaded with cream, sugar and blueberry syrup is a one-of-a-kind treat. Probably the only thing worthwhile on their menu. Some of the prepared food is decent.

No joke folks, the coffee and donuts at 7-11 are about equal quality.
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:25 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Which donut chain has those sour cream glazed donuts? I really like those but can't remember if it's Krispy Kreme or one of the others.
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