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Old 07-27-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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Dunkin' Donuts raises millions, helps fund West Coast expansion plans
Business & Technology | Dunkin' Donuts raises millions, helps fund West Coast expansion plans | Seattle Times Newspaper

Dan Geiman, research director at McAdams Wright Ragen in Seattle, said it's hard to know whether Dunkin' will play well in the West. "It's a concept with tremendous loyalty," he said. "The lines in Boston are long, and the stores are jammed, but it's hard to say how it will catch on in the West."
that's what I'm talking about !!

was just reading yesterday about their IPO plans. Very exciting, many people would be happy to have them here. I don't think it will make us any less happy about the local stuff!
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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It's already failed in Portland. Unless they bring it back with a new name I don't see why this question is even being brought up.
Dunkin donuts is huge, it will not fail. They are going public.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights OH
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Dunkin donuts is huge, it will not fail. They are going public.

Whatever. There are a lot of new transplantees since DD closed some years ago. Maybe they will be successful. I just wonder why according to the article they sound like they are treating this as a new business that has never been tried here before.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Dunkin donuts is huge, it will not fail.
So was Krispy Kreme. Guess what closed half it's stores in the PDX and Seattle within two years and is barely keeping the remainder open?
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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that's what I'm talking about !!

was just reading yesterday about their IPO plans. Very exciting, many people would be happy to have them here. I don't think it will make us any less happy about the local stuff!
Yeah, 'cause there's nothing Portland likes better than a corporate chain.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Tualatin, Oregon
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I LOVE In and Out Burger... that our first stop every time when we get out of the airport in Phoenix!

I think that In and Out had a golden opportunity to move up into Oregon a few years ago, but now that Five Guys has invaded instead, the window of opportunity has slammed shut.

While I appreciate the other suggestions and the desire to keep it local, In and Out is different. They have a very basic menu and they do everything well and they make it fresh (but fast) when you order it. Plus they are unique in how they facilitate "dashboard dining" for those of you who have nothing else to do while sitting on the metered on ramps.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:19 PM
 
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So was Krispy Kreme. Guess what closed half it's stores in the PDX and Seattle within two years and is barely keeping the remainder open?
no man, kk failed everywhere. Most cities had most their kk closed down. Dont really know why, I love it. I was driving by the kk on 213 today and was thinking how much I love their donuts.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:21 PM
 
Location: SE Portland, OR
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Probably didn't have anything to do with the million dollar franchising fees........
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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I LOVE In and Out Burger... that our first stop every time when we get out of the airport in Phoenix!

I think that In and Out had a golden opportunity to move up into Oregon a few years ago, but now that Five Guys has invaded instead, the window of opportunity has slammed shut.

While I appreciate the other suggestions and the desire to keep it local, In and Out is different. They have a very basic menu and they do everything well and they make it fresh (but fast) when you order it. Plus they are unique in how they facilitate "dashboard dining" for those of you who have nothing else to do while sitting on the metered on ramps.
yea...great post! I know what you mean about that first stop. But I don'tt think five guys is the issue. For instance, they are opening up in Dallas, and my guess is there are Five Guys there. The thing for me is I feel it would go well in this area.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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I LOVE In and Out Burger... that our first stop every time when we get out of the airport in Phoenix!

I think that In and Out had a golden opportunity to move up into Oregon a few years ago, but now that Five Guys has invaded instead, the window of opportunity has slammed shut.

While I appreciate the other suggestions and the desire to keep it local, In and Out is different. They have a very basic menu and they do everything well and they make it fresh (but fast) when you order it. Plus they are unique in how they facilitate "dashboard dining" for those of you who have nothing else to do while sitting on the metered on ramps.
Two things. One, Five Guys is extremely overrated and frankly, doesn't hold the same mythical appeal as In n out. Also, the two chains co-exist in Phoenix with little problem (I imagine it'd be much the same in PDX).
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