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Old 10-17-2023, 01:40 PM
 
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More stores in Philly for the looters.
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Old 10-17-2023, 01:41 PM
 
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https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...s-midtown.html

Dunkin Donuts is opening on 12th and Chestnut and 10th and Chestnut. A key quote though is from the management company:

“McCauley said Shah Management's existing locations in the immediate area have not had issues with crime or employee safety. Nearby Dunkin' stores owned by the company are located at 808 Chestnut St., 1100 Walnut St., and 1324 Walnut St.
"We believe the neighborhood is safe, so we will continue to operate in the neighborhood," McCauley said.”
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Old 10-17-2023, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Great news regarding Dunkin.

Btw, the block with West Elm is getting Insomnia Cookies, a new gym in the old Sweat location, Barcade, and a new restaurant by Tradesman/Bru. So even if West Elm does close which isn't a done deal based on the info we have, that block will have some nice momentum otherwise.
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Old 10-18-2023, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I am shocked there is a market for even more Dunkin's. There are already so many. Their prices for anything other than regular coffee and donuts has gotten ridiculous considering the quality. If it tastes like fast food, it should be priced like fast food. Then again, I guess even McD's is kinda pricey these days.
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Old 10-18-2023, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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lol. You dismiss my comment as negadelphian and then agree with it in the next sentence.

I was simply reflecting on the very public direction Macy's has taken towards ending their B&M presence backed up by the disappointing turnout on the store. Given the sheer size and assumed cost of that massive lease, it's a fairly conservative call to make that the company will apply the same equation to this location at lease end.

In the end, who really knows? I hope I'm wrong. Go Philly.
I'm just agreeing with your negativity. I like it.
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Old 10-18-2023, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...s-midtown.html

Dunkin Donuts is opening on 12th and Chestnut and 10th and Chestnut. A key quote though is from the management company:

“McCauley said Shah Management's existing locations in the immediate area have not had issues with crime or employee safety. Nearby Dunkin' stores owned by the company are located at 808 Chestnut St., 1100 Walnut St., and 1324 Walnut St.
"We believe the neighborhood is safe, so we will continue to operate in the neighborhood," McCauley said.”
Kinda hard/pointless to mass rob and loot a Dunkin.
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Old 10-18-2023, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I am shocked there is a market for even more Dunkin's. There are already so many. Their prices for anything other than regular coffee and donuts has gotten ridiculous considering the quality. If it tastes like fast food, it should be priced like fast food. Then again, I guess even McD's is kinda pricey these days.
I stopped going to Dunkin because the doughnut's circumference became like that of a hockey puck.

I'm a hungry guy, I need some girth.
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Old 10-18-2023, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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I am shocked there is a market for even more Dunkin's. There are already so many. Their prices for anything other than regular coffee and donuts has gotten ridiculous considering the quality. If it tastes like fast food, it should be priced like fast food. Then again, I guess even McD's is kinda pricey these days.
Mickey D's, Dunkin' and Starbucks are all in the same price range. (Someone told me some years back that McDonald's coffee is actually roasted for the chain by Starbucks; I don't know if that's true, but I will say that McD's coffee doesn't have the overroasted taste of most Starbucks brews.)

I know McDonald's considers Starbucks competition based on a survey I once took after ordering something from McD's.

Dunkin' stores, or most of them at least, are not designed to encourage your hanging out in them, even if they have tables and seats.* Starbucks stores, OTOH, are designed to function as hangouts (less so post-pandemic, sigh). McDonald's doesn't mind if you dine there, but the atmosphere doesn't encourage lingering.

That, I guess, is the difference between "fast food" and a "coffee shop," though if you get right down to it, what Starbucks serves is fast food also, just with a more upscale sheen. (Speaking of "more upscale sheen": It just hit me that there's a Dunkin' six blocks north of me and another over in the Shoppes at La Salle. The closest Starbucks to me is in Chestnut Hill.)

Dunkin' used to have a store in the old Snellenburg's garage in the 1100 block of Chestnut. Guess the company has decided it still wants to be on that stretch of Chestnut, and given its business model, 11th and Walnut isn't close enough.

*Then again, since the company's slogan is "America runs on Dunkin'", I guess it only makes sense for its stores to encourage grab-and-go behavior.
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Old 10-18-2023, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Wawa's loss is Dunkin's gain, I suppose.

For all their b*tching and moaning about shoplifting, it's kind of idiotic on their part to miss out on the chance to offer a new cafe-based model in the city.
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Old 10-18-2023, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It's good that at least something is going into those storefronts. I'm a dunkin' coffee man, myself so it could be worse. I do find it odd that there isn't a McDs around CC. Those places usually print cash. And I love me a Mc Muffin from time to time.
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