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The Vastly Superior Coffee Underdog

  • Dec 9, 2008
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Yes, I'm giving Dunkin' Donuts a very high ranking (in fact, THE highest). Let me explain: I grew up in San Francisco where, as far as I know, there are no Dunkin' Donuts. On top of that, I went to a hippie high school where I learned to detest corporations. But my family is from Chicago -- a place where people take Dunkin' Donuts very seriously. You'll see Dunkin' Donuts bags Downtown, lovingly carried by women as they cross the street, and you'll see my cousin, Jenny, gulping down the coffee with her big, blonde hair and talking about the virtues of the Dunkin' brew.

The coffee is a new discovery on my part. But Jenny has opened up a world of doors for me. It's not burnt like Starbuck's coffee. And it's cheap! Best of all, there's the appeal based on the fact that it isn't an official coffee shop -- it's just Dunkin' Donuts.

At home, I'm very particular about coffee. I make a special blend that reaches a new level of obsessive coffee love. Here's my recipe:

1. Coffee
2. My mix (Kirkland Vanilla soy milk, a dab of Mexican hot chocolate "Abuelita" brand, and a pinch of Horchata mix), all boiled together

But, if I'm in Chicago, I'm getting Dunkin' Donuts coffee. OR the Mexican Hot Chocolate Latte at Intelligentsia in Lincoln Park.

But, back to the point: It's a gem (and it's not Starbucks).

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August 05, 2009
Dunkin Donuts is my home away from home!  I am there every morning for my medium hazelnut ice coffee and Bacon Egg and cheese sandwhich.   It cannot be beat.  The only thing I go to Starbucks for for the most part is their Shaken Ice Tea Lemonade.  I live in Philly so it's the closest thing to NYC ice tea.
December 11, 2008
I miss Dunkin' Donuts! Since moving away from the east coast I find myself craving it more and more...and now they have commercials in San Francisco and NO store!
December 09, 2008
To be honest, I'm not sure why. I used to visit Chicago every summer as a kid. And I still remember the looming Dunkin' Donuts sign, walking distance from my grandparent's house. I've yet to figure out the appeal -- I'm not a donut person, and San Franciscan culture is like night and day when it comes to the culinary world. But I'll guess it has something to do with the Midwestern penchant for fast food, the abundance of the stores in the area, and some deep Chicago mystery that neither you nor I understand!
December 09, 2008
I visited Chicago for the first time earlier this year, and I noticed all the Dunkin' Donuts right away. Why is it so big there? It's a mystery of the cosmos. New York's like that, too, but not to the same level as Chicago.
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review by . November 24, 2009
posted in Gourmand
For years I shunned Dunkn Donuts.  I never found anything special about their coffee (so many people rave about it) which is no where as good as Seattle's Best or just about any New York Deli coffee (at least in many of these places I can choose exactly how much milk/half & half I put in my cup).  The donuts made me feel like I was eating sweet Play Doh (I am not a fan of the donut).      However, I have had to go there for members of my family and …
review by . March 04, 2009
Where do I start, well how about a word on how I met Dunkin. When we came to the United States and settled in Massachusetts, my relatives who were already living here kept talking about Dunkin Donuts - specifically about the donuts, not the coffee. Then we finally tried the donuts and I guess I was sort of hooked with it being  a novelty for me, I was eleven at the time. Many French Crullers later I got hooked on their coffee - yes, it was Dunkin who induced my coffee addiction which lasted …
review by . November 20, 2009
Primarily an east coast phenomenon.
Here in Rhode Island Dunkin' Donuts is everywhere!   You will find shops on downtown streets, in strip malls, at interstate exits and even in supermarkets and gas stations.  In fact, at last count there were 124  Dunkin' Donuts locations here in Little Rhody.  The situation is pretty much the same throughout New England and the rest of the Northeast.  Dunkin'  Donuts dominates the market.  The highly regarded North Carolina based …
review by . November 24, 2009
Dunkin' Coffee makes things happen
As someone who occasionally finds himself needing to coax people into getting up early and being productive, the Dunkin' Box o' Joe has become a standard tool.  Seriously - a big, brightly colored box of reasonably tasty coffee will do wonders for the morale and, subsequently, productivity of your team.        For the uninitiated, the Box o' Joe is essentially a big pot of coffee in a surprisingly mobile to-go box.  It serves 10 10oz cups of coffee and you can …
review by . November 21, 2009
As a former New Englander, living in California, I often mourn the loss of their Donut shops on the West Coast!  Fortunately, the coffee is now available in our stores, but not having the combination of a lemon filled donut to go along with that coffee is un-American!  We even receive coupons in our Sunday papers for a free Dunkin Donut with the purchase of a cup of coffee.  That is downright cruel and unusual punishment.        I have searched the Web, written …
review by . January 13, 2009
The Dunkin' phenomenon was one of the more mystifying things about living in Boston. In a city where you're never more than a 15 minute walk from truly excellent coffee, 10 minutes from a quality bagel, or even 5 minutes from a Starbucks, I was never able to understand why people loved it so much. Their food is fair to middling, their coffee is not awful but certainly not good, and there couldn't be less atmosphere. If you're in need of a cheap bucket of joe this is probably the way to go (their …
review by . December 12, 2008
Dunkin Donuts is my favorite coffee chain.  Their coffee is ten times better than Starbucks, and they have great flavored coffee if you're into that.  Coconut is my favorite, though honestly, even the blueberry is good (Blueberry coffee?  Sounds gross, but it works somehow).  Then, they have white hot chocolate.  That's right, WHITE hot chocolate.  It's very sweet, but creamy and delicious.  I always get them in the winter time, they're my favorite.  They …
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Dunkin' Donuts is the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world providing customers, with high quality coffee, bagels, donuts and other baked goods since 1950. William (Bill) Rosenberg, founder, opened the first Dunkin' Donuts shop in Quincy, Massachusetts. Dunkin' Donuts licensed the first of many franchises in 1955. In 1946, Rosenberg founded Industrial Luncheon Services, a company that delivered meals and snacks to workers in the Boston area. The success of Industrial Lucheon Services convinced Rosenberg to start the Open Kettle, a doughnut shop in Quincy, Massachusetts. Two years later Open Kettle changed its name to Dunkin' Donuts.

Serving more than 3 million customers per day, Dunkin' Donuts sells 52 varieties of donuts and more than a dozen coffee beverages as well as an array of bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods. At the end of 2007, there were 7,988 Dunkin' Donuts stores worldwide, including 5,769 franchised restaurants in the U.S. and 2,219 internationally.

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