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« on: September 18, 2013, 11:32:32 am »

Discuss with maps.

Dunkin Donuts.
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 11:43:57 am »

Starbucks, easily.  Duh.  (No maps normal)
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 12:23:06 pm »

Dunkin Donuts.


Here is a map showing a red dot for Dunkin Donut locations.

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Here are the Starbucks locations.

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 12:25:37 pm »

WI: Tim Horton's
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 12:29:55 pm »

Dunkin Donuts.


Here is a map showing a red dot for Dunkin Donut locations.

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Here are the Starbucks locations.

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That map is... not right at all.  I promise you there is more than one Dunkin in the NYC metro.

I wonder if they are excluding all the colocated Dunkin/Baskin Robbins locations (which most of the NYC-area Dunkins are)... but I'm pretty sure even that doesn't explain it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 12:35:32 pm »
« Edited: September 18, 2013, 12:40:47 pm by angus »

One in the entire state of california as well.  I just googled "dunkin philadelphia" and zoomed out all the way.  If I google "dunkin philadelphia" and zoom out only a little and scroll northeastward, I get this:

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Of course if I go to the Dunkin Donuts website store locator feature then I can see, for example, that there are 21 stores within a one mile radius of zip code 10019.  Also, I get 21 little maps.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2013, 12:39:57 pm »

One in the entire state of california as well.  I just googled "dunkin philadelphia" and zoomed out all the way.  If I google "dunkin philadelphia" and zoom out only a little and scroll northeastward, I get this:

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That's better.

Actually, I've heard that Dunkin' basically isn't in California (they withdrew just about all of their stores there a decade or so ago), so I didn't question that part of the map.
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2013, 12:43:54 pm »

I can confirm that there are zero Dunkin Donut stores within a 50-mile radius of 90210. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2013, 12:47:17 pm »

I can confirm that there are zero Dunkin Donut stores within a 50-mile radius of 90210. 


Latte libruls can't be seen at a Dunkin Donuts, angus.  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2013, 12:59:13 pm »

I guess I don't much care for milk or sugar or any of that other stuff in my coffee, and I'm not in the store long enough to worry about being seen there, so the taste of the coffee itself is a bigger consideration.

I also just learned that there are six within a five-mile radius of my own zip code, although I have only been to one of them.  There was an ad about a year ago with a coupon for a 99c 16-ounce plastic coffee cup, then you bring the coffee cup back and they refill it for 99c (plus tax) each time, which is $1.05 in my area.  Once per week, each Thursday, I had to be at work at 8AM and had no time to make coffee in my office, so once a week I'd take a nickel with me and my cup to Dunkin Donuts.  I never paid attention to the expiration date on the cup, with was apparently December 31.  Then, sometime around February I brought the cup back, along with one dollar and one nickel and ordered a 16-ounce coffee, and it came to $1.88 or something like that.  I was very embarrassed as I only had a dollar and a nickel.  They were nice about it and gave me the coffee for a dollar and a nickel.  Later that week I felt guilty and brought them 83 cents, but I haven't been back since.  I like Dunkin Donuts coffee enough to pay a dollar and a nickel for it, but not enough to pay a dollar and eighty-eight cents for it.  I don't like Starbucks coffee at all, so its price is irrelevant.  

I have since discovered a branch of my bank that has really good coffee all the time.  Moreover, it's free, it's fast, and it's fresh.  You put a little plastic cup of coffee in a press pull the handle down, put a paper cup under it, and push a blue button.  It's extremely environmentally unfriendly, though, as it generates huge volumes of plastic trash.  Still, the free and delicious factors outweigh other considerations.  

Mostly I just drink coffee that I make at home or in my office.
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2013, 01:21:49 pm »
« Edited: September 18, 2013, 01:24:13 pm by Oldiesfreak1854 »

Dunkin' Donuts.  Starbucks is much too left-wing and grossly overrated (not to mention overpriced.) 

Interesting fact: there used to be a Dunkin Donuts in the 7-Eleven in my hometown, but it closed years ago, and I don't think there are any more near me.
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 01:43:46 pm »

Dunkin Donuts.


Here is a map showing a red dot for Dunkin Donut locations.

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Here are the Starbucks locations.

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That map is... not right at all.  I promise you there is more than one Dunkin in the NYC metro.

I wonder if they are excluding all the colocated Dunkin/Baskin Robbins locations (which most of the NYC-area Dunkins are)... but I'm pretty sure even that doesn't explain it.

There are also way more than 3 in Vermont. Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 01:44:29 pm »

Starbucks (fan of coffee that doesn't taste like warm, bitter water)
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2013, 01:53:32 pm »

Don't drink coffee, so I picked Dunkin Donuts. Besides, I've only been inside Starbucks once and the barista's seem to really expect you to know what you want rather than looking at the menu of what kind of stuff they have besides coffee, so I didn't enjoy my single experience there. I'll take donuts and a glass of milk.
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2013, 01:54:42 pm »

Starbucks. 
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2013, 02:03:09 pm »

I enjoy Starbucks occasionally, but if I have to rely on only one daily, it would have to be Dunkin. Cheaper, much easier to order, and I find their coffee delicious if you know what to get.
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2013, 02:06:01 pm »

I think Dunkin's coffee is tasteless, personally.  They do have a much better selection of munchables though.
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2013, 02:06:12 pm »

neither (normal)
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2013, 02:34:13 pm »

While I prefer local roastery type places (they have really good, really fresh regional coffees that have amazing flavor), I would say Starbucks. I always say I'm going to try DD but never do.
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2013, 02:43:49 pm »

Anyway, Dunkin's coffee is actually okay (nothing special but fine for everyday), but they tend to ruin it by assuming you want it "regular"/"light and sweet" with obscene amounts of cream and sugar.  Starbucks is overpriced but I appreciate the dependability of their WiFi if I'm in an unfamiliar locale and want to check the web.

I tend to make most of my coffee at home these days*, and if I'm going to a cafe I'd rather it be some local-schmocal place.

*Right now, I'm rolling with the blackwater budget choice:

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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2013, 03:07:04 pm »

Both have terrible coffee.  But, have to go with Starbucks because at least you can get an Americano or a shot of espresso which is more difficult to completely ruin. 
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« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2013, 03:19:02 pm »

I have 3 DD and 1 SB in my town. They appeal at different times. For a Saturday morning at home or breakfast meeting I like DD. For a midday snack or place to chat I tend towards SB.
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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2013, 03:31:05 pm »

I can confirm that there are zero Dunkin Donut stores within a 50-mile radius of 90210. 


Latte libruls can't be seen at a Dunkin Donuts, angus.  Tongue

And gay buffed old men.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2013, 03:32:57 pm »

I think Dunkin's coffee is tasteless, personally.  They do have a much better selection of munchables though.

I guess I've only ever had their coffee at two stores.  One in Boston and the one I mentioned in Lancaster.  Both of those do make good coffee.  I've tried two Starbucks as well, one in Dallas and one in Boston, and both times the coffee had that grassy Salvadorian flavor which I don't care for.  Maybe it was bad luck.

I can't vouch for munchables at either place, since I haven't tried any of them.  If I'm to cheap to pay 2 dollars for a cup of joe, then I'm way to cheap to pay 2 dollars for a bagel, and that's probably the only item on the food menu of either of those establishments that might hold any appeal.


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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2013, 05:26:33 pm »

Well, obviously both suck.
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