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Dunkin Donuts

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Dunkin Donuts

We are in Lincoln now travelling out every day. Seems like there is a Dunkin Donut or more in every town. Curious why?. we stopped in one in Lancaster today to check menus. They do offer few sandwiches but not a lot. we only have a few in Oregon.

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Dunkin' Donuts began in Massachusetts and has since become a major establishment in the New England states. It has expanded outside of New England, but it's most common here. The sandwiches are a relatively recent introduction to their menu; they became so successful because of their inexpensive, convenient coffee. Helps people get through the long, snowy winters. ;)

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TerrMys pretty well summed it up.... Dunkin was the first coffee-and-donut chain many New Englanders were ever exposed to.... Many of us grew up on their coffees and on their donuts, which originally were all made in-the-store (sadly no longer the case in many DD locations). After years of their coffee, we've become so accustomed to the the taste of their coffee, we're not ready to switch to anyone else....although the Canadian chain Tim Horton's is making inroads in some communities.

As far as why so many in such a small geographic area -- probably the best answer is "because the demand is there."

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Dunkin Donuts is on every other corner for the same reason Starbucks is in Portland, OR. They can and people come in. Personally, I wish Tim Horton would go head to head with Dunkee. The donuts are better, the coffee is better, and the sandwiches are better with a lot more choice. On second thought, maybe it is good that Tim's is not moving in so quickly :-)

For those who don't know, Tim Horton was an All Star and Hall of Fame hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 50s and 60s. He started the donut business some time in his career, and had a successful string of donut stops, which he has since sold, quite some time ago, I'm sure.

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there is a starbucks in every corner in Oregon. good analogy.

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Actually Tim Horton was killed in a car accident in 1974. His partner Ron Joyce grew the chain into what is has become now. In the late 1990s the chain was bought out by Wendy's. If you think there is a Dunkin Donuts on every corner in New England come to Canada and count the number of Tim Horton coffee shops! There is even one in Afghanistan at the NATO base in Kandahar!

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Come down to Massachusettes, Dunkin Donuts are almost on every corner!

(Or should I say, on every cahnah)

McDonald's is TRYING to get some of Dunkin's costumers. They offer a New England version coffee and promote it a lot locally. Here is the MIckey D's commercial but it is really aimed at locals.......

www.youtube.com/watch…

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Ironically, today is National Coffee Day!

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KC Nova, I totally forgot about Tim Horton's accident. Thanks for the clarification.

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