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Dunkin’ Donuts

Question: Is Dunkin’ Donuts considered a coffee shop or a donut shop? Or both?

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I have a funny story to tell about Dunkin’ Donuts. I know this person that used to do advertising campaigns for Dunkin’ Donuts midwest and (this was about 20 years ago) she created a series of ad campaign concepts for them. She presented the first set of concepts to a team of about 10 people at Dunkin’ Donutes HQ and they went over very well. After about a half dozen rounds of changes the ads went to press and only then did they discover that the word donut was miss spelled in the name. It was only about an inch tall and in capital letters. Ouch!

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  1. I havn’t seen or heard the word Dunkin donuts for a long time. Come to think of it, I havn’t seen a Dunkin donuts place in a long time.

  2. I moved from the east coast to Colorado. When I moved here there were a couple of Dunkin Donuts here. Now they’re gone. Are there any Dunkin Donuts in Colorado? What’s the closest state? Any in Arizona?

  3. Yeah there are Dunkin Donuts in Colorado Springs but they are ALL run by some asian guy and frankly he has no clue what he’s doing. They don’t have all of the coffee flavors and some of the other stuff.. In Massachusetts (where I moved from) we have them like crazy.. more than starbucks. THey are totally different than the ones in the springs.

  4. actually….the donuts and coffee in colorado springs are much fresher than in massachusetts. in massachusetts the donuts are baked elsewhere and shipped into the stores. colorado may not have the selection but the products are 100 times better. remeniscent of massachusetts dunkin donuts in the 1980s. the locations on circle dr. and colorado av. are the best.

  5. actually if you knew dunkin donuts at all then you would know that the donuts are extreamly fresh in MA, the donuts are baked twice a day and are thrown away after four hours. the muffins, cookies, pastries, and bagels are baked all throughout the day. and as for the selection, we have 32 types of donuts, twelve different bagels,Nine flavors for coffee, lattes, coolata’s, nine different munchkins, nine different muffins, seven types of tea. Plus 3 different cookies, three danish, coffee rolls, etc. Get your facts before saying the products are not fresh.

  6. they need to bring dunkin’ donuts out here to colorado, crispy creme is horrible.

  7. I moved from Delaware to Colorado and I would like to know if Dunkin Donuts plans on starting any business in the Denver area. I understand that Dunkin Donuts sells coffee more inexpensively than Starbucks, whose prices I think are ridiculous; also their stupid syrupy mixtures. I would like to see Dunkin Donuts move in and compete with Starbucks.

  8. Traditionally “donuts” are fried not baked. So you should get your facts right if you are going to get on people for offering their opinion.

  9. I’ll be moving to Fort Collins from Providence in a week and a half and am so sad that there aren’t any DD there 🙁 I can deal with Starbucks, but nothing can replace DD coffee. I’m going to buy a few things of coffee from Stop and Shop before we leave, but it’s not the same.

  10. Yeah I moved to Colorado from a small town in MA, and in that small town we had 3 DD, haha. You can still buy ground coffee in grocery stores from DD here. But you are right, it’s not the same. I’m going to check out the DD in CO Springs today, I hope it’s the same!

  11. Oh please… we don’t need DD in Denver – sure there are Starbucks around but there are some GREAT local coffee shops that are much better and more interesting than any Starbucks or DD!

  12. where are they??
    gimmy names of that shops you talking about!
    I just get shocked once I knew there are no DD shop here in Denver! I wanna know why????????????

  13. Yes, we do need Dunkins in Denver. I lived in denver for 2 years and tried all your interesting coffee shops. Granted, the atmosphere is nice, but i have yet to find a cup of coffee that’s decent. If you ever make your way to boulder, the best cup of coffee is at a little hippie joint called “burnt toast.” Best coffee ive had out west.

  14. And Frank, I suppose you would say we don’t need any churches in Denver because we have Synagogues.

    If you didn’t grow up with DD, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

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