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(Marketwatch)   Dunkin Donuts feels very jittery after Starbucks unveils plans for complete world domination by 2015   (marketwatch.com) divider line 56
    More: Followup, Starbucks, U.S. Division, CEO Howard Schultz, mainland China, consumer products  
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2012-12-05 10:25:55 AM  
This street corner only has three Starbucks on it... is the fourth corner spot available?
 
2012-12-05 10:29:03 AM  
So they'll be selling burnt donuts to go with their burnt coffee?
 
2012-12-05 10:33:18 AM  
They cut back on stores a few years back, are they uncutting back? There are plenty of DD coffee fans out there, they will be fine.
 
2012-12-05 11:08:34 AM  
a new accelerated global growth plan that aims to double the coffee retailer's international footprint by 2015, and to develop China into its second-largest market in 2014.

Energetic Happy Coffee Concern? Maiden With Green Scaly Appearance? Stalbucks?
 
2012-12-05 11:15:40 AM  
Begun the Coffee Wars have.
 
2012-12-05 11:45:31 AM  
I realized just the other day that I have never set foot in a Starbucks.

Not intentionally, mind you. It's not like I one day decided that I hate Starbucks, and that I'd never go to one. Rather, it's just that I can't imagine ever having a reason to WANT to go to one.

I mean, it's just a COFFEE SHOP. Who cares?

At least Dunkin Donuts has breakfast sammiches and stuff....
 
2012-12-05 11:51:15 AM  

doczoidberg: At least Dunkin Donuts has breakfast sammiches and stuff....


Starbucks serves food too.

But not those delicious deep fried death rings.
 
2012-12-05 11:56:38 AM  
This just might be the end of the universe.
 
2012-12-05 12:55:44 PM  
It's always weird when I go up to the Twin Cities and Caribou is the dominant franchise.

/likes caribou a bit better
 
2012-12-05 01:05:58 PM  
Not until they make their normal non-foofy coffee not taste terrible they won't.
 
2012-12-05 01:07:13 PM  
Even if SBUX coffee is burnt (and I dispute that) their decaf is way way better than DD decaf.

/need to drink decaf for health reasons lest my heart asplode or something
//DD Decaf tastes like it went through a sock then some cut grass. Bleah.
 
2012-12-05 01:11:54 PM  
But are there going to be enough snotty, arrogant baristas clerks to staff them?
 
2012-12-05 01:13:37 PM  
Didn't they have to close hundreds of stores recently?
 
2012-12-05 01:13:49 PM  
www.ccsdiningservices.com
 
2012-12-05 01:20:56 PM  

SilentStrider: So they'll be selling burnt donuts to go with their burnt coffee?


Hand-rolled, mandrel-bent artisanal doughnuts.
 
2012-12-05 01:23:27 PM  

tricycleracer: SilentStrider: So they'll be selling burnt donuts to go with their burnt coffee?

Hand-rolled, mandrel-bent artisanal doughnuts.


Topped with organic hand ground powdered sugar.
 
2012-12-05 01:24:14 PM  

Doc Daneeka: [www.ccsdiningservices.com image 520x266]


It was heartbreaking when Tim Horton's pulled out of New England. Now I'm stuck with mediocre DD breakfast if I'm too lazy before work.

/still make my coffee at home because screw both DD and Starbucks prices
 
2012-12-05 01:54:36 PM  
Pretty soon they'll run out of room and be forced to open Little Starbucks inside Big Starbucks.
 
2012-12-05 01:54:45 PM  
Yeah, didn't they already do this once, then pull back? Like 2005 they had one on every corner, then they realized they didn't need one on every corner so they closed a bunch of them. They're starting over?
 
2012-12-05 02:00:04 PM  

dofus: Pretty soon they'll run out of room and be forced to open Little Starbucks inside Big Starbucks.


The Onion did it.
 
2012-12-05 02:26:06 PM  

doczoidberg: At least Dunkin Donuts has breakfast sammiches and stuff....


Which is good because those artificially flavored rings of fried dough they sell, suck.
/Donut Connection for the win.
 
2012-12-05 02:38:06 PM  
Dunkin Donuts kicked their asses once already (not to mention Tim Hortons and Krispy Kreme). I don't think they're too worried.
 
2012-12-05 02:47:09 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: It was heartbreaking when Tim Horton's pulled out of New England. Now I'm stuck with mediocre DD breakfast if I'm too lazy before work.


Is Maine not part of New England?
 
2012-12-05 02:47:40 PM  
I like DD and there are 3 or 4 within a 5 min drive of my house.

My only beef is it seems like there are less and less donuts and more other crap.

I want donuts.. and new donuts and specialty donuts
 
2012-12-05 03:12:49 PM  
Starbucks now has a $450 stainless steel gift card for that really pretentious d-bag in your life. Link
 
2012-12-05 03:50:01 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: Doc Daneeka: [www.ccsdiningservices.com image 520x266]

It was heartbreaking when Tim Horton's pulled out of New England. Now I'm stuck with mediocre DD breakfast if I'm too lazy before work.

/still make my coffee at home because screw both DD and Starbucks prices


Never went to Tim Horton's because they took over Bess Eaton and that meant no more tanks for me. That gigantic iced coffee (with crushed ice!) got me thru many summers working at a camp in Wakefield.
 
2012-12-05 03:54:11 PM  

MugzyBrown: I like DD and there are 3 or 4 within a 5 min drive of my house.

My only beef is it seems like there are less and less donuts and more other crap.

I want donuts.. and new donuts and specialty donuts


I can honestly say I've never had Dunkin Donuts. There isn't one anywhere near where I live. The closest I've seen is the packaged coffee at Kroger.
 
2012-12-05 03:54:13 PM  

good_2_go: kittyhas1000legs: It was heartbreaking when Tim Horton's pulled out of New England. Now I'm stuck with mediocre DD breakfast if I'm too lazy before work.

Is Maine not part of New England?


Y'can't get therah from heah.

So no.
 
2012-12-05 04:07:21 PM  

good_2_go: kittyhas1000legs: It was heartbreaking when Tim Horton's pulled out of New England. Now I'm stuck with mediocre DD breakfast if I'm too lazy before work.

Is Maine not part of New England?


You can be prince of one and king of another so it's quite confusing.
 
2012-12-05 04:26:10 PM  
We don't have a Dunkin Donuts up here, so I can't do a comparison, but the couple of times I have had Starbucks coffee it has always been bitter and tasted burnt. Like McDonald's coffee in a fancier cup.

Meh. There is a roadside Kaladi stand just up the street from my house. No bikini baristas or other gimmicks, just a decent cup of coffee served up fast so I can get to work.
 
2012-12-05 04:27:10 PM  
Is there where I pop in to say that I really like DD's hashbrowns.

They are only ones I can enjoy without the aid of ketchup.
 
2012-12-05 04:31:38 PM  

tricycleracer: good_2_go: kittyhas1000legs: It was heartbreaking when Tim Horton's pulled out of New England. Now I'm stuck with mediocre DD breakfast if I'm too lazy before work.

Is Maine not part of New England?

You can be prince of one and king of another so it's quite confusing.


I like this comment.
 
2012-12-05 05:41:57 PM  

Doc Daneeka: [www.ccsdiningservices.com image 520x266]


I am so glad we have Tim Horton's in Michigan.
 
2012-12-05 05:51:32 PM  

enry: dofus: Pretty soon they'll run out of room and be forced to open Little Starbucks inside Big Starbucks.

The Onion did it.


Heh. That's pretty cool
 
2012-12-05 06:01:53 PM  
Great how the headline and article are about 'world' domination, and every comment in the thread is about the United States...ho hum.

i.huffpost.com

Maybe lots, of the world, but not all of it.
 
2012-12-05 06:59:14 PM  
More Starbucks? Are they at the end of the Universe?

Link
 
2012-12-05 07:00:18 PM  

KWess: Great how the headline and article are about 'world' domination, and every comment in the thread is about the United States...ho hum.


It will be great when China's tyranical government seizes the new and profitable 1,500 Starbucks after a couple of years, then smirk as they dare us to take them back.

/there.
 
2012-12-05 07:02:20 PM  

highendmighty: KWess: Great how the headline and article are about 'world' domination, and every comment in the thread is about the United States...ho hum.

It will be great when China's tyranical government seizes the new and profitable 1,500 Starbucks after a couple of years, then smirk as they dare us to take them back.

/there.



Was that so hard?
 
2012-12-05 07:18:12 PM  
 
2012-12-05 07:30:04 PM  

enry: dofus: Pretty soon they'll run out of room and be forced to open Little Starbucks inside Big Starbucks.

The Onion did it.


god damn, hahahaha. 1999 too, oh the onion.
 
2012-12-05 07:59:01 PM  
Donut chains are going to stay regional for a quite a while. Dunkin Donuts attempted to expand into the Columbus area, but it didn't work for them. Tim Hortons is doing the same in the NYC area right now. Krispy Kreme expanded globally and domestically in the last decade only to get burned by the Atkins Diet and had to withdrawn from a number of areas.

The key is to have better coffee and sell it overpriced. People don't care for the breakfast sandwiches or the donuts.
 
2012-12-05 07:59:57 PM  
Fark Starbucks and the douhebags who drink that garbage.
 
2012-12-05 09:01:27 PM  

KWess: Great how the headline and article are about 'world' domination, and every comment in the thread is about the United States...ho hum.

[i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

Maybe lots, of the world, but not all of it.


What world?
photos1.blogger.com
 
Hot.
 
2012-12-05 10:06:06 PM  

Funk Brothers: Donut chains are going to stay regional for a quite a while. Dunkin Donuts attempted to expand into the Columbus area, but it didn't work for them. Tim Hortons is doing the same in the NYC area right now. Krispy Kreme expanded globally and domestically in the last decade only to get burned by the Atkins Diet and had to withdrawn from a number of areas.

The key is to have better coffee and sell it overpriced. People don't care for the breakfast sandwiches or the donuts.


Dunkin Donuts are all over the place in South Korea. There are none here in Australia.
 
2012-12-06 12:14:53 AM  
dunkin donuts dunkaccino is liquid processed garbage.

and I love it.

/don't judge me
 
2012-12-06 12:49:01 AM  
Never understood the hate or the worship. It's a farking beverage. Different people like different beverages at different times for different reasons. And tons just go to whatever is nearby or most convenient and really don't give two shiats but end up at Starbucks frequently anyway. Starbucks has a shiat ton of stores
 
2012-12-06 02:28:38 AM  
Never been to Starbucks, but at 5 a.m., before a 16 hr shift, a 24oz cup of liquid, condensed, caffeinated lava and a bagel with 2 fried eggs, sausage, crispy hash-browns, bacon, and cheese was a blessing. GO DD!
 
2012-12-06 06:56:21 AM  
Tim Hortons isn't even in the Pacific Time Zone in the U.S. They need to fix that ASAP.
 
2012-12-06 08:25:04 AM  

Elvis Da King: KWess: Great how the headline and article are about 'world' domination, and every comment in the thread is about the United States...ho hum.

[i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

Maybe lots, of the world, but not all of it.

What world?
[photos1.blogger.com image 620x429] 
Hot.


Actually, cold. Current temp there is between 3.5 and -66 degrees Celsius.
 
2012-12-06 10:40:09 AM  

Funk Brothers: Donut chains are going to stay regional for a quite a while. Dunkin Donuts attempted to expand into the Columbus area, but it didn't work for them. Tim Hortons is doing the same in the NYC area right now. Krispy Kreme expanded globally and domestically in the last decade only to get burned by the Atkins Diet and had to withdrawn from a number of areas.

The key is to have better coffee and sell it overpriced. People don't care for the breakfast sandwiches or the donuts.


Krispy Kreme didn't get burned by Atkins. That was their public explanation. Instead they had the same folks in Accounting from their early days and didn't realize how different the rules were for publicly held companies. They financed debt for expansion based on their profits but misbooked things like franchise fees. When this was pointed out their creditors were not pleased. They had to restate earnings and franchisees had to bail as creditors stopped lending to them.

If they had been knocked out by Atkins, so would have the other doughnut companies. Neither DD nor TM felt that Atkins had had much impact on their business and DD at the time was in a far more precarious position.
 
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