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2020-10-27 9:10:32 AM  
If Burger King wants to make some money during the pandemic, they should put all their stores on 24 hour operation the way McDonalds did. I switched to night shift specifically to avoid people, and McD's is the only place open after 2AM.
 
2020-10-27 9:17:14 AM  
If they did, there'd be a lot more fried chicken scented logs.
 
2020-10-27 9:20:05 AM  
 
2020-10-27 9:20:12 AM  
Shut down Tim Hortons?

WHAT IS THIS YANKEE MADNESS?!?!
 
2020-10-27 9:25:14 AM  

Rev.K: Shut down Tim Hortons?

WHAT IS THIS YANKEE MADNESS?!?!


Can we all agree to just destroy Dunkin Donuts, then we can have Krispy Kreme and Timmy's join forces to fill the void?

Nothing of value will be lost.
 
2020-10-27 9:31:24 AM  

Rev.K: Shut down Tim Hortons?

WHAT IS THIS YANKEE MADNESS?!?!


Bud, the only reason ya go there is ya hates coffee & needs to go 'double double' to tolerate it.
This second sentence is my usual rant aboot their donuts tastin' like crap cuz they use factory-produced products instead of bakin' them from scratch in house.
This third sentence is reserved for sumpin' aboot flatulence cuz I'm a busted record that way.
 
2020-10-27 9:31:49 AM  
CSB: Among the businesses laid low by the pandemic in Ottawa was the Tim Hortons on King Edward at St. Patrick. Not the most prestigious address in the city, to put it mildly.

After the place shut down, the former franchisee posted a sign reading BURGLAR ALARM WILL OPERATE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1. A suspiciously specific notice to aspiring looters, vandals and drug cookers.

Not that the owner of ghetto Timmies was bitter, I'm sure.
 
2020-10-27 9:39:14 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Rev.K: Shut down Tim Hortons?

WHAT IS THIS YANKEE MADNESS?!?!

Can we all agree to just destroy Dunkin Donuts, then we can have Krispy Kreme and Timmy's join forces to fill the void?

Nothing of value will be lost.


God please....Dunkin is trash. My grocery stores have better doughnuts than their crap.
 
2020-10-27 9:42:26 AM  

eagles95: God please....Dunkin is trash. My grocery stores have better doughnuts than their crap.


Them's fightin' words.
 
2020-10-27 10:14:36 AM  

bostonguy: eagles95: God please....Dunkin is trash. My grocery stores have better doughnuts than their crap.

Them's fightin' words.


Their donuts aren't TRASH.  They're just acceptable.  Only acceptable.  Like a McDonald's burger.  We all know it isn't a good burger, but it isn't meant to be.  It's meant to be an acceptable burger widely available at a low cost.

Dunkin is the McDonalds of baked goods.
 
2020-10-27 10:14:55 AM  

bostonguy: eagles95: God please....Dunkin is trash. My grocery stores have better doughnuts than their crap.

Them's fightin' words.


Username checks out.
 
2020-10-27 10:21:34 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Rev.K: Shut down Tim Hortons?

WHAT IS THIS YANKEE MADNESS?!?!

Can we all agree to just destroy Dunkin Donuts, then we can have Krispy Kreme and Timmy's join forces to fill the void?

Nothing of value will be lost.


DD pulled out of Oregon many years ago. The voices filled by a large number of small chains and independents which vastly improved the quality of donuts
 
2020-10-27 10:28:53 AM  
Burger King is essentially a "zombie" franchise now. Nobody cares. They have nothing interesting on their menu, and their food isn't as good as the other burger places. Not really.

I expect them to nearly disappear in the next decade. The only 2 "big" burger places that will survive are Wendy's and McDonald's. There isn't room for any other big players in that market.
 
2020-10-27 10:31:26 AM  
The Popeye's near me needs to purge its entire workforce. I can't see how the Popeye's or BK around me could even expand their drive-thrus.
 
2020-10-27 10:45:10 AM  

anuran: DD pulled out of Oregon many years ago. The voices filled by a large number of small chains and independents which vastly improved the quality of donuts


What is with people in Oregon and donuts? VooDoo Donuts is like a cult there. I tried out their Austin location and it was OK but I  also thought there were better places to get a donut in Austin (e.g. Round Rock Donuts, Shipley's). But, yes, it was better than the chain places like DD, KK, and TH.
 
2020-10-27 10:48:38 AM  
Nobody ever got into a fight over a Burger King sandwich.
 
2020-10-27 10:49:56 AM  
Conversely, nobody ever got busy in a Popeye's bathroom.
 
2020-10-27 10:51:35 AM  

Flashfyr3: bostonguy: eagles95: God please....Dunkin is trash. My grocery stores have better doughnuts than their crap.

Them's fightin' words.

Their donuts aren't TRASH.  They're just acceptable.  Only acceptable.  Like a McDonald's burger.  We all know it isn't a good burger, but it isn't meant to be.  It's meant to be an acceptable burger widely available at a low cost.

Dunkin is the McDonalds of baked goods.


No, I'm sorry, their donuts ARE trash.  At best - mediocre.  I know it's some kind of New England point of pride to stick up for DD.  But fact is their donuts are barely edible.  Years ago it was actually pretty decent.  Nowadays? I suspect their their apple or jelly fillings, are concocted in some laboratory - it's some kind of bizarre artificial taste.  It ain't even the McDonalds of Donuts.  McDonalds is pretty much the same burger they've served decades ago due to their obsession on consistency.  Most people will agree DD is declining.

The other poster mentioning that one might as well get donuts from the grocery store bake section is absolutely correct.
 
2020-10-27 11:07:04 AM  

realmolo: Burger King is essentially a "zombie" franchise now. Nobody cares. They have nothing interesting on their menu, and their food isn't as good as the other burger places. Not really.

I expect them to nearly disappear in the next decade. The only 2 "big" burger places that will survive are Wendy's and McDonald's. There isn't room for any other big players in that market.


I wanted to agree, but after years of McDonald's, Wendy's, Whataburger, and a few others, I had a Whopper last week and it was a thing of beauty. Nobody can touch it, except maybe the Hardee's/Carl's thickburgers at twice the price.

I think it had been almost 20 years since my last Whopper, seriously. I just forgot BK existed.
 
2020-10-27 11:07:30 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Rev.K: Shut down Tim Hortons?

WHAT IS THIS YANKEE MADNESS?!?!

Can we all agree to just destroy Dunkin Donuts, then we can have Krispy Kreme and Timmy's join forces to fill the void?

Nothing of value will be lost.


Second, would kill for some tim bits and a decent cup of coffee.
 
2020-10-27 11:31:50 AM  

NikolaiFarkoff: realmolo: Burger King is essentially a "zombie" franchise now. Nobody cares. They have nothing interesting on their menu, and their food isn't as good as the other burger places. Not really.

I expect them to nearly disappear in the next decade. The only 2 "big" burger places that will survive are Wendy's and McDonald's. There isn't room for any other big players in that market.

I wanted to agree, but after years of McDonald's, Wendy's, Whataburger, and a few others, I had a Whopper last week and it was a thing of beauty. Nobody can touch it, except maybe the Hardee's/Carl's thickburgers at twice the price.

I think it had been almost 20 years since my last Whopper, seriously. I just forgot BK existed.


BK's sandwiches are great. It's their fries that are garbage. They just sort of gave up and stopped trying. They should just give up and serve their little breakfast hashbrowns as their main side.
 
2020-10-27 11:37:28 AM  

KingBiefWhistle: NikolaiFarkoff: realmolo: Burger King is essentially a "zombie" franchise now. Nobody cares. They have nothing interesting on their menu, and their food isn't as good as the other burger places. Not really.

I expect them to nearly disappear in the next decade. The only 2 "big" burger places that will survive are Wendy's and McDonald's. There isn't room for any other big players in that market.

I wanted to agree, but after years of McDonald's, Wendy's, Whataburger, and a few others, I had a Whopper last week and it was a thing of beauty. Nobody can touch it, except maybe the Hardee's/Carl's thickburgers at twice the price.

I think it had been almost 20 years since my last Whopper, seriously. I just forgot BK existed.

BK's sandwiches are great. It's their fries that are garbage. They just sort of gave up and stopped trying. They should just give up and serve their little breakfast hashbrowns as their main side.


The once or twice a year I get BK I ask for their onion ring sauce to go with the fries.  It's a really tasty combo and is actually the main reason I will even get BK that "often".
 
2020-10-27 11:42:38 AM  

bloobeary: If Burger King wants to make some money during the pandemic, they should put all their stores on 24 hour operation the way McDonalds did. I switched to night shift specifically to avoid people, and McD's is the only place open after 2AM.


Yeah, let's keep all locations open all night when there are very few customers, surefire way to increase revenue...we should make you CEO of Restaurant Brands International!

/One local BK near me does so poorly, they close at 5PM on Mondays and 8PM the rest of the week, even on the weekends.
 
2020-10-27 11:46:02 AM  
This thread sounds fat.
 
2020-10-27 11:58:06 AM  
Tim hortons was good before the acquisition. Now it's a damn sugar bomb... more than it was.

I actually got to go to a focus group for TH. And they wanted to find what they could do to compete with Starbucks in coffee. "no HFCS". Then they kicked me out the window.

Oh hey since this is the business side, anyone remember luckin coffee?
 
2020-10-27 12:30:39 PM  
For me, it's the McChicken. The worst fast food sandwich. I always have to ask for extra McChicken sauce packets and the staff is so unfriendly and never willing to oblige.

One time I asked for McChicken sauce packets and they gave me none. I said, "Wow, not even one!" and the rude unfriendly McDonald's worker laughed and said, "I'm going to call you not even one!".

Now the staff mocks me with "hey it's not even one!" and NEVER gives me an extra packet. It's such a depressing and douchey atmosphere at my local McDonald's restaurant, I try not to go more than 3 times a week for lunch or a large iced coffee with milk instead of cream, 1-2 times for breakfast on the weekend, and maybe once for dinner when I'm in a rush and am unable to get a great meal that is affordable, fast, and can match my daily nutritional needs.

I won't even dip my fries in McChicken sauce, it's disgusting! What a terrible restaurant.
 
2020-10-27 12:47:03 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Rev.K: Shut down Tim Hortons?

WHAT IS THIS YANKEE MADNESS?!?!

Can we all agree to just destroy Dunkin Donuts, then we can have Krispy Kreme and Timmy's join forces to fill the void?

Nothing of value will be lost.


I like how you think.

I loves me some Krispy Kremes.

/No opinion yet on Tim Horton's, when Americans are no longer banned from the civilized world, I'll check into it.
 
2020-10-27 12:48:03 PM  
I know one place isn't much for the old data, but every time I pass the local burger king their is a line of cars in the drive thru.  Now I know this account for loss in-store sales, but this is way better than they were doing pre-pandemic.
 
2020-10-27 12:58:04 PM  
I'm sticking with the original...
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2020-10-27 1:04:07 PM  
I like KK.   As for Hortons in the US, it's nothing like Canadian Hortons.  Hortons (US) is better than Dunkin, but so what?  Dunkins is awful.
 
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2020-10-27 1:08:18 PM  
I have tried Tim Hortons before. In Canada and at a US location. I didn't think their donuts were much better than Dunkins. I don't really like Dunkins. They are mediocre at best. They were better when made in shop and could actually get the dunkin donut (with the bump to hold when dunking), but still were not the greatest. Now Lamar's out west, I will arrange my travel so I can stop there when I fly into Denver. Good thing it is only about once every 2 years. Krispy Kreme raised donuts are good, but the cake donuts not as much. Around herein VA, if I want to splurge, Duck Donuts have good cake donuts. There's a place called Texas Donuts that bake them instead of frying.
 
2020-10-27 1:50:12 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: The Popeye's near me needs to purge its entire workforce. I can't see how the Popeye's or BK around me could even expand their drive-thrus.


Yeah, I'd really like to have a Popeye's nearby but I've heard that depending on mgmt they can be hit or miss so far as food quality.
 
2020-10-27 2:34:43 PM  

bostonguy: eagles95: God please....Dunkin is trash. My grocery stores have better doughnuts than their crap.

Them's fightin' words.


Then we'll fight. When things were still open in New York, there were countless patisseries that had fresh doughnuts, macrons, etc I'd pick up on my way to work. If I was rushing through Penn or Jamaica, though, I'd pick up Krispy Kreme or Tim Horton's respectively and everyone would be fine with it. No one would touch that Dunkin garbage.
 
2020-10-27 3:01:14 PM  

iamskibibitz: anuran: DD pulled out of Oregon many years ago. The voices filled by a large number of small chains and independents which vastly improved the quality of donuts

What is with people in Oregon and donuts? VooDoo Donuts is like a cult there. I tried out their Austin location and it was OK but I  also thought there were better places to get a donut in Austin (e.g. Round Rock Donuts, Shipley's). But, yes, it was better than the chain places like DD, KK, and TH.


VooDoo Donuts IS a cult.  You want a good donut in the Portland area, go to Heavenly Donuts.

1. Heavenly Donuts ·
2. Pip's Original ·
3. Doe Donuts ·
4. Donutorama ·
5. NOLA Doughnuts ·
6. Voodoo Doughnut ·
7. Delicious Donuts

In Salem, I recommend DayNight
 
2020-10-27 5:05:48 PM  
All Donuts are the same. The only thing that determines Donut quality is freshness. Fresh Donut from Anywhere > Not-fresh Donut from Anywhere.

Also, I need a Popeye's near me.
 
2020-10-27 6:11:19 PM  

MBZ321: Yeah, let's keep all locations open all night when there are very few customers, surefire way to increase revenue...


Since all they'd be running is drive through, and not many customers would be expected, they could get away with only having two employees on the overnight. One manager, one staff.

That's basically what McDonalds did.
 
2020-10-27 6:27:19 PM  

Professor Horatio Hufnagel: For me, it's the McChicken. The worst fast food sandwich. I always have to ask for extra McChicken sauce packets and the staff is so unfriendly and never willing to oblige.

One time I asked for McChicken sauce packets and they gave me none. I said, "Wow, not even one!" and the rude unfriendly McDonald's worker laughed and said, "I'm going to call you not even one!".

Now the staff mocks me with "hey it's not even one!" and NEVER gives me an extra packet. It's such a depressing and douchey atmosphere at my local McDonald's restaurant, I try not to go more than 3 times a week for lunch or a large iced coffee with milk instead of cream, 1-2 times for breakfast on the weekend, and maybe once for dinner when I'm in a rush and am unable to get a great meal that is affordable, fast, and can match my daily nutritional needs.

I won't even dip my fries in McChicken sauce, it's disgusting! What a terrible restaurant.


Your reference, I understood it
 
2020-10-28 8:12:16 AM  

oldfarthenry: Rev.K: Shut down Tim Hortons?

WHAT IS THIS YANKEE MADNESS?!?!

Bud, the only reason ya go there is ya hates coffee & needs to go 'double double' to tolerate it.
This second sentence is my usual rant aboot their donuts tastin' like crap cuz they use factory-produced products instead of bakin' them from scratch in house.
This third sentence is reserved for sumpin' aboot flatulence cuz I'm a busted record that way.


If they are baking donuts they are doing to very wrong.
 
2020-10-28 8:54:48 AM  

anuran: NikolaiFarkoff: Rev.K: Shut down Tim Hortons?

WHAT IS THIS YANKEE MADNESS?!?!

Can we all agree to just destroy Dunkin Donuts, then we can have Krispy Kreme and Timmy's join forces to fill the void?

Nothing of value will be lost.

DD pulled out of Oregon many years ago. The voices filled by a large number of small chains and independents which vastly improved the quality of donuts


All owned by vietnamese families. Apparently the french influence in Indochina included donut skills.
 
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