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Dunkin' to close 450 stores
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 7/7/2020 3:53:06 PM

America will be running on a little less Dunkin'. The major coffee and doughnut chain announced it will be permanently closing 450 stores by the end of 2020. Though the locations that will be closing are all reportedly located inside Speedway gas stations, and not free-standing cafes. The big news comes as part of termination of the coffee shop's partnership with Hess, owner of Speedway gas stations, Today Food reported. A representative for Dunkin' did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News, but told Today Food in a statement that the brand is closing the Speedway Dunkin' cafes in order to focus on the chain's independent locations.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/7/2020 3:59:29 PM (No. 470296)
Getting rid of 450 store - - but adding 25,000 employees. Say what?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/7/2020 4:41:45 PM (No. 470346)
There goes another healthy food place! s/o
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Laotzu 7/7/2020 4:56:13 PM (No. 470362)
Was really surprised to see a Dunkin Donuts sign on the interstate in Welles, Nevada (population 1,292) last weekend.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/7/2020 4:59:58 PM (No. 470371)
No problem, I like Shipleys better.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/7/2020 5:02:56 PM (No. 470376)
Yep Shipleys rocks. Not sure how DD stayed in business this long.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lazlototh 7/7/2020 5:22:04 PM (No. 470404)
Those of you who mention Shipleys - they're pretty good but they don't have them here in NY. By far the best donuts in the world in my experience are the ones in strip malls all over Los Angeles. I'm lucky they aren't nearby because my nutrition would be a problem. Dunkin - awful coffee, even worse donuts, horrific color schemes, and just all around no redeeming qualities. It would not hurt the world for the company to disappear.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo 7/7/2020 5:33:12 PM (No. 470415)
Nooooooooooooooooo...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Vaquero45 7/7/2020 5:38:39 PM (No. 470425)
I've been in a couple of Dunkin Donuts stores in the last two years. They stink. They're a shadow of their former selves. The donuts aren't even made on site. Their coffee was always bad. Good riddance.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 7/7/2020 5:51:20 PM (No. 470443)
I was happy a few years ago when DD made a comeback in Minnesota. I paid them a visit and learned that the donuts were shipped in from Chicago. That was my first and last visit.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 7/7/2020 6:52:12 PM (No. 470519)
The DD in the area where I used to live was owned and run by Muslim men. They treated female customers like dirt. Wouldn’t speak to us at all, just took our order, our cash and shoved our purchases at us across the counter. No hello, no may I help you, no thank you. After one experience like that I never went back. And that was at least 20 years ago.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 7/7/2020 7:29:34 PM (No. 470553)
"Dunkin"??....I thought they were Dunkin Doughnuts. Haven't been in one in decades. I don't drink coffee and rarely eat doughnuts, even though I like them.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: padiva 7/7/2020 7:52:21 PM (No. 470572)
Remember the DD commercials of the man getting to DD early in the morning 'Time to make the doughnuts'? Duck donuts (franchise stores that originated in Duck, NC) are freshly made on site. Donuts are useless calories.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Catherine 7/7/2020 8:33:40 PM (No. 470610)
Good. Last time we bought doughnuts from there, they were all stale. Son brought them back and the clerk said she is allowed to sell them like that and will not replace them. Last money they got from us.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: comstock 7/7/2020 8:35:10 PM (No. 470611)
First they de-fund the police and now this... Can't a cop get a break?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: rytwng 7/7/2020 10:14:30 PM (No. 470673)
Close'em all their donuts are lousy.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 7/7/2020 10:35:39 PM (No. 470685)
Is this an unforeseen consequence of the movement to abolish so many police departments? (I kid. A cheap shot, based on the Police / donuts meme, that I don't really believe.)
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/7/2020 11:08:32 PM (No. 470714)
#10 Ask any woman how they are treated in Muzlim owned stores. There is a big name gas station near Sea World where they actually spell men and women on restroom doors in Arabic. Went there for years until they bought it. BTW Publix donuts are pretty good.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Smart11344 7/8/2020 2:26:32 PM (No. 471439)
I have eaten at Krispy Kreme when they first opened. I'm sure my blood sugar skyrokecked. I'm not sure where there stores are. I am not boycotting them of KK, But when I was borderline Type 2 dieabetes, I knew it was time to give all of them up.
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