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Al Bundy
07-05-2009, 09:50 AM
Is coming to Olathe, 151st street in August. I saw it in the business section of the star.

Saggysack
07-05-2009, 09:52 AM
my condolences in advance

Al Bundy
07-05-2009, 10:16 AM
my condolences in advance

Why? Hopefully it knocks out the nastiness that is Krapsy Kreme.

LaChapelle
07-05-2009, 10:28 AM
Do you have a police scanner?

Mr_Tomahawk
07-05-2009, 10:29 AM
Neat.

Stewie
07-05-2009, 10:33 AM
I'm not sure why there's a buzz about Dunkin' Donuts. They used to be here, but were mediocre at best. That's why they closed all their stores.

penguinz
07-05-2009, 10:35 AM
Good coffee, horrible donuts.

Spott
07-05-2009, 10:36 AM
Why? Hopefully it knocks out the nastiness that is Krapsy Kreme.

Krispy Kreme>Lamars>Dunkin Donuts

cdcox
07-05-2009, 10:37 AM
Their apple fritters are the bomb. Their donuts are only okay.

Obligatory health warning.

JuicesFlowing
07-05-2009, 12:00 PM
Starbucks and/or Krispy Kreme put Dunkin Donuts out of business in Wichita years ago. Because paying more money for bitter coffee is a good thing to the consumer.

Cash Cow
07-05-2009, 12:04 PM
Donuts are the debil.

HonestChieffan
07-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Tim Hortons would be so successful in KC. Too bad we don't have one or ten.

CoMoChief
07-05-2009, 01:23 PM
Krispy Kreme>Lamars>Dunkin Donuts

Lamars is easily better than KK

googlegoogle
07-05-2009, 01:42 PM
the health diet fad closed the stores. Low carb diets.

Stewie
07-05-2009, 01:49 PM
the health diet fad closed the stores. Low carb diets.

Low carb? What? Their donuts sucked. No "diet" has donuts in their agenda. Dunkin Donuts sucked, and their stores closed in KC, long before the Atkins-type diets were popular. I know the store in Shawnee closed in the early 90s. It was replaced with a Winchell's that lived for a few years after that.

DMAC
07-05-2009, 01:57 PM
Good hash browns.

Stewie
07-05-2009, 02:01 PM
Good hash browns.

:hmmm:

Dunkin Hashbrowns! That might work!

Pioli Zombie
07-05-2009, 02:05 PM
You guys must understand. Back East Dunkin Donuts coffee is like crack. Every corner has a Dunkin Donuts and the lines are out to the paaahking lot. Its wicked retahded. It has NOTHING to do with the Donuts. Its coffee. Extra cream and sugar. I drive to Lawrence every few weeks to get it. I am SO psyched its coming to Olathe. My only question is what day and WHERE ON 151st????????????
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Stewie
07-05-2009, 02:09 PM
You guys must understand. Back East Dunkin Donuts coffee is like crack. Every corner has a Dunkin Donuts and the lines are out to the paaahking lot. Its wicked retahded. It has NOTHING to do with the Donuts. Its coffee. Extra cream and sugar. I drive to Lawrence every few weeks to get it. I am SO psyched its coming to Olathe. My only question is what day and WHERE ON 151st????????????
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Dude, everyone has perfected high-calorie coffee. Everything is easy when it's high-cal.

Pioli Zombie
07-05-2009, 02:20 PM
Dude, everyone has perfected high-calorie coffee. Everything is easy when it's high-cal.

Uh-uh. The other coffees are not the same. Must be DD.
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Stewie
07-05-2009, 02:25 PM
Uh-uh. The other coffees are not the same. Must be DD.
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Ever had Roasterie coffee? It's fucking amazing w/o all the sugar and fat. I work for an aerospace company and they came to us for coffee analysis. Figure that one out. Roasterie knows their shit and we were floored that they were smart enough to know where to go to improve all aspects of their product.

Pioli Zombie
07-05-2009, 02:27 PM
Ever had Roasterie coffee? It's fucking amazing w/o all the sugar and fat. I work for an aerospace company and they came to us for coffee analysis. Figure that one out. Roasterie knows their shit and we were floored that they were smart enough to know where to go to improve all aspects of their product.
Where is this Roasterie coffee to be found?
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Stewie
07-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Where is this Roasterie coffee to be found?
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They're a KC company. Their coffee is everywhere in the metro. I don't know about donut shops, but Roasterie is the Cadillac of coffees in several restaurants.

Pioli Zombie
07-05-2009, 02:33 PM
I need a place where on a rainy saturday morning when the kids are driving me crazy I can go thru a drive thru and get my fix.
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Stewie
07-05-2009, 02:35 PM
I need a place where on a rainy saturday morning when the kids are driving me crazy I can go thru a drive thru and get my fix.
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You won't get Roasterie coffee at a drive thru. Stick with DD or McD's.

Pioli Zombie
07-05-2009, 02:38 PM
You won't get Roasterie coffee at a drive thru. Stick with DD or McD's.

I have to say. I've had some pretty good cups of cheap coffee at McD's. I just can't stand that Starbucks or Scooters coffee that just makes you want to crap your pants.
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Stewie
07-05-2009, 02:47 PM
I have to say. I've had some pretty good cups of cheap coffee at McD's. I just can't stand that Starbucks or Scooters coffee that just makes you want to crap your pants.
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I knew I could make you say it. McDs coffee is top notch. It's why I pressed the issue. Coffee is pretty simple if it's done well, even in mass quantity. McD's doesn't use Roasterie coffee (locally) as far as I know, but it has all the same qualities. Fuck Starbucks, they've lost market share to McD's for months and months.

As I said, I work for an aerospace company. We understand things like surface area, heat, dissippation of heat, etc. That's why Roasterie came to us.

badgirl
07-05-2009, 11:40 PM
When I used to drive a truck, the only place I found Dunkin donuts was up north, I like it a lot better than Crispy Creme and their coffee is awsome...I can by the DD coffee in the store now, but it doesn't taste as good as the ones I remember drinking at the donut shop.

Demonpenz
07-06-2009, 07:29 AM
you take the donut and dip it in your coffee hence the dame DUNCAN FUCKING DONUTS /dennis leary

Katipan
07-06-2009, 07:31 AM
You guys must understand. Back East Dunkin Donuts coffee is like crack. Every corner has a Dunkin Donuts and the lines are out to the paaahking lot. Its wicked retahded. It has NOTHING to do with the Donuts. Its coffee. Extra cream and sugar. I drive to Lawrence every few weeks to get it. I am SO psyched its coming to Olathe. My only question is what day and WHERE ON 151st????????????
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Thats awesome considering you can buy Dunkin Donuts coffee at most major grocery stores.

DaKCMan AP
07-06-2009, 07:35 AM
Donuts are the debil.

/dakcman ap

blaise
07-06-2009, 08:10 AM
I like their coffee, especially the iced coffee. The thing about Dunkin Donuts is a lot depends on how good the management of the location is. If it's good, you get a decent cup of coffee or donut or breakfast sandwich quickly. Some of them you barely have to slow down at the drive-thru, it's that quick. But if the management of a location is poor it really shows.

blaise
07-06-2009, 08:14 AM
And I bet the location is near I-35 south of the QT and Culvers. There's a new plaza there they're building and it has a drive-thru on the end. I was thinking it would eb a Starbucks, but I bet it's the Dunkin Donuts.

rageeumr
07-06-2009, 08:22 AM
Google tells me it will actually be in OP, not Olathe. 151st and 69.

http://www.kansascity.com/199/story/1283014.html

Saulbadguy
07-06-2009, 08:27 AM
When we drove through eastern Texas to get to Galveston there was a donut shop on nearly every block.

blaise
07-06-2009, 08:48 AM
When we drove through eastern Texas to get to Galveston there was a donut shop on nearly every block.

Usually Shipley Donuts down there. There's tons of kolache shops down there too, which are 1,000 times better than doughnuts as a breakfast food.

Al Bundy
07-06-2009, 09:44 AM
Google tells me it will actually be in OP, not Olathe. 151st and 69.

http://www.kansascity.com/199/story/1283014.html

You are correct, I have seen the building, it is by that Culvers over there.

Kerberos
07-06-2009, 10:07 AM
Dunkin , Krispy Kreme, Lamars,...... Who the F*** ever donuts .... Does anyone really have to be HUNGRY to eat a donut?

I don't.



When we drove through eastern Texas to get to Galveston there was a donut shop on nearly every block.

I wonder if they have a lot of crime in them parts?

Amnorix
07-06-2009, 10:23 AM
I love DD coffee. Kicks the crap out of Starbucks, which I'm not a fan of, or any other chain. It's why they rule here in the Northeast.

That said, their donuts have been mediocre ever since they took out the TransFats. To me, if you want a donut, you're not trying to eat healthy, so just leave in the bad stuff that makes them delicious. NOw, it's not worth the calories to eat a mediocre donut.

Krispy Kreme donuts were much better, but their coffee sucked, so they died up here. Starbucks is the only decent sized competitor. We also have Pete's, which isn't bad, but there's not many of them around.

Amnorix
07-06-2009, 10:23 AM
You guys must understand. Back East Dunkin Donuts coffee is like crack. Every corner has a Dunkin Donuts and the lines are out to the paaahking lot. Its wicked retahded. It has NOTHING to do with the Donuts. Its coffee. Extra
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This.

Amnorix
07-06-2009, 10:24 AM
I have to say. I've had some pretty good cups of cheap coffee at McD's. I just can't stand that Starbucks or Scooters coffee that just makes you want to crap your pants.
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McD's coffee is now acceptable since they made the big switch to promote it. Their old junk was undrinkable swill.

Amnorix
07-06-2009, 10:26 AM
And I bet the location is near I-35 south of the QT and Culvers. There's a new plaza there they're building and it has a drive-thru on the end. I was thinking it would eb a Starbucks, but I bet it's the Dunkin Donuts.

it's ALL about the drive-thru. The busiest DD in the world is a few miles from my house and it has a "double drive thru". There's the regular drive through, and then a separate lane that is serviced by a little, errr, hut I guess you'd call it. It's basically a shed. They only serve coffee out of there.

blaise
07-06-2009, 10:29 AM
it's ALL about the drive-thru. The busiest DD in the world is a few miles from my house and it has a "double drive thru". There's the regular drive through, and then a separate lane that is serviced by a little, errr, hut I guess you'd call it. It's basically a shed. They only serve coffee out of there.

Yeah, a good location can just move cars in and out so fast you barely have a chance to get your money ready.

Fish
07-06-2009, 10:39 AM
Do they still have any Daylight Donut shops around? Best donuts ever....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2018/2255208181_0729e1e166.jpg?v=0

JD10367
07-06-2009, 11:31 AM
Okay, here's the deal when it comes to Dunkin' Donuts. They started in Massachusetts back in the 50s IIRC, so they are ubiquitous in New England (with many 24-hour locations) and have spread down the east coast as well as westward. They got their name because at one time they actually had a donut called a "dunkin' donut", a plain cake donut with a handle on it (looked like a tire with an air bubble in it) so you could dunk the donut in your coffee and not get your fingers wet, LOL.

Up until the mid 1980s, their coffee was awesome. They used to use a smooth mocha java blend that made the best cup of coffee. However, since the mid-80s, the coffee quality has gone downhill. Even if the pot's not too old it has a bit of a bitter afterkick. I don't know if this is a result of a.) cheaper beans, b.) a decline in overall bean quality on the planet, c.) the fact that disgusting strong coffee like Starbucks is now popular, or d.) a combination of the above.

However, their coffee is pretty consistent. It'll rarely knock your socks off, but it'll rarely make you grimace and throw it away. It's "consistently average", I guess you could say. The ice coffee seems better than the hot coffee.

We had Krispy Kreme here briefly. Their coffee was atrocious. And the donuts, while good as a guilty treat now and then, were just too sugary to eat on a consistent basis.

We also have Tim Horton's. Nothing to write home about, really.

Dunkin' has managed to keep afloat because they know how to diversify. They sell a lot of coffee and a lot of donuts. But they also do hot chocolate, chai tea, cappucchino, frozen coffee "smoothie-style" drinks with crushed ice, fruit smoothies, muffins (very well), bagels, croissants, danish, cookies, egg sandwiches (on bagel, English, or croissant, with a variety of meats), flatbread egg sandwiches, hash browns, and they now have egg wraps (a small tortilla). And I might have missed a few menu items there. (Frankly, as a kid I got coffee and donuts constantly, but I can't remember the last time I actually got a donut from them; I usually get coffee and an egg-and-cheese bagel, sometimes with hash browns, sometimes instead I'll get a danish or muffin.)

If you like Starbucks coffee, you probably won't like Dunkin'. On the other hand, it won't cost you four bucks for a coffee like it does at Starbucks. I absolutely detest Starbucks (to me it tastes like a four-day old cup of Dunkin' that was used as a Marlboro ashtray).

McDonald's coffee, up until the mid 1980s, was only good as a weapon since it was so hot. (I know, I used to drink it constantly when I worked at a liquor store.) However, recently they've changed to a blend of Newman's Own Organics and Green Mountain Coffee, and their coffee is actually pretty damn good now. Not too long ago, I'd stop at Dunkin' for a coffee and then at McDonald's for some breakfast; now I just get the coffee at Mickey D's as well.

Burger King coffee still sucks ass.

ClevelandBronco
07-06-2009, 11:42 AM
Okay, here's the deal when it comes to Dunkin' Donuts. They started in Massachusetts back in the 50s IIRC, so they are ubiquitous in New England (with many 24-hour locations) and have spread down the east coast as well as westward. They got their name because at one time they actually had a donut called a "dunkin' donut", a plain cake donut with a handle on it (looked like a tire with an air bubble in it) so you could dunk the donut in your coffee and not get your fingers wet, LOL.

Up until the mid 1980s, their coffee was awesome. They used to use a smooth mocha java blend that made the best cup of coffee. However, since the mid-80s, the coffee quality has gone downhill. Even if the pot's not too old it has a bit of a bitter afterkick. I don't know if this is a result of a.) cheaper beans, b.) a decline in overall bean quality on the planet, c.) the fact that disgusting strong coffee like Starbucks is now popular, or d.) a combination of the above.

However, their coffee is pretty consistent. It'll rarely knock your socks off, but it'll rarely make you grimace and throw it away. It's "consistently average", I guess you could say. The ice coffee seems better than the hot coffee.

We had Krispy Kreme here briefly. Their coffee was atrocious. And the donuts, while good as a guilty treat now and then, were just too sugary to eat on a consistent basis.

We also have Tim Horton's. Nothing to write home about, really.

Dunkin' has managed to keep afloat because they know how to diversify. They sell a lot of coffee and a lot of donuts. But they also do hot chocolate, chai tea, cappucchino, frozen coffee "smoothie-style" drinks with crushed ice, fruit smoothies, muffins (very well), bagels, croissants, danish, cookies, egg sandwiches (on bagel, English, or croissant, with a variety of meats), flatbread egg sandwiches, hash browns, and they now have egg wraps (a small tortilla). And I might have missed a few menu items there. (Frankly, as a kid I got coffee and donuts constantly, but I can't remember the last time I actually got a donut from them; I usually get coffee and an egg-and-cheese bagel, sometimes with hash browns, sometimes instead I'll get a danish or muffin.)

If you like Starbucks coffee, you probably won't like Dunkin'. On the other hand, it won't cost you four bucks for a coffee like it does at Starbucks. I absolutely detest Starbucks (to me it tastes like a four-day old cup of Dunkin' that was used as a Marlboro ashtray).

McDonald's coffee, up until the mid 1980s, was only good as a weapon since it was so hot. (I know, I used to drink it constantly when I worked at a liquor store.) However, recently they've changed to a blend of Newman's Own Organics and Green Mountain Coffee, and their coffee is actually pretty damn good now. Not too long ago, I'd stop at Dunkin' for a coffee and then at McDonald's for some breakfast; now I just get the coffee at Mickey D's as well.

Burger King coffee still sucks ass.

And Tim Horton gave up his name for way too few dollars.

JD10367
07-06-2009, 11:49 AM
And Tim Horton gave up his name for way too few dollars.

I work with Canadians and they rave about Tim Horton's. But the ones I've tried here in New England aren't very good. So I think what it boils down to is, even though they're all franchises, you'll find better quality in their home areas (i.e Horton's is better in Canada and the upper midwest, Dunkin' is better in New England, Starbucks is probably better in the northwest, etc.,.).

blaise
07-06-2009, 11:50 AM
And Tim Horton gave up his name for way too few dollars.

Well he's been dead for like 30 years, so he's probably over it by now.

Kerberos
07-06-2009, 11:51 AM
Do they still have any Daylight Donut shops around? Best donuts ever....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2018/2255208181_0729e1e166.jpg?v=0

The last "Good" one around here was in Ogden KS right outsid the east side of Ft.Riley. They had some damn good doghnuts. I remember when a buddy and I leased our restaraunt for a year I used to go by twice a week and pickup sweet rolls and donuts for some of our regulars in the mornings.

I always picked up a couple of extra CreamCheese filled glazed long johns. They were still warm when I got them back to the restaraunt and we would enjoy those with some good CAINS coffee.

I don't know about NOW but back in the day the CAINS coffe we used to buy beat the shit out of just about everything I have ever tried to date.

Fish
07-06-2009, 11:55 AM
Dunkin Donuts coffee is pretty meh... to think that somebody drove to Lawrence for coffee, and ended up going to Dunkin Donuts instead of any of the very fine local coffee shops they have there is baffling. Some of the little coffee shops downtown are very good, and would make Dunkin coffee taste like 3 day old truck stop coffee. Go down to Henry's on 8th St. and order a Sex Bomb and tell me if you ever dream of Dunkin coffee again.

I really really despise Starbucks, but they do have some damn good coffee too. Absolutely everything about their franchise is pure evil. But they have the quality beans and equipment to make a damn good coffee.

I'll put in another vote for the Roasterie too. They know how to make coffee.

ClevelandBronco
07-06-2009, 11:58 AM
...I really really despise Starbucks, but they do have some damn good coffee too. Absolutely everything about their franchise is pure evil. But they have the quality beans and equipment to make a damn good coffee...

Yep. Except that they're really good, they suck.

Amnorix
07-06-2009, 12:07 PM
Okay, here's the deal when it comes to Dunkin' Donuts. They started in Massachusetts back in the 50s IIRC, so they are ubiquitous in New England (with many 24-hour locations) and have spread down the east coast as well as westward. They got their name because at one time they actually had a donut called a "dunkin' donut", a plain cake donut with a handle on it (looked like a tire with an air bubble in it) so you could dunk the donut in your coffee and not get your fingers wet, LOL.

Up until the mid 1980s, their coffee was awesome. They used to use a smooth mocha java blend that made the best cup of coffee. However, since the mid-80s, the coffee quality has gone downhill. Even if the pot's not too old it has a bit of a bitter afterkick. I don't know if this is a result of a.) cheaper beans, b.) a decline in overall bean quality on the planet, c.) the fact that disgusting strong coffee like Starbucks is now popular, or d.) a combination of the above.

However, their coffee is pretty consistent. It'll rarely knock your socks off, but it'll rarely make you grimace and throw it away. It's "consistently average", I guess you could say. The ice coffee seems better than the hot coffee.

We had Krispy Kreme here briefly. Their coffee was atrocious. And the donuts, while good as a guilty treat now and then, were just too sugary to eat on a consistent basis.

We also have Tim Horton's. Nothing to write home about, really.

Dunkin' has managed to keep afloat because they know how to diversify. They sell a lot of coffee and a lot of donuts. But they also do hot chocolate, chai tea, cappucchino, frozen coffee "smoothie-style" drinks with crushed ice, fruit smoothies, muffins (very well), bagels, croissants, danish, cookies, egg sandwiches (on bagel, English, or croissant, with a variety of meats), flatbread egg sandwiches, hash browns, and they now have egg wraps (a small tortilla). And I might have missed a few menu items there. (Frankly, as a kid I got coffee and donuts constantly, but I can't remember the last time I actually got a donut from them; I usually get coffee and an egg-and-cheese bagel, sometimes with hash browns, sometimes instead I'll get a danish or muffin.)

If you like Starbucks coffee, you probably won't like Dunkin'. On the other hand, it won't cost you four bucks for a coffee like it does at Starbucks. I absolutely detest Starbucks (to me it tastes like a four-day old cup of Dunkin' that was used as a Marlboro ashtray).

McDonald's coffee, up until the mid 1980s, was only good as a weapon since it was so hot. (I know, I used to drink it constantly when I worked at a liquor store.) However, recently they've changed to a blend of Newman's Own Organics and Green Mountain Coffee, and their coffee is actually pretty damn good now. Not too long ago, I'd stop at Dunkin' for a coffee and then at McDonald's for some breakfast; now I just get the coffee at Mickey D's as well.

Burger King coffee still sucks ass.

Thanks for the history lesson, which I wasn't familiar with.

As for the current status, I agree 100% with every word, though I actually think DD coffee is very good, not merely "consistently average". It is, however, CONSISTENT, which is important.

And I also agree on STarbucks sucking, and if you like one you probably won't care much for teh other.

You didn't mention that DD has a variety of flavors of coffees, and that those too are consistent.

And you mentioned, but I will highlight -- you won't go broke paying for it, and you won't spend half an hour in line waiting for a "barista" to make a half-caf, double soak, extra sweet, double titty no ass, mocha blend with a spritz of lemon or whatever in hell it is they spend all that time doing. By the time some of these fools are done ORDERING their coffee, I'm driving away with my coffee in hand. :D

JD10367
07-06-2009, 12:11 PM
You didn't mention that DD has a variety of flavors of coffees, and that those too are consistent.

Excellent point. Dunkin' has flavor shots they add to the coffee and, unlike many places, the flavors are free of charge. They have quite a few choices, including coconut, which is usually what I get. I haven't had a regularly-flavored cup in years. And if you get iced coffee, with the coconut shot in it, it's to die for.

JD10367
07-06-2009, 12:15 PM
Dunkin Donuts coffee is pretty meh... to think that somebody drove to Lawrence for coffee, and ended up going to Dunkin Donuts instead of any of the very fine local coffee shops they have there is baffling. Some of the little coffee shops downtown are very good, and would make Dunkin coffee taste like 3 day old truck stop coffee. Go down to Henry's on 8th St. and order a Sex Bomb and tell me if you ever dream of Dunkin coffee again.

I highlighted this key point because, IMO, you probably are MUCH better off finding your local independent coffee shop. Most of them use a specific specialty supplier, if not roasting the beans themselves outright at the store. The coffee tends to be better, and the coffee shop itself tends to be more hip, eclectic, and youth-oriented. If you have a college nearby, chances are you have a kick-ass small independent coffee shop nearby as well. Even the small-chain stores are good; in Florida, we had one called Barnie's that made an awesome cup of coffee and had their own unique flavor blends of beans. (Unfortunately, they closed them all I think, and now only do mail-order coffee.)

Saggysack
07-06-2009, 12:15 PM
Do they still have any Daylight Donut shops around? Best donuts ever....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2018/2255208181_0729e1e166.jpg?v=0


All over. Even a few international locations. Will agree that their donuts are fantastic. Beats any of the other chains listed so far hands down.

Krispy Kreme is 85% air. All hype and 2 coats of sugar. DD produces a donut that tastes like ingredients made from a big bag shipped from Bangladesh. Winchells shouldn't even get a mention. Chicago Donut is right up there with Winchells.

Daylight would be my first choice. The moistness and density is combined very well. Lamars comes a close 2nd.

cmh6476
07-06-2009, 12:35 PM
i guess I need to add dunkin donuts to the where to eat in st joe thread :shrug:

sedated
07-06-2009, 12:59 PM
you won't spend half an hour in line waiting for a "barista" to make a half-caf, double soak, extra sweet, double titty no ass, mocha blend with a spritz of lemon or whatever in hell it is they spend all that time doing.

"Is it impossible to get a cup of coffee-flavored coffee? You can get every other flavor except coffee-flavored coffee! They got mochachino, cappuchino, frappachino, Al Pacino, what the f**k?"

gblowfish
07-06-2009, 01:07 PM
Lamars is easily better than KK

My GOD, CoMoChief FINALLY got something right!

CoMoChief
07-06-2009, 01:21 PM
My GOD, CoMoChief ALWAYS gets it right!

fyp :clap:

cdcox
07-06-2009, 01:25 PM
About coffee --

If you are adding flavors, or more than a touch of cream and sugar, or going for the fancy Starbucks drinks, the chances are you just don't like the flavor of coffee. So you are not going to appreciate a strong coffee flavor. It doesn't mean that the coffee is bad.

I like coffee and drink it black. But, I genearlly don't like most dark roasts. That doesn't mean they are bad coffee, it just means that I don't care for that style of roast. I wouldn't be a very good person to judge the quality of a dark roast, since I haven't developed an appreciation for that style.

Starbucks, McDonald's (in recent days), and DD all make a decent cup of joe.

JD10367
07-06-2009, 02:27 PM
About coffee --

If you are adding flavors, or more than a touch of cream and sugar, or going for the fancy Starbucks drinks, the chances are you just don't like the flavor of coffee. So you are not going to appreciate a strong coffee flavor. It doesn't mean that the coffee is bad.

I like coffee and drink it black. But, I genearlly don't like most dark roasts. That doesn't mean they are bad coffee, it just means that I don't care for that style of roast.

I like the flavor of coffee; I just like it with cream and sugar, not black. It's like chocolate: by itself, chocolate is actually pretty nasty, but once they process it and add sugar it's amazing. How you prefer your coffee might have to do with how you're introduced to it (much like booze... and sex, LOL).

I do think that, if coffee is bad, it can be masked much easier by adding cream and sugar. If you drink coffee black, you definitely get the true taste of the coffee and a crappy cup can't hide behind the trimmings. Sometimes I'll drink a cup with sugar but not milk, or with milk but not sugar, and it's amazing how it changes the whole experience.

Valiant
07-06-2009, 03:17 PM
Is coming to Olathe, 151st street in August. I saw it in the business section of the star.

Dunken is gross.. Go to Lamar's or Ray's which used to be lamar's but just stole the recipe..

Valiant
07-06-2009, 03:19 PM
Krispy Kreme>Lamars>Dunkin Donuts

You are a ruh-tard..

Krispy is ten times worse then that crap Dunkin.. Hell you can leave a Krispy in a cabinet for a month and nothing will happen to em..

Trying to find the video..

Simply Red
07-06-2009, 03:22 PM
Do they still have any Daylight Donut shops around? Best donuts ever....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2018/2255208181_0729e1e166.jpg?v=0

ha, my uncle used to run the one in Joplin.

Simply Red
07-06-2009, 03:25 PM
yeah, Dunkin Donuts are fucking terrible! BTW

Fish
07-06-2009, 03:56 PM
The last "Good" one around here was in Ogden KS right outsid the east side of Ft.Riley. They had some damn good doghnuts. I remember when a buddy and I leased our restaraunt for a year I used to go by twice a week and pickup sweet rolls and donuts for some of our regulars in the mornings.

I always picked up a couple of extra CreamCheese filled glazed long johns. They were still warm when I got them back to the restaraunt and we would enjoy those with some good CAINS coffee.

I don't know about NOW but back in the day the CAINS coffe we used to buy beat the shit out of just about everything I have ever tried to date.

Sweet. I'm in MHK quite often, I'll have to stop by next time and pick up some donuts.

I definitely agree about the Cains coffee too. Cains is my everyday coffee of choice. Much better than any similar priced brands. Can't find it very easily in KC though. Walmart, Hyvee, Pricechopper don't carry it for some damn reason. At least not the ones I've shopped at here.

Valiant
07-06-2009, 03:57 PM
You are a ruh-tard..

Krispy is ten times worse then that crap Dunkin.. Hell you can leave a Krispy in a cabinet for a month and nothing will happen to em..

Trying to find the video..

Damn, wonder if Dunkin had it taken down..

Some group did a video where they put a dozen Dunkin donuts and some generic donuts in a cabinet for a month.. The dunkins still looked fresh from all the preservatives and additives while the other donuts went stale and moldy..

Sure-Oz
07-06-2009, 04:39 PM
Dunken is gross.. Go to Lamar's or Ray's which used to be lamar's but just stole the recipe..

Agreed with this, love lamars and rays def. tastes the same

alpha_omega
07-06-2009, 04:39 PM
So, it sounds like the coffee is good, but are the donuts any good?

JD10367
07-06-2009, 04:42 PM
So, it sounds like the coffee is good, but are the donuts any good?

Actually, I think the donuts still ARE pretty good. They make a good French cruller, their jelly donuts are passable, they make a nice glazed blueberry, the chocolate and honeydip and other variously-coated donuts (coconut, butternut, etc.,.) are good... Don't get me wrong, they won't beat a great homemade donut from a small independent shop but, for chain donuts, they're very good.

Simply Red
07-06-2009, 04:43 PM
So, it sounds like the coffee is good, but are the donuts any good?

no, in fact, i'd almost rather have like those lil' hostess 'gems' instead. Their donuts are really lousy, dry and they're cheap w/ the toppings.

Skip Towne
07-06-2009, 04:44 PM
Enter Tommykat to tell us about her dognuts.

Simply Red
07-06-2009, 04:44 PM
in all fairness, yes their Blueberry caked donuts, are legit, but they suck at the basics, such as glazed and iced long-johns, etc. etc....

Simply Red
07-06-2009, 04:45 PM
so folks in Olathe, don't get too excited, kay?

KCChiefsMan
07-06-2009, 04:50 PM
when I lived in Boston, THE place to get coffee was dunkin donuts. They don;t know what "black" coffee means, or they think it's offensive, and they didn't know what no cream and no sugar meant either. I found it very odd

Simply Red
07-06-2009, 04:52 PM
when I lived in Boston, THE place to get coffee was dunkin donuts. They don;t know what "black" coffee means, or they think it's offensive, and they didn't know what no cream and no sugar meant either. I found it very odd

yes, exceptional coffee, in all honesty; i think that that is what's saved their ass over the yrs.

KCChiefsMan
07-06-2009, 04:57 PM
yes, exceptional coffee, in all honesty; i think that that is what's saved their ass over the yrs.

yes, it is great coffee actually. Sure beats the crap out of starbucks for a third of the price. But I was usually irritated when I went in there and I would say "One large coffee...black please" and they were either offended or confused. Then I would say "ok, no cream and no sugar" then they would say "so you want it regular then?" and I would say "Uh, ya" and then they would give me a coffee with a shit ton of cream and sugar. I like my coffee black, I don't like anything in it, apparently that is unheard of in Boston.

jAZ
07-06-2009, 05:03 PM
there's a buzz about Dunkin' Donuts.

That's insane.

Pioli Zombie
07-06-2009, 07:38 PM
yes, it is great coffee actually. Sure beats the crap out of starbucks for a third of the price. But I was usually irritated when I went in there and I would say "One large coffee...black please" and they were either offended or confused. Then I would say "ok, no cream and no sugar" then they would say "so you want it regular then?" and I would say "Uh, ya" and then they would give me a coffee with a shit ton of cream and sugar. I like my coffee black, I don't like anything in it, apparently that is unheard of in Boston.

I'm sorry but I can't hear "I like my coffee black" without thinking of "Airplane" with the little girl saying "I like my coffee black. Like my men."
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JD10367
07-06-2009, 07:49 PM
I'm sorry but I can't hear "I like my coffee black" without thinking of "Airplane" with the little girl saying "I like my coffee black. Like my men."
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Amnorix
07-07-2009, 07:45 AM
yes, it is great coffee actually. Sure beats the crap out of starbucks for a third of the price. But I was usually irritated when I went in there and I would say "One large coffee...black please" and they were either offended or confused. Then I would say "ok, no cream and no sugar" then they would say "so you want it regular then?" and I would say "Uh, ya" and then they would give me a coffee with a shit ton of cream and sugar. I like my coffee black, I don't like anything in it, apparently that is unheard of in Boston.


errr....no idea. Maybe that was back in the day. I get mine black extra sugar, and they never screw it up. :shrug:

Amnorix
07-07-2009, 07:46 AM
Another good phrase: "I like my coffee black and bitter, like my marriage"

Infidel Goat
07-07-2009, 08:47 AM
I grew up in Kansas City (Lamars for taste, Fluffy Fresh? at 102 and State Line Road for single donut volume), married someone from Boston (Dunkin Donuts) and now live in Winston-Salem (home of Krispy Kreme).

For me, DD takes dead last place even though their coffee is yummy. I prefer the light treat nature of the hot, fresh KK donut to lamars but understand why others disagree. I actually still enjoy KK even after competing in the KK Challenge (2 mile run, eat a dozen donuts, 2 mile run back to start) this winter.

I'll also be the first to ask: what? no Fractured Prune supporters?!

ClevelandBronco
07-07-2009, 08:52 AM
ha, my uncle used to run the one in Joplin.

I'm wanted for manslaughter in Joplin, Missouri.

(I think that's Dan Jenkins' line.)

Simply Red
08-30-2009, 12:49 PM
Im going after some of them, now.

Simply Red
08-30-2009, 12:51 PM
Another good phrase: "I like my coffee black and bitter, like my marriage"

I don't get it.

Simply Red
09-11-2009, 11:02 PM
i'm going for a filled vanilla cream, I'M GOING FOR IT!!!!!!!!!

Simply Red
09-12-2009, 01:40 AM
and FWEIW the new Heath topping cake donut is money.

Slainte
09-12-2009, 03:15 AM
How bad is your insurance if Dr. Dre is your actual doctor?

Miles
09-12-2009, 03:26 AM
[QUOTE=KCChiefsMan;5883256I like my coffee black, I don't like anything in it, apparently that is unheard of in Boston.[/QUOTE]

Unless it is extremely shitty that is the way coffee should be.

HMc
09-12-2009, 04:34 AM
Thanks for the history lesson, which I wasn't familiar with.

As for the current status, I agree 100% with every word, though I actually think DD coffee is very good, not merely "consistently average". It is, however, CONSISTENT, which is important.

And I also agree on STarbucks sucking, and if you like one you probably won't care much for teh other.

You didn't mention that DD has a variety of flavors of coffees, and that those too are consistent.

And you mentioned, but I will highlight -- you won't go broke paying for it, and you won't spend half an hour in line waiting for a "barista" to make a half-caf, double soak, extra sweet, double titty no ass, mocha blend with a spritz of lemon or whatever in hell it is they spend all that time doing. By the time some of these fools are done ORDERING their coffee, I'm driving away with my coffee in hand. :D

Are you seriously talking about drinking pot coffee? Is that the way it works?

There wouldnt be a single coffee shop in sydney that sells coffee from a freakin pot.

Rausch
09-12-2009, 05:55 AM
Use to get drunk as piss and stop in there to sober up and eat some deep fried sugar.
I'd get in, be in there for about 1/2 an hour with "Ecton" serving me (guy reminded me of Ecton from Ghostbusters) and then the cops would roll in. Couldn't leave, I's as $#itty as Hogfarmer's back yard.
I've tried pretty much everything they've got and have yet to understand why anyone would prefer a KK doughnut is beyond me.
Must be a "metro" thing like guys with painted toenails...

Stewie
09-12-2009, 09:01 AM
when I lived in Boston, THE place to get coffee was dunkin donuts. They don;t know what "black" coffee means, or they think it's offensive, and they didn't know what no cream and no sugar meant either. I found it very odd

Just ask Dennis Leary. He had a good rant about that in one of his stand up routines. He's from Boston and he couldn't figure out why everyone was confused about coffee, black.

dtebbe
09-12-2009, 09:34 AM
Now that QT is doing doughnuts in house, I find their coffee and doughnuts to be better. The QT cinnamon rolls are real good.

DT

JuicesFlowing
09-12-2009, 10:28 AM
Use to get drunk as piss and stop in there to sober up and eat some deep fried sugar.
I'd get in, be in there for about 1/2 an hour with "Ecton" serving me (guy reminded me of Ecton from Ghostbusters) and then the cops would roll in. Couldn't leave, I's as $#itty as Hogfarmer's back yard.
I've tried pretty much everything they've got and have yet to understand why anyone would prefer a KK doughnut is beyond me.
Must be a "metro" thing like guys with painted toenails...

ROFL Good post. I liked Dunkin Donuts. They went out of business in Wichita after Starbucks and KK rolled into town. I don't eat doughnuts anymore.

KCUnited
09-12-2009, 10:32 AM
I worked at a Daylight Donuts for a bit 15 years ago. Bavarian creme filled donuts holes FTW!!11

Baby Lee
09-12-2009, 10:38 AM
They* have opened a new donut shop literally a 7 iron away from my house.

God hates me and wishes to test my resolve.


* - 'they' meaning apparently a local mom/pop operation.

Pioli Zombie
09-12-2009, 02:48 PM
So when the fuck are the dunkin donuts opening up around here????
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Simply Red
09-12-2009, 03:56 PM
Are you seriously talking about drinking pot coffee? Is that the way it works?

There wouldnt be a single coffee shop in sydney that sells coffee from a freakin pot.

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Simply Red
09-12-2009, 03:58 PM
Now that QT is doing doughnuts in house, I find their coffee and doughnuts to be better. The QT cinnamon rolls are real good.

DT

QT BEARCLAW APPLE FRITTER!!!

Saggysack
09-14-2009, 12:22 PM
QT BEARCLAW APPLE FRITTER!!!

A few years ago we had a guy at work that just loved donuts from QT. At the time they were contracted out to a small place called Country Donut. One day there was a article in the paper about Country Donut and health violations. It seems that they had quite the rodent problem. Mouse turds was found in all the batter. The guy comes in to work the next day and we get to talking about it and he states without any bit of hesitation, "I always thought they were just chocolate sprinkles that fell in."

Ever since that day I don't think I have looked at hagelslag the same way.

Yummy!

Fat Elvis
09-14-2009, 12:36 PM
Where is TommyKat and her "dognuts?"