|Less than 1,000 people here.|
When I moved out to the Boston area, Metrowest to be exact, I was overwhelmed with the amount of Dunkin' Donuts there were. In the city I lived in there were at least 8. When I got promoted to a regional manager I was blown away....they had Dunkin' Donuts across the fucking street from each another Dunkin' Donuts! I pondered why, then I realized that the people out that way couldn't be inconvenienced enough to turn around and go to the Dunks on the other side of the street...really?? I couldn't grasp that concept coming from Goshen, we HAD to drive a minimum of a 1/2 hour to get to a grocery store and then another 20 minutes to get to the closest shopping mall. We considered that normal. Well I have lived out this way since 2003, granted I have moved to North Central Mass now, but I still work in the Metrowest area so I understand where this breed of people are coming from now.
But today I noticed a disturbing trend, Massachusetts has turned into Seattle East. Do you know how many coffee shops there are under the guise of a donut place? Well you are about to be enlightened. In my area (a 20 mile radius) alone, not counting McDonald's and Burger King, who now "pride" themselves on serving the "best" coffee, there are 6 chain shops that I know of:
|Holy shit! They're hitting kids!|
|If they changed to this...I might go in.|
3. Gourmet Donuts - I cannot say anything bad about this place, Gourmet is my coffee choice. They have a bazillion flavors of coffee, the counter help are wicked nice and they support my Cub Scout Pack. Moe (the owner) I tip my hat to you and your crews. Thank you Gourmet!
|THE best place for coffee...period!|
|See? Same font and colors...almost.|
5. Dippin' Donuts - OK, now there HAS to be a copyright infringement here somewhere. Again same font, same colors and same crappy food and coffee as DD. I mean they didn't even try being different, they dip instead of dunk, they even left the "g" off the end of the word. So if Boston Donuts is Eva Braun, then Dippin' must be Joseph Goebbels. It's turning into a conspiracy theory.
6. Cumberland Farms - Or Cumby's for short. Now this isn't your traditional coffee place, but just recently Cumby's started promoting their swill. They have tried the whole flavor thing, different creamers, iced coffee but they just can't compete. They only thing they have going for them is the fact that any size coffee, iced or hot, is only 99 cents. That's smart right there, the problem is Dunkin' put their mind control juice in their coffee so you are brainwashed to go there.