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Old 10-09-2018, 08:14 AM
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An occasional hot fresh KK is okay, but yeah, usually I'd rather have donut varieties that include some flavors beyond just "sugar".

As for Wisconsin, I'll take the cheese curds and beer brats, they can keep most of the rest of that. (Frozen custard is great ofc, but it's hardly unique to WI.)
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:26 AM
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There was some sort of cookies and cream filled donut I got one time at KK that was amazing. But I am fundamentally a New Englander and along with a birth certificate when we are born we are also required to sign a blood oath pledging eternal fealty to King Dunkin' I.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:00 AM
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The few Dunkins we had in MN were okay (granted I only frequented a couple that were in the TC metro area growing up), but the array of local bakeries apparently gave them no quarter judging by the way Dunkin packed up and left right before KK put their first few stores in. Cub Foods actually makes (or made, it may have changed since I moved away) their own donuts, which are all pretty good.

The local Dunkin my old man used to take me to on occasion in the early mornings before school actually set up shop not five hundred feet from one of the better local bakeries, and a big chain outfit doesn't have shit on actually skilled and trained bakers.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:24 PM
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Dunkin has been quietly expanding out towards these parts in the last several years. There's tons of promotions all the time for cheap/free stuff. I've gotten several donuts from there and paid nothing. And even the taste of free (which always makes things taste better) isn't enough to save Dunkin. They taste nasty. Those colors in the back look like radioactive waste to me. Your artificial colors and flavors are rancid. Their coffee and drinks are also pretty ho-hum. I dunno why I'd ever buy something from them over say, going to a Peet's.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:46 PM
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Dunkin seems to be more fun in Europe, where they often have more interesting flavors (and maybe more natural ingredients? I'm not sure). Probably they have to be to even hope to compete with ubiquitous European fresh bakeries. I got some pretty interesting and tasty flavors around the holidays in Berlin once.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:59 PM
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Krispy made a decent push in my area when they first expanded, but after that embezzlement scuttled things, Dunkin' swooped in and planted a flag where ever they could.
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:43 PM
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I like my local donut shop more than any given chain I've tried - local, actually open when I'm headed to work, doesn't charge extra for bar donuts, and when I order a creme-filled donut IT ACTUALLY HAS CREME IN IT DUNKIN
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:58 PM
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Yeah, there's an excellent donut shop not two blocks from my work that requires little detour from my commute to hit. I routinely talk myself out of it, haha, because I would eat all the donuts if I could.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:53 PM
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Fresh donuts are so good. I forget the name (I think it was on Polk St) but there was a fresh donut place that would stay open all night to cater to the boozing crowd in SF that was just friggin' so good. They also had these novelty donuts that were as big as a cake and they were still friggin' good. I now want donuts really badly.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:56 PM
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:26 PM
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That's never going to sell. Not unless they make it pumpkin spice.

(I think I just threw up a little.)
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:26 AM
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I love Krispy Kreme donuts -- and no herd mentality here, they were a hometown favorite of mine well before they expanded.

I'm glad I can occasionally get them up here, but I haven't had a fresh warm one in some time.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:39 AM
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I saw someone with what they called breakfast pizza this morning, which was a regular pizza with scrambled eggs on it. Is that a thing people are doing these days?
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:20 AM
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Pizza with eggs sounds good. I don't see the downside here.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:57 PM
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I saw someone with what they called breakfast pizza this morning, which was a regular pizza with scrambled eggs on it. Is that a thing people are doing these days?
I think people have been doing that for a while.
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:21 PM
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Will Americans eat eel, asks NPR. I think the answer is heck yeah. Unadon is damn tasty.
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:56 PM
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I remember when KK drove 80% of the local shops out of business with their vile glazed slop and I didn't eat any donuts for a very long time because it.
Oh, if only I could favorite comments...

Krispy Kreme is gross. They're like regular doughnuts, but slightly shriveled and encased in sugary carbonite. Now I know how Jabba the Hutt got his figure.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:05 PM
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Pizza with eggs sounds good. I don't see the downside here.
Galaxy brain: use scrambled eggs instead of pizza sauce, top pizza with breakfast meats and veggies. Make sure to build enough if a crust wall that the scramble doesn't leak out. Shit is the absolute best, you'll thank me later.

Also, Krispy Kreme is the undisputed lord and master of chain donuts, yall are going to some garbage ass KKs if they're not soft angel halos covered in a thin sweet glaze where the whole thing melts into a gooey bready delight in your mouth.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:11 PM
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Galaxy brain: use scrambled eggs instead of pizza sauce, top pizza with breakfast meats and veggies. Make sure to build enough if a crust wall that the scramble doesn't leak out. Shit is the absolute best, you'll thank me later.
This is pretty similar to a quiche, but I still don't see a downside. You could probably make a bunch of interesting combos with various pizzas and breakfast foods.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:14 PM
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Yeah it's basically a quiche where the cheese isn't mixed into the scramble, but you're not supposed to find anything wrong with it, it's amazing and delicious. Like I'm not theorizing, I've done this and it's incredible.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:33 PM
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Oh, I was just playing on my earlier comment about not finding a downside. That sounds awesome, thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:28 PM
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It seems like every time I eat at Panera Bread I leave hungrier.
How can this be?
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:30 AM
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Seriously speaking, maybe you're used to a higher calorie content from other chains?
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:45 AM
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The headline says "Popeye's launches 12 hour drive-thru" but -- that's not like "open 12 hours" that's like "this drive-thru is 12 hours long"

https://www.qsrmagazine.com/fast-foo...our-drive-thru
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:57 PM
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Seriously speaking, maybe you're used to a higher calorie content from other chains?
I was looking at the nutrition values of Panera and the calories aren't as low as I thought they would be (McDonald's hamburgers are about the same). Add soup, a bag of chips and several trips to the soda fountain and it sure won't be a small amount of calories.

And it's not like my body is reacting to fresh-looking food, I make lots of my food on my own from the produce section.

The best answer I can think of is that I'm not white enough for Panera Bread.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:47 AM
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I don't think it's Panera's doing, carbs are calorie-heavy but leave you feeling hungry again relatively quickly.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:28 PM
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McDonald's drags McRib out of retirement for yet another comeback tour
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:52 PM
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Come on, just say it's a seasonal offering and quit with this nonsense...
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:03 PM
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Frankly, I'll get excited when they bring back the Cheddar Melt.
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:14 PM
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I lie awake at night remembering how good the Wendy's Bacon Cheddar Mushroom Melt tasted and weep for this fallen world. (The mushroom melts that they've since trotted out occasionally are but pale imitations.)
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