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DUNKIN DONUTS

Is anyone else upset over the fact that in July they said they would be closed for 4-6 weeks for remodeling…..now 5 Months later they are still closed.

Anyone know what’s going on with this!?

created by stooks on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:12:18 am     Food     Comments: 50

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Is there one other than on Monroe near Douglas?

posted by JeepMaker on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:21:20 am     #  

no, there is bizarrely only ONE in the entire city.

posted by upso on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:48:29 am     #  

also, stooks.. i read that they are putting in a drive through

posted by upso on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:48:42 am     #  

You have no idea what a tragedy this has been! LOL and yes only one in the entire city! I remember younger going to the one on Alexis by Ideal Hotdog!
They need to get it together! :)

posted by stooks on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:02:09 pm     #  

God I love Dunkin donuts

posted by upso on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:08:47 pm     #  

Grumpy Donuts maybe??

posted by Brewster on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:22:26 pm     #  

I know they're looking for new spots to open more stores in the city.

posted by mk123 on Dec 18, 2012 at 01:43:04 pm     #  

Dustin, Dunkin has the best coffee!

posted by stooks on Dec 18, 2012 at 02:53:08 pm     #  

The one on Central isn't open yet? I drove by last week and it looked like they were getting close... store looked brand new and the lights were on.

FYI, the word on the street is that Dunkin Donuts may be going in next to the new Five Guys in Maumee.

posted by mixman on Dec 18, 2012 at 02:54:30 pm     #  

I've seen DD stores closed in the Detroit Metro area as well the last few years - most of them in very high traffic areas and typically "out front, on the street" of large shopping areas anchored by big name box stores. Don't know if their competition is that stiff or that folks simply aren't putting away the sweets the way they used to.

posted by Foodie on Dec 18, 2012 at 02:55:46 pm     #  

No on a Dunkin Donuts in Maumee, There is one in BG on Campus, the only other one is the one that they are having problems with in the north end.

posted by Molsonator on Dec 18, 2012 at 03:23:02 pm     #  

Where's that one?

posted by upso on Dec 18, 2012 at 03:45:29 pm     #  

I think at some point they must have changed the kind of oil they use for frying their doughnuts, as they just don't taste very good (or the same as they used to) anymore. Their fillings (custard, vanilla/chocolate frosting) aren't nearly as good as they used to be. Did they do that "no trans fat" thing or something?

posted by gamegrrl on Dec 18, 2012 at 04:20:56 pm     #  

The Dunkin Donuts on Conant has been MamaC or something like for a few years now.

posted by SensorG on Dec 18, 2012 at 04:30:02 pm     #   1 person liked this

It isn't the oil, the majority of chain doughnut stores do not bake doughnuts from scratch anymore. They come frozen to the store along with everything else.

posted by toledoramblingman on Dec 18, 2012 at 04:52:12 pm     #  

Blade article from 9/16/12 says: "...in August a group of investors bought the former Fazoli's restaurant at 1398 Conant... SBW Capital Partners already have commitments for a new Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Radio Shack, and Dunkin' Donuts stores in their center."

posted by mixman on Dec 18, 2012 at 05:37:11 pm     #  

OK. My bad.

This is the one in BGSU if that is what you were asking upso.

http://www.bgsudining.com/dunkin/

posted by Molsonator on Dec 18, 2012 at 06:01:44 pm     #  

Haven't had a DD in years. Man I could go for one of those powdered, chocolate cream filled....and a humungous cup of coffee.

posted by JeepMaker on Dec 19, 2012 at 03:11:45 am     #  

Do they seriously not make the doughnuts in-house anymore? That can't be right. I mean, that was kind of their 'thing'. You know: "Time to make the doughnuts" and all that.

posted by gamegrrl on Dec 19, 2012 at 09:00:39 am     #  

Here is a story on Franchisees of Tim Hortons who just lost a suit on other grounds but it talks about their frozen doughnuts.

At most chains all they do is reheat your doughnuts, muffins, which is why most taste like crap. Your well known coffee and cafes who sell muffins, pastries etc are the same way.

"At the heart of the case, which began in 2008, is what the judge describes as the “Always Fresh Conversion,” a shift from fresh baking in each store to a system of industrial par baking and flash freezing at a centralized plant in Brantford, Ont., followed by reheating in specially designed ovens.

To say this shift was controversial is an understatement, like saying Canadians are fond of Tim Hortons. The truth is they are patriotically loyal to it, and the switch to frozen doughnuts and muffins was seen as a major corporate risk, and it was the subject of intensive consultation with franchisees."

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/28/tim-hortons-lawsuit/

posted by toledoramblingman on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:47:18 am     #  

DD and Tim Horton's never taste right to me anymore.

Now, Bakery Unlimited on Secor Road? I sometimes wake up wishing they delivered...

posted by Anniecski on Dec 19, 2012 at 02:23:08 pm     #  

My wife worked at bakery unlimited when we started dating. She'd bring over a box of fresh goodies to my roommates and I at our house by UT. Now that is some good eats!

posted by MattL on Dec 19, 2012 at 03:54:41 pm     #  

I'm thinking homemade doughnuts will be my salvation.

And salivation. chuckle

posted by gamegrrl on Dec 19, 2012 at 05:16:58 pm     #  

I lived in the apartment above Wixey's on Glendale for about 7 years. With Christie's across the street and Lickity Split right next door, let's just say I wasn't hurting for a fix when the sweet tooth kicked in. Oddly enough, after about the first month, the novelty of living above a bakery wore off. That is until I would wake up at 3:00 am to the smell of baking bread coming up through my floor.

posted by daddyg on Dec 19, 2012 at 05:22:46 pm     #  

oh man
i used to walk to bowsher every day for 3 years
wixey's in the morning year round, and lickety split on the way home when it was warm. good lord. so good

and this is coming from a type 1 diabetic (don't tell my mom!)

posted by upso on Dec 19, 2012 at 08:15:56 pm     #  

Inside scoop----Dunkin Donuts Opens Thursday Dec. 20.

posted by OldTimer on Dec 19, 2012 at 08:35:56 pm     #  

upso is a REBEL. Awesome.

posted by Molsonator on Dec 20, 2012 at 09:18:01 am     #  

If I could post a photo I would of me enjoying my iced dunkin coffee that I got this morning!!!!

:):):)))))))))))))))))))

posted by stooks on Dec 20, 2012 at 09:38:21 am     #  

OldTimer - do you know who owns that franchise?

posted by Molsonator on Dec 20, 2012 at 09:45:55 am     #  

Found it - never mind.

posted by Molsonator on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:00:08 am     #  

I received coupons for DD in the mail yesterday. So waiting to try their coffee. Hope it is as good as everyone says it is. As a new found coffee drinker, I have only had one cup that I found good and that was at Freeway on Navarre. Starbucks isn't that great and I didn't care for bigbys. Gas station coffee and McDonald's is alright.

posted by ToledoLatina on Dec 20, 2012 at 02:03:54 pm     #  

America Runs on Dunkin!

posted by stooks on Dec 20, 2012 at 02:28:14 pm     #  

I'm actually a fan of Panera's dark roast......it's pretty damn tasty.

posted by MattL on Dec 20, 2012 at 02:59:11 pm     #  

"Haven't had a DD in years. Man I could go for one of those powdered, chocolate cream filled....and a humungous cup of coffee."

Haha. JeepMaker, so you're the one beating me to those donuts. They're my favorite, but they are nearly always out of them if I don't come when they open in the morning.

Mama C's on Conant one of the best. If a DD is opening at the former Fazoli's in Maumee, then they'll have some competition.

posted by renegade on Dec 20, 2012 at 08:15:26 pm     #  

I am looking forward to trying their breakfast sandwiches... big variety. Now that they have a drive-thru, that kind of seals the deal for me.

posted by mixman on Dec 21, 2012 at 03:25:00 pm     #  

Guys, Dunkin Donuts just opened up on 2709 W. Central Avenue... between Douglas and Cheltenham (by Food Town). There's a drive-thru too for all you lazies (myself included). MY fave stuff on the menu? The Dunkaccinos (coffee) and egg white flatbreads...

posted by mediagal on Dec 26, 2012 at 10:27:31 am     #  

Oh yeah... I saw this deal, if you text COFFEE to 41911 you get a free donut with your purchase!

posted by mediagal on Dec 26, 2012 at 10:29:35 am     #  

No Dunkin Donuts in Maumee! Sniff Sniff.

posted by Molsonator on May 20, 2013 at 07:44:22 am     #  

I remember when there used to be lots of Dunkin Donuts around.
I have a friend who lives in the Boston area who says you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a D.D.

posted by JeepMaker on May 20, 2013 at 09:21:33 am     #  

Like Tim Horton's in Canada, I saw a Tim Horton's kitty corner from a Tim Horton's in London, Ontario Canada.

posted by Linecrosser on May 20, 2013 at 09:28:53 am     #   1 person liked this

I have a friend who lives in the Boston area who says you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a D.D.

Corporate headquarters for Dunkin is Boston :)

posted by oldhometown on May 20, 2013 at 11:16:23 am     #  

Bakery Unlimited on Secor Road has the best homemade donuts in town. They also got all of Hinkle's Donuts recipes which makes them double good.

I gave up on Tim Horton's or Dunking Donuts as they no longer taste the same.

posted by jackie on May 20, 2013 at 12:43:58 pm     #  

Yeah, what happened to the Maumee store!?! Maybe it's still in the planning, or they are looking for another site where they can have a drive-through.

posted by mixman on May 20, 2013 at 01:23:29 pm     #  

I'm not sure if Andy still owns DD on Central, but the place has changed and not for the better. New employees are not as good as before the remodeling. I'm guessing the drive-thru is giving DD more business but the lack of customer service seems to be like most other businesses these days.

posted by hockeyfan on May 20, 2013 at 02:20:06 pm     #  

Thanks, Jackie. Now I'm craving those 'things' from Hinkle's. Can't remember what they're called, but they were AWESOME. Flat. Like a strip. sigh

posted by gamegrrl on May 20, 2013 at 02:49:42 pm     #  

Bakery Unlimited on Secor Road has the best homemade donuts in town
The Honey Buns at B/U are 90˘. The same Honey Bun made by B/U, but, sold at Anderson's are 85˘. Made the same day.

posted by Trilby on May 20, 2013 at 03:33:24 pm     #  

gamegrrl: those were Hinkle's version of bear claws. They were mighty tasty.

I miss Hinkle's.........

posted by Foodie on May 20, 2013 at 04:36:32 pm     #  

I had heard that the doughnuts for the Secor road store were made over at the store at Suder and Benore, where Hinkles used to be.

posted by Linecrosser on May 20, 2013 at 04:43:11 pm     #  

I think it is the other way around LC. BU did not move into Hinkle's old space at Suder and Benore. They moved into one of the other deserted store fronts.

It doesn't appear to me they have any baking equipment in there. That said, I haven't been in there for a couple of years so things may have changed.

posted by Foodie on May 20, 2013 at 04:59:21 pm     #  

When my wife worked at BU around 2001 or so, they did all the baking on secor.

posted by MattL on May 20, 2013 at 05:04:43 pm     #