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Poll results: Best Dounghnut Chain

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  • Tim Horton's

    8 16.00%
  • Krispy Kreme

    21 42.00%
  • Dunkin Donuts

    21 42.00%
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    Cyburbian WSU MUP Student's avatar
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    Best Doughnut Chain?

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    Where is the "I don't eat donuts" option?

    I guess I'll never be a real Stan.

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    I prefer Krispy Kreme's myself.

    You'll get comments to add Southern Maid to the list from the southerners.
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    Krispy Kreme is the best.

    DD and TH are really bland and too factory produced.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Last time I drove through Ohio I stopped at a Tim Horton's, I bought some muffins - they were great.

    Growing up there was Dunkin' Donuts.

    Around here we have a family owned donut chain or grocery store in house.
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    Quote Originally posted by Joe Iliff View post
    You'll get comments to add Southern Maid to the list from the southerners.
    And Shipley's.

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    local bakery donuts usually are better than the chains - and apple orchards often make the best cider donuts!!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    And Shipley's.
    Yeah, them, too.
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    I'm going to have to say Krispy Kreme after doing a 4 year stint in the South. 'Round here though Dunkin' Donuts is the main donut place, there are more of them than Starbucks.
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    As far as chains go, I prefer Dunkin Donuts. However, it has probably been a couple of years since I've been to a chain donut place. There's a local place two blocks from my office that has great cake-style donuts (rather than boring yeast donuts).

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    It wasn't a donut chain but about 17 years ago there was a topless donut store just outside of Fort Collins, Colorado. It was very easy to find. You just had to look for the protesters along the highway. The donuts were old and dry but the service was most excellent!

    My favorite donut store is a little bakery in Grand Junction. I think they are called "Home Style" or something like that. They have these great Texas size donuts that are about the size of a toilet seat! They were always a hit at staff meetings.

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    I enjoyed Tim Horton's in my time in the Great White North, but I had to choose the prevalent donut chain from the list above in Colorado and that is Krispy Kreme.

    Although, it has been a long time since I have had a donut.
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    Franklin Cider Mill. T-Ho has great coffee.

    The subject "food" item is no longer in my repertoire.

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    Actually, I am not a huge fan of any of these. I generally prefer the local bakeries (there is one in my town that is the best!) when I decide to eat a huge calorie bomb like a donut.

    But I think as a New Englander I am obligated to say Dunkies...

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    local bakery donuts usually are better than the chains - and apple orchards often make the best cider donuts!!!!
    Agreed! But as for chains, Krispy Creme is the best only because they give out free samples and they are hot from the oven! It makes all the difference. (Now, as for the coffee to go with, I've never tried KC, so I'd vote for Tim's -- or again the local place; they are usually the best!)
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    Everybody raves about Krispy Kreme, but I'm just not feeling it. I prefer Dunkin' Donuts. Man, now I'm hungry for baked goods.

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    Krisp Kreme followed by Dunkin Donuts. I never understood the popularity of Tim Hortons (unless its the coffee). Tim Hortons has the overwhelming majority of the Buffalo market, although Dunkin Donuts seems to be making a comeback. Here in Chicago DD is definite the market leader. However, I've noticed there selection varies from what they offer in there Buffalo stores.

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    The old farts in Buffalo cry at the mention of the long-departed Freddie's Donuts, but I never really liked their donuts; they always seemed too dense. I never thought of it before, but there does seem to be a Buffalo-style donut; it's denser and chewier than the likes of Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donut.

    It's tough to beat Lamar's Donuts, out of Kansas City. Seriously, Kansas City - best food in the United States. Dunkin' is great, but with their expansion, the purists will probably decry them - "They're not authentic anymore!" In Buffalo, where Tom Horton, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts all overlap, I think TH is on a par with DD, and KK is a distant third. I voted TH, though, out of loyalty to the Buffalo Sabres.

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    Its tough to argue against the local donut shop of anytown...except for the donut shop in the town I work for, they are nothing more than greasy blobs of dough.

    TH was not in my part of Michigan so I never have been to one. KK glazed are the best but I think DD has the edge when it comes to jelly filled.
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    Here in Los Angeles Winchells Donuts has been around long time and is probably the standard bearer. Dunkin Donuts is not as prevelant though decent. I personally do not like krispy creme cause they seem to be lacking in everything but sugar and air.

    I prefer the local non chain shops and always try to support the mom and pops when ever I get the opportunity to unleash my lazily earned taxpayer dollars.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Where is the "I don't eat donuts" option?
    Same here. I worked in a precursor to a convenience store in high school. They let the help have all the day old donuts they wanted. I got burned out on them pretty quick and rarely like them to this day.
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    KK opened a bunch of New England stores and closed a lot of them after about 2 years - I guess the Dunkin Donuts loyalty is too strong.

    Tim Horton's is garbage. Everything is tiny, and looks and tastes like plastic.

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    Quote Originally posted by Seabishop View post
    KK opened a bunch of New England stores and closed a lot of them after about 2 years -
    May have something to do why they are closing their Effingham, IL plant
    http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/sto...l?ana=from_rss

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    There is no such thing as a bad donut.
    I just had this discussion at a water quality meeting this morning as I grabbed my second donut.

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