Friday, March 13, 2009

Counting the Donuts

Here's the newest (I think!) Dunkin Donuts in Waterbury, on Wolcott Street. How many does that make? Using Google Maps, I count 18 Dunkin Donuts in Waterbury. Using the phonebook, only 16.

I estimate approximately one Dunkin Donuts for every six or seven thousand people in Waterbury. I guess we like their coffee & donuts!

I suppose it's the drive-through and on-the-go advertising that are the key to their success. I prefer local, real coffee shops, like John Bale, Barci's and the long-gone Brass City Buzz, but those are places to relax, hang out, socialize. Dunkin Donuts is for when you're in a hurry and need an infusion of caffeine and/or sugar, which seems ironically uncivilized.

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