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You do have some cheese do you?
So, driving home from work tonight I felt a bit peckish for something sweet. I got it into my head that what I could go for was a McDonald's cherry pie. Yeah, yeah, save it. So I hit the McDs down the street from my house. Sorry, no pies. *sigh* Well, I thought to myself, if not that... a blueberry cake donut would be nice. And Dunkin' Donuts is right across the street. So I hit the drive through and order. Then I get to the window. "Sorry, we're sold out." *sigh* Well, hmm, I like French crullers... I'd better ask. "So what donuts do you have?" "We have muffins." "So you don't have any donuts? Any danishes?" "Ummmm... We have muffins, maybe some cookies... we have muffins." "Never mind."

A Dunkin' Donuts, without *any* donuts.

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seigyoku From: seigyoku Date: March 13th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
This happened to me and a then boyfriend. 24-hour Dunkin Donuts, it was about midnight. They had no donuts, no muffins, about three stale bagels. Julian attempted the "time to make the donuts" joke on them, but none even got the reference.

I wonder why anyone was paying for the electricity or the staff if all they had to sell were THREE STALE BAGELS!
dariusk From: dariusk Date: March 13th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Most Dunkin' Donuts have no donuts after 4pm.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 13th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Not in my experience - this is the first time I've ever hit a DD, at any hour, and not found *some* donuts. This one in particular I've hit many times at all hours of the night. They might be out of a given variety, but they've always had something.
charmingmuse From: charmingmuse Date: March 13th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ok, was this Magic Surprise Two-Story Dunkies in Greendale?

Because I was driving to the gym one morning before work and desperately wanted an iced coffee and saw the old location all abandoned and started freaking out about the loss of my beloved Small Albanian Embassy Which Also Sells Coffee and Donuts. Then of course mid-freak-out I passed the new spiffy location. How long did it take them to build that? It seemed to go up overnight. I can't even remember what was in that space.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 13th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, that's the one. And yeah, I swear they brought that building in pre-assembled and just dropped it in place. It showed up out of no where. I didn't even notice the constriction site and suddenly there's a new building.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: March 13th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Was it that Dunkin' Donuts?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 13th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Kind of - same people I believe, but they moved down the street into a new building recently and closed the old one.
herwickedness From: herwickedness Date: March 13th, 2008 10:58 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
You should have killed them. Denis Leary would have.
elfs From: elfs Date: March 13th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I love Leary's bit about Dunkin Donuts. "That's why it's called that. You take the donut and you dunk it in the coffee. Hence the fuckin' name: Dunnnnnnkin! Donuts! I can't believe it. You can't even smoke in those places anymore. I'm pretty sure Dunkin Donuts was invented by some guys who wanted to smoke, sit around, drink coffee, and smoke fucking more.

Now you go in and they've got muffins and croissants. Soup flying around. Over in a case, like some museum, they've got a few donuts. 'This is what we used to sell! Used to fry 'em up and sell 'em by the dozen.'"

I love that bit. Just about all of Lock and Load is brilliant. My favorite though is still the kid at 7-11. "I want coffee flavored coffee!"
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 13th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, Denis Leary has some great material. And he's right - this DD has frickin' *pizza* and shit. WTF? It is like all fast food joints feel the need to diversify into one homogeneous mass. I've seen McD's with pizza too. And they have donuts in the morning at some of them. I guess next DD gets burgers.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: March 13th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
The McDonald's here in West Podunk used to have McPizza, years ago. It was actually pretty good. Not as good as the sublime (and apparently extinct) McRib, you understand, but pretty good.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 13th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, they didn't offer me a maple nut crunch coffee, so I let them off.
robotech_master From: robotech_master Date: March 13th, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I guess they forgot to set their alarm, so they didn't notice when it was "time to make the donuts."



Fred the Baker must be rolling over in his grave.
kaetien From: kaetien Date: March 13th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Wow, didn't realize you lived that close to my parents' house. My father goes to that McD's and DD all the time and he says that they NEVER have any pies or many donuts (respectively). He says that DD is all geared up for their shiny new menu and bigger location but the coffee & donuts have been fairly well ignored and suck big time now, even when they're available.

Hurr, even the Bean Counter has gone drastically downhill. Stupid Worcester.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 13th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I live on Fairhaven Road, just off West Boylston Street.

And yes, the new location has a much expanded menu.
kaetien From: kaetien Date: March 13th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Aha - I know right where that is! My parents live on West Mountain.
meranthi From: meranthi Date: March 13th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
So I got in my car and I drove over to the donut shop
And I walked on up to the guy behind the counter
And he says "Yeah, what do ya want?"
I said "You got any glazed donuts?"
He said "Nah, we're outta glazed donuts"
I said "Well, you got any jelly donuts?"
He said "Nah, we're outta jelly donuts"
I said "You got any Bavarian cream-filled donuts?"
He said "Nah, we're outta Bavarian cream-filled donuts"
I said "You got any cinnamon rolls?"
He said "Nah, we're outta cinnamon rolls"
I said "You got any apple fritters?"
He said "Nah, we're outta apple fritters"
I said "You got any bear claws?"
He said "Wait a minute, I'll go check"
"NAH, we're outta bear claws"
I said "Well, in that case - in that case, what do you have?"
He says "All I got right now is this box of one dozen starving, crazed weasels"
I said "OK, I'll take that"
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 13th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
So could I - to take to that Dunkin' Donuts. ;-)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 13th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Win!
dornbeast From: dornbeast Date: March 14th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ah, good. I don't have to find that quote from Albuquerque now.
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