Community Coffee vs. Dunkin Donuts is what I’m talking about here. You see, if you have been neglectful in reading KMG this week, you may have missed that I am up in Boston (Bahstahn) now, visiting family for a week. I am convinced that Bostonians have a coffee addiction problem worse than any state in the U.S.? Why Greta? Glad you asked. Well, first off, I’ll quote you from a friend, “You could swing a dead cat and couldn’t miss hitting a Dunkin Donuts.” Even a town the size of Bourbon Street has at least 2 drive-thru stores plus one in The Wal-Marts (poking fun at my parents again). A medium cup is less than $2 and if you ask for a “regular” coffee, you get a regular coffee (no mess-ups). It is not uncommon to see people walking around all hours of the day with a DD foam cup in their hand, in fact, it is the norm.
When I lived in Texas and Oklahoma, I ordered DD coffee on-line. For a while there, I had my parents buy it in bulk and shove it in their suitcases, then the on-line magic occurred. Now I could buy it in the supermarket (a recent thing) as could you. And here is the dilemma, I am now a Community Coffee addict!!!! I bought tons of CC’s to give as a gift to the people I visit in MA! They all looked at me cross-eyed, like I upset their DD world!
So what is a southern transplant to do????
OK CC’s, listen up!!! Time to get real! You need to copy the DD drive-thru model, hence sticking one about every 10 feet in Louisiana. Maybe join with a local pastry shop or better yet, a healthful snack company (can’t think of one off the top of my head) and plow forward with the dream of making the world CC’s addicts. I am not a Starbuck’s fan (Bucky’s) as the bitter after-taste is yuck. I think you can do it CC’s – come on, worth a team try!!! If nothing else, do it in LA and beat DD to the punch!
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