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Dunkin Donuts to come to Poland


JollyRomek 7 | 480
21 Jul 2015 #1
Dunkin Donuts announced that it will be opening 44 stores across Poland. The first one will be opened in Warsaw.

I believe that they have tried that before and failed. Will they be able to compete against the Polish Paczki this time?

Dunkin' Donuts, one of the world's leading coffee and baked goods chains, today announced that it has signed a master franchise agreement with Varsovia Food Company to begin developing Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Poland.

lodzpost.com/polishnews/dunkin-donuts-announces-upcoming-entry-poland/
Lyzko 45 | 9,281
21 Jul 2015 #2
Boże mój! God help us all, everyone:-) What's next (don't tell us)? CVS?? Hasn't Poland enough problems of her own without added tsoris from the States in the form of extra sugary junk food...with emphasis on the word "junk"??
Totti
21 Jul 2015 #3
DD will most likely do as well as the other chains such as McD's... the worldwide fad is just too hard to resist... having said that, I used DD for coffee and muffins (and chilli in emergency situations)... one of the key reasons why these chains are successful is that they operate long hours including weekends and holidays, as opposed to the traditional establishment which may offer better quality food... that's how they win their customers - convenience above the rest...
Lyzko 45 | 9,281
21 Jul 2015 #4
I've not doubt. Pity though that convenience has won out over leisurely enjoyment! Remember well when Starbuck's arrived in Vienna. Even the Viennese were duped into thinking it superior to their time-honored coffee houses:-)
cms 9 | 1,255
22 Jul 2015 #5
80% of Polish paczki are awful - too greasy, fried in stale fat, too doughy inside and not helped by sitting on the counter all day. When you get good fresh ones they are really good but I would go for DD everytime and I also really like the coffee from DD. Boston Crème !
bullfrog 6 | 602
22 Jul 2015 #6
For me, chains like Dunkin' Donuts (or Baskin Robbins..) are a symbol of everything that is wrong with US food. Strongly manufactured, full of sugar, fat and salt, with little or no nutritional value:

dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3023750/As-Dunkin-Donuts-unveils-new-calorie-laden-menu-health-experts-issue-warnings-fatty-snacks-sugary-beverages.html

At least, they recently decided to remove titanium dioxyde (yes, that's what you also find in paint) from their doughnuts!

theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/11/dunkin-donuts-to-remove-whitening-agent-from-donuts
InPolska 10 | 1,818
22 Jul 2015 #7
"titanium doxyde"????

I personally don't eat that crap and if I had kids, I wouldn't want them to either ;).

Considering all the health problems (not only obesity) in the US, there is obviously wrong with their food (sugar, artificial crap, hormons....)

Probably better to eat an apple or a piece of bread!
Lyzko 45 | 9,281
22 Jul 2015 #8
I'll take a nice homemade, authentic Polish pączek from one of my favorite Greenpoint bakeries any day of the week compared with a Krispy Kreme:-)

YUCHHHH!!
Polsyr 6 | 761
22 Jul 2015 #9
Never been a fan of donuts, although my Canadian experience means that I strongly associate them with law enforcement :)
InPolska 10 | 1,818
22 Jul 2015 #10
Not matter how they call them, "donuts" exist in all cookings (with different names) but such dough fried in grease is terrible healthwise. Ok if once in a while but not more! I don't even eat 2 per year.
Polonius3 994 | 12,380
22 Jul 2015 #11
"donuts"

I wonder if their line-up will include pączki.
InPolska 10 | 1,818
22 Jul 2015 #12
@Polonius: do you like fried dough? ;)
Lyzko 45 | 9,281
22 Jul 2015 #13
You guys call 'em "doughnuts" aka "donuts", the Poles call 'em "pączki", the German "Krapfen", all the same damn thing!
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,861
22 Jul 2015 #14
the German "Krapfen",

really? hee hee how funny for an English speaker.....
johnny reb 47 | 7,049
22 Jul 2015 #15
And in Jamaica they have rolled up dough fried in cocunut oil called 'festivals'.
The cocunut oil makes them sweet enough without adding sugar.
Of course Jamaica has the freshest and healthiest food in the world.

Probably better to eat an apple or a piece of bread!

Apples and bread are full of sugar. ;-)
Apples however have natural sugar and not the processed sugar like bread plus
bread is full of gluten which is horrible for you.
InPolska 10 | 1,818
22 Jul 2015 #16
The origin of "doughnout" comes back to ... ancient Rome. They are in all cookings including in Madagascar, Tunisia, Turkey... under hundreds of different names but the same fried dough crap. They can be plain, with jam Inside or more 'exotic" with banana like in China, shrimp, "accras" in French Antilles ....

There were "doughnouts" or whatever they are called around the world long before Dunkin Donuts started ;)
OP JollyRomek 7 | 480
22 Jul 2015 #17
the German "Krapfen",

That would only be in some regions.

Usually they are referred to as 'Berliner" or in Berlin as "Pfannkuchen"
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,861
22 Jul 2015 #18
oh yes so 'ich bin ein Berliner' meant 'I am a doughnut'?

I am sure Dunkin Doughnuts won't last long in Poland, too much home cooking and not enough love of junk food surely?
Lyzko 45 | 9,281
22 Jul 2015 #19
You're correct, Jolly!

My grandfather said "sufganyot", but of course, that's Hebrew and not Yiddish or German. American-style cupcakes I've yet to see in Polish, even Polish-American bakeries. The German word is "Festkrapfen", but then, that too is undoutedly regional as well:-)
johnny reb 47 | 7,049
22 Jul 2015 #20
DD's are located in 30 countries.
I am surprised Poland is just getting them.
They are not just about doughnuts.
Their coffee is great.
On the average it take s over 2,000 coffee beans to make 1 pound of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee.
Lyzko 45 | 9,281
22 Jul 2015 #21
Rightee-oh, Johnny! We export all the junk to Europe and we expect them to like itLOL
national
22 Jul 2015 #22
I believe that they have tried that before and failed

You're right they have tried in 90's.Wonder if they will bring along Indians and Pakistanis to run those stores?

Their coffee is great.

Matter of taste.I find it ok at best.Overpriced though.
InPolska 10 | 1,818
22 Jul 2015 #23
In general Europeans (including Poles) like stronger coffee. Although I have a hard time to drink Italian coffee (too strong and too bitter for me), American type of coffee is too weak and gives me head and stomach aches.

My best coffees were from Costa Rica and from Brazil (2 different occasions) - directly from there; not treated to fit European taste) and also Turkish coffee in Turkey and cardamon coffee in Egypt.
OP JollyRomek 7 | 480
22 Jul 2015 #24
so 'ich bin ein Berliner' meant 'I am a doughnut'?

Well, I am sure he meant that he is one of the people of Berlin. However, yes, if you think about it he could have also meant that he is a doughnut :-)

I guess we'll never know
Polonius3 994 | 12,380
22 Jul 2015 #25
extra sugary junk food

As long as that's what the masses WANT and are willing to PAY FOR, that's what they'll get. Aren't schools educating kids about nutrition these days?
johnny reb 47 | 7,049
22 Jul 2015 #26
Aren't schools educating kids about nutrition these days?

Nutrition is not important in education these days Pol.
Stuff like "tolerance" and "cozy corners" are much more of a priority to "enrich" our culture.
Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is the best I have ever had.
InPolska 10 | 1,818
22 Jul 2015 #27
@Polonius: unfortunately no! I'm shocked at the quantity of crap Polish kids/youth eat. Kids also eat huge amounts of sweets and the result is that a lot of them when barely 8 or 9 years old have their adult teeth already rotten. They are also used to sweet at an early age. I have friends whose kid went to a public nursery in Wawa and they were mad to see how much sugar the staff put into the kids' tea. Of course they complained all the more as at home they tried to train the kid to eat without sugar.

Polish kids are among the fattest (if not no. 1 or 2) kids in Europe.

Dunkin Donuts = more crap available and since they'll advertize heavily, kids shall drag parents
TheOther 6 | 3,674
22 Jul 2015 #28
American type of coffee is too weak and gives me head and stomach aches.

It's not really too weak, it's the way how it is roasted. For non-Americans, our coffee often has a sour, burned taste. In the beginning, I couldn't stand that stuff without pouring a gallon of milk and a pound of sugar in it. You get used to it after a while, though (or it simply kills your taste buds, I don't know).

My best coffees were from Costa Rica

By far the best, I agree.
InPolska 10 | 1,818
22 Jul 2015 #29
@The Other: I don't know how it is roasted but if I drink more than 2 cups, I have a strong head and stomach ache. I can drink 3 or 4 cups of Turkish coffee for instance and I feel good.

When in college in the US, I had a friend from Costa Rica and her mother regularly sent her coffee from there and believe me, it had another taste! ;)
bullfrog 6 | 602
22 Jul 2015 #30
her coffee from there and believe me, it had another taste! ;)

that's because it is altogether a different product, the real stuff is the Costa Rica one. US style coffee belongs to the same category as US beer, the "washing up" liquid category.. A chains like Starbucks has had such a tremendous success in the US because they brought something which was hitherto unknown, the faint whiff of real coffee


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