Twice as Many Dunkin' Donuts Is the Last Thing America Needs

dunkin donuts coffeeQuestion: When was the last time you went walking, or driving, down the street and thought to yourself, "Boy, I sure could go for something from Dunkin' Donuts right now, but the nearest one isn't for miles and miles."

Never, right? That's never happened to you, because no matter where you live in this country, there is a Dunkin' Donuts within five minutes of your home. No matter where you live. Seriously. I have seen two Dunkin' Donuts locations on the same block.

So you could say I was a wee bit surprised to hear that Dunkin' Donuts is planning to double its locations in the United States over the next 20 years.

Double the Dunkin'? Of course! Just what a nation trying to waddle its way out of an obesity crisis needs.

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Seriously, I hope most of those are gonna be drive-thru Dunkin' Donuts, because by then we'll probably be too fat to walk.

Now, don't get me wrong -- I'm not blaming Dunkin' Donuts (or McDonald's, or Taco Bell, or anywhere else) for America's weight problem. I'm just kind of ... floored, honestly, when I consider what DD's plan to expand implies.

Think of it this way: Dunkin' Donuts wouldn't be doubling their locations if there wasn't a demand for more of their product. How is it possible that anybody feels like their Dunkin' Donuts needs just aren't being met?

I guess all those post-apocalyptic movies got it wrong ... 20 years from now, America won't be a barren, zombie-occupied wasteland.

It'll be a barren, zombie-occupied wasteland with a Dunkin' Donuts approximately every 10 feet.

Do you feel like we need twice as many Dunkin' Donuts?

 

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