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  • disneychrista
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    Re: Starbucks coming to Disney parks? I hate their Coffee - who's with me?

    Originally posted by PiecesOfEight View Post
    Not really.
    There are about 7000 Dunkin Donuts in the U.S. (10,000 worldwide).
    There are about 13,000 Starbucks in the U.S. (20,000 worldwide).
    While that may be true there are no Dunkin' Donuts in the Southern California (Sans the one in Camp Pendleton and as far as I can see there are none any where else in California either) while there are hundreds of Starbucks. And Southern California is Disneyland's Key market.

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  • PiecesOfEight
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    Originally posted by Radiobarry View Post
    As many of us are in areas where the are no Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks is everywhere, that result would be somewhat predictable.
    Not really.

    There are about 7000 Dunkin Donuts in the U.S. (10,000 worldwide).
    There are about 13,000 Starbucks in the U.S. (20,000 worldwide).

    It doesn't really explain the 76 votes for Starbucks to 8 for Dunkin Donuts...the ratios aren't even close.

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  • disneychrista
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    Originally posted by Radiobarry View Post
    As many of us are in areas where the are no Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks is everywhere, that result would be somewhat predictable.
    Exactly.

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  • Radiobarry
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    Originally posted by Prof. Emelius View Post
    I can't beleive this topic has not died yet. I had no idea it would strike such a cord. I was obviously very wrong. Only seven people agreed with me about Dunkin Donuts. Oh well. I can admit defeat.
    As many of us are in areas where the are no Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks is everywhere, that result would be somewhat predictable.

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  • Retrocool
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    I've never had a problem with Starbucks coffees or their espresso drinks. Although it's been many years (nearly 20) since I had any Dunkin Donuts coffee, I don't recall any negative experiences with it (but by the same token, I don't recall it being a particularly exceptional cup, either). I love donuts & coffee, and Dunkin is pretty reliable for that combination. I'd love to be able to get a dozen donuts and a couple coffees in the Park; that'd be nice on a chilly Sunday morning.

    I've also never had a problem with Farmer Brothers coffee, the suppliers of McDonald's coffee. Always a consistently good cup from them, seriously. I've never had a bad cup of Farmer Brothers coffee, ever.

    Starbucks is higher-end coffee, with a wide variety of roasts and blends, and varying flavors because of that. Dunkin and Farmer Brothers aren't as varied, but are good standard American blends. I also like Cafe duMonde and Community Coffee for New Orleans-style chicory-blended coffee. That's its own unique experience.

    I don't really have a huge preference, brand-wise. As long as the coffee is consistently good quality, flavorful, and satisfying, I'm happy. It could be Maxwell House, Folgers, Hills Bros., or any other brand - as long as it's from quality Arabica beans and made with clear, fresh water in a clean brewing machine, it should be a good cup.

    Personally, though, if I had to show a brand preference, I'd go with Marley Coffee.





    Last edited by Retrocool; 12-08-2012, 06:49 PM.

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  • stevek
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    I don't drink coffee and while I don't like the prices of Starbucks in general, my wife says their product is far better than what was served before.

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  • DisneyChrisDotCom
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    I can't beleive this topic has not died yet. I had no idea it would strike such a cord. I was obviously very wrong. Only seven people agreed with me about Dunkin Donuts. Oh well. I can admit defeat.

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  • drjeep
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    I think the argument between Starbucks and (insert other chain) is a matter of region more than anything else. I used to live in Nevada where Starbucks abound (went with an independent shop because I can't stand Starbucks) Now I live in Rhode Island where the Iron Curtain called Dunkin exists (It took me awhile but I have grown quite attached to it).

    Point being that beyond the Iron Curtain in New England Dunkin doesn't have that big of a presence so you can't expect Southern Californians to embrace it as the Seattle influence has already consumed their day to day coffee habits.

    That being said, isn't Peets coffee a thing out there? If I recall I found them quite tasty and reasonable for a designer coffee shop.

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  • penguinsoda
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    Originally posted by Wren View Post
    I prefer the sweet potato ones they have there compared to normal Disney fries. The normal ones always come off bland and cardboardish to me.
    Count me in as one of the people that love sweet tater fries instead!! I love well done sweet tater fries with ranch dressing, but I agree that there should be a choice as to if you want regular fries or sweet potato ones.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Ahaha I forgot that Tim Horton's had moved into the Eastern States. I was expecting everyone to have no idea what I was talking about.

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  • Radiobarry
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    Originally posted by Trevor View Post
    Tim Horton's is an iconic Canadian Coffee and donut shop (that now serves a whole host of hot drinks and sandwich type fare)

    It is as equally, or more engrained in Canadian culture than baseball is in American culture.
    I don't get out of Southern California much any more, and we don't have any here. So aside from the billboards I wasn't really aware.

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    Re: Starbucks coming to Disney parks? I hate their Coffee - who's with me?

    Tim Horton's is an iconic Canadian Coffee and donut shop (that now serves a whole host of hot drinks and sandwich type fare)

    It is as equally, or more engrained in Canadian culture than baseball is in American culture.

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  • PiecesOfEight
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    Originally posted by Trevor View Post
    I vote for Tim Horton's. Nothing says Americana like Tim Hortons...
    Well, there are over 700 Tim Horton's in the US.

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  • Radiobarry
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    How about a Stuckeys while we are at it? Perfect for Route 66.

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  • Radiobarry
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    Originally posted by Trevor View Post
    I vote for Tim Horton's. Nothing says Americana like Tim Hortons...
    I have seen billboards on TV for that, in east coast ballparks and such. What is it?

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I vote for Tim Horton's. Nothing says Americana like Tim Hortons...

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  • Radiobarry
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    There are no Dunkins in Southern Californnia that I have ever seen. I would much prefer Peet's, but Starbucks is certainly much better than the previously served swill in the parks.

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  • Diznygrl
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    When I was at Hungry Bear two weeks ago, my mom asked for onion rings with her burger, which they gave her instead of sweet potato fries at no extra charge. Of course, they only give you like 4 onion rings that way. Not sure how many you get with a regular order of rings.

    I know that sweet potato fries are "trendy" now and I do like them, but a lot of people don't and I wish they also offered regular fries along side the sweet potato so that people could have a choice.

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  • clara
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    Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
    Luckily, they let you substitute rings for fries now. When they first switched over, they wouldn't let me do that so I had to buy a side of rings in addition to my meal and ended up feeding the sweet potato junk to the ducks.

    Oh really? The last time I ate at Hungry Bear was October 26th and I got stuck with Sweet Pototo crud. I wasn't even offered a substitute when I gave an absolute look of disgust at the Sweet Potato fries being the only option. I will go check that out. Thanks!

    Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
    and ended up feeding the sweet potato junk to the ducks.
    Do the ducks like the change?!

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  • ohmyjustin
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    Originally posted by PiecesOfEight View Post
    Only if you have a Starbucks card.
    And I do. 8) I'm willing to whip out my card to get a free refill. Don't know if management would find this mutually satisfying.

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