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US sensation Charli D'Amelio first to hit 100 million TikTok followers
"Famous in just 18 months. On Sunday yesterday, Social Media star Charlie D'Amelio hit 100 million followers on Tic tac. It's a milestone for Charlie. And definitely a milestone for tic tac well in and the smartphone era as well. Charlie, who was 16 years old is a while She is to tic Tac What Rafael Nadal is to the French Open. She is so dominant that there's only two other creators on the app that have more than 50 million followers. And I know most people listening to, you know who cares? Who cares? Well. She has more attention when it comes to everything on this world, including politics than you do. She has more attention than Donald Trump does in the world of social media thing, anybody else out there and I bring it up? Because It's become incredibly powerful in the world of business and politics. Here's the back story when she first downloaded Tic Tac in May of 2019 Charlie was just a kid filming dancing videos in her Connecticut bedroom. But thanks to the combination of her charisma, her business savvy, incredibly business savvy, plus just great timing, theatric itself just skyrocketing and popularity. She don't gain more than 94 million followers. In the first year, even more impressively, she did it without drinking cranberry juice. Now Charlie and are increasingly famous family. You're thinking way beyond Tic Tac. Her sister has quite a few followers as well in the social media realm. Charlie has 8.5 million subscribers on her YouTube channel 3.37 million followers on her Instagram channel, And she's also launched a podcast with her sister signed a book deal and has a Dunkin Donuts drink named after her. Now, uh You could spend this Thanksgiving plotting how your family's going to become a justice famous, but bring it up because it's it's incredible. Why would Duncan Donuts advertised anywhere else? When they're getting more play on Tic tac, other than of course, the Todd of Don show on NewsRadio Kill Beach. I wish we had 100 Million followers. Do we not Good night's pretty impressive. It's pretty amazing. It's just a shining example of what social media can do for some people out there. Okay. Show,
Dunkin' Donuts in talks to be bought by Arby's owner
"Dunkin donuts is in talks to be taken private by something called Inspire brand the private equity backed owner of. Buffalo Wild Wings and Jimmy Johns. The deal could be worth nearly nine billion dollars, but it isn't yet clear if you'll ever be able to order an Arby's roast beef on a chocolate frosted.
Dunkin' Donuts in talks to be bought by Arby's owner
"Up 15%. A new zits and talks to be acquired by the company that owns Arby's and Jimmy Johns. But it would also include Baskin Robbins. Dunkin Donuts has been around since 1950. Initially selling donuts for a nickel on coffee for a dime. Discount grocer Legal
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
"The future while making giant difference all at the same time. So look for conscious VC on Apple podcasts spotify and else you get legendary podcasts now hey, Ho let's go. Robert it sure is an absolute thrill to meet you nice to meet you as well. Chris. Now I have a zillion questions for you but before I get started on my list I'm just curious what's on your mind these days, Robert. Oh. My goodness a lot of things on my mind. Fundamentally I'm trying to to tell people about a book that I've just written that represents. The fifty first years fifty years of our brand Dunkin donuts, and part of the time I was also CEO Baskin-robbins Sitel at story, and basically the lessons that I learned the successes and setbacks. That were engaged in all of that. In the hopes that it will be some value to to people. Even. Those just designing a life for our people who are engaged in business than those who are. would be entrepreneurs the benefits of Franchising. The lessons I learned about persistence. About the need for apprenticeships. For those people who were. mid-size a growing throughout lessons in business. So the lessons learned about planning and how to build a an effective recruit retain an effective organization maybe even for larger companies, people engaged that have boards of directors how we organized upward. So really it's sort of a buffet of experiences Hofer fifty year time period that I think may be of interest to people in May hopefully the reason I took the time to write it, and the reason I'm talking about as president opens have some value that people. I have no doubt that it will be. And I WANNA. Thank you for writing it, and this may sound over the top, but you'll tell me. But I think when you've had a career like you had, you almost have an obligation to write this book. Because I think many of us had business want to hear from you. I. Want to hear from incredibly successful leaders. I know when I was a young man, Robert I started my first company at a eighteen and I didn't have any education I didn't have any money. But I wanted to be an entrepreneur. And so a particularly because they didn't have any education I read a lot. And the books of the entrepreneurs the marketers, the founders, the CEO's that I read in particular even to today make a giant difference in my life, and so I think you've made a major contribution here. Oh. Thank you for saying that I have to say that throughout my career basically the were a lot of setbacks I want no one to believe that wasn't a bumpy road. I tell my children often life as lumpy. That's true business as well as in life and I found that for me critical moments of growth occurred most often from ideas that I got from a book a my younger brother Donal often would tell me that when the student is ready, a teacher will appear and for me that teacher most often came in the form of a book, some of my most transformational moments over fifty year career. Yeah. I can talk about really an even to this day. Really come as a result of the learning from mostly from both but also from colleagues seminars and and other things but but. A Lot. Mostly, I'd have to say from books. and. So maybe take me their water. What are some of the books that influenced you the most? I say the most transformational one occur it'd dot ten years in a my. CEO ship of of a Dunkin the first five years I had come out of school and taken over I was twenty five cocky took over a family business that was in some extremists fighting for its life really choking on. Onto much too many things to many activities in digestion business can die as much from indigestion too much on its plate as again from starvation not having enough and this one was. Suffering I wouldn't necessarily dying but suffering dramatically from digestion. We solve that problem is management team focused on the core. We had eight little businesses we divest ourselves of all of them focused on one. Burnished standardized, which was Dunkin donuts amidst which was. Not standardized business at all it is like a diner in many respects and we went to market without one business within five years. We were publicly owned company. Good and market price of the company was dramatic and here I was at thirty years old sitting on a business. It was market Japanese one, hundred and twenty, one, hundred, fifty, million dollars. And sitting on top of the world and then I took the business almost off a cliff changed. The mission changed the focus of the business from focused coffee and DONUT SHOP CHAIN TO A. Chain of I thought Franchising I got seduced by Wall Street. I wanted to keep the earnings growing at fifty percent a year, which is impossible. GNP. On the country at I continue that but I was. I was kid cocky didn't realize that and that created all kinds of problems next five years to the point where. We had some Franchisees who had disgruntled Walk Welby. We took our off the ball I started to start other chains and Negotiate for other businesses and I was Sitting in my living room in the midst of all of this. Tomo. And reading a book by David Halberstam called the best and the brightest. This book by Halberstam. Was a tale of the Kennedy and Johnson Administration of.
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
"Pressing play. This is Christopher lockhead follow your different where we feature real different conversations because around here, we believe that real conversations can and do change the world speaking of changing the world. Today we have a a guy on who actually did that his name is Robert Rosenberg and He's legendary entrepreneur CEO and now a brand new author. Robert Ran Dunkin for over thirty years, and he took over for his Dad William when the business was about thirteen years old was a group of smaller restaurants and Robert took over as CEO from his dad when he was only twenty three years old, it was nineteen, sixty three. Shortly after taking over, he had a tremendous insight and he niche down to focus on coffee and donuts in his stunning thirty five year on Robert grew the company from ten million to over two billion with over three thousand outlets, and he created a brand and a bunch of products that we all love and many in America and around the world love in A. Dorm along the way he was also CEO Baskin Robbins for time, and you're going to hear about that and some of the cool things he did there his brand new book is called around the corner to around the world a dozen lessons I learned running Dunkin donuts and I really enjoyed the book, and I really enjoyed this conversation you're going to get his key learnings for entrepreneurs. You'll you'll hear the real story behind one of the most legendary marketing campaigns of all time. Time to make the doughnuts and the Real Story of how Munchkins Aka donut holes came to be and so much more. Even if you're not an entrepreneur CEO, you're GONNA love getting to know.
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on Hacking Your Leadership
"Leadership. I'm Chris Welcome today's guest interview. Our guest interviews are long-form interviews with leaders from around the world. They've each been selected because they're valuable perspective on leadership and work they've accomplished in this space to they were joined by Robert Rosenberg former CEO of thirty five years for Dunkin donuts and author of around the corner to around the world a dozen lessons I learned from running Dunkin donuts. Welcome. Robert say audience. Thank you very much for the invitation conversation talking with your audience. Awesome. Awesome. Would you mind starting with telling the audience how you found yourself in the CEO role of a multimillion dollar company at the age of twenty five basically. Joined a family business. My Dad industrial feeding business a meals on wheels that traveled in and I figuratively grew up over the store. So throughout the years from the time I was a young kid I ran cafeterias and Canteens and sub for people and and Donald Jobs during Summers School and worked in a wide variety Java and was time to go off to college I went to Hotel School Gym on a Hotel School Award for the company either buried a time and a supervisory capacity when into the Army I came out of the army to serve my required military service game I went onto graduate schools at business school study when I came on out of school I had expected. To join this family business, which was now called universal food systems, which are eight small little food service businesses. But I had no idea that I would be asked sort of break breathtaking question at twenty five years old would I assume responsibility as CEO? The company had had been fallen on some hard times. Basically, it was very widely distributed in terms of these diverse eight businesses profited stagnated and while I was a business goal. I. I kind of suspect that I saw a way to put the company on a better track Less tactics much more strategy. One of the things I took away from business school. So I had some ideas as to what to do, but I never expected I'd be called upon to try to put them into effect the ability to execute strategy and the ability to execute you know kind of tactics are very different very different sets of skills and you. Know I want to touch on that a little bit because you said that you felt like you had a strategy to do that I. Think there are a lot of people who are really good strategists and it can come up with really great strategies but some of them aren't really great at making sure that the people who have to execute them actually do. Them you know it's kind of like well, I wrote it down. So the people should do it right and and it doesn't always work that way. You know did you what did you find happen when you were able to kind of implement the strategy? What were the bumps in the road that were happening where people actually just doing it or did you have? To, kind of rethink things and my book I break out thirty five years into six distinct eras. Each of the different set of conditions that more the in the world did changing competition changing in Sumer and I I looked at each of these eras through the Lens of what I saw on the four critical functions of CEO The I was to shepherd strategy. The second was to design and develop them, recruit, retain, and motivate and. Capable of executing that strategy. The third element I thought that was critical was the ability at this desire and the importance of communicating to all levels at all constituencies within the business to align people oftentimes that doesn't occur at one speech or a letter is continuous..
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on Dose of Leadership
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"dunkin donuts" Discussed on Dose of Leadership
"Bob Rosenberg on dose of leadership, , former CEO of Dunkin donuts. . I am so excited to have you on the show. . Welcome pleasure. . Well, , you got this new book coming out in October, , round the corner to round the world, , your lessons of that you learn running Dunkin donuts I love Dunkin donuts by the way I think copies outstanding pilot. . Now, , go through the airport I always bypass starbuck's sorry starbucks and I always go straight to Dunkin donuts that coffees just so good to music to my ears. . You know I was reading your bio and it said you graduated from Harvard Business School. . Told me this right and your twenty five and you became the CEO when you're twenty five is that right? ? That's correct within weeks of my graduation I had in my early career I basically virtually grew up. . Over the store I worked in lots of different jobs within my family business, , which is not call Dunkin donuts gone universal food systems and a variety of different jobs I went to hotel school and went into the army, , and then went on to graduate school in. . Expected to join the family business but Lord knows I had no expectation that it's twenty five I dad who is only forty seven at the time eighth grade educated Guy Returns to me. . And asked me if I wouldn't take over the responsibility of CEO. . At his business said the REF aching request and that one third few weeks to decide upon. . But ultimately best decision I ever made man the yeah. . Obviously a life altering one of those decisions in life that that. . was definitely a y intersection the road, , and you had to make a choice. . You went down that path and there was no looking back. . Once you did. . But Man Twenty, , five, , I can't imagine you know that was almost twenty seven years ago for me just the the leadership lessons I've learned from twenty five to fifty, , two AB. . been. . I can only imagine you with your experience it had to be a minimum exponential. . So the type of leader you were at twenty five to when you stopped in one, , thousand, , nine hundred and what do you think the big differences were one of the things that was an advantage <hes> early on in the first soda, , era I break the book down into the six areas that I that I see as the company history from nineteen, , sixty, , three to. . Nineteen Ninety Eight. . But in the first era, , the big help was business school and it was there that I learned the language to strategy. . I would love to say that I came to the job as a copy twenty, , five year old into it. . All right I think I matured and and made my mistakes and boy did I make a lot of mistakes over those thirty five years if that the thing that I think the grew was my emotional intelligence. . To better understand myself an-and away to. . Hopefully understand my teammates around me franchise on his and the people that I came in contact with end consumers. . and. . It was a journey I. . Mean I would absolutely say that <hes>. . It's an old saying, , but it's true in my case no, , you can't put an old hat on a young body. . You do have the Soda Lauren through trial and error and I think truthfully, , in my case, , the setbacks experience were more informative and more useful. . than the successes in fact, , a big mistake the after the five I five is of tremendous success, , the second five years or really difficult, , and it really came as a result of the success of the first five years. . It became an impediment to future success in it wasn't until. . Unfortunately almost led the team off a cliff in the second five-year era <hes> that I really began to start to learn the more effective lessons about who I was what my responsibilities were. . As a leader. . and. . It came from a book of all places. . Really my my soda moment transformational moment for me. . He uses a book that you read was kind of a transformation moment, , <unk> moment or. . Second Year of a second era of Maya my stint as CEO, , and after the first five years basically was under pressure to go publican. . And when I came out of Business School Isaiah inheritance <unk> universal systems where eight little businesses it was it was excused chaos and fundamentally what the team did is we basically narrowed that down a one <hes> we had really been experimenting with far too many businesses and we say basically decided to exploit the the sort of the diamond in the rough that we. . Had which was a bunch of stores in many cases, , soul breakfast lunch called Dunkin donuts and made donuts and coffee, , and we decided to focus on our core business and quiz extraordinarily successful and we went from one hundred thousand dollars in pretax profit within five to seven, , hundred, , fifty thousand and we went public because my dad I've been trying to sell the business. . While I was in business school was unable to sell from billion dollars. . It'd become the billionaire always wanted to be after taxes and that was the reason he turned to me I. . Think at that Young Age is he wasn't quite sure what to do and. . Put me in charge. . Then I changed the vision, , change the dried to keep up unreasonable injectors and. . Drove the business off a cliff I was sitting there amidst. . Stockholder suits, , franchisee lawsuits reading a book called the best and the brightest by David Halberstam. . And it was a book about the Johnson and Kennedy Administration of the Vietnamese War, , and what he maintained was even though the administration are governmental Mister show run by these Ivy Leaguers the best the brightest our country at the offer they never really went into the hamlets and into the front lines where the war was being waged the final what the true story was while the con-, , winning the hearts and minds of the townspeople in the leadership in the towns. . And Halbe Sam said the great fault lie in the fact that our leadership. . Suffered from what he called Hubris the Greek word for arrogance in sitting in that chair and I remember like it was yesterday I said Oh my God Halberstam could be talking about me. . Yeah it was in that and I decided I. . You know I was blaming Franchisees for suing us and. . Problems that we're having in terms of Mike. . One of my key executives left the company because he had lost faith leadership fellow had gone out of business school with. . An and basically we convened our management team. We . decided that as leadership we'd never blamed. . Martine. . Mates are followership take a hundred percent of the responsibility hundred other responsibility. . And that we that invite, we , apologize for the Arab always we invited franchise on his end to noodle out with us what we did on how we can improve it. . We decided we're GONNA go each of us to visit a hundred stores a year each in order to touch the front is travel with the district manages visit the store talk to the owners. . Get very important in we created an advisory council. . So fundamentally, , we did a one eighty in terms of our attitude about how were leaders particularly need what my responsibility was in it all came from that that insight that momentary it's insight from that one book that was transformation I love that story the book was called the best and brightest what what was the full in the brightest by David Halberstam? ? Think Nineteen, seventy-three, , , it's it's it's bestseller it was. . An important book at the time. . In my view, , it's still a great management. .
Bob Rosenberg & the Lessons Learned From Running Dunkin Donuts
"Bob Rosenberg on dose of leadership, former CEO of Dunkin donuts. I am so excited to have you on the show. Welcome pleasure. Well, you got this new book coming out in October, round the corner to round the world, your lessons of that you learn running Dunkin donuts I love Dunkin donuts by the way I think copies outstanding pilot. Now, go through the airport I always bypass starbuck's sorry starbucks and I always go straight to Dunkin donuts that coffees just so good to music to my ears. You know I was reading your bio and it said you graduated from Harvard Business School. Told me this right and your twenty five and you became the CEO when you're twenty five is that right? That's correct within weeks of my graduation I had in my early career I basically virtually grew up. Over the store I worked in lots of different jobs within my family business, which is not call Dunkin donuts gone universal food systems and a variety of different jobs I went to hotel school and went into the army, and then went on to graduate school in. Expected to join the family business but Lord knows I had no expectation that it's twenty five I dad who is only forty seven at the time eighth grade educated Guy Returns to me. And asked me if I wouldn't take over the responsibility of CEO. At his business said the REF aching request and that one third few weeks to decide upon. But ultimately best decision I ever made man the yeah. Obviously a life altering one of those decisions in life that that. was definitely a y intersection the road, and you had to make a choice. You went down that path and there was no looking back. Once you did. But Man Twenty, five, I can't imagine you know that was almost twenty seven years ago for me just the the leadership lessons I've learned from twenty five to fifty, two AB. been. I can only imagine you with your experience it had to be a minimum exponential. So the type of leader you were at twenty five to when you stopped in one, thousand, nine hundred and what do you think the big differences were one of the things that was an advantage early on in the first soda, era I break the book down into the six areas that I that I see as the company history from nineteen, sixty, three to. Nineteen Ninety Eight. But in the first era, the big help was business school and it was there that I learned the language to strategy. I would love to say that I came to the job as a copy twenty, five year old into it. All right I think I matured and and made my mistakes and boy did I make a lot of mistakes over those thirty five years if that the thing that I think the grew was my emotional intelligence. To better understand myself an-and away to. Hopefully understand my teammates around me franchise on his and the people that I came in contact with end consumers. and. It was a journey I. Mean I would absolutely say that It's an old saying, but it's true in my case no, you can't put an old hat on a young body. You do have the Soda Lauren through trial and error and I think truthfully, in my case, the setbacks experience were more informative and more useful. than the successes in fact, a big mistake the after the five I five is of tremendous success, the second five years or really difficult, and it really came as a result of the success of the first five years. It became an impediment to future success in it wasn't until. Unfortunately almost led the team off a cliff in the second five-year era that I really began to start to learn the more effective lessons about who I was what my responsibilities were. As a leader. and. It came from a book of all places. Really my my soda moment transformational moment for me. He uses a book that you read was kind of a transformation moment, moment or. Second Year of a second era of Maya my stint as CEO, and after the first five years basically was under pressure to go publican. And when I came out of Business School Isaiah inheritance universal systems where eight little businesses it was it was excused chaos and fundamentally what the team did is we basically narrowed that down a one we had really been experimenting with far too many businesses and we say basically decided to exploit the the sort of the diamond in the rough that we. Had which was a bunch of stores in many cases, soul breakfast lunch called Dunkin donuts and made donuts and coffee, and we decided to focus on our core business and quiz extraordinarily successful and we went from one hundred thousand dollars in pretax profit within five to seven, hundred, fifty thousand and we went public because my dad I've been trying to sell the business. While I was in business school was unable to sell from billion dollars. It'd become the billionaire always wanted to be after taxes and that was the reason he turned to me I. Think at that Young Age is he wasn't quite sure what to do and. Put me in charge. Then I changed the vision, change the dried to keep up unreasonable injectors and. Drove the business off a cliff I was sitting there amidst. Stockholder suits, franchisee lawsuits reading a book called the best and the brightest by David Halberstam. And it was a book about the Johnson and Kennedy Administration of the Vietnamese War, and what he maintained was even though the administration are governmental Mister show run by these Ivy Leaguers the best the brightest our country at the offer they never really went into the hamlets and into the front lines where the war was being waged the final what the true story was while the con-, winning the hearts and minds of the townspeople in the leadership in the towns. And Halbe Sam said the great fault lie in the fact that our leadership. Suffered from what he called Hubris the Greek word for arrogance in sitting in that chair and I remember like it was yesterday I said Oh my God Halberstam could be talking about me. Yeah it was in that and I decided I. You know I was blaming Franchisees for suing us and. Problems that we're having in terms of Mike. One of my key executives left the company because he had lost faith leadership fellow had gone out of business school with. An and basically we convened our management team. We decided that as leadership we'd never blamed. Martine. Mates are followership take a hundred percent of the responsibility hundred other responsibility. And that we that invite, we apologize for the Arab always we invited franchise on his end to noodle out with us what we did on how we can improve it. We decided we're GONNA go each of us to visit a hundred stores a year each in order to touch the front is travel with the district manages visit the store talk to the owners. Get very important in we created an advisory council. So fundamentally, we did a one eighty in terms of our attitude about how were leaders particularly need what my responsibility was in it all came from that that insight that momentary it's insight from that one book that was transformation I love that story the book was called the best and brightest what what was the full in the brightest by David Halberstam? Think Nineteen, seventy-three, it's it's it's bestseller it was. An important book at the time. In my view, it's still a great management.
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on Dose of Leadership
"Just who they are. That's Hutton. So go check him out hud builds dot com slash together we build that's Hutton builds dot com slash together we built to learn more about Hutton. Let's get on with this conversation with the one and only Bob Rosenberg former CEO of Dunkin donuts here. Doesn't. Bob Rosenberg on dose of leadership, former CEO of Dunkin donuts. I am so excited to have you on the show. Welcome pleasure. Well, you got this new book coming out in October, round the corner to round the world, your lessons of that you learn running Dunkin donuts I love Dunkin donuts by the way I think copies outstanding pilot. Now, go through the airport I always bypass starbuck's sorry starbucks and I always go straight to Dunkin donuts that coffees just so good to music to my ears. You know I was reading your bio and it said you graduated from Harvard Business School. Told me this right and your twenty five and you became the CEO when you're twenty five is that right? That's correct within weeks of my graduation I had in my early career I basically virtually grew up. Over the store I worked in lots of different jobs within my family business, which is not call Dunkin donuts gone universal food systems and a variety of different jobs I went to hotel school and went into the army, and then went on to graduate school in. Expected to join the family business but Lord knows I had no expectation that it's twenty five I dad who is only forty seven at the time eighth grade educated Guy Returns to me. And asked me if I wouldn't take over the responsibility of CEO. At his business said the REF aching request and that one third few weeks to decide upon. But ultimately best decision I ever made man the yeah. Obviously a life altering one of those decisions in life that that. was definitely a y intersection the road, and you had to make a choice. You went down that path and there was no looking back. Once you did. But Man Twenty, five, I can't imagine you know that was almost twenty seven years ago for me just the the leadership lessons I've learned from twenty five to fifty, two AB. been. I can only imagine you with your experience it had to be a minimum exponential. So the type of leader you were at twenty five to when you stopped in one, thousand, nine hundred and what do you think the big differences were one of the things that was an advantage early on in the first soda, era I break the book down into the six areas that I that I see as the company history from nineteen, sixty, three to. Nineteen Ninety Eight. But in the first era, the big help was business school and it was there that I learned the language to strategy. I would love to say that I came to the job as a copy twenty, five year old into it. All right I think I matured and and made my mistakes and boy did I make a lot of mistakes over those thirty five years if that the thing that I think the grew was my emotional intelligence. To better understand myself an-and away to. Hopefully understand my teammates around me franchise on his and the people that I came in contact with end consumers. and. It was a journey I. Mean I would absolutely say that It's an old saying, but it's true in my case no, you can't put an old hat on a young body. You do have the Soda Lauren through trial and error and I think truthfully, in my case, the setbacks experience were more informative and more useful. than the successes in fact, a big mistake the after the five I five is of tremendous success, the second five years or really difficult, and it really came as a result of the success of the first five years. It became an impediment to future success in it wasn't until. Unfortunately almost led the team off a cliff in the second five-year era that I really began to start to learn the more effective lessons about who I was what my responsibilities were. As a leader. and. It came from a book of all places. Really my my soda moment transformational moment for me. He uses a book that you read was kind of a transformation moment, moment or. Second Year of a second era of Maya my stint as CEO, and after the first five years basically was under pressure to go publican. And when I came out of Business School Isaiah inheritance universal systems where eight little businesses it was it was excused chaos and fundamentally what the team did is we basically narrowed that down a one we had really been experimenting with far too many businesses and we say basically decided to exploit the the sort of the diamond in the rough that we. Had which was a bunch of stores in many cases, soul breakfast lunch called Dunkin donuts and made donuts and coffee, and we decided to focus on our core business and quiz extraordinarily successful and we went from one hundred thousand dollars in pretax profit within five to seven, hundred, fifty thousand and we went public because my dad I've been trying to sell the business. While I was in business school was unable to sell from billion dollars. It'd become the billionaire always wanted to be after taxes and that was the reason he turned to me I. Think at that Young Age is he wasn't quite sure what to do and. Put me in charge. Then I changed the vision, change the dried to keep up unreasonable injectors and. Drove the business off a cliff I was sitting there amidst. Stockholder suits, franchisee lawsuits reading a book called the best and the brightest by David Halberstam. And it was a book about the Johnson and Kennedy Administration of the Vietnamese War, and what he maintained was even though the administration are governmental Mister show run by these Ivy Leaguers the best the brightest our country at the offer they never really went into the hamlets and into the front lines where the war was being waged the final what the true story was while the con-, winning the hearts and minds of the townspeople in the leadership in the towns. And Halbe Sam said the great fault lie in the fact that our leadership. Suffered from what he called Hubris the Greek word for arrogance in sitting in that chair and I remember like it was yesterday I said Oh my God Halberstam could be talking about me. Yeah it was in that and I decided I. You know I was blaming Franchisees for suing us and. Problems that we're having in terms of Mike. One of my key executives left the company because he had lost faith leadership fellow had gone out of business school with. An and basically we convened our management team. We decided that as leadership we'd never blamed. Martine. Mates are followership take a hundred percent of the responsibility hundred other responsibility. And that we that invite, we apologize for the Arab always we invited franchise on his end to noodle out with us what we did on how we can improve it. We decided we're GONNA go each of us to visit a hundred stores a year each in order to touch the front is travel with the district manages visit the store talk to the owners. Get very important in we created an advisory council. So fundamentally, we did a one eighty in terms of our attitude about how were leaders particularly need what.
The Obviously-Going-To-Die Stocks
"We're going to start with the stock of the day. Don't call it a comeback bed bath and beyond has been here for years. It's just all that time someone else was running the company but now that Mark Trittin has been in the Corner Office for about a year. We're seeing days like today second quarter profits came in exponentially higher than expected. Same store sales were positive for the first time in four years. The stock is up more than thirty percent this morning. I'm assuming at least part of what we're seeing with the stock is some shortsellers saying that's it. I. Think. I'm. Probably. Bed, bath, and congratulations to march written and Beth by best buy bed bath and beyond. For this quarter, March, written formerly of target, of course, and a few other places before that, I think Nordstrom's and I believe. He had a stint at Nike to could be misquoting. This bed bath and beyond is in a group of companies retailers that I like to call the obvious obviously going to die crowd. And the funny thing about companies that are obviously going to die when they get the right mix of management decision making and in some help from the environment and you know just a little bit of because no one's more aware of a company's struggles at least no one should be more aware of a company struggles then the people inside the company. And that's when you plan your strategy. What are our tools? How can we navigate our way through whatever we found ourselves in business is not easy and certainly for this group retailers that I'm Gonna I'm GONNA hold up. Bed Bath and beyond as one Chris. But you know how about Game Stop Game Stop. The seller of video game systems and Software that of course is going to be the next blockbuster. Right if they writing that headline since two thousand and nine, how `Bout Michael's the craft store everybody knows I. Y has an Amazon run over. And the granddaddy of all of these. Companies that are obviously going to fail. They're obviously going to be taken bricks and mortar is dead is best buy which just before the podcast we were talking about how? How many listeners? Realize, that best buy has been at ten bagger over the past decade they went through some struggles they brought in new management. WHO had a plan? and. I'm sure they were mocked and I'm sure people were skeptical and they executed on that plan and best buy, which was a sub twelve dollar stock in. Two Thousand Ten two thousand eleven is today roughly one hundred twenty dollars stock. And so when you see. I'm a kick myself a little bit on dust by iron best buy bed bath and beyond his too many bees. Bed Bath and beyond. I actually did a little bit of work about a year ago as I was discussing with one of our with one of our foolish coworkers. About this basket of Taylor's who are sure to die. And we had this one. We had game stop we have Michael on the docket and I went through you know what this company's history of cash flow was and what they've done with it and how they've raise capital, and this is before Mr Trenton came on but I. It laid the groundwork for someone with. A better vision to come in and knocked the ball out of the park which you've seen today and and best bed bath, and beyond is as we speak it's now a six th bagger since March of this year and so in the a roughly a year ago when I did my work because I was vigorously debating co I pointed out that in the previous six years here was bed bath and beyond had produced four point two, billion dollars in free cash flow. They had also issued one point five billion dollars in debt and debated smart about the debt because the debts. Basically staggered I think is a ten twenty and thirty years. and. They have to pay it back anytime soon, and they had gone on a massive buyback program. They've they've retired a ton of their shares. Now. Slowly melting ice cube no one's going to want to own this business what have you. But at the time the stock was about ten eleven dollars the company is training but four times enterprise value of free cash flow. that. That is rock bottom fools that is something that is going to go away. That's what the market is telling you. Flash, forward, to today and oh positive cops. Oh. We have a plant. They've they've suspended their dividend they've they've halted their. They've halted their. They suspended the dividend halted their share buyback plan I believe in. April. But with this. With this. report, they have generated a ton of cash flow. They've deployed it smartly they took down some temporary which they had out as part of the PARCO vid. They have bought back twenty percent of that long dated not in any danger to come calling debt they bought that back at a discount. Which is brilliant. They. So they're down to their down net debt down by about thirty percent from where they started the year. They have a store optimization program, which is something that a lot of these retailers the slowly melting ice cube crowd will call them. They are reducing their store count 'cause they don't need it because they can move to ECOMMERCE, which they've done a little bit they can move to. The geography is able he served by less stores and you see a lot of. Traffic that previously went through one store transitions to another and. They are steal a Ron grosses them here they are firing on all cylinders and I'm not sure. Anyone. Thought is coming. I am I am both thrilled that they are doing this they're having success because everyone loves a comeback. I'm less thrilled that you own it and I don't. But. That's mainly because I had this in my hand a year ago Chris and I'm holding it up. The skull of York. And and I'm looking at it and I didn't at least put a little field position because as I said, at the time training for four times free cash flow that is close to no-brainer territory for me. So two other quick data points before we go to our next story. Not. Surprisingly digital sales of big driver this quarter. That goes hand in hand with the store closures so Another smart move by Trittin and his team. And also Happy to see that they're you know suspending the dividend that they're. Suspending the sticking with the we're not going to buy back shares. I'm also happy to see they're not offering guidance. Their New Orleans. No need to at this point. Let's move on the third quarter sales, for Pepsi, grew five percent and. Kind of like we saw three months ago snacks and some of the beverages particularly the Seltzer. Part of their portfolio helping to make up for the fact that somebody restaurants are closed. So many sports and entertainment venues are closed and. That's that's the stock is basically flat and this kind of flat for all of twenty twenty but. Nice to see that the the salty snack part of the business is making up for the sort of the tried and true Pepsi part of the business. Gilead household particularly the soon to be sixteen year. Old Member of the Gillies household has been doing his part to. To to help with the salty snacks portion and shareholders. Thank him. Yeah I was GONNA? Say. You know dude. There are other food groups other than Doritos. Look it was a perfectly acceptable boring quarter from a perfectly acceptable boring company and and I think you know Chris but maybe some of the listeners not know. For, me to call a company perfectly boring from for me. That's a compliment because I like businesses that are boring. Not Terribly exciting person myself I enjoy. Investments in companies that just actually do what we expect them to do, and essentially just get it done quarter after quarter. Pepsi is not GonNa. You know if you'RE LOOKING FOR PEPSI TO BE A. Ten bagger. You know anytime soon like the aforementioned by we mentioned earlier. That's not gonNA happen. They are just a steady bedrock performer for your portfolio and we all need a few of those. So we can go after the more exciting things in our portfolio. Yes. So it was it was A. It was a boring it was a boring quarter but boring is nice because boring boring says, oh, we end up four four plus percent on. Organic revenue growth total revenue growth went up five plus percent. EPS Is up ten percent year-over-year just for the quarter. It's still down for year to date, but of course, Mindy Stan why because the previous quarter? Cova. no-one no-one was new what was going on? So we kind forgive that. They are they're pointing towards the full year. They did give guidance their point point to a full year of approximately four percent revenue growth approximately five fifty core earnings. Stocks at about one hundred, forty bucks. So it's not cheap. But it's not terribly expensive, and again, this is one of those widows and orphans stocks. You can buy put it away and we'll see you when you retire. Hugh Johnston, who's the CFO at Pepsi? Granular on CNBC this morning talking about because when you think about all of the food and beverages they have across their portfolio he got granular talking about the new cheetos macaroni and cheese saying you know they're trying to keep up with demand as a fan of both cheetahs and macaroni and cheese I haven't tried it yet but I can see why it's popular. Any. Do they give any color on the? Two. Portals that they were direct to consumer sites that they launched earlier this year snacks dot com and Pantry shop dot com. Sadly, Chris they did not at least in the conference call or the press the presser maybe in the ten Q I haven't read the ten q yet obviously but. Yeah no snacks dot com I can confirm both of those sites are open and accepting offers as of this moment. SNACKS DOT COM and Pantry shop I think is an interesting one because they are. You know you are buying your you're you're buying all of your Pepsi Slash quaker products. Simultaneously in in in the various groups. So if you want your everyday Pantry, you want to get your your oatmeal and your healthy. Your healthy Chia bars and your rice cakes do people still eat rice cakes and if so why? You can get all those delivered at the same time or your snack package your breakfast package You know it's it's interesting to to have it delivered. I I'M NOT A. I I'm one of the three people in North America is still doing own grocery shopping. So I'm probably target here but I know a lot about the people how to use it and I think probably if I let my as I mentioned a sixteen year old note that this thing existed. It might be his only source of nourishment. So yeah, don't don't. On, the first time I went to that website I kind of went crazy to the point where in the box showed up to two days later even my kids were just like. This is a lot of snacks and was like, yeah I may have ordered too many but but I regret nothing. Playboy. Enterprises is returning to the public markets after nearly a decade and because I was are out of fashion, playboy is going to be doing this through a speck. Mountain Crest acquisition is a current special purpose acquisition company that is going to be taking playboy public through a reverse merger and wants to deal is done that company where the ticker is MC. ABC? Is. The playboy name and the ticker symbol P L B Y? I guess I, I saw this story and I thought, okay I'd that's one way for playboy, which is a private company and has been since twenty eleven. I. Guess That's one way to raise money. I, I, I'm hard pressed though to think that. The second round of playboy being a public company is going to go any better for the company and for investors than it did the first time around. That was my initial take as well, and you say it's one way to raise money I'd say it's one way for insiders to cash out. Tomato Tomato. The more I think about this though. I could be spectacularly wrong and it wouldn't be the first time. This might be quite this might be interesting I can see. I can see a number of thing, and I just find this interesting from a number of re. I as you point out. Yes, playboy. Is private the SPEC the Special Purpose Acquisition Company Mountain Crest Acquisition, company. It's out there. Now it's got. It's a walking wallet got a bunch of cash their stocks over ten dollars specs go at ten bucks. There's nothing you can. You can go buy today Chris if you want. And You can just sit there and wait until the transaction is completed in q one. If. You WANNA own playboy. So, playboy today is not playboy of the past for thing, magazines have died. So, there are no issues of the iconic famous magazine. These no regularly published issues and I believe they went to quarterly publishing versus. Monthly publishing before that. So what playboy is trying to be or this new iteration trying to be a licensing company and they're calling it across four major categories they're saying sexual wellness, which I'm just going to skip to the next one, which is style and apparel which is. Apparel. and accessories for men and women globally gaming and lifestyle also digital gaming hospitality and spirits. So you can get yourself some playboy-branded Bourbon. And beauty and grooming, which is fragrance skin care grooming cosmetics for men and women. Okay. That sounds interesting. They're not a publishing company more avoiding that and I guess they have a bunch of online stuff as well which. Tell people they can go look on their spare time but. They are calling themselves a streamlined high growth business. The company has four hundred million in cash flow contract through the next eighteen years. and has products available for sale and in ten thousand major retail stores. In the US, this is a brandon company. Now, now, what you think of the brand and what you associate with the brand, the iconic a bunny ears brand, of course. Is Is. is going to be probably a nuanced and varied. I can understand why some people. Would not want to do with this brand I completely understand that is not. Bend the most shall we say progressive brand in history? It has fostered some. Attitudes, particularly women that. I think it's fair to say some would find distasteful and I I completely understand why? And for those people, they're just not going to be shareholders and that's that's fine. But what I find interesting about this if this, if the licensing deal and we have, we've already had a certain dry run of this in. Do you know the magazine Maxim? It was. So it's a men's lifestyle magazine, girly pictures, and whatever it was bought by an entity called big holdings. I'm going to say eight nine years ago. With the goal of they went into change it from the the lad magazine into more of a lifestyle brand licensing deal what playboys doing. Now. I mentioned earlier it's important to have You know leaders businesses, you respect and trust big lorry holdings is not one of those businesses but I do know that they even though they're circulation sales are down significantly there they have turned that profitable on a small scale with the licensing strategy. I suspect the playboy will do a better job. And It will depend on the valuation coming out but you know when analogy I might throw up as. As a comparison is. Franchising businesses in the in the restaurant space. So a restaurant brands international, which owns importance and Burger King. Dunkin brands, which of course owns your beloved Dunkin donuts. Those are those are check cashing businesses, they they sell the franchise to a Franchisee. And then take tax six percent of their gross sales and royalties every month plus x percent for advertising they sell you a system and so those are very asset light cash-rich capital Genita- businesses. And part of me wonders here it's obviously not the same as selling. Coffee and whatever. But part of me wonders if that is what this business will look like, and if they are truly in the growth business and the cash generation business, this might be an interesting opportunity. And you just hit on what I think is the most interesting thing to watch. Once it becomes a public entity again, the high growth aspect of this because now we're going to see Now, we're GONNA see through quarterly reports. Okay. Are you growing? Because that's one of those things where we investors and the market in general get to decide what we consider to be high growth And I again I had I had your initial take which was. Oh please. Like if it didn't work the first time. It's going to work less well this time. The more I read about like. I'M GONNA keep an eye on this. Curiosity. Jim Gillies always talking to you. Thanks for being here.
The Albums We Cant Wait To Hear (And the Ones We Hope Finally Arrive)
"Summer isn't quite over with yet fall is just around the corner, which means, of course, Pumpkin flavored beverages are back at your local starbucks and coffee bean remember going to those places I I actually haven't been to either one of those places since covid started Lucy. Yeah. There's there's very. Safe. Dunkin donuts. that. Only lets in a couple of people at a time and I'm Kansas donuts. No I am not a Pumpkins I I'm just ice coffee especially during the summer just give me some iced coffee injected into my veins Usually we'll. We'll make coffee at home but you know sometimes put that mask on and you know hand sandy ready and go to get an iced coffee and Sani Well, you know Halloween you know with all pumpkin spice everywhere Halloween and Thanksgiving can't be too far behind by the way what's Halloween GonNa look like I mean Masks. Great. But and we are outside when we retreat, you know if you have kids trick or treating. So I guess outside masks to bonus things. But then you have to actually interact with people and they give you candy not a really good look so. Halloween will be interesting this year and what about Thanksgiving? Like how are you going to have the family over for meals when they've they're not gonNA come and like that's not gonNA. Happen. I. I literally have not thought I'm sorry to interrupt you. I have not thought about. The basically the lack of a macy's Thanksgiving parade until just this moment and oh I and I'm really sad about. By by the way, I've I've actually had because I a couple of weeks ago I was. I you know how you you fall into. Google. Whole rabbit hole and I started to search I'm like well is the macy's parade going to happen and their official website had no information about this year show. and. So I started searching for information about lake marching bands will the marching bands be there and then I found something that basically said. None of the marching bands are going to be there all know. So marching bands are gone and there was some alleged rumor about how it's just GonNa be like a modified parade with like maybe clowns and some small balloons, clouds and small balloon that sends dreadful. But it's like there's mean clearly the parade if it exists watch be incredibly modified and what about the dog show the national dog show that comes on after Thanksgiving Day parade how's that going to happen? Yeah, that's tough so Anyone that I will I I assume hopefully knock on wood that there will be NFL. Games going on because the NFL as of now is is still planning to go forth with season without any fans or with limited fans I should say But yeah. Somebody the dog show. Yeah. At football in the middle of like flu season shirt. That's just. Listen, Keith we still have some big releases. That's that's the one silver lining. I should say is that there are still some big releases going on some big albums. Obviously there will be big single releases with I feel like we've had a huge Lee. Eventful summer in terms of single and album releases, which has been pretty cool that they're still tough stuff for us to talk about throughout summer and there will be things. To talk about this fall. So let's start with some of the big albums that we know have a release date. In are officially coming as far as we know, and then we'll kind of get into the question marks the albums that are rumored to becoming there have been in the works for years and might materialize this fall you never know. We are now past the grammy eligibility period. So whatever we're talking about is not going to be up for a twenty twenty one grammy award but maybe twenty, twenty two which feels forever away but you never know yeah. Sochi, let's talk about. Big Sean. Detroit to which I have heard part of I think is really great. Coming out September fourth. And I. It's interesting because big sean is someone that has a huge fan base obviously. Has Never had the kind of critically acclaimed album, but I think that. We'll see how this album performs, but I know people are very excited about that one, and then later in September, we have a couple of albums Max of sweet but psycho fame and he been coming on September eighteenth. Any thought any thoughts on on any of those big Sean of Amax Keith urban just in terms of they I see char perspective I I, feel like they're sort of the prelude to the storm. Just. The early indications of might becoming I. Think it's been a long time coming for Max. So it's great to see that she's dropping album after sweet butts psycho and the successive kings and Queens. I'm not particularly a huge like hip hop aficionados Jason is so I take his word strongly when he suggests that Big Sean is one to watch. In terms of this album, it's definitely a kind of high-profile hip hop album. Yeah. So just very quickly. So is something else coming in September two chains so help me God, which is am a big chains guy. So I have high hopes for that album.
Dunkin' Donuts is launching a cereal line
"Offers coffee flavored cereal, iconic coffee and donuts empire is releasing two new breakfast cereals based on two of its most popular coffee drinks, Caramel macchiato and mocha latte later this month. Reporter Bill Rake off, says Real Duncan. Coffee infuses each box. Duncan sees it as a natural fit nearly 2/3 of Americans Schultz drink coffee and 90% of U. S households consume serial
Ben's Red Carpet Ban
"Welcome to pop your source for nightmare weddings and Yoga. Ball sits. Big Round of applause I like get. Nina's often that you guys but hunters here has always and so is actress producer and. Legend. Viviana. A. Welcome. Back. Welcome where we are so excited to have you hundred GonNa Flirt with you. The entire show get prepared for them. Time Vivica just walked taping. That works for me baby just a little. Just a little took us. Describe my style of flirting. So this is. My God I'll. Little tickle we can get started now. All Right Ben Affleck was just banned from arm his upcoming James Bond Premiere at least that's what the tabloids are claiming. It's probably total but supposedly bond producers are afraid the couples pedia will overshadow the movie and Daniel Craig's okay. They have like a you've obviously you're a lot more famous than both hundred and I combined you too many movie premieres yet we like it. It's a big win for us tonight on nightly pop. If you going to an event and for movie you were in and producers said, listen you're man can't come how do you handle that challenge? Cry. Let's start right there. We've never look here. Work showed up gave as our how I not shining I. If this is true is totally unfair. Why does the girl not have to shot because she's in a grid we? Away from. She has died. He has done for them hunter. What do you think about if you could not bring me to a movie premiere as a standing date for you because your girl canceled? Would you be asset? That's okay with me and I think if they really don't want Ben Affleck showing up, put it in a city that doesn't have Dunkin donuts. I guarantee you. Not Going. There for some reason I mean honestly I have to say I don't know why I'm leaning towards this being true but I sort of believe it. I kind of feel like this sort of makes sense I mean I don't know if Ben Affleck is going to overshadow Daniel Craig's something about them always walking those. Dogs which I Got? Every day. Why it's always just so staged feeling for some reason I I do believe. I kind of believe that they're like listen just leave your boyfriend at home or moving on. While Shirley's there and knows what she wants when it comes to a relationship and the first rule is she's not going to live with anybody you guys. She recently told the mirror that she's not sure that she could live with somebody again and that he may have to buy the house next to her. She's just too old for this. Like it okay. I just want a new. And nobody's coming up here running thing but me so I'm all with their Charlie's let them know when it's happening to come over and do the deed. With after other than that stale ass next door right you. My God. First of all, my type of woman this is Great Vivica. I'm happy to buy any house near Your House I'm going GonNa have to save up a little bit but I can do it and then seconds I see where they're coming from but it also feels like Charlie's is coming from a place of she hasn't had healthy relationships lately maybe or she hasn't found that person you do want to live with I. Think we all kind of think that after we go to break, we're like no more of the opposite sex ever again taking that much of my personal mind and then raging you find someone. And you can grow with and maybe they start outside the house maybe eventually you're like, Hey, let's have toothbrushes in the same room. Let's try that out for a little while. Yeah, I feel like with Charlene I think that also when you are single for such a long time, you kind of get set in your ways and just having the idea of someone come in and just rearranging things becomes really daunting and just quite frankly really annoying and to be honest Shirley's does not need to settle. She doesn't need to do anything that is inconvenient for her at all. So like I. Totally under understand her mindset of like I don't. Yeah. Come over when you need to do the deed otherwise I don't need to be moving my cashmere sweaters for you to put your jeans and the next door take your time says the girl that got engaged in seven months. I was like, all right give it to me okay Brian. Austin. Green is getting defensive about dating multiple women after his split for Meghan Box Ryan was on the Hollywood raw podcast you listened to that a lot right with DAX holt an atom. Glenn where he said he isn't playing anybody but the whole point of dating is to talk to several people at once. What people normally do when they get out of something is they date they they talked to multiple people at once I'm not playing anybody like this is. My life is just is much more under a microscope. Let me ask you. So should he have to tell the woman? He's dating that he's seeing other people I'm GONNA ask Hunter Africa's I can't wait to hear the assay. I appreciate honesty to be very honest with you in their plans. Call dating onto someone says it's meeting. You is called dating I. Think the biggest problem is when it's rubbed in other people's faces
Chris Evans sending 'Captain America' shield to little boy who saved sister from dog attack
"See, the picture of the six year old boy, the dog attacked, but only because he jumped run sister Oh. No. I mean there's face looks pretty bad, but there's a six year old name. Bridgier saved his little sister for me and attacked by a dog, his aunt Mickey share the story on Instagram and her nephew saved his little sister. She said Hey, he said. If someone's going to die I. Thought I should be me A. What at that age? Six so he got home from the hospital. and. Nikki, the aunt gets on goes. Hey, if anybody from the avengers sees this, let me know. Then Chris Evans is. He's Captain America. Yeah, here's the audio from Chris Evans. Champion America. So I read your story solid, you did. What you did! So selfless your sister is so lucky to have you a big brother. I'M GONNA. Track Down Your address and I'm going to send you an authentic captain America's shield tile. You deserve a teepee, an antiwar. We need people.
Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores
"I love bed, Bath and beyond. I don't know how you feel about it, but it is a I know people have their favorite stories. They like to go to some people. It's Costco some people's target. And they can go in and they could just spend hours inside of the store. But for me, it's bed bath and beyond. I don't know what it is. I just go in there, and it feels like kind of one of those big box warehouse stores like a Costco or Sam's Club. But It's a little bit more manageable. I mean, they're still our shelves that go all the way to the ceiling. And there's plenty of things that confined. You know, if you need, you know, to buy new pillowcases, it's there. If you need a new something for your kitchen, it's there. I love it. I'm always going to buy hangers. I don't know what happens to all of the hangers in my closet. But I need more hangers, and that's my goal. And I'm bringing this up because I'm so upset. There's so many of the clothes. They're closing a lot of the stores. Oh, I have something to confess What I have not been to bed bath and beyond since college. Really? Yeah. I mean, I went there. Obviously, you know when you need stuff for your dorm or your your apartment and things like that, it's a big, you know, That's where parents go right. Let's go when they're taking the you know. The kids the loved ones off to school. I remember going there in college to get the bed risers because you had to put your bed on the risers yet, buddy, where they're going to be closing two under stores. I know they're not the only ones. There's lots of them. I saw that. You know, there's so many stores that are declaring bankruptcy. Brooks Brothers did. Um, J crew did Wait. Dunkin Donuts is also closing a lot of source. I saw that too worried for our local Dunkin Donuts, Jasmine that we have that I haven't seen them and so long because everything has been so closed. But, you know, I bet Beth and beyond always gets me because they have that 20% off coupon and I fall for it every time. And I love that they could They take it even if it's not expired, And so for me. Anyway. Um, I always loved going there because even if they've jacked the prices up by 20% on everything in the store, I still feel like I'm getting a good deal because at least I have a 20% off
The Aldi Haul Episode
"Hey everyone, it's me Lisa. Lillian also known as hungry girl. It's good to be here for another episode of the Hungry Girl Podcast Aka to the right thing today I am very excited because we are doing another hall I love. I'm getting used to these halls where I I go shopping and then I drop things at your house guys, do you? Do you love it? It's the best you're better than INSTA- cart because you actually come up with things that we didn't even know we wanted. I'm better than INSTA- cart because I don't try to replace whole wheat flour with cocoa puffs, which is what they? Feel bad, though this is like instant art, we're not tipping her. Yeah and O F Y I paid for everything. So then there's also. Today this week I went to all D. do you say all your algae? I say aldy all. He's doing a halfway thing all it also works out better, because then it's a hall. Aldy Hall Haldi your exactly. That is what we are doing today. It's all the hall. And I had never actually set foot in an all deep before last week. When I went shopping, and it was interesting, it's like I had heard about it. I know it's like a sister store to trader Joe's I did not know what to expect. I know Mikey. You warned me you said. Bring a quarter which I. Forgot to do so I had to. Find a way to get a quarter to get a card because you need to like, give a quarter deposit to get a cart, and I think a lot of the people were confused because they were like. Do I have to pay for a car? And then the woman that worked there was like yes, but I was like. No, you get it back I was butting in anyway. The store itself was interesting. It's like a smart and final meets like a dollar tree. Is that a? Is that a fair assessment? It is, but I feel like well. Certain file has good. I mean the quality's just exceptional of why smartandfinal. No of the products that all D. O. Dollar Tree? I don't think I've high value well I. Mean I don't think high quality. Okay I think that may be a misperception, because like a lot of the stuff at the dollar store believe or not there like all of your favorite companies make specific products that are dollar store versions of that product. I understand you're saying it's. Option. But you know what made to me. All feel a little cheap and I'm going to say this. It's like when you go to trader Joe's. You feel like there are magical trader, Joe's ferries, making your magical traderjoes in all the concoctions, and all their cute names, and at all de everything looks like the brand you think it is, and it's just slightly off like one of the problems we have today. It's fiber now. Instead of five one show like fiber one brand new. Walk down the aisles and you're like wait. Is that no those race? Christie no and everything looks almost a little like it. which to me makes it feel cheap well. Yeah, I know what you mean like. That's specialness of trader. Joe's like the innovators in creating, and this is just kind of like. They had someone draw something from memory and put it on the box. Yes, but that being said I do I agree I think the quality of. Of the stuff at least the last time we tried, it was phenomenal. I have very high hopes for a lot of these products. When I was shopping I, was searching for things that people told US existed at all that I should find I didn't find many of those, but I found a lot of other things that I thought were intriguing in their own right for specific reasons like we. We'll get into it and I'm excited about that, but. Before we do. What are you have Mike any news. This is pretty cool. Duncan is selling donut inspired facemasks. Okay, so three dollars of every facemask is going to go to a charity to help support health and Hungary leave for children and underserved communities, the master, only ten bucks each, and so three of that goes to charity. I sent you a picture lease. I don't know if you saw them, but the pretty cool looking. And can also share a of them on the page or and the link to buy them where you can go to shop Dunkin Dot Com. Yeah, they're really cute. They're so cute like they're the pink and Orange Dunkin colors, and they look like half doughnuts with sprinkles I think they're adorable. They just need a little slit in the middle, so you could actually eat your doughnut while wearing the math. If you're interested in these act fast because there are four different prints and one of them's already sold out. And, actually the the least exciting one the logo. Yeah Yeah I don't want that can donis employ. Dunkin donuts employees about those probably. Ones with the with the half donuts on them or the sprinkles.
The Post Pandemic City
"The economic reopening in a lot of cities is still in its early stages right now in New York. It just started yesterday, but it is still possible to discern a few big trends. One of the most important trends, the world retail stores might be changed forever. The simple reason is that people have shifted to buying things online just incredibly fast in this crisis they've had to. They haven't been able to actually walk into stores and a lot. Lot of retail companies the ones that tend to sell their goods in physical location, the old fashioned way they are going to struggle to reopen at all clothing stores. Big Department stores were already in trouble because of e-commerce Derek. Thompson is a writer for the Atlantic magazine and he just published an article about the future of cities. He says there are a lot of those kinds of stores. The US in general is dramatically over stored over. Over retailed we have approximately ten times more retail space per capita than Germany about five times where retail space per capita than the UK and that means if a lot of economic activity goes online, a lot of the stores are going to have to be shut in a city. These stores are often clustered together in certain neighborhoods, so if they start closing up in big numbers, people are going to notice the difference just going to. To be a lot of boarded up windows. Of course, this isn't going to happen to every business. Some businesses Derek likes to say are un-. Amazon Apple, which means you cannot buy online with these businesses are selling like working out in a gym or eating inside of a restaurant or a bar. In cities, those businesses were already taking up more of the retail space before the pandemic, but there is a problem both restaurants and fitness centers. Create conditions that based on our current understanding of Covid nineteen are just about the worst possible conditions that you can be in for transmissibility of this disease. It's inside spaces that often aren't well ventilated or people are packed together and they're also. They're often talking or sweating, so the kinds of businesses that were already in trouble before the pandemic retail stores, department stores aren't even more trouble now while the kinds of places with a good chance of thriving long run like gyms and bars and restaurants are exactly those places that will continue to be most threatened by the virus in. In the short run at least until there is a vaccine or or some other solution answers, Derek there is another trend that is changing what cities look like. He calls it the chain of vacation of cities, so before the pandemic big national chain of restaurants and retail stores had been replacing some of the smaller independent quirky kind of weird businesses that often will make a city interesting between two thousand, eight and two thousand eighteen New York. City added a new. Dunkin donuts franchise approximately every twelve days every twelve days a new Dunkin. DONUTS in New York City for ten straight. Small, independent businesses have less access to raising money than be companies do so. They are more at risk of closing down if they start running out of cash to pay their bills, tens of thousands of small businesses have closed down for good because of the pandemic, and that is going to give big chains, even more of a foothold in cities. And that's not all along. With these huge changes to the retail landscape of cities think about two other trends that have also been accelerated by the crisis. I more people are working from home now, which means fewer people are otherwise going to corporate offices like the ones often headquartered in big cities and second of all population growth in cities is lagging behind suburbs. In fact, the populations of New York and Chicago actually fell last year. When you add it all up, it means that in the near future whole parts of big densities like new. York could be quiet and a lot emptier. emptier than they were before. We haven't even mentioned movie theaters, museums, playhouses, concert and sporting venues, the places that often provide cities with so much of their kinetic energy, but these are also the kinds of places that are expected to be the last to open Derek. Thompson says you take all these trends together, and it shows how the pandemic is acting as a kind of tax on crowdedness that means it's a tax on what makes cities cities I love cities because of their diversity because of their bustle, because of that that from of people, and this is going to punish that thing. So, you could be rough times ahead for
Dunkin' Brands is Hiring 25,000 New Employees
"You're wondering where to find work during these tough times there is a company that wants to help you make some dole Dunkin donuts is looking to hire twenty five thousand people to recover from the corona virus pandemic the company's giving incentives by offering employees an online college education at southern New Hampshire university with many people still at home the chain has seen a large dip in
One of the Boston Area's Latino Immigrant Cities Is the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Crisis in Massachusetts
"I I. You know I'm a journalist. I cover a lot of national issues but I'm also you know house live in the Boston Metro area on the south side of the city. You're up on the north side. Chelsea is the for me for a lot of laughing. Estonians Lead Latino Immigrants Section of Metro Boston in a lot of ways I looking at the statistics and seeing happening Can you explain the situation to people that don't under? You know our our our listening to this. The first time outside of Boston and put it into the context. Because I it's the numbers are just startling. They are they are really got it all and unfortunately for those folks who are joining to me and Chelsea a one point eight Square Mile Community. And as you stated it's done in that community that is just north of Boston and he had been an officially declared as having the worst outweighs a whole the nineteen cases the entire state so the numbers that we're looking at is as of the site and again the information. It's teaching still constantly by the time that speaking. I'm pretty sure he's number. Got Even higher but as a black knight part infections late is that a hundred and six per every ten thousand and the so and just to put that into perspective. The member I mentioned we're one eight hundred blasting. The are the second third largest city in the state to just imagine coupling the fact that we have working families that are living in apartments just up to fifteen people in three bedrooms treatment and on top of that we have families that in the fast economic signs have to three jobs just to make an and one of those jobs are either virtually gone so the folks are unemployed and on and on the other end of the also have other guys it in fourteen essential employees. These are folks who are in the front lines. They are working at Dunkin donuts. They're looking at market basket. Starch working at the services area so you have for that are essential workers who it's impossible for them to physically defense and the people that are trying to ask everyone to follow but you follow the physical distance so they stack you You can find it the and then you have other fault somehow completely knocked your job no income and on top of that you know we have been for. Decades has experienced environmental injustice shoes So wearing industrial city that has a high volume of chuck traffic and We're have coastal cities in the air force. So you couple of all of this and later on off and you have the perfect time for a five thousand of of this Epidemic what are your constituents saying. What are you hearing the story before because I do? WanNa talk about the state response in the federal response but I also wanted here with the voices of the community of the same cause. I do feel like for me being here in Boston. You know covering what's happening in the Boston area. I'm not hearing those voices. So what are those voices telling you? And what can you share? Because I think that's the numbers that you reach like those comparible your city. I mean this is I. Just. I'm just. It's mind boggling to think about this so sure from what you're telling you first before we get into sort of the response so let's see now the the experience there's been fighting there's a lot of exciting from my residents. I cannot tell you how many folks call me and me and to me. Facebook packages telling me of how they have been confirmed with survivor. They have been unemployed for over a year. I'm sorry for over a month. They've been unemployed for over a month. They have confirmed that the case they do not have any money to go shopping even before John for their children. She has no idea how they're going to get money. And that's one of the biggest concerns here you know. And not and not only my family's on the ensuing destroy them the trauma and shrimp farm our dispatchers who are taking these calls and taking these cases are also go into emotional breakdown when they hear The Need for money for the The the need for some families can't see them doing their chiefs. Get Emergencies Actors. They their kids. Which is true of freight is only out and spreading the virus. So again like it's heartbreaking and doing the best that we check on our end but we need more veteran wild and the city is under voluntary. Twenty four seven lockdown right now. Is that correct? That's our people Our understanding the the I mean are people you know following it or I mean I I feel Zaidi and then getting that. It's kind of like Whoa. I mean I feel like bishop happens like it literally happened. You know and you know people are falling Massachusetts. Although I think you're right I think when you have more people that are essential workers that are working in industries. That are feeding us in our. You know doing other things and taking public transportation and coming back to dense population. All the ingredients were there and it seemed like no one you know. We shouldn't have been surprised as as people in Boston that this is. What's happening People now you know I I think taking it seriously put tyrod or their language issues. Are Their immigration. Now is like what what did give me a more of a picture because I know there's a response. I never thought about the response that I I also think people don't understand can there? Yeah you know. There's y'all yeah people Boston. So a little bit more the for their cellular energy so and then you go back to that The leasing why city manager trump and see no decided. She's making twenty four seven because don't WanNa be political. Be and fog maybe blowing up all their population right. So that's one of the key things right so I know that other things they're doing is that they see waking the curfew. They are giving them a ticket for two hundred dollars is. Here's the penalty for chased. But again you're getting community that is real incomes who barely has money to afford luxuries is they're out of their jobs for listing want. It should be picketing folks three hundred dollars penalty for being outside and not falling curfew hours. So what we're focusing on is coming in. He emphasizing that and and I thank you for stage to continue this important dialogue which is getting very serious and as much as we are. Afraid to be alarming. The numbers are alarming. People are dying I last night because nothing that and we want that number to stop but he then you know my mom personally. She's a factory worker. My mom works. I think we'll hop factory and she has to go to work every day. Actually thirty in and you know she. One example of the other example appear in in Chelsea family has to choose between. You might go to work so I can get money and food on the table and and save a little bit team. Nice Munch or stay and a lot of folks who have to work as mentioned the happy. The public transportation is virtually honestly suitable to be physically spent in the
Food, Dubious Food
"In twenty eleven in Alabama law firm sued fast food chain Taco Bell for dishonest business practices claiming that Taco Bell's seasoned filling couldn't be called beef under USDA standards because they had it tested and it was only thirty five percent beef. The rest was oats and other fillers Taco bell pulled out all the stops to refute the allegation at a cost of more than three million dollars including parody of Saturday morning superhero cartoon show that they had already for reasons super delicious ingredients force fighting. Baron VAUGHN bland. My Name's Moxy. And this is your brain on facts. Researching conspiracy theories and urban legends. Always gets a little wild like. Did you know that people are die hard? Tim Hortons fans because the Canadian version of Dunkin donuts spikes their coffee with highly addictive nicotine. Of course they don't but that doesn't stop people from believing. It will be skipping over. Stories like the fingertip and Wendy's Chili. That was a failed extortion attempt or the mouse in the mountain dew which PepsiCo defended themselves against by proving that the mouse would have dissolved. Let's start with the biggest name and fast food. The Mac Daddy if you will. Mcdonald's easily holds the records for the most urban legends and conspiracy yarns spun around a restaurant. The topic has its own wikipedia. Page and these. Well predate the unduplicated experiment. That was Morgan. Spurlock super size me listeners. Of a certain demographic may remember the Jimbo. You deserve a break today reaching them about the same time as the rumor that McDonald's stretched their hamburger meat out with Nice. Cheap ground up worms. If you've been online for more than a few minutes. In the past decade he will have seen a picture of a factory machine extracting fat tube of Pink Mush or pink slime as the caption frames. It say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It's all fast food. Chicken is made from things like chicken. Nuggets patties also. The process frozen chicken in the stores is made from it. Basically the entire chicken is smashed and pressed recieve bones is guts. All it comes out looking like this and there's more because it's crawling with bacteria it'll be washed ammonia soaked in it actually then because it tastes gross. It'll be re flavored artificially then because it's weirdly pink it'll be died with artificial color but hey at least it tastes good right. There are little bits they are that are nearly true mechanically separated meat is a staple ingredient in ready made frozen and fast foods but it's made from meat cuts not whole carcasses while beef producers commonly treat meat products with small amounts of ammonium side as an anti microbial agent and assessing in a high volume facility meat and poultry processors. Don't soak the meat in ammonia. They treat it with the gas apart from the included items being wrong. There are a lot of things that are missing. Like the fact that McDonald's stopped using mechanically separated chicken in two thousand and three mechanically separated. Beef was banned in two thousand four due to concerns about Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Aka mad cow disease and the pink. Slime in the picture is probably what one beef industry magazine writer called. Ammonium treated lean beef trimmings not even chicken at all another glaring omission in the claim. There is nothing in the picture to identify that as a McDonald's facility. Mcdonald's went on the defensive showing how nuggets were actually made and that the mushed up chicken while not especially pleasing to the eye at no point looks like pink. Slime washed down those nuggets with a milkshake. Well there's no milk in that milkshake. There's no dairy of any kind. That's why the menu says shakes and not milkshakes. At least that's the rumor. What are they used instead to make it so creamy pureed cow eyeballs or maybe a little microscopic styrofoam balls for filler or lard or potatoes or seaweed or ground up feathers there are strict definitions food labelling and while. Mcdonald's shakes can't be labeled milkshakes in some areas because they don't contain straight up milk they do contain milk via the soft serve ice cream that's used to make them and they don't contain any of the other things save one. Their ice cream is made from milk. Sugar cream of Corn Syrup and various common preservatives and thinners McDonald's self-serve does contain one item from the Urban Legend List Seaweed specifically encourage Heenan. A safe natural common ingredient bonus. Fact if your food or drink is pink or red in color. Check The label for coaching. Neil a type of beetle whose ground up bodies have been used as a food color for centuries. I'm not suggesting to avoid it unless you're trying to keep kosher. I just think it's interesting. It's probably only listed as natural color. Anyway say you bought more food than you're able to eat in one sitting and you left the rest on the counter for a few weeks. Hey we all get busy. Thanks to all the artificial ingredients in manmade chemicals in boldface defiance of the natural order of things that McDonald's food won't rot. Lots of people have made videos showing the food remaining virtually unchanged after days and even weeks. This is a little bit true but mostly false in case any specify that and not for the reasons you think according to Dr Keith Warner Program Director at the University of Gulf's Department of Food Science and Quality Assurance essentially the microbes. That cause rotting are a lot like ourselves in that they need water nutrients warmth and timed grow. If we take one or more of those elements away then. Microbes cannot grow and spoil food in the example of the McDonald's hamburger. The patty loses water in the form of steam during cooking the BUN is made out of bread and toasting it reduces the amount of moisture this means that after preparation hamburger is fairly dry. When left out open in a room? There's further water loss as the humidity within most buildings is around forty percent so in the absence of moisture or high humidity. The Burger simply dries out rather than rots so no moisture no rot. It's the inverse of the reason. Why the bathroom is the only room in your house where you're locked in an eternal struggle with microbes like mold and mildew speaking of moisture. Who could use a tasty beverage right about now? How about a new COQ? Don't know what I'm talking about. That means one of two things. You're under the age of thirty or the most devious and ingenious marketing effort of all time succeeded or failed either way. The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Set would want you to know. That coke created new coq to cover the switch from sugar to corn Syrup to mask the removal of the last remaining coca derivatives or because people would hate it and demand more of what had been renamed co Classic. Take your pick. Pepsi had an effective ad campaign with the Pepsi. Challenge a blind taste test where lifelong coke fans found out they actually preferred the taste of Pepsi. Coke replicated the challenge in private and found the same thing. So in nineteen eighty-five they reformulated coke to be sweeter and put it out as new coq hip trendy with it and now including TV spots with the supposedly CGI. Max Headroom. You can hear more about in episode ninety six. Do not adjust your set. People hated new COQ. The heated the very idea of coping changed. There were letter writing campaigns thousands of calls a day and people. Hoarding original coke. Were boycotting the brand altogether independent bottlers even sued Coca Cola for lost revenue. It was all over the news all the late night talk shows. You couldn't buy that much publicity for. Could you? People began to speculate that. Coca-cola had launched new coq knowing that people would hate it that it would make people want to buy original coke and that everyone would be talking about it. They created it to fail. This isn't as far fetched a notion as you might think a decade or so later when Pepsi Launched Crystal Pepsi. Can you hear that Van Hagar Song Coke Launch? Crystal Tab? Tab was the first Diet Soda and even though Crystal Pepsi wasn't Diet People inflated the two and Crystal Pepsi went out faster than Jenkins and plastic choker necklaces as for the new coq debacle being a deliberate marketing ploy then company president. Donald Cove said some. Cynics will say that we planned the whole thing. The truth is we're not that dumb and we're not that Smart
Dunkin Donuts & The Danger Of Literal Branding
"You're probably familiar with a brand called Dunkin donuts. You're probably also familiar with a saying or variation of it. That says what got us to where we are today is not necessarily. What's going to get us to where we need to be in the future and that to me certainly sums up Dunkin donuts. It's a brand. That started back in the fifties in the US. And I was selling coffee and doughnuts the donkey of the darnold. Although I'm not sure I've ever dunked a donating coffee view as anybody on anyway it. It's what helped I think. Dunkin donuts establish itself as a global brand. They had a very simple brand promise. We had great coffee and doughnuts now what it does to me though is. It represents the contradiction of branding which is initially at least. You've got to be very narrow and very specific so that your brand message in your brand mission is clear and that people know what they're getting yet as you expand or as you want to diverge that specificity might actually work against you. And that's what's happening. I think now with Duncan. They've decided to drop off the charts off the end of the game so now they just known as Duncan this has happened in the US. It's rolling internationally a bit slower but the idea is that. They've decided to be more of a beverage lead company and so if they're not doing doughnuts they dropped the dinosaurs now they just Dunkin but the problem is as a beverage brand. Doesn't really make sense unless you're going to be dunking stuff in the beverages and I don't think that's really going and so again. I think it's a great example of the contradiction of branding. When you stop you've got to be very specific but as you grow and expand or diverge you have to think about how that specific brand name is going to work for you or against you. Which is why the benefits of a name like Amazon? Oh apple lease names. That didn't really mean anything specific to a product line although an apple is an apple but you know what I mean. Those brands are great. Because you can define what is part of your product. Set your product suite of goods You can't do that necessarily. You've got a brand like Dunkin donuts. So if you're in the middle of branding or if you've had a brand for while you're thinking about a rebranding you're you're thinking about the future the next five ten year plan. Think about is your brand name. GonNa be General and broad enough to be able to lay to diverge in those carry in those directions if not you might need to think about changing your brand at some point in time and if you got to do that it should be a probably a slow transition as opposed to an overnight thing so you probably want to stop thinking about it. Now if you'll thinking in maybe five or ten years you want to start going into a slightly different direction which isn't true to your current brand name
Take a flying bite on a rolling doughnut
"Your way to it as you. Listen to this podcast. There are few things is delicious. Is Fried Dough. Archaeologists believe they found fossilized remnants of. I'm in native American settlements but since the fresh ones are so tasty who will move on to win they appeared in Manhattan or as it was known at the time do Amsterdam at that point. It was marketed by Dutch bakers under a name. I can't pronounce. But which means Oily Kate. We're now going to the mid nineteen hundreds when a baker are put nuts like almonds in the center of the pastry in areas where it might not fully baked from this. The name don't was born at the time. It was spelled spelled D. O. U. G. H.. But Americans have shortened it to do in ut both are accepted but now you know how to quiet your snooty neighbor if they wanNA to make an issue of it as for how the hole in the center of the doughnut. There's several theories including one about ships captain who impaled one on the wheel but there's no oh definite answer so I'll just leave it there in one thousand nine hundred twenty in New York. A Russian emigrant built a machine that could make donuts automatically while he probably we didn't have a sign in the window proclaiming. That hot doughnuts are available. The public quickly found out about them and his business was a huge success. Eventually grossing twenty five million dollars a year. That's about three hundred ninety million in today's dollars. In addition to tasty doughnuts customers could also watch the doughnuts being made made as the Dow dropped into the oil and move down the line cooking as they went along through movies us stories and a world's fair everyone learned about doughnuts. Oh Nuts Joe. Lebow however learned about failure. He had made his way from New Orleans to Paducah Kentucky where he sold a secret recipe the Ishmail L. Armstrong a one with the name crispy cream. Tell me you see that coming. Armstrong headed to Winston Salem North Carolina where he began selling selling crispy cream donuts on July thirteenth. Nineteen thirty seven to local grocery stores. He then built the business into a small chain and put engineers to work developing a more efficient production line. The stores were mostly in the southeast. But in one thousand nine hundred ninety six a store opened in where else. Manhattan in two thousand crispy. Cream began offering stock to raise money for even more growth. Then there's this other little company called Dunkin donuts or as it calls itself today Dunkin Fun fact in southeast Missouri. There's a bakery called Dunkin donuts named after the county where it's located another store during that same name is in Pennsylvania Dunkin began in nineteen fifty and like crispy it grew into an international operation. Dunkin hopes to have fifteen thousand stores by next year. Crispy has about a thousand stores earlier. This year food network set out to pick the best doughnut any state eight in Tennessee. That prize went to the King Kong at five daughters bakery and frankly the product takes three days to make assuming you're now on your way to a bakery bakery. I'll give you one more chance to reconsider some donuts. have up to seven hundred calories crispy creams double dark chocolate. Donut comes comes packed. With three hundred and seventy calories and twenty six grams of sugar. I could tell you more about the health benefits doughnuts but do any of us really want to know I thought so. And finally it's
Dunkin' Donuts bans the "double-cup" as it eliminates foam cups
"Time Dunkin donuts says customers what to do without the double Cup his new campaign telling customers they could no longer Nestor iced drinks in a second foam Cup for extra insulation as Dunkin donuts tries to get rid of the polystyrene cups the brand says the double dip habit was started in New England and is most common there but all the rage in stores will swap from phone cops the paper ones that they say are more environmentally
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Rate the. Best to worst munchkins. Best joey. Yes. So far, you're one for one. Second-best chocolate, glazed. Yeah. It could go either way you going to say regular glaze. But then chocolate. Okay. Just you had to pick jelly as the rest follow. Yeah. I mean, the other two I go, you know, it depends on which one I've had most recently. That's the one I like the most but the jelly because a lot of time sue they screw you on the jellies. There's not like that many jellies in there. I think maybe they're they're probably certainly harder to make an extra step to put the jelly in there days. You don't get the Baker Macomb. You get some. If they ever made the the munchkins in house. Yeah. They probably did. I mean, they probably ship them like the dough. And they fried him in house or whatever. And apparently, they don't fry there. Don't say more. They begum. Has to make him a little healthier. Yeah. I think it's like one of those like you're splitting hairs at this point. Yeah. It's already just like if I'm going to splurge and eat that shit like riot up man to me as the best. I don't I'm eating every day if I'm having to doughnuts, everyday cumulatively. Yeah. Like you and all that up the the baked instead of fried will make a difference in like healing me. Like one day slower. If you're shaving like thirty calories off. Yeah. Come on. Just give it to me as best you can make it. Let loose let loose hang loose. Hawaii. All right, cool was a why have to do with anything wanted to pivot before we say see you next week. All right. Well, you did it. Congratulations. See next week. That was a hit gum podcast..
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"No it cracked open. Lost part of it to the sewer, but I was able to use the rest Dunkin donuts his teamed up with harpoon the beer, oh, I've seen this, and it's a Dunkin donuts porter. Yeah. Try that even though Dunkin donuts can we talk about how Dunkin donuts coffee is bad unless you put milk and sugar in it. I know you like the black off. It's just like it doesn't. If you like milk and sugar in your coffee Duncan is is a good choice. Like, I don't. So why do you go there retained trying to get coffee? I don't know Christ's sake stuff. Like, I do kinda like the taste of Dunkin donuts coffee is in good. But I like it for what it is occasionally. Say there's that. And it is like a weird. Like, I know people that have moved away from places where there are Dunkin's, and they crave that taste. And I think similarly that they're like, oh, it's not good. It's not good coffee that tastes isn't even good. But for some reason, I want that taste right now, it's like somehow like sometimes people lick things that aren't edible because they, you know, have like an iron deficiency whenever I think, that's what Dunkin donuts coffee is. We are. We are at a time here. I still have so many notes can I just go through my notes. Yes. And ask you something. Should we do the plugs, and then the notes, yes, stay tuned is there's a lot of things that I had to say if you like the show. Dot com to find out more. If you want to support the show checkout patriot dot com slash complete guide for our patron, which is mostly nowadays.
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Will be ready cause we'll brew it for you. This this. Oh, I would never use the app because. Yeah. I would wind up getting screwed. I had ordered the darker Saint win be ready. Rob everything for you. Well, it still takes a few minutes. You can't brew coffee. No. You would you would you would order it not the way this woman did, but you order the proper way before you get there. Ready? I will say in fairness to them. They've never been like a we're out of dark rose yet have something else. They're always like, oh, we have to brew it. It's gonna take a few minutes, which is better than being like. Kazan? I could be like, well, no, I ordered it. Make it. I'm the king. Also town hates women in service, employees, he trim Dunkin donuts doesn't have just coffee, and they're not even called Dunkin donuts anymore. They're called Dunkin. Yeah. I have some questions for you town. Okay. Number one. Through the meat of what we explain what Dunkin donuts donuts, Tom. Was opened in nineteen forty eight in Quincy Massachusetts on Quincy by William Rosenberg. It was originally called employees Rosenberg's Quincy Donut open kettle Seattle. Right. Tim. That's not a good name either some of the bagels for sesame seed. Yeah. But then I didn't have bagels. It was doughnuts and coffee. He renamed it in nineteen fifty after discussing with company executives. Okay, is open ideas. Yeah. So essentially, they got big enough that they had company executives, and they still weren't called Dunkin donuts. Probably like his brother in law. Like every every every. Business in knucklehead brother-in-law. Yeah. And it's just. This. Knows my responsibility. But hey, sounds like that knucklehead brother-in-law had a good idea. Hey, call it donkeys. Yeah. This is my second question. Shouldn't it be called dunking donuts? There were trying to be cool by calling it with the apostrophe in Dunkin donuts say we're dunking. Yeah. Like in the street least times of nineteen fifty. They were dropping. Jeez. Like that. Well, it probably blurb as hair back when they did it. They like, there is outrage proper English. Yeah. It was is this a a Donut shopper jazz club Quincy, Massachusetts going to shit. Yeah. Hair in my mouth them people. I know and it actually annoys me because I'm making fun of Boston nights calling it donkeys, but I should dunk dunk. Why should also criticize I know a not insubstantial long islanders that call it d- d- d- for Dunkin donuts. Yeah. I- donkey dooney. I call it little donkey donkeys. My precious. Don't keep donkeys. Donkey doolittle's. Yeah. How do you feel about look doughnuts? Frigging they're fine. They're doughnuts. Your head. Doughnuts are more than fun donuts are delicious for the most part the Killian, Tom. Yeah. I mean, that's the thing the they're delicious. But. There are more delicious treats that had the the no man here's donuts. Nobody should ever read. Don't. Yeah. Like the bed. Nece? Look. I'm not trying to be, you know, Mr. health nut up here. Arnold schwarzenegger. But like, oh, thank you. I've been working. Dive my hair grey. The like if you're going to indulge their better things better ways to spend the calories than doughnut because it donuts just gone so quick, I know, but if you savor it, Tom there's nothing like like you. You can't save her doughnut because they the nice thing about down. How quickly you can eat it. I don't know if that's true. But I'm just saying like that seems like an insane person. If you're gonna if you're gonna indulge it's like ekit like for the same like a bad for you can get like, a real nice like double cheeseburger. I would rather Dona double cheeseburger year vegetarian. Yesterday's town..
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"The drive through? Yes. Busy time. And and your food takes forever. And meanwhile, they're just they're just banging out these drive-thru orders. Yeah. I mean, that's different. Like, here's the thing. This woman was taking advantage of. Assist them. Right. I don't blame Dunkin donuts. I I don't blame this woman. And what no I blame the woman because like surprise. Let's let's let's third to a montage of all the time to sit. I blame the woman. We got that. Oh, it's an hour and a half long. Okay. Yeah. We don't have time for their no Pinkas like in. What I if I could go back in time. If I had one chance to go back in time. I would go back to that moment interest. Esa woman like you realize that that was like the only the scenario you were hoping for was to cut me. Here's the deal. That was the only thing that could have happened that you would cut me in her defense. I bet she wasn't thinking that it was staffed by one person. It was very obvious that it was there was only one in her mind. She was thinking I'll get my stuff in. This guy will get his stuff at the same time. And if that's the case, no harm, no foul. Nobody's getting hurt here. This guy is still getting his his his coffee right is black dark roast coffee, which they probably won't even have. They didn't. Yeah. Exactly. So the other thing is like she's like I've seen this guy in here before he's just going to ask for this thing that he knows that they don't have these storm out anx. Yeah. Isn't going to storm out? I'm going to save five seconds and disorder. No, no, these apps, man. Like, they prioritize people like throws everything into turmoil. Everything is about allocation.
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Tom you have more to say about specific experience. So my major complain about this Deng Anais is nothing to do with the staff. It has to do with another customer. Tweet about this. But I wanna give some background to it because oh, I almost had an aneurysm in the store at this. All right. Let me set the stage for you. There's a couple in front of me a couple of what jobs. No like a couple of women out there. A couple of friends, but they were together. Two women together in do order doing a joint order joined order. I don't mean. TVD oil. Yeah. Again, CD oil can't smoke it in a joint. Shaken can you smoke anything in joint even liquid CBD? Well, I guess oils. Always look with dean, you can get CD and other forms smoke a hemp necklace, man. Take a pufus shells off a Laffy, taffy CBD. So anyway, sorry. So two people doing a joint order, and as such like kinda taken awhile like kind of perusing the menu ordering like couple of fancy drinks, some food items taking them, no long time. But few minutes is fine. I'm next in line. The woman behind me in line. Actually, I take it back. It does get to the point of like guys look at the menu beforehand. Like, you're you're. Line before them that you witnessed not that I witnessed so maybe they came in and it was just empty. Yeah. Maybe I mean, that's the only acceptable way. Look, I'm just trying to read the benefit riot in this situation. And look they're not the villains in the story. The villain is the woman behind me. Because so the villains a woman. So the people in front of me they're taking surprise they're taking a while. It is actually getting to the point where it so he's completed about women actually getting to the point where I am getting a little like all right? Come on. Hurry up like speed up the orders, the youth out these women weren't smart enough to make their order and a timely fashion. No. It was just like there was a lot of debate about things where like what do you think? I should get a bubble, blah. It's like don't ask somebody else. If you should do you want it? If you want to get it all. Coast like a dollar. Yeah. And like are you hungry enough? Is that something you want? Okay. That's not something somebody else's going to be informed about. So it is getting it is taking a long enough time them gang, like mildly, impatient. The person behind me is getting patient. All of a sudden, I noticed the person behind me gets off the line and schools to the waiting area and has the Dunkin donuts app open on their phone that person place in online order that went through person when you wanna say woman because you will make a you'll try and make it that I'm being a misogynist. Right. Yes. That is what I will do. Oh, and I'm leaving out an important fact here, which is that there is very obvious. It's woman wasn't up to my standard of attractiveness husband wasn't even their ugly woman. No end the nerve nothing attractive. She was a looker did. I'd look the other way. What does that mean if she was a looker look the other way? Her egregious line, cutting, whatever you're going to see what you're saying. Anyway, ordered on the app. The fact I'm leaving out is that there is very obviously, this is on a Sunday. There was very obviously only one employee working, right? Everybody else was at church. So what happened was the? No, I mean, it just goes along with this Dunkin donuts cutting corners everywhere so like Sunday in union square. There aren't as many people. So they only have one person working you gotta wait for ladies to make their order, Tom..
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"But I keep going back there every numb don't it stinks. I nine times at attend. This isn't my complaint. This is a complaint. It's on my main complaint when I go there. I get you know, Tim, I'm a simple coffee, man. Right. Black coffee Black Hawk copy nine times, head of ten. I'm getting a black coffee. What is that? I'm just doing a Jeff Rosenstock song parodies. You were talking about earlier. I mean that was very obscure as in religion. Record did pretty good saying. Pass to his concert would know the songs not not obscure in in relation to song obscure in relation to the Lear. What are the actual Lear nine times out of ten healthy stoned on the subway? Right. And you shit to help beginning black coffee times out of ten. Yeah. But I ain't say nine times did earlier. Maybe you did maybe. There's no way of knowing. So anyway, nine times at a time when I'm getting no, I didn't say it. I wouldn't have said it in this way. Again. Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing absolutely did thought is he making Renfrew because we just talked about you. Records. He just listened to the records turn style. I dance all goddamn night. Turn style. Get you into the subway Dink. Go on me at Dink. Don't even know what that means. You've done it like ten times since you've come into my house Dunkin donuts when I go there. I get a black hot coffee if it's warm it, I'll get a black cold coffee ice ice coffee. Some people call them. They offer original deposit. Offer original.
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Your spending fifty dollars on TV CB deal from the people of the homemade clothes. They're very nice the closer, the people the people. Yeah. Also, why they're nice high. God damn kite. They're not they don't even. I mean, look, they're very nice people. Although there like a little too relaxed think their their main line high on their own supply like Abbas, having a conversation with a friend. I was in there. Salesperson fell asleep. No, no, the two different sales people came up to and like. We can't do this more. Tux, so quietly that we didn't realize they were talking to us each time. There's anything need us to help. You just let me know what I'm sorry. We're just talking to us directed at us. Yeah. And like schuss -standingly three inches away from us. That's not a problem, you'll have at Dunkin donuts you like how I say Wade us back could be there. They're probably quite people at work at Dunkin donuts all like donkey's, Boston Baston. That's how they take an order. Welcome to donkeys where here in Baston. I mean, I've never had a like a boss, Tony Allen Dunkin donuts employees outside of dunk in Boston. To try to entrap you. Like, it's not like I mean, we're doing a show in Boston X week. Yeah. Guess what there's a Dunkin donuts right near the venue. Well, I'm glad you look that up. Yeah. If you're in Boston, and you're listening right now, you can't go to it while you can if you go to Northeastern University, or if you're on the staff, maybe have, you know student. Or if you just walk into what are they gonna check? I think they're going to. I hope my whole big by whole life is what are they gonna check and ninety nine percent of the time. Check not always mean, you were at a friend Jeff Rosenstock show in Bowery ballroom, recently like we had passes to go wherever but like ninety five percent of the places we went nobody checked Jeff's now, my friend. Oh, there was a ripped. There's a riff on followed each other on Twitter. Oh, wow. That's serious. No. But like. Half the time. Most of the time if you walk around a thorough Tate of -ly service employees have been so beaten down. Yeah. Like or they're paid so little that they just don't care. Well, this was like a show where. It was like I'm not like, you know, they gave us the silks passes. But like. We're old enough. Now, that's like put this on this on looked like at do f-. Whereas like, you know, you need to wear the shirt for another. Whereas like, you know, back in the day was like lug, it is I'm gonna, you know, put this on my forehead to let everybody know VIP. So like all of us, just like guns. Now, we're old enough to know your people are gunning for you, probably SAS innate it. Yes. By somebody trying to prove point. No. But like so nervous. Stuck our passes on our shirts or pants or anything like kept him in our pockets, and like I kept going backstage. And the dude didn't even glance. Yeah. Hey, maybe you just look important. Maybe there's like this is the president of music. Let's here I think it was probably mostly like add. This guy's too old to be like. Yeah. Up to some number one. He's not like a fan. Boy, that's going to be like right ever to. He's not a threat at all. He's not physically intimidated. Yeah. Yeah. Let them go. What's the worst thing in do business? You like this guy's probably going up there to do business. What the do Harrah's guy about licensing deal worse. He's going to do is like he's he's too embarrassed to use the public restroom and striking to a private bathroom because it takes him longer because he's old, but anyway, Dunkin donuts for goodness sake, donkeys sake. I was in a donkeys this week. This new Dunkin donuts open like maybe like six months ago near where I work out of and it stinks..
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"So now when all of a sudden people are like, oh, there's like a 'have heard medical marijuana right medicine. Well, we gotta version of it. Now that doesn't make you high, and you can buy it at the supermarket and all these people with their medical marijuana coach, Sean. Shut of just isolated the the medicine bar of it. Yeah. But I think but like they don't need the high part of it shot up trying. But I think a weird like an aspect of it. I think because of that because there's like not real laws about it that like all these people have to be real careful about suggesting like dosages, right that they can't be like, hey, here's medicine, and this is the dose you should be taken that we'll get you in trouble. So as a result like all these things at least in the supermarket next door. It's like fifty grams or milligrams of this, and it's like good. I don't know is that not enough. Is that too much? Who knows? Hey, it occurs to me that we should have done this episode on CBD. Yeah. Instead of Dunkin donuts. Yeah. Well, hey, you get some of the prima CBD guess, what makes you hungry for Dunkin donuts. Yeah. They found some like different THC. I I told. Yeah, we should've just done this on TV. But we just do this show on drugs every week. It'll be no we should do it on is e we should do it on drugs on drugs. Yeah. Oh to drugs. People talk about drugs. Just rebrand the whole show to drugs people on drugs on drugs. That's the new name of the show hundreds on drugs by two drugs people. Yeah. Look, I don't want be drugs person. I just take CBD and you do all the weird stuff. No is going to say they found they like apparently found some compound that's like the opposite of THC where instead of making you hungry. It's an appetite suppressant keep an eye out on that give that that's the thing. They're able to isolate you're going to see that. That in Lay's potato chips within a year known lays doesn't big big chip does. How true? Yeah. Oh, yeah. Suppress this bag will last you six months. Yeah. It'll be like we bet you can have just one. Yeah. In fact, that's what they're engineer. We guarantee you'll have just one. No who would be into it. Then I guess like drugmakers, you know, feels. Yeah. Which look diet pills or find the way they are take a lot of. Let's say you're Felton and her all time Hegley. All right. So don't get doughnuts letter. We just should have done a little bit of research on CBD and just we'll do it next week. But we do basically the same show ever week. Anyway. Yeah. It doesn't really matter. Yeah. Don't tell people. We'll we'll tell people. Hey, like roll a nice CBD's spliff before. Were you? They won't even remember, man. They'll be so so high. Yeah, will bro. Would wait. What? Yeah. I think I heard this before in a dream, right? That's the thing was a dream. Not the dot the episode prior. Weird man they're on the same wavelength. And then they'll download all of our episodes in will be rich. We get rich every download is just money in the battery a dollar a download could you imagine? Holy moly reviewing. We doing fine. No, we do doing five episodes day, we do five episodes day. But also, it'd be like, and you know, like my cousin who works for the Bank would still be doing better than me. Yeah. Baby. Working allot more than we would be worth doing five today. This is a chore and people think there's enjoyable. We hate this anything, but. Yeah. Dunkin donuts donkeys. So the reason why we're talking about does. If you follow me on Twitter might have gotten a little preview of this. I follow you on Twitter tumble. Not on Twitter. We never lead each other. We follow all the same people. Like, we'll talk about. Like, hey, see this person. Joker. You see this person posted about this thing. And we're always like, oh, yeah. I saw that. But we don't see other kid..
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on Eat This, Not That!
"Of syrups shots and sweeteners and the different flavors. They have of their coffee. Not all of these are great for you, just stating the facts, but on that note, if you want to keep your coffee, fix at Dunkin you can save fifty to sixty calories from your medium sized coffee by choosing their home milk instead of cream thing. So, you know, there's so many ways in and this goes for anywhere. You're ordering coffee. I feel like these days. There's so many syrups and creams and top. Things like Serbs that go in and serves on top and Carmel and all this stuff. Like look every now, and then that's fine. But like it amounts to desert in a Cup like if you really want the pick me up like get a coffee, get a straight coffee at a little little whole milk or or something like that to it. If you need maybe a little a little sweetener, but be careful because people don't realize sweeteners is that artificial sweeteners are like one hundred times sweeter than sugar. So you kind of you take this end your body's like got your come sugar sugar. Never comes. And now, you're just raving more, just like your mind. We've talked about this before we've done episodes on sugar, you should definitely go. And check those out if it's something that you want to try and get controlled. And and I say that in that it's something that you should get control of because it can have an extraordinary impact on so many aspects of your own health and wellbeing. So, but how do you like your coffee do a little bit of homework? Do a little bit of research on the website. A lot of nutrition facts are there, especially on Dunkin donuts their website is actually really good with nutrition facts. Whether it's the. Donuts in the sandwiches. So it's definitely definitely worth looking at. But definitely be mindful about what you're what you're piling into a coupla days. I think you and I have both talked about how we've leaned ourselves to that. And like, our our coffee black used to definitely be a light and sweet girl, and then like a real sweet lots of sugar, and then I was worried about the calories years ago and went to artificial and now, I know better. So I just stay away from all of it. It's you know, it's like pumpkin spice lot time here. And and every now, and then I'll be like all have one just just for thicker. Having won have won a year was so sickie sweet to me. You didn't even nice. I can't even like rid of it. I don't even drink. I couldn't tolerate it. So, you know, you'd be amazed at what you can condition yourself to like and not like these days, speaking of coffee. I hope you like it fresh always because this is what's great about dengue. Does I didn't know this until until doing research for this episode, and this is one of my favorite things if you hate the taste of burnt coffee, which doesn't according to Dunkin donuts chains coffee is freshly ground freshly brewed most importantly freshly served if it's not used within eighteen minutes Dunkin donuts coffee discarded in a new carafe is freshly brewed it's wild someone checking that the major. I wonder be. Going off. I wonder if. Clear sandwiches like burning. But if it's just like, it's the it could be the coffee timers. I don't know. This was this was news to me. But I, but you know, what this is awesome. Because if you've ever had a pot of coffee that's been sitting around for little too long. They're nothing more kind of acidic and stomach-turning burning. Also, speaking of quality, and and coffee, the brand has quality control testing experts that taste on average two hundred cups of coffee a day to ensure the chains coffee, meet that standard. So, you know, they got like quality control that's going around to different Dunkin donuts Papa and they're getting making sure that it's it's fresh and not like overly burnt or mass. Dear acidic. So, you know, I've always I'm I'm a big fan of Dunkin coffee. So I like hearing this because it makes me think that I haven't just kind of grown accustomed to that. There's actually something worth lightning there that the coffee is actually well taken care of watched over and fresh same. Yeah. It's always consistent for me Dunkin's. And that's definitely probably what makes it tastes. So great all the time. Okay. So do you guys? Remember that cronut knockoff? It was actually a big hit. So in response to the popularity of the quick to sell out cronut at Dominic in sell bakery, right here. New York City Dunkin donuts launch their own croissant Donut hybrid pastry in late two thousand fourteen it was initially meant to be temporary item. But because of its insane popularity like eight and a half million were sold in the pastries. I three loan it became a permanent menu item in the US and the product initially debuted in South Korea under the name New York pie. Doughnuts. Interesting. Right. So. Yeah. That was that was a big deal. Cronut was. I mean, it changed it change America eight crazy now and then Dunkin to get on the bandwagon lineup for pastry. But it's still do they still notoriety. There's a new flavor it's yes. Dunkin donuts and get it's pretty bad. And it's pretty good. I haven't done like side by side comparison like by one bite the other. But it's like why have Dunkin donuts one. I'm like, that's that's good. And you can order just one krona John. No. No. Told me on that one. So so this was tested in South Korea, which is awesome. And which is really cool because Correa is considered somewhat of a hot spot for Dunkin donuts, and there are nearly one thousand stores making the chains the chains largest international market, and it's actually more popular at night than it is at daytime over there. This is crazy. So what I read was in Korea that the customers are actually allowed to pick donuts themselves off the shelf could not let the boys it'd be wild cups or paper, not Sarah foam, which which I think is great and they also sell salads, traditional doughnuts
"dunkin donuts" Discussed on Eat This, Not That!
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So it doesn't matter what your diet type might be like or what food sensitivities you might have in your household. You can find something that will allow you to cook a delicious healthy meal every time so visit bombs red mill. Dot com today. I'm John Hammond. And this Murphy and in this episode, we're going to go inside one of America's favorite foods up certainly one of my favorite food spots. I don't know about you. But it's it's Dunkin donuts Dunkin donuts now, I know well, DD louts, let's talk about that first thing because before we dive into some of the fun facts here and the interesting tidbits about one of my favorites. I gotta know what are your thoughts on their testing. The idea of dropping the second dropping doughnuts. Yeah. I know I heard this. So it's just going to be reprinted Dunkin, and they're they're testing them. But I don't know if you know of like, do you Dunkin donuts, but personally, it's kind of an American iconic brand grade, right? Like, even if you drop doughnuts. I think people are going to still have the same idea that it's gonna have the same connotation in reputation. But that's just me these companies think about this. And they're like, okay, we don't want to be known for donuts, especially because you know, there's this. There's definitely a mode in America right now where people are thinking about being more healthful. Wellness having a big Moog gratefully. So and. So the idea of like, oh my God. If donuts is in our name like no one's gonna come here. Because I think while we have is doughnuts. And you have a lot of doughnuts. But they have a lot of other food offerings. And I think people recognize that. Yeah. To me, it's not like, I understand it. So like, I don't wanna be bothered by it. But I am because I have been a fan of Dunkin donuts for my kids are fans of Dunkin donuts broke, don't fix it. Right. Your fans because of the donuts away. So this this is what they know to me. It's not like Starbucks dropping coffee and just going Starbucks like that like who even who noticed. There was no uproar about that. Because it was Starbucks. It's been around for not as nearly as long as well, probably probably close, but not still not as long as as Dunkin donuts, and I don't know, maybe it's because I'm from the northeast, and and a certain affection for for Dunkin donuts here. But anyway, I just I have a little bit of an issue with it. But, but you know, hey, this is America. So you do you've Duncan. And you know, if you drop the donuts, so be it, and look it doesn't matter if you fall on the donuts or no donuts line the saying that America runs on Dunkin appears to be a pretty accurate statement. When you consider there are more than ten thousand Dunkin donuts locations in the United States. And a whopping sixty percent of their annual revenue comes from doughnuts coffee. So now with the so maybe that's why you dropped the donors. Right. So okay. I see. And like we said, they they have a variety of new services, new foods new menu items, they have great DeeDee smart menu, which is healthier those healthier options that cut down on sugar and stuff like that. And so, you know, consumers today, they don't even have to really risk major sugar temptations when they when they go in and think about this they pour four million six hundred fifty seven thousand five hundred and thirty four cups of coffee every day. That's wild. So America is definitely running down Dunkin for sure so if that isn't fascinating enough, we've got some awesome interesting things that you probably didn't know about this fast food giant. Yeah. These are really fun. I'm so we're just talking about the name, but it actually didn't even start as Dunkin donuts so in its original iterating Dunkin donuts was actually called Tinton open kettle believe it or not there's a cater if talked about dropping the kettle. It's. Twenty seven open sign. Yeah. So there's a caterer named William Rosenberg who founded the business in Quincy Massachusetts after World War Two and he cashed in on fifteen hundred dollars in war bonds and borrowed an additional one thousand dollars to start open kettle. It was originally founded in nineteen forty eight as a business at served coffee, pastries and sandwiches to factory workers. So interesting fact, but I to me open kettle doesn't just have that same ring to it. So good movie, Brandon definitely definitely Dunkin donuts definitely rings off the tongue, and so we're Dunkin donuts come from. So when Rosenberg discovered that forty percent of open kettles profits came from donuts and coffee, he realized that he probably need to come up with a better name for for the restaurant. So he put his team has his team executives in a room and told them to brainstorm, and of all places the architect is said to be the one who actually came up with the name Dunkin donuts, and that was nineteen fifty when they made it official. Dunkin considers nineteen fifty to be the first year of the business. Even though Rosenberg had opened the same brick and mortar store in nineteen forty eight because under different name at that time, so in its original ration- Dunkin donuts sold four Friets have donuts and fifty two kinds in total. So still a lot of donuts and bonus bonus the original Dunkin donuts is actually still standing in Quincy, Massachusetts and has been restored to its nineteen fifties glory if you're looking for road trip or if you happen to be an in Fenway game. It's funny. We were we were visiting friends in in in the Boston area years ago. Ben was probably for at the time, and we stopped at Dunkin donuts, we're leaving to drive back home, we stopped at Dunkin donuts get coffee and get get some munchkins, and I was explaining to Ben that like this is, you know, this is we're Dunkin donuts start. And he's like, I can't believe this is the first he thought that was literally the first. Had a drive through. It's gotta drive. He could take. He could take now. It's like now. I know it's it's nearby next time. It's definitely that's definitely going on the map. That's so I love architect came up with it as architectures my sister's architecture, my sister Carey, she's the best all right next up. So what you also didn't know that it was once British, and then it was French owned, which is super interesting. We talked about America is running on Dunkin now, but at one point those Americans were getting their coffee and tea from across the pond in nineteen ninety Dunkin donuts was acquired by the now, defunct British food and spirits conglomerate allied Lyons, which then merged into Allied Domecq and after the French based beverage compete per number card took over Domecq in two thousand five they agreed to sell Dunkin brands consortium of three US private equity firms. So Dunkin brands has been completely independent of the previous owners since two thousand twelve to being an American. Mary company in America, which I feel like resonates a lot these days, I think looking for that in today's climate. And so it's good to know that it's a lot of companies go through these these various ownership kind of an, and it's it's interesting to me, I think it says a lot about Dunkin donuts and just they're standing in in our not just the country. But like how we how we still around. It's we can still have this heated debate about whether should drop Deng Dunkin donuts whether should drop the donuts or not because it has that much meeting. So it's great to know that it's it's, you know, back to being an American bantered and America should run on Dunkin all the time or Dunkin donuts. So there was a big family rivalry in. The rivalry is actually still big kind of in Japan in nineteen fifty-five Rosenberg's brother-in-law, Harry Winokur broke his partnership with Rosenberg and went on to create his own doughnut company mister Donut. No, no mister Donut. Don't wanna be around this thanksgiving dinners, the company flourish domestically and abroad, most notably in Japan where is the largest Donut chain in the country. You can still find mister Donut stores in Japan because Japanese company bought the rights to all Asia base stores in nineteen Eighty-three. However, only one location remains in the US, can you guess where not in Quincy, Massachusetts? It's in it's in Godfrey, Illinois and most mister donuts converted into Dunkin donuts after both companies where quired in nineteen ninety by
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"All right you want trends over time i think it's interesting that you're looking at at daily data five thirty in the morning we we look at data not only daily weekly i mean we have weekly meetings have obviously quarterly meetings and i i am one of the few ceo's who will tell you i think i would rather be public than private because i think it puts pressure on you to really make sure that you're performing and it makes you look at the data on the court late and as what is an annual basis you're absolutely right you can't just look at it on a daily basis but i think the daily pressure builds up to a monthly in lien annual let me back you up to the coffee thing for a minute are you the guy who turned dunkin toward the coffee thing and tried to build the the brand's reputation on that no no i'm i'm not and i think when you look back through the history of the company even though our names dunkin donuts right from the start when the company was in factories and they would provide in dugout some coffee at that time so right from the stop i think is comfy became more popular dunkin donuts grow there was certainly a spell probably twenty years before my time with doughnuts would bake but undug notes was seen as the attachment going back to what we said before but over time is grown i think coffee is grown globally still growing a steady right and i think most big companies c cuffy is of course opportunity well into the future so i can't i can take no credit what i will say is that we're very focused on coffee we believe that we know any of the leaders in drip coffee and ice coffee but we think we've got great opportunity in the future but espresso and coal bruin all kinds of allah coffees people have these days who is your competition then i mean do you think in like starbucks or you think in crispy cream and timour.