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ARGH! Dunkin Donuts

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by andrewhoya, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. andrewhoya

    andrewhoya New Member

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    Alright...... So, at 8PM last night, their ice cream was all covered up (the indian worker wouldn't uncover them to let us get any; we had to go with the pre-packaged) AND he was throwing away ALL of the muffins, donuts, etc. Everything! It filled up a decent sized trashcan. Can't they donate them to a shelter, or even the firefighters? Heck, how about a half-price dozen?

    People were still coming in, and they should have been open for another hour.

    The manager there (I think he's the manager) just has no clue what he is doing.
     
  2. razng2grtboys

    razng2grtboys New Member

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    ...haven't been there in over a year - surprised they are still in business
     
  3. andrewhoya

    andrewhoya New Member

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    I'm surprised, too, with their management "skills".
     
  4. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    Donating them would be a great idea.
     
  5. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    There's a lot of rules about donating perishable foods. I doubt it would be allowed.
     
  6. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    Panera makes donations of day old items but I don't know how complicated the rules are...
     
  7. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    I know the Panera donates all their perishable items. Breads, pastries, cookies.... everything. When I drop off one of my kids at Open Arms on Wednesdays there are always leftovers there. They (the Church) helps distribute it to shelters and other places and offers some of the extras inside the church as well. I have never heard of any "issues", legal or otherwise. If the bread etc. is not taken by the next morning then I think it gets tossed.
     
  8. CoachCal

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    unrelated to DD... but its sad that upwards of 50% of food that is produced in our country never gets consumed. Most of that comes from eating out and the large portions involved. Though the blame should not be put on the establishments themselves as they are just responding to the desire by patrons to have more on their plate then they can eat...
     
  9. krmckee

    krmckee New Member

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    The "indian worker"? What does that have to do with anything? Not very nice.....
     
  10. mfhoss

    mfhoss New Member

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    andrewhoya - educate yourself first before post something in the forum
     
  11. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    how can you control how much food a restaurant puts on your plate? i jokingly asked for a half portion once since I can never clean my plate and the waitress said (paraphrased) "we're known for our huge portons- we throw away more food than we serve!"

    i agree they are responding to the wasteful culture we've developed in America, but the establishment IS to blame for deciding to buy into it and overfeed and obese nation. if they really want to be smarter they should offer a regular sized meal based on USDA serving sizes, and allow people to double it if necessary, or keep serving ginormous regular sizes and offer a half size option. the first option would be healthier- too many people would be embarrassed to order a double portion, so people would eat less, and less food would be wasted!
     
  12. your_baby_momma

    your_baby_momma New Member

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume the OP mentioned that the manager was Indian only to differentiate him from other folks working there. But like I tell my daughter, the "black kid" has a name, so find it out and please use it.

    Anyhoo, I think when we see things like this, all we need to do is ask. I know it's easier to pose questions anonymously on a forum. Because like most situations, there isn't a universal answer, so the manager might have been able to shed some light.
    Of course this is DD of the B'lands... ;)

    It is sickening to see waste like that. When I worked at a bagel place, the imperfect bagels were thrown in what looked like a trash can, but no other items were allowed in it. I took home more misshapen bagels and "old" bagel dough to make pizzas than I can care to remember. Those were the days..... Then when my sister worked at the Auntie Anne's at the mall, we had pretzels for days.
    She also used to go to the french bread place across the way and sometimes they'd give her leftovers. I guess it's all in who you know, but like most have said there are probably guidelines as to what to do with the leftovers.
     
  13. CoachCal

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    I disagree, the base of the problem is with us, the consumers. You show me a restaurant that limits portion sizes, and I'll show you an establishment shooting itself in the foot. Just look at that recent commercial poking fun at small portions with customers at diners asking: "I'll take a third of an egg and a quarter strip of bacon" (I believe it may have been Hardee's).

    You could be a rare exception that wouldn't judge a restaurant based on portion sizes, but 9 out of 10 Americans would definitely choose not to eat somewhere that served just enough or slightly less than what they needed (not wanted) to consume for a meal.

    Now if every single restaurant in the country suddenly stopped serving huge portions that's one thing... but its a little far fetched to think that a single restaurant, or group of them can change peoples habits themselves. To go there instead we need to educate people, not enforce rules on businesses (my opinion anyways)... last thing people want are laws telling them what they can and can't eat.

    Ultimately restaurants are just serving the demands of people. Sure one establishment can decide to be healthier or more responsible, but if they do another will just step in and gladly take over the business of continuing to feed people what they want, not what they need... if we want to fix the problem we need to start by looking at the people and their habits, not the restaurants.

    just my 2 cents
     
  14. PDILLM

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    Absolutely! I want huge portions....especially of chinese food! Since we know what a portion size looks like, the big portions we receive gives us our lunch....or in some cases another dinner....the next day.

    If some place gave us what a true serving size should be, I would have to see a much lower cost than their competitors or I'm going somewhere else......
     
  15. shim

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    Dunkin Dougnuts has no dougnuts, or bagels today. The excuse is a flat tire on the delivery truck. Happy St. Patricks Day!
     
  16. cmbm

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    I think it is time they change their name to Dunkin Coffee!
     
  17. ChrisL

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    I was so excited back when this place finally opened. Then I went, not once, not twice, but THREE times. Everytime something wasn't there.

    Best ones: No donuts at 7am
    And - Went to get Rainbow Sherbet... a classic BR flavor... there it is on the ad on the door... on the ad on the wall... was it in the case? NOPE... asked the employee who said they hadn't had it in over 3 months... SERIOUSLY???

    After that I gave up. I go to the one in Leesburg or the one in Tysons where I work.
     
  18. PDILLM

    PDILLM Active Member

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    There is one on route 7 right before Dranesville Road in Sterling also that always seems to have donuts........
     
  19. VoiceGuy07

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    So, assuming DD runs out of donuts and bagels way too often, is it a business philosophy issue (no more than 200 donuts each morning, for example) or a process / distribution problem (we just don't know what we're doing)....yet?
     
  20. mdcrim

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    I think it's an "I don't care how this business operates or if it fails or succeeds" problem. I think the owner just checked out and couldn't care less. Too bad corporate DD doesn't seem to care, either...
     

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