Stale Dunkin Donuts

My parents bought some “Dunkin Donuts” on Easter.  They were stale donuts.

That’s such a stupid business decision.  Now, my parents are saying “We aren’t going to Dunkin Donuts anymore!”

The markup on the donuts is so high.  They should throw out the stale ones rather than sell them.

It is very disappointing.  They made a few dollars in extra profit, but lost a customer.  That’s they type of short-term thinking that’s ruining the economy.

8 Responses to Stale Dunkin Donuts

  1. In&Out (its a west coast burger chain) recently raised their prices AND lowered their burger freshness. I was so insulted I won’t go back. I was so loyal I might have excepted either higher prices or lower quality, but I will not accept both.

    • Another example is Russell Stover. They changed their boxes from 16oz to 12oz *AND* lowered the quality.

      I’ve also had problems with Subway. Their bread is almost always stale, even when I go during peak lunch hours.

      “Higher prices and lower quality” is a symptom of hyperinflation. Like you, I’d accept the higher price if they didn’t cut the quality.

      Here’s a tip. When you’re considering a restaurant, look how busy it is at lunchtime. If it’s packed, that’s good. If it’s empty, it’s bad.

  2. Anonymous Coward April 11, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Off-topic, but important none-the-less.

    Previously FSK has advocated gold and silver. I can’t remember in what way – a gold/silver backed currency or for savings.

    Anyway I recommend that FSK and the viewers here watch The Secret Of Oz (Best Documentary 2010).

    The URL is

    At just under two hours it is too long for casual viewing. I’ve just watched the first 30 minutes and have learned a lot.

    Using gold as money does have big problems. Historical evidence is referenced in the video.

  3. Anonymous Coward April 11, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Perhaps I should expand on my previous comment.

    I think the banking industry hurts our real economy. I disagree with debt-based money.

    I agree with Ellen Brown that governments should issue debt-free money, instead of getting in hock with the banksters.

    In The Secret of Oz, it is discussed that when Rome used money based on cheap, base metals their economy thrived. When it went back to gold-based money, there was unemployment, the rich took over everything and eventually the City was sacked.

    • Your fallacy is “Government is controlling money and forcing people to use the gold standard and fractional reserve banking.” Also, “Government is adjusting the amount of gold per monetary unit, increasing and decreasing it.”

      In a really free market, people would use gold and silver as money.

  4. Anonymous Coward April 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    But the entire silver production for a year would only amount to 1 – 2 silver coins per person in the USA.

    There isn’t even one gold coin for each person in the whole world (or near enough).

    What we need is debt-free money.

    • That’s a common fallacy. You assume that “size of economy” must equal “amount of physical gold and silver”. The same coin can be used for many transactions. Gold and silver are a benchmark for price.

      The way it probably would work is gold for big transactions, silver for medium transactions, and copper for change.

      With paper money, whoever controls the paper will steal via inflation. In a really free market, there’s no way to force other people to use your paper as money.

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