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Date: 04/18/17 22:58
Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: GenePoon

Dunkin’ is coming to Amtrak
Boston Globe
by Megan Woolhouse
April 18, 2017

> The drive-thru may no longer be the fastest way to get your coffee
> fix on wheels.
>
> Dunkin’ Donuts said it will begin brewing its coffee on board
> Amtrak’s high speed Acela Express trains in the Northeast Corridor on
> Wednesday.
>
> The company is reaching out to the 3.4 million travelers who ride the
> Acela Express each year, selling hot versions of its original blend
> and decaf coffee (sorry, iced-coffee devotees), as part of the
> broader menu in the train’s food car, Cafe Acela. First Class
> passengers will also have access to hot Dunkin’ brews.
>
> Company officials at Dunkin’ Donuts said the move is part of an
> effort to build “an established presence at locations geared toward
> serving travelers” whether at airports or train stations nationwide.

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Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak



Date: 04/19/17 00:21
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: ProAmtrak

That's probably the only sector on Dunkin' Doughnuts that is still going strong, it's sad how their doughnuts went down the tubes, my dad used to love their Maple Bars!



Date: 04/19/17 00:29
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: GenePoon

On another forum, one member said he doesn't drink Dunkin's coffee but loves their donuts!



Date: 04/19/17 03:26
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: andersonb109

Put the doughnuts on the trains!



Date: 04/19/17 03:58
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: sums007

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> Put the doughnuts on the trains!

Yup! But they get stale the next day, don't they?



Date: 04/19/17 04:31
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: PC1974

I'd be careful of eating one on the train that has chocolate droppings....



Date: 04/19/17 04:41
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: Lackawanna484

sums007 Wrote:
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> andersonb109 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Put the doughnuts on the trains!
>
> Yup! But they get stale the next day, don't they?

They don't last that long

Posted from Android



Date: 04/19/17 05:54
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: goneon66

how about some apple fritters. those won't last long..........

66



Date: 04/19/17 05:58
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: njmidland

Dear Wick,

We stand ready to provide you with PRR coffee south of New York and New Haven coffee to the north, if Dunkin doesn't work out!

Tim
The Phoebe Snow Company






Date: 04/19/17 06:11
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: joemvcnj

Misery loves company.

Amtrak snack bars are constantly running out of items and I have been to free-standing Dunkin Donuts that ran out of donuts.



Date: 04/19/17 06:32
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: steve4031

They ALWAYS run out on f coffee rolls by 3:00 pm in Chicago. Every store.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 04/19/17 06:36
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: joemvcnj

Very over-rated chain, yet the Millenials are addicted to it, at least in my office they are, acting like fine wine connoisseurs with coffee, but I think most impressed with their on-line app that has their bag waiting for them when they walk into the store, beneath them to wait 2 minutes, given they can't keep their paws off their I-phones for a solid minute.



Date: 04/19/17 06:44
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: DavidJustinLynch

Great idea. Now if Congress can pass some legislation to allow Amtrak to lease its diners and snack cars to private operators, we can quell Amtrak's critics who whine that Amtrak loses money on food service.



Date: 04/19/17 06:53
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: inCHI

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Very over-rated chain, yet the Millenials are
> addicted to it, at least in my office they are,
> acting like fine wine connoisseurs with coffee,
> but I think most impressed with their on-line app
> that has their bag waiting for them when they walk
> into the store, beneath them to wait 2 minutes,
> given they can't keep their paws off their
> I-phones for a solid minute.

Strange bunch of millenials you know. The hip ones that work professional jobs would scoff at DD coffee, and instead seek out craft coffee from small chains or individual stores.



Date: 04/19/17 07:05
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: knotch8

njmidland Wrote:
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> Dear Wick,
>
> We stand ready to provide you with PRR coffee
> south of New York and New Haven coffee to the
> north, if Dunkin doesn't work out!
>
> Tim
> The Phoebe Snow Company


Tim, this is great. I understand Amtrak partnering with Dunkin' for the money, but it used to sell and share promotions with products from smaller, locally sourced vendors such as yours. It would have been wonderful if Amtrak had partnered with you and/or another Northeast vendor for coffee to be served on Northeast trains.

They used to partner with Green Mountain Coffee (which used to be a smaller company, before it became a huge international landfill-filler with Keurig K-cups), which provided coffee for Northeast trains and a few Eastern long-distance trains. There were New England products in the café cars. It seemed very nice and local, and provided a "touch" to the regional community.

Of course, Dunkin' is a Boston company, so some people will say that that's the regional connection. Really, it's a big company with a lot of exposure and money, and I understand that, too.



Date: 04/19/17 07:24
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: njfrn

The millennials I know would only drink Dunkin coffee ironically, like PBR.

As for Amtrak, I'd much rather see Tim's New Haven blend on board. Good stuff.



Date: 04/19/17 07:35
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: njmidland

njfrn Wrote:
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> The millennials I know would only drink Dunkin
> coffee ironically, like PBR.
>
> As for Amtrak, I'd much rather see Tim's New Haven
> blend on board. Good stuff.

Well we created custom blends for the Everett Railroad and the Allentown & Auburn, so at least we have PA covered :)

Tim



Date: 04/19/17 08:18
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: BaltoJoey

No Baltimore & Ohio coffee in the classic Royal Blue cups? :-(



Date: 04/19/17 08:33
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: njmidland

BaltoJoey Wrote:
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> No Baltimore & Ohio coffee in the classic Royal
> Blue cups? :-(

The B&O museum sells a B&O coffee (I don't know how accurate it is - we only do roasts that we can find historical records for).

Since this is a fairly small market, we decided not to create a competing product.



Date: 04/19/17 10:33
Re: Dunkin' is Coming to Amtrak
Author: GenePoon

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/19/17 10:35 by GenePoon.








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