RE: Donut Wars: Dunkin' Donuts vs. Krispy Creme
Krispy Kreme landed up here in the Boston area with a boom. When the one in Medford opened, word was you couldn't get near the place and the drive-through had like a 45-minute wait all day. When we finally discovered the ones in Saugus and Dedham, my whole family fell in love with their hot, fresh glazed donutes. Once in a great while, we would go there and order a dozen glazed donuts, and each get a coffee or hot chocolate, and that would be dinner (it's not something we'd do often, but it was enjoyable when we did). But as far as the other varieties, I don't really think they stood up to Dunkin's, and even the glazed were rather forgettable once they'd cooled.
My personal favorite Dunkin' is the vanilla cream filled, which is only available for a couple of months of the year. I once drove to about 6 different Dunkin'Donuts looking for the before I found an employee decent enough to tell me that they weren't available that time of the year. (Yeah, I know. Anyone in any of the first five I went to could have told me that, don't ya think?)
As for the Mr. Donut question - Weren't the original owners of the competing Dunkin' Donuts and Mr. Donut brothers? I could be mistaken, but I was under the impression that they were in business together, or planning to be, when they had a falling out and opened separate, comopeting businesses. And years later, the thriving Dunkin' brother took over the not-quite-so successful Mr. Donut. I'm sure there's at least one other Bostonian here who has a better understanding of the story.