Dunkin Donuts is coming this way.
I once lived in Brookline, Massachusetts, near Dunkin Donuts' Canton, MA headquarters. When the wind was blowing right I could smell my corner DD coffee over the Indian curry food from the restaurant next door. In fact, on most any street corner in Boston the creamy coffee delight wafts through the air. The one on my corner was kosher because of Brookline's strong Jewish population. I found this detail delightful, not because I don't love all things pig but because it seemed unique for a large chain outfit.
For the past four years I've lived over 3 traffic ridden miles from the nearest DD, and I've missed the routine of standing in long lines for a not-so-fresh breakfast bagel. Don't cry for me, though, because as I was strolling along 17th and P streets this morning I saw big "Grand Opening" signs in the chain's colorful pink and orange. It looks like the company is planning to franchise an additional 325 locations in the Baltimore/Washington region between now and 2010.