How is Dunkin Donuts coming along?

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Re: How is Dunkin Donuts coming along?

Post by leatherneckcountry » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:30 pm

Well as all the business are coming Hardees Closed with no warning.

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Re: How is Dunkin Donuts coming along?

Post by ST_Lawson » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:07 pm

leatherneckcountry wrote:
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Well as all the business are coming Hardees Closed with no warning.
That was kinda a surprise...although you almost never saw anyone there eating.

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Re: How is Dunkin Donuts coming along?

Post by Neckfansince71 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:31 pm

The Hardee's CEO is blaming the closings of a number of his stores on the minimum wage increase. It would seem to me that the less profitable Hardees are being shut down to make up for this increase. If no-one was eating there it is not surprising that it is being closed. ;) jc

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Re: How is Dunkin Donuts coming along?

Post by sealhall74 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:22 pm

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:31 pm
The Hardee's CEO is blaming the closings of a number of his stores on the minimum wage increase. It would seem to me that the less profitable Hardees are being shut down to make up for this increase. If no-one was eating there it is not surprising that it is being closed. ;) jc
Maybe "Harold" passed away.

http://www.wtad.com/removing-the-grumbe ... arold.html

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Re: How is Dunkin Donuts coming along?

Post by wiu712 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:03 pm

Older Western alumni will remember Sandy's being on the current Hardees site. Hardees took over the Sandy's chain in the 70's.

Sandy's was the idea of 4 business men from Kewanee in 1956.
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Re: How is Dunkin Donuts coming along?

Post by ST_Lawson » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:13 pm

sealhall74 wrote:
Neckfansince71 wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:31 pm
The Hardee's CEO is blaming the closings of a number of his stores on the minimum wage increase. It would seem to me that the less profitable Hardees are being shut down to make up for this increase. If no-one was eating there it is not surprising that it is being closed. ;) jc
Maybe "Harold" passed away.

http://www.wtad.com/removing-the-grumbe ... arold.html

Back in my day, Hardees was the late night burger stop in the Union.
Harold passed away maybe 10 years ago, I think. His daughter used to babysit me when I was little and I'm friends with her on facebook.

The Harold began when Harold would stop by before a day of working in the fields and wanted a big hearty breakfast. He asked them to put all that together and the icon was born.

Apparently he was always amused when he heard about college kids going in to order The Harold even years after he retired.


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Re: How is Dunkin Donuts coming along?

Post by ST_Lawson » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:50 pm

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:31 pm
The Hardee's CEO is blaming the closings of a number of his stores on the minimum wage increase. It would seem to me that the less profitable Hardees are being shut down to make up for this increase. If no-one was eating there it is not surprising that it is being closed. ;) jc
Yea, there was rarely ever anyone there, especially inside (from what I could see driving past). And not often was there anyone going through the drive-through.

I'd have to imagine that the tv ads probably turned off a large portion of their potential market too.
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Re: How is Dunkin Donuts coming along?

Post by ST_Lawson » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm

DD/BR Status Update - they were pouring the rest of the concrete for the parking lot area yesterday and today. The inside looks nearly done in terms of construction and stuff. Probably need to set up a few more things inside, get some employees in and trained and they'll be about ready to go. I wouldn't be surprised to see them open sometime the week after Thanksgiving.
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