It would 15 years ago that my profession was as a 'finisher' of doughnuts at my local Dunkin' Donuts. During my two years of torment, I slathered countless donuts with frosting, pumped piles of them with fruity goo, and eventually rose to the level of baker. Becoming a baker, I no longer had anything to do with goo.
During my years with Dunkin', I was spending at least $300 a week on musical equipment, $100 on rent, and the remainder on utilities and some food. I listed them in the priority they had at the time, meaning that food was very low on my list. Since I was spending little on food, I supplemented with an never ending supply of day old donuts, croissants, and bagels. Needless to say, I was not eating well at all at the time, and it showed.
I had a good understanding of this doughnut company back then. We had 3 cases full of doughnuts, about 60 varieties in total. We had a small section for 3 or 4 bagel varieties, and cookies.
Cut to today. I had a long past craving for doughnuts stirring back up. I decided the super market ones would not be adequate, so I made an extra trip to get the 'real' thing, Dunkin' Donuts doughnuts.
Upon entering, I was faced with numerous advertisements and posters offering coffee and their list of quasi-meals. Approaching the counter, I realized the doughnuts were all obscured and off to the side. Not only were they side staged to the piles of bagels, they clearly only offered about 10 to 15 varieties!
I realize the company made these changes as they proved more profitable, but how long before they drop doughnuts from their menu all together?