Omnivore - NPR goes donut-crazy
You've undoubtedly heard that Starbucks has closed hundreds of locations and is scrapping its expansion plans.
Meanwhile, Dunkin' Donuts is going gangbusters, with a massive expansion westward. The company is pushing its coffee, which accounts for 60 percent of its sales, as an inexpensive alternative to Starbucks' increasingly rococo menu of beverages. Prices overall are 20- to 30-percent cheaper than Starbucks'.
Sunday's NPR Morning Edition aired a story about the donut chain's plans. Check it out here.
Meanwhile, next week's Sunday Morning Edition will feature more donuts:
Have you ever been caught in a sticky situation with a doughnut? Weekend Edition invites listeners to ask questions and share their stories about doughnuts. Paul Mullins, author of the book, "Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut," will be answering these questions next week, live, on the Weekend Edition Sunday blog. Paul Mullins is an associate professor at Indiana University.
Listeners have already started posting their donut stories here.
Finally, Sunday morning's show also featured a story on the restaurant Fruition in Denver. It's expecting Democratic bigwigs attending the national convention to dine there. A restaurant representative gave NPR his menu recommendations for such as Bill and Hillary. Listen here.
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