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Fake’n Dunkin Donuts = Dunkin Cafe & Bakery Harlem – Plate Of The Day
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Fake’n Dunkin Donuts = Dunkin Cafe & Bakery Harlem

September 14, 2007

"fake dunkin' donuts shop" "dukin cafe harlem"

Fake’n Dunkin Donuts = Dunkin Cafe & Bakery Harlem

E 110 @ Lexington Ave
6 Train Subway

You really have to love the way good old American capitalism works. On the corner of 110 and Lexington used to be a very busy and successful Dunkin Donuts franchise. It closed for about 2 weeks and in its place was an imitation rip off named Dunkin Cafe & Coffee. Dunkin Cafe’s logo uses the same font face and color as the original Dunkin Donuts. This so reminds me of the fake McDonald’s and Starbucks out "fake dunkin' donuts shop" "dukin cafe harlem" in China. Those fake McDonalds and Starbucks had everything from the food and drinks down to the uniforms and seating completely ripped off. Similarly, inside of the ‘Dunkin Cafe’ you find the same layout, colors and menu as you would at a real Dunkin Donuts. I tried a donut and a bagel and it didn’t taste much different. The cups however don’t have the original Dunkin Donuts logo. The menus on the wall are currently just lo-tech printed paper menus affixed by scotch tape. (But I’m sure authentic looking signs are on order). In a world of cardboard filled dumplings fake dvds, fake handbags, fake watches, I suppose NY is ready for fake Dunkin Donuts. Yes, the prices here are slightly cheaper too. Enjoy!

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  • Reply Branding Insanity: Harlem Runs on Dunkin (Cafe) | New York City,Politics,Events,Attractions,News September 18, 2007 at 9:16 am

    […] Uptown blogger Plate of the Day sends us that bit of insanity, of the Dunkin Cafe & Bakery (above), which celebrated its grand opening final week. Seems the bakery was a bona fide Dunkin’ Donuts franchise until approximately two weeks ago, when it shut down for what you might shout a face lift. Now: “everything from the food and drinks down to the uniforms and seating was completely ripped off. So inside of the ‘Dunkin Cafe’ it’s the same layout and the menu is pretty much the same. I tried a donut and a bagel and it didn’t taste much different. The cups however don’t have the original Dunkin Donuts logo.” Though they are engaged with their new “America Runs on Dunkin’”/not-just-a-donut-shop marketing push, we do have to assume that that Dunkin Cafe has approximately three increasingly days before the cease and desist arrives from Dunkin’ legal. · Fake’n Dunkin Donuts = Dunkin Cafe & Bakery Harlem [Plate of the Day] […]

  • Reply Doug September 18, 2007 at 11:57 am

    I was talking to the owner of the place. He tried for a Dunkin’s franchise – but it turns out you need to own five other stores before opening up one in the City…or something to that affect.

    I thought their re-use of all the DD goods was pretty creative (and clever). The coffee tastes like shit though. Its much better at Savoy baker around the corner.

  • Reply trg September 30, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    You doumb shits thats dunkin new image its called a remodel assholes!Do you think a billion $$$ company would let some dickhead copy them in thier location! they would sue their balls off i know i was a franchiseee..you are so stupid!

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