Coffee-loving residents of Stow, Massachusetts, recently got another jolt when the city’s two beloved Dunkin Donuts closed.
“Yes, it sucks,” a townsman, a reporter for WBZ News Radio. “There’s nothing fun to do and Dunkin’ Donuts was the one place that everyone likes to go to.”
There’s no denying that the Bay State is obsessed with the seedy market’s coffee and candy chain. They’ve even coined several nicknames for the donut shop – DuDos, Dunks, or Dunkies.
Last year, when Mass native and current husband of Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, broke up with Bond girl Ana de Armas, he drowned his sorrows in an iced coffee and a bag of Dunkies donuts.
The franchise, founded in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1948, has far outpaced trendy coffee spots like Starbucks or other swanky Australian breweries, according to the company’s website. In 2018, 47 percent of people surveyed in Boston said they’d stopped by for a brew and honey glaze in the past 30 days.
There are 1,073 Dunkin Donuts locations across the state’s 351 cities, according to WBZ, but as of this year the small town of Stow in northern Massachusetts has none.
“Those bastards,” a local resident replied angrily.
Massachusetts natives, like actor Ben Affleck, are almost obsessed with Dunkin Donuts
After his split from Ana de Armas, Affleck drowned his sorrows in a bag of Dunkin Donuts
Ana de Armas, pictured here breaking Ben Affleck’s heart after ending their relationship last year
Now, residents of Stow, home of 7,174, have to trek up to 3 miles to enjoy the gooey treats like the Boston Cream or the French Cruller, or small balls of sugar-coated dough known as munchins.
“The town of Stow is a Dunkin’ Desert,” reported WBZ News Radio reporter Matt Shearer.
“There are no more Dunkin Donuts in Stow,” one townsman told the reporter.
“Those bastards,” replied another resident.
Dunkin Donuts, like the one seen here, pulled in stakes in the northern Massachusetts town of Stow
Former US Representative Joe Kennedy III expressed his shock and outrage at the closure of the two Dunkin Donuts in the city of Stow
People from across the Bay State have rallied for the people of Stow, Massachusetts who lost two Dunkin Donuts last year
Former Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III expressed his shock on Facebook.
‘Who let this happen?’ he tweeted.
Dunkin Donuts, which shortened its name to Dunkin in 2018, did not immediately respond to an email request for comment.
The ‘Good Will Hunting’ actor’s brother, Casey Affleck, faked the Bake Bean State’s love for the donut shop on Saturday Night Live.
This man said he had to haul a mile and a half to the nearest Dunkin Donuts in Maynard, which is actually three miles from Stow
This young man said that Stow residents had to travel out of state to get their Dunkin Donuts before he corrected himself. Actually there are two shops in Maynard, the next town
If those grease-smeared walls could talk, a void has been left in this Stow, Massachusetts retail space where a Dunkin Donuts once stood proudly
A 2018 survey found that 47 percent of Bostonians had visited a Dunkin’s at least once a month
This Maynard resident lamented that his morning routine had been disrupted by a migration of Stow residents invading his town’s two Dunkin Donuts
“I come to Dunkin’ every day — grab a cruller, extra large, three parliaments, grab a big trash, that’s kind of routine,” said the younger Affleck in the skit, who wore a Boston Bruins ball cap, plaid flannel shirt and a barn wore jacket.
“You want to talk to a real customer, kid, that’s me. I’m like the mayor of Dunkin,’ he said.
However, there was little laughter in Stow and the mood was undercaffeinated.
“Desperate,” said a man. ‘Because I traveled farther away to go to Dunkin Donuts.’
His hike now for breakfast enjoyment? ‘Over a mile and a half.’
“These days you have to go to Hudson, Sudbury – you have to get out of the state,” a young Stower told the radio station. “Not the state. But you must leave Stow. it’s terrible’
The pain of the city’s twin losses has spilled over into neighboring towns, where a migration of Stow residents has clogged morning coffee lines.
There are two dunks in Maynard, Massachusetts, just three miles east of town.
“Especially when people come from Stow. You’ll pass by here on your way to work and then I’ll be held up for work,” complained one Maynardite.
Some Stow residents are so depressed that they have given up the city.
“I don’t live in Stow anymore,” said one resident, fed up.
Scenic Stow, Massachusetts has three golf courses, a municipal airport, and a few horses
According to WBZ News Radio, this isn’t the first food tragedy in the city, which boasts three golf courses, a municipal airport and a few horses.
The world has also stripped the quaint New England community of its rightful title as the home of the butternut squash.
“If there were justice, the butternut squash would be known as the Stow Butternut Squash because it was developed by Stow farmer Charles Leggett on his Gleasondale Road property in the 1940s,” according to the city’s website.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11206065/Massachusetts-town-livid-giant-donut-chain-closes-shop-creating-Dunkin-desert.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 The Massachusetts city is furious after a giant donut chain shut down shop, creating a ‘dunkin desert’