Aside from having basically the same plain doughnut 100 ways, they are not clean. I will now tell a kinds long and gross story.
Went in with my kids one morning. They REALLY wanted to try the Reese's doughnuts. Well.. that conveyor belt comes around with fresh doughnuts on it constantly right. Well that big part that drizzles the glaze was apparently needing a cleaning. An employee was up on a ladder with a bottle of spray cleaner, and a visibly NASTY cleaning rag scrubbing and spraying away... directly over the doughnuts below. At one point he actually opened up the rag and shook it directly over the doughnuts. No one I pointed this out to seemed to care. NEVER went there again.
Anyhoo.. Dunkin Donuts has munchkins, and cake doughnuts, and variety.
Lol. I can understand that for sure, but I doubt that all of them are run that way. It's actually a reason that I like going there, the big exhibition window that let's you see what they are doing and how clean the place is usually forces them to stay on their toes for cleanliness. Unfortunate that you had that experience though. I actually just like their dough better, cakey donuts to me are not as good. Basically if I want cake I'll just get cake and donuts should be their own confection, but I know plenty of folks that prefer the cake ones.
i think it's a regional thing, Canadians love their Tim Hortons but i don't think it would ever really fly here in the states. DD is sort of a northern brand, and KK is more of a southern brand. I think it has to do with regional preferences and tastes!
I've been to RI a couple of times, Providence and then went to Warwick, nice area! Narragansett beer is one of the better ones I've had for just a good ole' refreshing pilsner type beer, and the region in general is just nice.
Hardees used to be the bomb before they merged with Carls Jr. Now they get a resounding "meh" from me. Their breakfast is still really awesome and always has been...dem gravy biscuits...mmmm. I don't really care for JnB either, their food is really really greasy.