I checked out two independent donut places Sunday AM. I was going to write something nice about the places that manage to compete with Dunkin Donuts, every day. One is within sight of a Dunkey, and the other, near a highway exit, is the only doughnut place for several miles. The place near the Dunky's had 2 sitdown customers, plus me when I went in. The Dunky had a line to get into the parking lot. DD has never served me a stale donut.......they are not great, but they are fresh. Both of the donuts that I got at the independent places were on the edge of stale. They were stale enough for me to suspect that they were made on Saturday. I should have gone to Butler's to see how the new owners are doing.
I know that we all love to hate the chains, but some of the small places are not better by virtue of being small.