Friday morning, I walked into my favorite Dunkin’ Donuts shop for my much needed cup of coffee, like I do Monday through Friday. I don’t need to order because they remember – medium black coffee, please. I sit at the recently wiped table with my iPad and my java, and go about reading, commenting, and firing off posts. Imagine how excited I was when I saw the WordPress challenge for this week – Good Morning. I say this because this place is – five days a week – the start of my “good morning”.
On this particular morning this particular coffee shop was being evaluated. Well, I couldn’t let this opportunity go by. I am always telling my family and friends, what a clean, friendly, comfortable environment the DD on route 70 has. Rekta is ready and waiting with a smile on her face and my coffee on the counter before I even get half way across the floor. Raj, the manager, is constantly making sure things are clean and presentable to the influx of customers. I sit, drink, blog, and watch for an hour 5 days a week. This is the place to go for a great cup of coffee, a latte, muffins, and whatever all else you might want to devour, all in a clean and relaxing environment. They are a part of my Good Mornings and I want people to know it. So I hunted down the men doing the inspection and let them have it. I raved about and applauded this place and the staff and told them I would blog about it. I wanted to say something good, and positive, and kind and I wanted the proper people to hear it. They seemed pleased. I know I was.
The day before inspection, I took these shots. DD’s (201 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ) was decorated from ceiling to floor – from wall to wall. I’ve been going here for about 8 months now, and I gotta tell ya, these people are just as sweet as their frosted donuts!
The Staff – not everyone was there this day, but everyone is friendly and they all help make my morning good.
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What a great positive post, Gemma. Love the Halloween decorations and the smiles of the hardworking staff. 🙂 I just noticed your new sidebar ‘after’ pic. You make a very handsome couple. 😀
Ad, thanks. Benny Bones and I are very happy together. 😉
Enjoy your week.
Yay Dunkin Doughnuts and their staff.
I don’t know how to take that. I’ll consider it applause for both.
Rocky says hey to his cousin.
I knew you could see me clapping my hands. Whiskey says “Hey roc- roc Rocky!” 😀
What a beautiful post Gemma and it’s wonderful to see and hear of such friendly and charming people that brightens up your morning every day. Lovely photo’s of a lovely place hon. I am very glad you have great mornings there. 😀 *big hugs*
Thank you, Sonel. Always kind. Have a wonderful week.
Set for halloween!!! Great photos!
Thanks, Cee. Be well. 🙂
Very cheerful. Nice way to start the day 🙂
It sure is. 😉
This was such an up-beat read. You’re a great customer! For me right now it’s early evening, but if you’re just starting your day, Good Morning!
I am and thank you. I have off today so DD’s is off the list. But meeting a dear friend for lunch. We live far apart now so we take what we can get. This will be a good morning too.
Thanks for the good start. 😉
great start to your mornings. It’s been a couple years since I’ve had a Duncan donut, are they still as good as I remember? It was great for you to tell the “suits” your positive thoughts. Years ago I worked for steak n shake and part of my job was to perform corporate audits (inspections). I was always appreciative when a customer gave me feedback, especially when they were positive. Have a great week amiga.
I guess they’re still good. My little charges love them. I just lick my fingers after reaching into the bag for theirs. Every so often I’ll treat myself to a bagel and THOSE I LOVE!
I hope it doesn’t fall on deaf ears. Not enough pleases and thank yous out there these days. Everyone is rushing around and in the wake, they forget how to treat people. That’s why I love blogging. More nice than not. Be well, amigos. Have a great week.
Ya know. I’m trying to eat a spinach, pepper, and cheese omelet with honey wheat toast, over here. Protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals… Now all I can think about is DONUTS!! I love when people take ownership of their jobs and go above and beyond. Even better when other people notice and get the word out there. Well done, BFF. Well done, DD people. I want a donut…..
Tell me! I just smell them and move on. Love the coffee, but the j
Kids get the sweets. I shot my week’s allowance at our lunch today. Cheesecake? Come on! That was huge for me!
Thanks, pal. xoxox
How fortuitous all round then is this weeks WP challenge Gemma !
We get to see where you fire off your comments over coffee each morning 😉 … meet the staff … and see DD’s hallow’een decorations too .
Have great week .
Thanks, poppy. You as well. 😉
“Just as sweet as their frosted donuts” what more could you ask for!
it must be boost up for the day after getting such sweet memories 🙂
Definitely a pleasant kick start for my day. Thanks for the visit, Amar.
What a nice tribute to those folks, Gem, and the Halloweenies had me hiding behind my chair. 🙂
I don’t really understand the concept of the morning coffee stop because I always like my coffee in my jamas (well, in a cup, really 🙂 ) with laptop on my knee. Haven’t graduated to iPad yet. When I’ve had enough coffee and laptopping I’m set to go embrace the world. What am I doing here? The sun’s out! 🙂
Tea when I rise – with honey.
Then coffee, Coffee, COFFEE!
I needs to work on that see-the-sun-and-get-moving thing. 😉
Refreshing to hear of a place with such kindness in their hearts. Remembering orders and taking such care to decorate. I hope they got a good score. Thanks for sharing your little slice of morning. Sounds divine!
Just a fun way to start the day. I went there today and showed them the post. They were chattering, all delighted. I didn’t understand anything but I’m thinking they were grateful. 😉
what fun Gemma…it seems odd though to this Kiwi that you go to get coffee…though I will admit it is becoming a thing here that people don’t have breakfast at home anymore but get it on the way to work
I am here now, and I think I’ve reached celebrity status! The people are so welcoming and adorable. I walk in the door, my coffee is waiting for me and now I get giant waves and a “hello, Gemma” when I walk in. So fun!
What’s a kiwi breakfast? I bring a skinny bagel with lite cream cheese with me and sit with my coffee, iPad and sudoku. Relaxing…
For me these days it is usually a fruit smoothie…but mainly cereal of some sort, toast perhaps, a cup of tea/coffee. I love when the kiddywinkles come home then I go all out. Waffles and bacon [for them only] with maple syrup, croissants, juice, coffee and lots of chatter.
Kiddy winkle? Huh?
That sounds yummy. I LOVE croissants.
It is what I call the kids. Not really sure why or where it came from.
Figured, just didn’t want to assume. 😉
Have a great rest so the week, Jo. Weather’s turning here. Getting cooler. I envy you. Going into spring, right? Enjoy.
Supposedly…but today was freezing. Wet, cold, really windy…yuk !!! Off to Hobbitville with a friend tomorrow. Though not sure if I will do the tour…in this weather might be a bit much. Still Matamata [the town] looks interesting.
Of course. 🙂
Love this branch of Dunkin’ Donuts. They truly know how to celebrate Halloween and Autumn. We have one here but other than the yummy Pumpkin Spice Latte, it doesn’t have the festive visuals like in these pics. Have fun Fall season my friend.
Thank you, IT. Take lots of fall pix and enjoy the beauty of the season. 😉
Wow what a great way to start mornings, that’s really an eye opener, Gem! Good on you! A 🙂
Wait til Christmas! – whether you celebrate or not… 😉
I missed this..What a pleasant way to start your morning… (:
It is. And they are so awfully nice to me. A smile goes a long way, don’t it? 🙂