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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Customers during the breakfast rush at a new Dunkin Donuts in Kannapolis. A new Dunkin Donuts location opened on June 29 in Kannapolis, N.C., featuring some of the new renovations Dunkin has been launching. These include a new interior decor with wooden floors, a digital menu board over the counter and some soft seating. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dunkin Donuts employee Samantha Chase delivers a dozen doughnuts to l-r Cindy Ramirez (back left), her nephew Miles Bradshaw, 7, her son Sam Ramirez, 11, and her nephew Max Bradshaw, 9, during the breakfast rush at a new Dunkin Donuts in Kannapolis. A new Dunkin Donuts location opened on June 29 in Kannapolis, N.C., featuring some of the new renovations Dunkin has been launching. These include a new interior decor with wooden floors, a digital menu board over the counter and some soft seating. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dunkin Donuts employee Bryan Pozo helps customers during the breakfast rush at a new Dunkin Donuts in Kannapolis. A new Dunkin Donuts location opened on June 29 in Kannapolis, N.C., featuring some of the new renovations Dunkin has been launching. These include a new interior decor with wooden floors, a digital menu board over the counter (visible above) and some soft seating. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dunkin Donuts employee Samnatha Chase fills customer orders during the breakfast rush at a new Dunkin Donuts in Kannapolis. A new Dunkin Donuts location opened on June 29 in Kannapolis, N.C., featuring some of the new renovations Dunkin has been launching. These include a new interior decor with wooden floors, a digital menu board over the counter and some soft seating. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Dunkin Donuts employee Samantha Chase helps customer Vanessa Martin and her sons l-r Maximus, 4, and Gavin, 7, during the breakfast rush at a new Dunkin Donuts in Kannapolis. A new Dunkin Donuts location opened on June 29 in Kannapolis, N.C., featuring some of the new renovations Dunkin has been launching. These include a new interior decor with wooden floors, a digital menu board over the counter and some soft seating. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Customers during the breakfast rush at a new Dunkin Donuts in Kannapolis. A new Dunkin Donuts location opened on June 29 in Kannapolis, N.C., featuring some of the new renovations Dunkin has been launching. These include a new interior decor with wooden floors, hanging lights, a digital menu board over the counter and some soft seating. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r customer l-r Carol Scanlon and employee taking a quick breakfast break Bryan Pozo sit in some of the new soft seating during the breakfast rush at a new Dunkin Donuts in Kannapolis. "We finally feel like we're home," said Scanlon of moving here from Massachusetts, where they have Dunkin Donuts "everywhere up there." "I'm just glad they put one in this area," she said. When I found out this was open, it was like Yes!Yes! Now I can get a good doughnut." A new Dunkin Donuts location opened on June 29 in Kannapolis, N.C., featuring some of the new renovations Dunkin has been launching. These include a new interior decor with wooden floors, a digital menu board over the counter and some soft seating. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Customer Sam Parkar clowns around as he gets his order during the breakfast rush at a new Dunkin Donuts in Kannapolis. A new Dunkin Donuts location opened on June 29 in Kannapolis, N.C., featuring some of the new renovations Dunkin has been launching. These include a new interior decor with wooden floors, a digital menu board over the counter and some soft seating. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Detail of Krispy Kreme doughnuts from a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Detail of Krispy Kreme doughnuts from a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Detail of Krispy Kreme doughnuts from a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Crowded drive through window during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Crowds during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Peele, 9, of Matthews picks out the doughnuts she wants during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Peele, 9, of Matthews (front) and sister Katie Peele, 6, pick out the doughnuts they want during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Crowds during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Krispy Kreme employee Rosemary Vila applauds during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Customer Dave Belk of Charlotte during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Krispy Kreme employees l-r Ronnie Brown and Ann Jackson help customers during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Fresh donuts being glazed during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Krispy Kreme employee Beth Ramsey, who has worked for Krispy Kreme for 20 years, at work boxing doughnuts during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Busy employees at the drive through window during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Katie Peele, 6, of Matthews enjoys doughnuts during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Katie Peele, 6, and sister Charlotte Peele, 9, of Matthews enjoy doughnuts as crowds back up in the drive thru line in background during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r L-r Joshua and Megan Miller and their dad Sandres Miller during Friday morning's crowds and excitement connected to the opening of a new Krispy Kreme location in Matthews. Dunkin Donuts wants to expand into North Carolina, Krispy Kreme's stomping ground. Which company will come out on top? Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    James Scherer - COURTESY OF DUNKIN' DONUTS
    Dunkin' Donuts.
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    James Scherer - COURTESY OF DUNKIN' DONUTS
    Dunkin' Donuts.
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