Coffee with some cream and two sugahs.
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Oh my god! i was working at dunky's, and these people asked for a medium regular coffee, so i did the usual.. 3 creams and 3 sugars.. the guy said "oh i wanted it regular!" and i just looked at him and said.. "well.. it is" he said something like "oh, well i'm from texas (or minnesota, somewhere far away from new england) and a regular has nothing in it." and i said "we call it black" and i dumped it out and made him a black coffee :-)
When I worked in restaurants regular coffee was with cream and sugar.
Sheila, not ever place in the world, medium regular coffee means 3 creams 3 sugars... Thats why Dunkin Donuts Corp. said we have to repeat back the order to the customer before we make any mistake...Your manager should told you that. :PPS: Using this space... I want thanks our customers for your bussinesPortland - Maine
what about coffee dahk??
A couple of notes about regalah coffee:1. In addition to regular coffee, there is also the related concept of regular sugar. When ordering coffee at Dunkin' Donuts in the Irish Riviera one day, the cashier asked me if I wanted "regular sugar" (I had asked for no cream). I thought she meant real sugar rather than artificial, but regular sugar means the amount of sugar in a regular coffee. That one sure woke me up!2. In most of the rest of the country, regular coffee means black. But in western Mass., it means neither. You order a regular coffee and they don't know which you mean.
"Regular coffee" would be a medium unflavored, caffinated coffee.However "Coffee Regular" is unflavored, caffinated coffee with two milks and two sugars."Large coffee regular." "Medium hazelnut regular" etc.I usually get it Extra Light from Dunkin's. (I hope "Dunkins" is in this glossery)
Evidently Boston is not the only place where a "regulah coffee" has lotsa cream and sugar... That's the way everybody in New Orleans drinks it. From http://www.gumbopages.com/yatspeak.html :"REGULAH COFFEE - Not "Black Coffee" as in the rest of the country. "Regular" includes lots of sugar and cream. To drink black coffee in New Orleans will cause people to look at you as though you are from another planet. As a Caf? du Monde waiter was quoted in a Bunny Matthews "F'Sure!" comic strip, admonishing a tourist who had ordered black coffee, "Lissen cap ... I gotta tell ya, nobody drinks dis kinda cawfee black. So I ain't responsible if ya have a hawt attack 'r sump'in ..."
its simple. . if ur in boston. . or at dunkies. . sm. reg= 2 creams 2 sugarsmd. reg.= 3 creams 3 sugarslg. reg. = 4 & 4 . . and so on. .dark means regular sugar depending on size with one less cream. . light with one more cream. . its not that serious. .
I was at Penn Station on my way home one time, and it was early, so I went to Dunkin's and silly me forgot that "coffee regular" means a whole lot of nothing in New York-ese. I got some stares and asked if I wanted milk or cream. They also don't add sugar; you do it yourself. Completely new to me.
I ordererd a regulah coffee at a little stnad in Station recently. Walked away and found it was black.When I went back I the gal asked what was wrong.Explained to her that regualr meant 2 creams and sugars.A light bulb went off. She had had no idea why all these people were ordering regular.Pretty much a lost phrase outside of Dunkies.
A regular coffee in the NYC area means cream, two sugars ... it's basically where it all started. So, you Bostonians can thank New York for that one, too.And that Dunkin Donuts in Penn Station is a disgusting nightmare. Any other one does it for you.
the words regular and black are two different words...they should be two different coffees..happy drinking
Kinda funny, sorta-Boston Dunk's story.My mom was a cop in Malden since before I was born. When she picked me up after school, we'd go to Dunk's. Every day, she would get a large hazelnut medium-light. Around Malden, they knew what she was talking about, but when she went into Chelsea, she had to say exactly how many creams and sugars she wanted, then repeat the size.10+ years later, I walk into a Dunks and ask for a medium regular medium-light. Prolly didn't help that some dumb high school broad was working behind the counter, but everyone in the place gave me a look like I was speaking french. I had to explain that it wasn't dark, it wasn't light, it was medium leaning more towards light. Then had to say, "Plain coffee, 3 sugars, medium size.""...So you want a medium coffee, light with three sugars?"
I usually get it Extra Light from Dunkin's. (I hope "Dunkins" is in this glossery)
Why would it be? You must be the only person who calls it that. It's "Dunky's" or "Dunkies," not "Dunkin's." That's just retahded.
Anyon everheard the term regular or decaf? Black can refer to either regular or decaf with no dairy (sugar optional). Whoever came up with saying regular is with shit added to it is a moron. PS- I was born in MA and raised in NH- hearing idiots at DD call cream/sugar regular makes me ashamed of my heritage.
Regular coffe in NYC means 1 cream 1 sugar per every 6 ounces of coffee. Lite and sweet meens 2&2 per every 6 ounces of coffee. Black means nothing in it at all. your problem was ordering from dunkin donuts and not a deli. In Pen Station you should have done your self a favor and gone to Timmy Ho's, they are ALWAYS the preference to DD, and especially SB. Good old canucks.
Let's hope it gets lost from DD too.
to have the cream and sugar/sweetener where the customer can do their own? I understand that doesn't work in the drive through, but don't get the need to control the stuff behind the counter for customers who walk in. Seems it would improve behind the counter productivity and eliminate the hassle factor and mis-communication, and I would always get the taste Just Right!
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