Good advice and solid reasoning from Michelle Malkin, on why we should support two solidly American businesses.
I used to drink Dunkin Donuts coffee every morning until the allergy-to-coffee-and-tea thing came up. It was a rule I set for myself, and I did not break it lightly.
First, even though the Dunkin Donuts was right next door to a Starbucks, and right down the street from two other high end coffee shops, for all their fancy labels and silly names for flavors and blends, they didn't taste as coffee-like as Dunkin Donuts' lovely dark roast.
Second, Dunkin Donuts had some truly fine double-chocolate doughnuts, and they also had unglazed, unsugared, nekkid raised yeast doughnuts, if you asked for them. I likes my doughnuts like I likes my men, nicely raised (in both ways) and not too sweet.
Third, I went to the Dunkin Donuts at lunch because the woman who managed that particular franchise used to also bring samosas, and secretly offer them as a bonus menu item to her regular lunch customers. She was a lovely lady, who had come to America from India legally.
I would continue to do business with her and the others in the franchise, but I moved to a town where there is no Dunkin Donuts, so I suffer.
As for Applebee's... there's one within a half-hour drive of my house. I think I'll negotiate with my "supper club" (my friends with whom I sup, when I sup away from home) (Sup, foo?) to make that extra few miles' journey, if only for the sake of having a drink in the place of a patriotic, law-abiding business establishment.
Three cheers for Applebee's! Three more for the Donut gurus!
And, after being sick all afternoon, now I'm all hungry. I need a Munchkin, dammit. Anybody willing to FedEx me a couple?
'Cause, you know... sugar is so good for headaches...