Hi my name is Robin and I am an addict. A coffee addict that is and I am a Dunkin Donuts girl through and through. I stop there at least once a day for a coffee, and some days I am there two or three times.
I literally have four Dunkin Donuts shops within a three mile radius of my house, so it’s not like I have to go out of my way to get my coffee fix. I usually go to one DD’s shop in particular because they know me there (because I go there so much) and we’re at the point where I don’t even have to order anymore because when they see me, they already know what I want.
But, if I happen to be out & about and end up stopping at a different Dunkin Donuts, this is my order:
A medium caramel, coconut iced coffee regulah (or as you guys not from around here would say, regular).
But what exactly is a “regulah” coffee?
It just means a coffee with cream and sugar. Simple as that.
But apparently, as I found out the hard way, ordering your coffee “regular” is just a New England thing.
Case in point:
This past April, my family and I spent a week out in San Diego. There are no Dunkin Donuts stores out there yet (gasp!!), so my choices for coffee were limited to McDonald’s or Starbucks. We stayed on the Navy Base on Coronado island, which had a McDonald’s right on base, and since that was very convenient – that’s where I went to get my coffee that first morning of my vacation. Thinking nothing of it, I ordered a large hot coffee (it was chilly that day) “regular”. The poor girl at the drive through literally thought I was crazy. She had no clue what I was talking about whatsoever. After the same thing happened the next day with a completely different person, I got the hint and ordered my coffee with cream and sugar.
Let me break it down for you even further. At Dunkin Donuts, a small “regulah” coffee has 2 creams and 2 sugars. A medium has three of each. A large has four and an extra large has five.
The moral of the story is, if you’re coming to Boston and want to fit in when you go to Dunkin Donuts, order your coffee “regular”.