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Dunkin’ Serves Up Ghost Pepper Donut To Heat Up Halloween

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We’re officially weeks away from Halloween, and I’m honestly basking in the festivities of the spooky holiday. One surprising entry comes from Dunkin’ Donuts, who have taken the feared Ghost Pepper and captured the flavor into a donut. 

Yes, a Ghost Pepper Donut

The new spicy cake features a classic yeast donut ring that’s topped with flavored strawberry icing. It boasts a bold blend of cayenne and ghost pepper and is finished with red sanding sugar to complete its fiery namesake’s aesthetic. 

This marks the brand’s first-ever pepper flavored donut, now available nationwide along with a variety of dressed-up Halloween donuts at participating Dunkin’ locations now until December. 

Can’t remember, but does coffee make spicy foods better or worse? Eh, guess I’ll have to find out for myself. 

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Dunkin’ Debuts ‘Snackin’ Bacon’ Nationwide

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It was inevitable really… this day has taken too long to get here.  

Finally, thanks to Dunkin’ (is it wrong if I still want to say donuts?), now anyone can order à la carte bacon at all their participating locations nationwide.

This means a tremendous amount of convenience in ordering donuts that traditionally don’t come with bacon and then hitting them with some sweet black pepper bacon just to see if it works (it always works).  Think of the added protein!  

Throw in a few pieces to bulk up your wake up wraps.  Make your own breakfast sammies with à la carte bagel, hash browns, and Snackin’ Bacon.

Imagine, if you will, dunkin’ some bacon in your coffee.  I know it’s daring, it’s unusual, it will likely taint both, but now it’s possible!

If you don’t want to drive-thru you can order bacon via Grubhub. Just bacon, delivered.

An order comes with eight pieces, but be aware, this is not fatback or pork belly, this is snack-sized bacon, served in a sleeve, so it’s cute.


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Dunkin’ Launching Beyond Meat ‘Sausage’ Sandwich Nationwide

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Like it or not, the plant-based meat revolution keeps getting stronger, and Dunkin’s new sandwich is keeping it rolling.

After announcing its collaboration with Beyond Meat back in July, Dunkin’ has now said that they’ll be officially launching their plant-based Beyond Sausage Sandwich nationwide, starting November 6.

The sandwich contains Beyond Meat’s 100% plant-based sausage, American cheese and an egg, all inside a buttery muffin.

It’s important to note that the Beyond Breakfast Sausage isn’t a vegan option, as everything outside of the sausage contains either egg or dairy.

As Foodbeast reported back in July, the muffin was being tested out in Manhattan, New York, and apparently did well enough for it to launch nationwide.

While a lot of fast food restaurants have launched plant-based burgers, Dunkin’ is believed to be the first major fast food chain to go the breakfast route.

“We are extremely proud of our partnership with Beyond Meat and thrilled to be the first U.S. quick service restaurant to offer Beyond Breakfast Sausage nationwide,” Dave Hoffman, CEO of Dunkin U.S. said.

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A ‘Beyond Sausage’ Egg and Cheese Is Dunkin’s Latest Addition to Their Revitalized Menu

The plant-based protein takeover continues. 

Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. announced this morning that, starting today, July 24th, a breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat Inc.’s plant-based protein will be available in all of their Manhattan locations.

The new item is a version of the classic sausage, egg, and cheese with a plant-based sausage patty. They throw their hat into the ring of fast food joints using Beyond’s plant-based protein, along with Tim Horton’s, Del Taco, and Carl’s Jr.

It’ll be sold for $4.29, about the running price of a normal breakfast sandwich at Dunkin’. Each franchise can set their own price, but if that’s the price of it in one of the most expensive places to live on Earth then it shouldn’t be too much of a problem when the sandwich goes nationwide. 

When that will actually be is a mystery, though. Dunkin’s representative said that the company plans to bring the sandwich to every location soon, but they’re not sure exactly when. 

The question is, as it is with all plant-based products, does it taste like the real thing? Luckily, fellow Foodbeast Reach Guinto got an early taste.

“I would take it over any other sausage sandwich.” he said. “It tastes exactly like the real deal, except it won’t give me a heart attack.”

If you ask me, that’s about as good as it gets — all the health, none of the heart attack. The meat industry is shaking in its boots.


Hopefully, soon all health-conscious Foodbeasts (if I eat plant-based the next morning, it evens out the carne asada fries I had last night, right?) will have a chance to try this plant-based breakfast. Until then, live it up Manhattan.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Debuts Chicken Tenders Dipped In WAFFLE BATTER

Fried chicken and waffles is a tried and true combo and a favorite across the United States today. Dunkin’ Donuts has taken that combo and turned it into a new portable snack, Waffle Breaded Chicken Tenders.

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Fried chicken isn’t a new territory for the donut chain, as they’ve offered up a Chicken Bacon Sandwich and a Snack ‘n Go Wrap featuring it in the past. However, this is a whole new unique item not just for Dunkin’, but for big fast food as well.

The Waffle Breaded Chicken Tenders are coated in a sweet waffle batter before being deep fried, akin to what Popeyes has done with cookie dough and waffle battered tenders in the past. That combination proved to be mouthwatering, so we’re salivating just thinking about what the combination of chicken and waffle batter will be like.

Unfortunately, Dunkin’ currently doesn’t carry maple syrup as a condiment in their restaurants, so if you want to drizzle some over your tenders for an even sweeter combo, you’ll have to do that yourself.

Dunkin’ is launching the Waffle Breaded Chicken Tenders as part of a new Dunkin’ Run menu, where every single item is available all day long for $2 each. Two tenders are included per order, but you can stack on multiple orders if you’d like. The new menu, which is now available at all participating locations, also includes pretzel bites with mustard, ham and cheese roll-ups, a gluten-free fudge brownie, and Dunkin’s hype-worthy Donut Fries.

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Donut Fries Are Heading To All Dunkin’ Donuts Locations Nationwide

Looks like fast food fans will be getting not one, but two fry variations that they’ve been clamoring for this summer. Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries are confirmed to be returning, and Dunkin’ Donuts will also be debuting their donut fries nationwide.

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This follows a brief test run of the crispy strips of sweet dough in Boston that happened earlier this year. That trial was “successful,” in the words of a Dunkin’ press release, and has given the chain enough confidence to drop them for a limited-time run.

You’ll be able to get the donut fries starting on July 2nd, where they will come in batches of 5 for $2 each. They’re made with a “croissant-style donut dough” that are tossed in cinnamon sugar after being cooked. Wait, does that mean they’re technically “Cronut Fries?”

Regardless of what you call them, they’re sure to be a fun, on-the-go treat that we can’t wait to dip into some coffee.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Debuts New Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Coffee

Dunkin’ Donuts just dropped the biggest bomb on every Girl Scout’s money pouch.

The global donut empire recently debuted three new flavors for their hot and iced drinks, all inspired by traditional Girl Scout cookie flavors we’ve all come to love.

Instead of seeking out a Girl Scout for some Thin Mints, which already sounds kinda sketchy, stopping by Dunkin’ will satisfy any cravings you might have.

On top of making the dream of gulping Samoas come true, these flavors are added to caffeinated drinks, so a sugar rush will be instantly followed by a caffeine rush, a perfect mixture for the beginning of the day.

Stop speeding through sleeves of those tender cookies and start drowning yourself in a Thin Mint, Coconut Caramel, or Peanut Butter Cookie flavored drink.

Obviously, these are supposed to mock one cookie flavor or another. The Thin Mints flavor unsurprisingly takes the place of the cookie it’s named after, Coconut Caramel could be akin in flavor to Samoas, and Peanut Butter Cookie resembles either the Tagalongs or Do-Si-Dos.

Appropriately, there is no flavor for Trefoils. Nobody really cares about Trefoils.

While these are the only three official Girl Scout flavors on the menu, a new donut being rolled out for March called the Mint Brownie Donut, with minty brownie filling and green frosting on top sprinkled with brownie bites, mocks the classic Thin Mint.

After getting all of these flavors the last thing you will be is thin.

The three new coffee flavors will be available through May, so even if it’s too cold out for those little troops, you have a few months to get the Thin Mint fix you might (will) have.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Helped Develop Its Own Beer For National Coffee Day

While most people celebrate National Coffee Day with a cup of Joe, Dunkin’ Donuts is taking a left turn and celebrating with beer.

Dunkin’ has teamed up with North Carolina beer maker Catawba Brewing Co. to make a special beer for National Coffee Day. The brew, called Dunkin’ Punkin Brown Ale, is brew using cold brew coffee and pumpkin spice. The beverage is available starting today, but only at Catawba’s four tasting rooms in Charlotte, Asheville, and Morganton.

Dunkin’ and Catawba are also giving some of the proceeds of this coffee-brewed beer to charity. One dollar of each sale will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Dunkin’ Punkin is the first-ever beer collab to feature ingredients from the beloved coffee chain. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely folks outside of North Carolina will be able to taste the beer. We’ll have to wait and see if it comes back on a larger scale at some point in the future.