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Dunkin’ Adds AVOCADO TOAST To Spring Menu

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There was a time where you could only find avocado toast on the Sunday menu of restaurants. Looks like those days are long gone, as the ever-popular dish of smeared avocado on bread has hit the fast-food mainstream. 

Dunkin’ has just added a new spring menu, and one of the latest items is a slice of Avocado Toast

The new Dunkin’ Avocado Toast features a creamy avocado spread that’s made with avocado, sea salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. It’s served on a slice of Dunkin’s toasted Sourdough Bread. Finally, it’s topped with an Everything Bagel seasoning that features sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, and garlic. 

Dunkin’s new Avocado Toast is available now at nationwide locations, along with Grilled Cheese melt and a new selection of spring drinks. 

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Dunkin’ Rings In New Year With Dunkfetti Donuts

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We’re a few days into the new year already and looking forward to all the upcoming snacks we’ll get to enjoy to kick-off 2021.

In celebration of the festivities, Dunkin’ has released a brand new donut inspired by the seasonal celebration.

The Dunkfetti Donut combines Donuts with Confetti, bringing together a rich confetti cake that’s dunked into the chain’s famous glaze.

Man, imagine pairing this with a piping hot cup of coffee. I’ve only gotten into dunking my donuts in coffee this past year, but it truly is a delicious experience.

You can find the Dunfetti Donut at all participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide now through January 26. Hopefully, this year will come on a better note than last.

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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’ To Launch Limited Edition Donut-Infused Beer In Collab With Brewery

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A while back, Dunkin’ partnered with Harpoon Brewery to create a line of Dunkin’ Coffee Porter that you can buy in stores. It appears the collaboration was successful because the two have once again come together to craft a new beverage for both beer and donut fans. 

The Dunkin x Harpoon collaboration will be a major donut chain’s first-ever foray into donut-infused beer. 

This month, you can buy Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin (Spiced Latte Ale), Harpoon Dunkin’ Boston Kreme (Creamy Irish Stout), and Harpoon Dunkin’ Jelly Donut (Hazy IPA) as the new trio of donut-infused beers. 

They will also join Harpoon’s Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, which was inspired by Dunkin’s Original Blend Coffee. 

While the donut-infused beer isn’t the first of it’s kind, it appears to be the first major attempt by a prolific fast food donut chain.

As someone who loves Boston Kreme Donuts but isn’t big on stouts, I’m genuinely curious about which way I’ll lean when it comes to the Dunkin’ Boston Kreme. You can find the donut beers anywhere Harpoon is sold.

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Dunkin’ Adds Maple Snackin’ Bacon And Stuffed Bagels

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Last year, Dunkin’ launched a bold new breakfast concept with bacon lovers foaming at the mouth: hand held Snackin’ Bacon. Essentially, crispy strips of peppered bacon were served a la carte utterly independent of a sandwich vessel. 

Dunkin’ has released a massive new menu of offerings ahead of their fall breakfast line up. 

Some highlights of the new Satisfying Snackin’ Selection include a new variation of Snackin’ Bacon boasting a sweet and savory maple flavor. Also, joining the chain’s menu will be creamed cheese-filled Stuffed Bagel Minis and Steak & Cheese Rollups

Dunkin’ has also beefed up its fall favorites beverage menu to include some new seasonal offers such as a new Pumpkin Spice Latte and Chai Latte

Sounds like a visit to Dunkin’ is definitely happening in the not too distant future. You can find these breakfast items now at participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide. Man, I could honestly go for some Snackin’ Bacon right now. 

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Dunkin’ Beats Starbucks In Race To Launch Oatmilk Nationwide

Over the past few years, oatmilk has emerged as one of the top-tier vegan milk alternatives. Renowned for its texture and sweetness, brands like Oatly! have taken off and spread like wildfire across the nation.

As oatmilk’s hype is continuing to grow, many fast food chains are starting to incorporate it into their drinks, including Dunkin’ and Starbucks. Both began testing the plant-based alternative earlier this year, but it was Dunkin’ who beat out Starbucks to launching oatmilk drinks nationwide.

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Dunkin’ has teamed up with Planet Oat, a major oatmilk brand from food conglomerate HP Hood LLC, to make their nationwide launch happen. Starting today, customers can select oatmilk in place of almondmilk, milk, or cream as a creamer for their coffee drinks, including frozen ones. An additional upcharge may apply to that substitution.

An official Oatmilk Latte has also been added to Dunkin’s lineup as part of the launch.

Oatmilk had started to test in California for Dunkin’ in January 2020, at the same time Starbucks began serving up oatmilk drinks at 1,300 stores in the Midwest. Starbucks has yet to release oatmilk nationwide, but has expanded its offering to Canada in the interim.

With Dunkin’ oatmilk beating everyone to the national playground, however, it will only be a matter of time before every major coffee chain has an oatmilk alternative available nationwide.

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Dunkin’ To Close 450 Stores Permanently Within Speedway Gas Stations

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With the launch of both their bubble tea and Boba Tea, Dunkin Donuts have been making some pretty big moves this summer, but one change goes far beyond a refreshing beverage.

Today Food reports that 450 Dunkin’ locations will shut down by the end of this year as a result of the donut and coffee chain ending its deal with Hess Corporation, which owns Speedway gas stations.

This means that the 450 locations set to close will all be ones located within Speedway locations. These spots offer only a limited Dunkin’ menu and are much smaller than the chain’s standalone restaurants.

While they are shutting down their Speedway locations, Dunkin did mention to Today that by doing so, they’ll be in a better position to open new full-service stores in the areas of closure.

Currently, there are more than 8,500 Dunkin’ locations nationwide. The upcoming closuress are planned to be completed by the end of 2020.

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Dunkin’ Is Testing Boba In Iced Tea And Coffee Forms

Boba and milk tea have become wildly popular across the entire United States. Chains featuring the drink and tapioca balls have popped up at locations just about everywhere, and there’s even creative versions like creme brûlée topped boba that have captivated the country.

In a sign that big brands are really starting to look at the popular beverage topping, Dunkin’ has begun testing a couple of drinks that contain boba on the East Coast.

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Available now through mid-August, according to Mass Live, two variations are being served: Bubble Iced Coffee, and Bubble Iced Tea. Dunkin’ confirmed to Foodbeast that these are made with brown sugar-flavored syrup, and the boba are brown sugar-flavored as well.

Dunkin’s description of the drinks are as follows: “Dunkin’s signature beverages are sweetened with brown sugar syrup and new brown sugar-flavored bubbles for delicious sweetness you both can sip and chew. Both tasty new beverages are served with a special, extra-wide Bubble paper straw.”

The drinks are part of a larger batch of different beverages being tested across the Northeast. Dunkin’s take on boba is offered at five locations in New York, as well as five locations in Massachusetts. Those locations can be found below:

4 Harding Ave.LudlowMA, 01056
112 N. Genesee St.UticaNY, 13502
1701 Black River Blvd. NRomeNY, 13440
751 Meadow St.ChicopeeMA, 01013
55 Maple St.East LongmeadowMA, 01028
694 Page Blvd.SpringfieldMA, 01104
1155 Erie Blvd., WRomeNY, 13440
81 Oriskany Blvd.WhitesboroNY, 13492
9221 River Rd.MarcyNY, 13403
568 Belmont Ave.SpringfieldMA, 01108

Dunkin’ is not the first major American chain to have sold boba in the US, as Panda Express has had it at their Tea Bar locations for a while now. However, this is the first time a major fast food chain is offering the drinks out of one of their regular locations.