Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Breakfast Sandwich #21 - Dunkin Donuts (DD) aka the "D" Stands For Dry

Sandwich: Bacon, Egg and Cheese on a Bagel
Location: Dunkin' Donuts, Park Street
Date: April 25, 2015
Cost: $3.29

I love donuts. When I was kid Dunkin' Donuts were my favorite, but that was long before Greenbush Bakery opened on Regent Street. I haven't been to a Dunkin' Donuts in years but every once in awhile some will show up at work and I always eat one, or two. Sometimes I'll have even have one with sprinkles.

I'm not sure when they decided to get into the lucrative breakfast sandwich game, but I know I've seen their television ads promoting such things. They're always pushing their coffee too, it seems to be popular, even if it isn't "The Best Coffee In America".

At some point they started using DD as shorthand for their name which is probably an attempt at rebranding a la KFC/Kentucky Fried Chicken. I'm sorry, but DD will always be Donald Driver in my book.

Having said all that, I was driving up Park Street the other morning, I had The Dusties Storm with Lady P on the radio, it was beautiful outside, and everything seemed right with the world. I saw the Dunkin' Donuts sign looming over the road and I knew it was time to try one of their sandwiches.

Who knew there are so many options? Flatbread?

Kind of just sitting there.

Crappy cut job courtesy of me and a dull knife.
The Sandwich - Bacon, Egg and Cheese on a Bagel. I didn't know how many options they offered for breakfast sandwiches and when confronted with the drive through menu I just went for the bullseye and picked the item in the middle, although I did not get the "combo". I believe this was the first breakfast sandwich I've ordered on a bagel. It was high time to branch out a bit.

In the drive through I noticed that there was a Chevy truck in front of me and a Chevy Tahoe behind me. I drive a Chevy truck. Amateur market research suggests people that drive Chevy's like the Dunkin' Donuts drive through. Additional research suggests those drivers should stick to the donuts (with sprinkles). 

The Result - 1.27 Chevy's out of 5 Chevy's. It probably took me between 8-10 minutes to get home so it's possible that the sandwich would have been slightly better had it eaten it right away, but I doubt it. From the first bite the bagel soaked up all the moisture in my mouth. It was chewy and doughy in a bad way and I couldn't really taste the bacon or cheese. I could taste the egg a little, but mostly I could only taste dryness. "Dry" shouldn't be a flavor when you're talking about breakfast sandwiches. 

It just wasn't good, at all, but it didn't taste bad. There really isn't much more to say about it but if your basement ever floods I would suggest throwing a dozen of these bagels down there. They should take care of the problem in short order. 

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  1. No need to get up, we'll bring donuts to you. Find the location closest to you and either click to order on Donuts Delivered, or call us, and we'll take your order.

  2. Adele will deliver you donuts and sing you a sad song.

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