Glazed Donut Sandwich: It’s What’s for Breakfast

glazed donut sandwichTired of your breakfast repertoire and looking for something different? Now is your chance to mix it up a little. Dunkin’ Donuts in Montclair (and Dunkin’ Donuts everywhere) is launching its Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich today. If you love a good McMuffin but find them, well, a little too healthy, the glazed donut sandwich may be right up your alley.

The sandwich is a split glazed donut stuffed with a fried egg and bacon. It packs 360 calories (half of which come from fat), which may seem high, but not when you consider that Quaker Oats granola is 440 calories per cup.

The coffee and donut chain has been testing the sandwich since April in its Massachusetts restaurants and said the response has been favorable, and the web subsequently created some buzz.

While many chains have been focusing on lower calorie and healthier options (egg whites, whole wheat), some seem to take the other extreme–and receive rave reviews from patrons. Taco Bell launched its Doritos Locos Tacos last year and has sold more than 450 million since.

Will the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich be as popular? Who knows. I, for one, am going to stick to my cold, boring cereal. For now.


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  1. kay wrote:

    Yikes, what’s next? Snickers bar subs??!


    I’m sure some laboratory is deep frying them right now as part of a menu development project. Two snickers bars wrapping grape jam etc.

  2. Like Nellie suggests, they should embed the name of local cardiologists into that donut with a branding iron.

  3. Kay, your idea would have traction in many exurbs. Conversely, how about a Snicker’s Surprise Bar – chocolate on the outside, Jimmy Dean sausage on the inside?

  4. Don’t knock it till you try it people. Had a deep-fried Snickers bar in Dingle, Ireland a couple years ago, where they’re a local speciality. And I’m not ashamed to admit that it was fantastic. Think I’ll give the donut sandwich a whirl too!

  5. Dunkin Donuts is one of the few truly successful businesses in Montclair Center. Obviously they have the dietary needs of the town’s people well pegged. Should we really be surprised they came up with this new delicious addition to their menu?

  6. Spiro, I think you may be onto something!

    This got me thinking about a friend who tried the fried butter on a stick at the Del Mar Fair in SoCal. She said it was ok going down, but didn’t stay down for long. I myself have a weakness for the fried cheesecake at a retaurant near The Rock in Newark, but it is really just phyllo with some melted yummy stuff inside.

    Then I found this…

    Oh the humanity!

  7. Hi Kay, I really enjoy cheese cake too, but once a year is about it. Maybe twice. Fortunately for fans of deep-fried-butter, it is a good thing that Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions !

  8. I’m thinking of opening a deep-fried “cicada on a schtick” stand in 43… the limited time opportunity is the draw, but a butter dip should make it irresistible.

  9. Just like alcohol, drugs, etc if enjoyed in moderation and you are otherwise healthy its fine.

    it is a good thing that Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions!

    No, its not. It is a good thing that this will help people but it is the wrong solution to the problem.

  10. Good point, stayhyphy. I agree, on all counts. Interesting, though, that the southern states that detest Obamacare so completely are the same states that relish the all-you-can-eat-until-you-collapse buffet restaurants with extra cheese washed down by ‘sweet tea’, conveniently located just down the exit ramps from Norfolk right on though to Daytona Beach. I’ve seen these places, and I am amazed the floor doesn’t collapse under some of the patrons. Perhaps it’s part of their idea of “freedom”, or part of their “we don’t need the gubmint or ‘Mooshelle’ telling us what to eat” mantra. Oh well, live and let live, as long as we don’t get stuck with their health care bill, right?

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