"A few select Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in eastern Massachusetts are currently carrying a Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich," Lindsay Harrington, public relations manager for Dunkin' Brands, confirmed to Yahoo! Shine in an email. "The sandwich features bacon and a pepper fried egg on a glazed yeast ring donut."
As die-hard donut fans, we couldn't help but wonder whether the sandwich was any good. Would the peppery egg compliment or interfere with the squishy sweetness of the donut? Would we even be able to eat the thing easily, given that the outside is completely coated with sugary glaze? Who comes up with stuff like this, anyway?
We went to four Boston-area Dunkin' Donuts outlets, but had no luck finding the elusive offering. One employee laughed when asked if he would custom-make a donut sandwich for us. Another looked a little queasy when she heard a detailed description of the item. In each store, servers said they hadn't heard of the new sandwich at all.
No word on how well the $2.99 sandwich is selling, or exactly where—Dunkin' Donuts representatives refused to disclose sales and store-location data to Yahoo! Shine, and though they did say that they are pleased with the response so far, they would not say whether we can expect to see the sandwich in other locations any time soon.
On Twitter, at least, customers seem either shocked or awed.
"My disdain for Dunkin' Donuts multiplied tenfold today," Tweeted Yiqing Shao. "New glazed donut breakfast sandwich? Gross."
"Ummmm, YES PLEASE!!" Tweeted Deestiv.
"Gotta get back to the East Coast. Dunkin' Donuts has finally gifted us with the glazed donut breakfast sandwich," quipped Michael Clair. "This is the future."
A few other restaurant chains already merge the sweet and the savory on their breakfast menus. McDonald's offers the McGriddles breakfast sandwiches—a combination of sausage or bacon and eggs and cheese squished between two maple-speckled pancakes—which range from 420 to 550 calories each. Jack in the box offers a similar sandwich, but with waffles (and 470 calories). Dunkin's new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich rings in at 360 calories, according to Harrington, which makes it actually a little bit better for you than the competition.
Why offer eggs on a glazed donut? The official answer seems to be, "Why not?"
"We constantly strive to offer a wide variety of products to satisfy the needs of our guests," Harrington told Yahoo! Shine.
Got a craving for a donut sandwich? While you wait for Dunkin' Donuts to decide whether they'll offer their creation nationwide, we're sure that Paula Deen would encourage you to make your own at home.
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