Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out glazed donut, bacon and egg sandwich

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013. Filed under: Food & Dining Health & Fitness
Dunkin' Donuts' Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich ©Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich
©Dunkin’ Donuts

(Relaxnews) – In the latest trend of sandwiches gone rogue, Dunkin’ Donuts has launched a bacon and egg breakfast sandwich that replaces buns with a glazed donut.

Starting June 6, customers in the US will be able to tuck into the sweet and savory portable breakfast meal that consists of a fried egg and cherrywood-smoked bacon, sandwiched between the brand’s signature glazed donut.

And unlike other fast food novelty items that are offered for a limited time, the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich will become a permanent menu item in the US.

Though an unexpected flavor pairing, the donut sandwich is described as a light, fluffy, salty, sweet concoction that melds typical American breakfast foods into a single bite.

Surprisingly, the product also clocks in at a modest 360 calories. For comparison, an Egg McMuffin at

McDonald’s, which is made of an egg, a slice of ham and processed cheese, is 300 calories.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ morning sandwich is a direct riff on donut burgers, which have been trending in the US over the last few years.

Eli’s Donut Burgers out of Minneapolis-St. Paul, for example, sells just that: bacon and cheese-topped burgers sandwiched by glazed donuts which are sold out of a mobile food truck.

The novelty sandwich is likewise a perennial favorite at US state fairs — birthplace of strange concoctions like deep-fried Kool-Aid balls and deep-fried butter — and recently landed across the pond in the UK, where Red’s

True Barbecue in Leeds made headlines for its version of the donut burger topped with double Jack cheese, bacon and fried crispy onions.

Meanwhile, McDonald’s was perhaps the first to marry sweet and savory breakfast items when it debuted its

McGriddle sandwiches in 2003, replacing English muffins with sweet, maple-flavored pancakes.

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