Just in time for the first annual Ohio Bacon Fest Dunkin Donuts released the tastebud-tantalizing news that new breakfast sandwiches featuring craft bacon flavors will soon be added to the menu. Far from your run-of-the-mill smokehouse bacon flavor, the new direction the coffee company is taking is sure to please every progressive palette.
BACON LOVERS’ SAUSAGE SANDWICH
Made from actual cherrywood-smoked bacon, the sausage is split in half and layered with egg and American cheese on an English muffin. It’s smoky, salty and ideal for those who can’t decide between sausage and bacon at breakfast. It’s currently in the menu-testing phase, but executive chef Jeff Miller expects it to make it on the permanent menu eventually.
CANDIED BLACK-PEPPER BACON SANDWICH
This croissant has a lot going for it; it’s stuffed with four whole strips of bacon—twice as much as the typical DD breakfast sandwich. Second, all that bacon has been dredged in a mix of sugar, cracked black pepper, and a few “secret recipe” seasonings before it’s cooked. The result is a sweet, slightly spiced morning meal that’s also packed with egg and American cheese. Confirmed to hit menus nationwide in November.
These are topped with a mound of crumbled bacon and a generous drizzle of maple icing. They were first offered in New Jersey and Connecticut but should be rolling out to restaurants across the country now.