It’s Dawn of the “Donut Fries” in Boston
Dunkin' Donuts' experimental $2 snack menu features pastry tubes and various dips.
Update Wednesday, June 27: The donut fries have gone national. Starting on Monday, July 2, if you must, you can get them at any of the roughly one million Dunkin’ Donut locations across the nation, for a limited time. Apparently the test-run of the elongated treats went well.
“As America’s donut leader, we put our passion and creativity towards finding fun and unexpected ways to please and surprise donut fans,” says Tony Weisman, chief marketing officer of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., in a statement. “There was a strong consumer response towards bringing Donut Fries to all Americans during the initial test, and we are excited to make this unique donut treat available nationwide this summer.”
Joining them on the new roster of fine foods and beverages will be a new cold brew sweetened with brown sugar syrup, a “Chocolate Coconutty Donut” and a summer-celebrating “Shark Bite Donut.”
The fries cost $2.
Dunkin’ Donuts is at it again. The coffee chain has confirmed that it has begun experimenting with some, um, experimental menu items in Boston.
At a select few locations, including in Boston, customers can bite into a new line-up of snacks that include elongated pastries called “Donut Fries,” as well as chicken fingers breaded with waffle batter. Other offerings in the “Gotta Have $2 Snacks” menu include ham-and-cheese rollups, ball-shaped pretzel dippers, chocolate dipping sauce for Munchkins (called “Munchkin dippers”), gluten-free fudge brownies, and warm cookies.
You can find them for an undetermined amount of time at 265 Franklin Street in the Financial District, at a store in Logan Airport, and at the new experimental store in Quincy.
“The snacking menu features several new sweet and savory items that pair perfectly with Dunkin’ Donuts’ signature beverages and are ideal for an energizing afternoon break,” the company said in a statement, after word about the new foods and food shapes leaked on Reddit. “The test is designed to gather valuable feedback from consumers, franchisees and their employees to help inform future decisions about a possible national rollout.”
The culinary breakthroughs come as the Canton-headquartered brand has been toying with a major metamorphosis. Last year, it scrapped the Coffee Coolatta and other menu items, opened a store named “Dunkin'” near Boston Common, and in January it debuted its modern concept in Quincy, which features hip accoutrements like nitro cold brew taps.