Donut Fries Makes National Debut at Dunkin’ Donuts

The thought of eating a doughnut makes many people race out and buy them. At the same time, French Fries are one of the most popular choices at any fast-food restaurant across the U.S.

A combination of the two would be almost impossible to resist hopes the owners of Dunkin’ Donut. The doughnut chain has debuted Donut Fries. They transform the spherical delicious pastries into a small bag of sweetened sticks that can be easily picked at like French fries and made for those on the go.

The new snack will be available nationwide beginning Monday July 2 and for a limited time the price is inexpensive. Donut Fries will cost $2 per bag nationwide.

The donut, coffee, fast-food chain’s new snack is made out of croissant like doughnut dough that is tossed in a mix of sugar and cinnamon, which is different from the traditional doughnut dough that is a cake-like yeast ring.

If counting calories is a must, then one should know that a five-piece serving of the new snack contains 240 calories, 14 grams of total fat and 5 grams of sugar.

They contain 40% of the recommended daily level of saturated fat. However, the calorie count is just less than one glazed doughnut that has 260 calories or the 280 calories in a jelly doughnut.

Dunkin’ Donuts tested this new product this past April at locations close to Boston. The test run was successful, said the CMO for the company Tony Weisman.

Weisman through a prepared statement said that strong responses from consumers towards bringing the new Donut Fries to all locations in the U.S. during the test phases prompted the company to take the new treat nationwide beginning this summer.

The new Donut Fries are just one part of the company’s large launch of its new pastries and maybe even other changes.

The company is considering a name change. In 2017, the apostrophe was dropped by the company and a storefront sign was changed on a Pasadena, California location as a test to Dunkin. Later in 2018 a final decision is expected on if that name will stick.

For now, the big news for the doughnut maker is the nationwide launch of its Donut Fries beginning Monday July 2.

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