Dunkin’ Donuts Tests Snacks in Boston

Donut fries, waffle-breaded chicken tenders and gluten-free brownies are on a $2 snacking menu.

April 09, 2018

BOSTON – Dunkin’ Donuts is testing donut fries, among other items on a $2 snacking menu during a trial run in Boston, the Boston Globe reports. Other snacks in the pilot program include Munchkin dippers, pretzel bites with honey mustard sauce, waffle-breaded chicken tenders, ham-and-cheese rollups and gluten-free brownies.

“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 statement said. “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 test is being conducted at “a small number of its restaurants in the Boston market,” including the new concept store in Quincy. A review by a Reddit user had a mixed reaction: “I tried the pretzel bites and they were great but they use Kens honey Dijon sauce and should use Kens honey mustard instead. I also tried the donut fries and those need a dipping sauce but they were good. Lastly I tried the waffle breaded chicken and that was gross because they were way too greasy. The batter is the same batter used in the pancake bites that they used to have.”

Dunkin’ Donuts recently rolled out a value menu called “Dunkin’ Go2s,” which had Wake-up Wraps for $2, breakfast sandwiches for $3 and croissant sandwiches for $5. The company also announced a pilot catering program. Dunkin’ Donuts mobile ordering system now integrates with Google Assistant.