How are Dunkin Donuts made?
Do the franchisees get frozen dough from the big company?
And on a related question, is the "dunkin' " doughnut--the plain doughnut with the knobby handle--still being sold anywhere? Haven't seen that for a long time.
Yes, the dunkins are still available in Jersey and are by far my absolulte favorite. Going to have to grab for afternoon snack now. yum.
The dough is rolled out with a mortar tube and the donuts stamped out by keffiyah wearing Jihadists with the butts of Ak-47s inside crypto fascist mosques run by the Taliban.
Or the way it used to be when I went to them, bags of dry mix supplied to the franchisees are mixed, rolled cut and fried/baked on site. Smaller locations run as satellites to stores with kitchens and get deliveries once or twice a day.
I live in South Carolina. The local franchise receives frozen doughnuts from out-of-state, and they warm these up in ovens. If you ask store staff, they will at first assert that the doughnuts are made in the store. If you ask if they are deep fried in the store, they usually acknowledge they are not. The staff have told me that the local franchise does put on decorations, sprinkles, etc., probably as these do not freeze or travel well.
I've been popping into my local place the last few weeks, only because of the free medium iced coffee. I tried their new version of "cronuts" but if that's what it is, I can't understand people standing on line in the city to get them, at those private bakeries.
That said, how can you not take a trip down Memory Lane ;-)
The cronut at Dunkin is disgusting and overpriced. Two DC area grocers, Shoppers and Safeway, have their own version, 100% better and priced the same as any other donut. A real cronut can be peeled apart, layer by layer, buttery pastry that melts in your mouth, like a croissant. Pretty much concluded Dunkin is good for one thing -- coffee. The imitation butter flavor in their bagels, rolls and biscuits makes me gag. My guess is the ingredient list for a breakfast sandwich would be one full page of small print, unpronounceable compounds.