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Dunkin Donuts's Angus Steak & Egg Sandwich

MC Slim JB Mar 23, 2012 09:31 AM

[We've moved this thread from the discussion at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/839677 -- The Chowhound Team]

Has anyone tried Dunks' Angus Steak & Egg Sandwich? Even in the commercials, which obviously are trying hard to food-porn it up, it still looks like a grade-school cafeteria Salisbury steak from the Helen Mont-Ferguson administration.

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  1. StriperGuy RE: MC Slim JB Mar 23, 2012 09:55 AM

    Aaaack, gosh I grew up in NYC and I remember those misbegotten crimes against culinary decency.

    1. justbeingpolite RE: MC Slim JB Mar 23, 2012 10:08 AM

      I'll confess, MCSJB,
      It DID look good in the commercials, but I had two bites, and it was beyond inedible!! I felt ill the rest of the morning from those two bites: Shoe leather steak, Chewy bready terrible bagel, tasteless processed eggs.
      I thought I knew what I was getting myself into, but even so...
      blech.

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        MC Slim JB RE: justbeingpolite Mar 23, 2012 10:10 AM

        Wish I could feign surprise here. I hope Frankenthaler is earning a nice salary. Thanks for taking one for the team, jbp!

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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          justbeingpolite RE: MC Slim JB Mar 23, 2012 10:12 AM

          I wish I could say "you're welcome", but boy, do I regret my moment of media induced weakness.

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            L2k RE: justbeingpolite Mar 26, 2012 09:18 AM

            So it's not "A TREEEMendous delight"?

            I learned long ago that DD's commercials are not to be believed.

            although those pigs in a blanket awhile back were pretty tasty

            1. re: L2k
              njmarshall55 RE: L2k Apr 17, 2012 02:13 PM

              Basically, whose commercials ARE to be believed? When was the last time what you got looked exaclty like on the screen? I've all but given up on fast FOOD. But, damn, DD and McD coffee IS incredibly good.

              1. re: njmarshall55
                alkapal RE: njmarshall55 Apr 17, 2012 04:13 PM

                DD coffee is good, and every 7th one is free (with their little "frequent drinker" card).

                I think Mickey D's has improved its coffee lately. Right now, any size MD coffee is $1. yeah!

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            mikeinboston RE: MC Slim JB Mar 27, 2012 05:08 PM

            From Salamander to DDs - quite a change of pace. Dunkin cannot seem to get it together for any non-donuts/pastry item. The bagels are like a sponge, those flat-bread sandwich things were disgusting, and now "steak" and eggs? Really? If I must eat, I usually just get 5 of the Munchkin doughnut holes (invariably stale), and that reminds me never to eat there again for the next 6 months.

        2. Chemicalkinetics RE: MC Slim JB Apr 17, 2012 04:50 PM

          No, I have not tried it, and it does not look extremely attractive from the internet photo. Not horrible, but not attractive. I may try it one day if you guys think they are good.

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          1. re: Chemicalkinetics
            petek RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 17, 2012 05:04 PM

            Micky D's breakfast sammies rule!(up here in Canada anyway).The coffee ain't so bad either..

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              Chemicalkinetics RE: petek Apr 17, 2012 05:08 PM

              Petek

              I haven't had McDonald Breakfast meals for a long time, but I remember loving them. If I remember right, I particularly love the Egg McMuffin and Hash Brown. My mom would buy them for me when I was a kid. Now, I haven't eaten them forever mostly because it would be "out of my way" to go to a McDonald for breakfast. In other words, it would consume time instead of saving time.

              Maybe this Sunday, I will drive to a McDonald and have a McBreakfast :)

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                petek RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 17, 2012 05:19 PM

                Chem

                Where the heck do you live where you can;t find a McDonald's close by? There's one on every corner in Toronto..(not necessarily a good thing) :-D

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                  Chemicalkinetics RE: petek Apr 17, 2012 05:28 PM

                  :)

                  First, I kinda of live in the middle of nowhere (not really, but I like to think so compared to many places I had been to)

                  Second, I am kind of the person who wake up the last minute, and skip breakfast more than half of the time.

                  Ironically, I do have a Dunkin' Donut close by and also on my way to work. I have yet to have one of the Dunkin' Donut sandwiches. I did try last week on my way back to home, but the store was already closing and couldn't serve me.

                  This picture actually looks good.

                  Toronto sounds cool.

                2. re: Chemicalkinetics
                  alkapal RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 18, 2012 03:03 AM

                  the hash brown has to be eaten first, while still very hot and crispy. after that… ;-(.

                  btw, biscuits on big breakfast (or in trays) have a crust, and are smaller than the fluffier ones that come in a biscuit sandwich.

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                    Chemicalkinetics RE: alkapal Apr 18, 2012 05:51 AM

                    <btw, biscuits on big breakfast (or in trays) have a crust, and are smaller than the fluffier ones that come in a biscuit sandwich.>

                    Now that you mentioned it, yes, I think you are right. By the way, I never really like the McDonald pancakes in the breakfast menu. I don't quite if I hate them, but I don't think I like them.

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                      alkapal RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 18, 2012 10:36 PM

                      i agree on the pancakes. i just use them to soak up two fake syrups. ;-)).

                      http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/f... -- " nutritional " info.

                      1. re: alkapal
                        Chemicalkinetics RE: alkapal Apr 21, 2012 02:04 PM

                        Dumb question. Do you (or anyone) what time does McDonald stop serving McDonald breakfast?

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                          acgold7 RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 21, 2012 03:24 PM

                          10:30a. Not a minute later.

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                            Chemicalkinetics RE: acgold7 Apr 21, 2012 03:31 PM

                            Thanks. I may very well give the McDonald breakfast a try tomorrow. It has been so long since I have one. I wonder if it tastes any like I remember. I have very fond memory of it.

                            There are certain foods which have lived up to my old memory and some did not. Cantonese Dim Sum did. Chuck E. Cheese did NOT.

                            Thanks again.

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                              Chemicalkinetics RE: acgold7 Apr 22, 2012 07:51 AM

                              Just got there and have my Egg McMuffin value meal: Egg McMuffin, harsh brown and orange juice for $5.XX. They were great, almost as good as I remembered them. Thanks acgold, alkapal and petek.

                              (I was so worry that I won't able to find a McDonald and it was 10:28AM by the time I got there)

                              1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                petek RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 22, 2012 08:41 AM

                                The sausage & egg is my favorite.I put the hash brown on top of it,sooo good! :-D

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                                  Chemicalkinetics RE: petek Apr 22, 2012 08:44 AM

                                  <I put the hash brown on top of it>

                                  :) I have never tried this. I will do this next time.

                                  Now, I can go to Dunkin Donut and see if its version is as good.

                  2. re: petek
                    TeRReT RE: petek Apr 22, 2012 07:30 PM

                    Now petek, you're correct that Micky D's coffee is now far superior, but where is the support for Tim Hortons? Timmy's breakfast sandwiches are great, I like them more then Micky D's for sure, the bagel feels slightly healthier but the biscuit one is good too. Unfortunately Chem will have to go a lot futher to get Timmy's than Micky Ds.

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                      petek RE: TeRReT Apr 23, 2012 05:26 AM

                      Timmies better than Micky D's for breakfast? Nah..Not even close. To each their own I guess The hash browns at TH are gross and the sammies are OK at best,I prefer A&W brekkie sandwiches to TH's any day..

                      I will say that I tried the buttermilk biscuit thing at Mc D's and didn't like it at all.Too much biscuit,not enough filling kinda dry as well..

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                        TeRReT RE: petek Apr 23, 2012 06:07 AM

                        well yes, the hashbrowns are useless at TH, but the egg and bacon on a bagel with tomato and lettuce is good

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                          petek RE: TeRReT Apr 23, 2012 06:25 AM

                          Agreed :)

                          1. re: petek
                            Chemicalkinetics RE: petek Apr 23, 2012 10:09 AM

                            What the heck is "Timmies"?

                            <I tried the buttermilk biscuit thing at Mc D's and didn't like it at all.Too much biscuit,not enough filling kinda dry as well>

                            I agree to that. I do agree that I like the McDonald hashbrown.

                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                              petek RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 23, 2012 01:02 PM

                              Timmies is what we here in Canada affectionately call Tim Horton's..
                              Google it! :-D

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                                Chemicalkinetics RE: petek Apr 23, 2012 01:22 PM

                                Hey, I just did. The website claim there are two of them in Philadeplphia.

                                What is Tim Horton's like? Is it more like McDonald (fast food which happens to have coffee) or more like Starbuck (coffee shop which happens to have food)? Looking at the website, if feels like the latter.

                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                                  petek RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 23, 2012 03:43 PM

                                  "What is Tim Horton's like?"

                                  It's the Canadian version of Dunkin' Donuts,but not as good....
                                  They didn't do very well when they tried to expand to the U.S of A

                        2. re: petek
                          njmarshall55 RE: petek Apr 23, 2012 02:03 PM

                          CT had one in Plainville, but it closed soon after they installed a Cold Stone Creamery inside it, too. Went there once...not bad.

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                            Chemicalkinetics RE: njmarshall55 May 26, 2012 08:03 PM

                            I just want to say that I went to a Tim Horton's at the Vancouver airport. I was full already, but I ordered a hot chocolate. Now I can tell everyone that I have been to Tim Horton's. Just saying.

                             
                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                              petek RE: Chemicalkinetics May 28, 2012 07:15 PM

                              congrats Chem! welcom to the club..... :P

                  3. Chemicalkinetics RE: MC Slim JB Apr 23, 2012 04:16 PM

                    Despite that I made some awesome bimbibap yesterday, I sacrificed my pleasure and got the Dunkin Donuts's Angus Steak & Egg Sandwich for you all

                    In the attached photo, there are the Steak & Egg Bagel Sandwich, some hash brown pieces and a cup of hot chocolate. Apparently, I cannot substitute the hot coffee with hot chocolate, so I had to separately order everything.

                    Here is my take.
                    The bagel was toasted onion bagel and it was alright. The egg was good, not rubbery at all. The beef patty is semi-loose and greasy (oil dripping all over my plate), which may not be a bad thing for some people since many people complain about the McDonald burger patties being dry and all.

                    I like bagels, but maybe it is not a great idea to couple a bagel with a loose patty because there was a lot of bagel to chew through and the patty was falling apart.

                    I really won't say it is bad, and people should give it a try. However, for me, it isn't sometime which will keep me up thinking over the week -- not like a McDonald Egg McMuffin. :P

                    I prefer the McDonald Egg McMuffin.

                     
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                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                      Veggo RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 23, 2012 04:22 PM

                      You should save your appetite for ropa vieja later.

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                        Chemicalkinetics RE: Veggo Apr 23, 2012 04:27 PM

                        Veggo. Did you read my other post about my ropa vieja at Tierra Colombiana from yestersday. It wasn't bad. Well, my standard anyway.

                        Here:

                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8442...

                      2. re: Chemicalkinetics
                        The Chowhound Team RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 24, 2012 11:45 AM

                        We split some replies over to the Home Cooking board at: http://www.chow.com/topics/845867

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                          jan RE: The Chowhound Team Apr 24, 2012 09:15 PM

                          so back to the original post . . . i tried the dd steak and egg sandwich. oh it was really nasty. the meat was so greasy i couldn't eat it. and i'm not a healthy eating person by any stretch. but i did throw it away. it was horrible. however, i do confess to loving the the egg, cheese and sausage breakfast wrap. a lot lol

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                            Chemicalkinetics RE: jan Apr 24, 2012 09:19 PM

                            <but i did throw it away>

                            ................

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                              justbeingpolite RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 25, 2012 06:22 AM

                              Jan threw away the streak and egg sandwich, (as did I), but apparently liked the wrap.perhaps I'll have to give that a go.have to admit i'm gunshy, after that sandwich (shudder!)

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                                Chemicalkinetics RE: justbeingpolite Apr 25, 2012 06:07 PM

                                Man, you two really hate the steak and egg then. I didn't love it, but not the same extend as you two. :)

                      3. Lindseyup67 RE: MC Slim JB May 28, 2012 05:07 PM

                        Calories be damned.....try the steak, egg, and cheese bagel breakfast sandwich from McDonalds...........when cooked to order, a delicious, greasy piece of breakfast perfection!!!

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                        1. re: Lindseyup67
                          Chemicalkinetics RE: Lindseyup67 May 28, 2012 06:01 PM

                          <.try the steak, egg, and cheese bagel breakfast sandwich>

                          I haven't tried it. Maybe I will do so one day. The Dunkin Donut one is not that impressive.

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                          CalicoPaisley RE: MC Slim JB Aug 26, 2012 06:52 PM

                          Looks like I'm one of the few (only?) people in this thread who does enjoy the angus! This amuses me despite the way it was hyped. The angus has probably done the best job of getting me to abandon my yearsold oath about avoiding Dunkies. (I turned into a snob when I moved to California. Still can't stomach their coffee, rather go without.) I often get it on a multigrain bagel which is their most toothesome bakery item and it does take a while to saw through but I enjoy it. It's arguably their healthiest (or ... least greasy) bread product but sometimes I'll super-indulge and order a biscuit instead. Those are usually hangover days. But curiously the DuDo's nearby has sized down their energy drink selection, probably thought it was detracting too much from their terrible, awful, horrible, atrocious coffee. DANG YOU, DUNKIES! <shakefist>

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