Having grown up in the Boston area, Dunkin’ Donuts has always been my gold standard when it comes to baked morning goodies (albeit, gluten-filled). That orange and pink box showed up on more than one Sunday morning filled with a dozen different types of doughnuts, from glazed to frosted to jelly-filled. Now, in my gluten-free life, the DD means great coffee, not doughnuts and I still miss those morning munchkins.
Well, here’s some big news for all of you Dunkin’ Donuts fans! According to InvestorPlace, and as reported by the Huffington Post, DD is in the trial stages of incorporating some celiac-friendly fare to its menu! The chain is starting with locations in southern Florida (like Miami) and around Boston by selling individually wrapped gluten-free products so we don’t even have to worry about cross-contamination.
As reported by InvestorPlace, a spokesman for Dunkin’ Donuts noted that the options are still very much in the testing phase at a limited number of stores. The company is encouraged by positive feedback, but “do not yet have a timeframe for potential national distribution.”
This decision to expand its product line follows the recent surge in popularity surrounding gluten-free products in many fast food restaurants.
What do you think of this expansion? Are you excited to indulge in a pastry with your morning cup again, or do you think this is another result of the gluten-free diet fad?