Dunkin' Donuts has introduced a “tasty twist on [the] brunch classic” with the new Eggs Benedict sandwich that includes black forest ham, egg, and an adapted Hollandaise spread, which was apparently a big innovation challenge.
Developed to ensure that Dunkin’ Donuts employees assemble the sandwich as efficiently as possible, the company has opted for a Hollandaise sauce with a consistency similar to cream cheese so that it’s easier to spread. So far, responses to news of the new sandwich have been apprehensive, to say the least. The Huffington Post has predicted that the sandwich will “ruin Hollandaise sauce for America,” and Delish questions whether Dunkin' Donuts will be able to execute a dish that is “sometimes impossible to pull off even at the best restaurant.”
As for the company itself, Dunkin' Donut’s website teases the “creamy, lemony flavor of Hollandaise” rather than listing the sauce itself as an ingredient.
“The key was to create something that wasn't messy and could be applied to the English Muffin very quickly,” Dunkin' Donuts’ executive chef Stan Frankenthaler told Business Insider. "Our employees are used to putting cream cheese on bagels very quickly, so this is no different."
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