New Thing #218: Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich

DD_New_SandwichAt long last, I've tried the new chicken sandwich at Dunkin' Donuts. And, I'm sure you're not surprised to learn, I loved it.

I had the Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich - there's also a barbecue one that I have not yet tried.

Despite my love of all things Dunkin', I kind of had low expectations for this chicken sandwich.

Needless to say, it far exceeded what I expected - it was really good.

But I have some other things to tell you about this as well.

First of all, I find franchises like Dunkin' Donuts interesting.

I did a Google search to try to figure out if it was called a 'Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich' or a 'Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich'. (Now that I think about it the latter sounds kind of ridiculous, but I thought that's what it was called.) The search turned up lots of different regional Dunkin' menus, including one from Alaska, where they have a chicken tikka sandwich. It's interesting to me that different regions have different types of sandwiches.

DD_RenovationAlso worth mentioning - this particular Dunkin' Donuts I went to has undergone a renovation - instead of the tables with chairs you're used to seeing at Dunkin' Donuts, there are different-looking tables and chairs, booths, and comfy couch-type chairs. Almost like a lounge. Almost like, dare I say it, a Starbucks. I wonder if this is a chain-wide change or just this particular location. (They also changed the menu at this location to one of those videoboard menus, which I've seen at newer locations. But the seating was totally different than what I've seen.)

Finally, as you can see in the top picture, I had an iced tea with my sandwich. Nine times out of 10, when I go to Dunkin' Donuts, I have a coffee. That tenth time is usually a coolata or something. Rarely do I get the iced tea...but whenever I do, it's the best iced tea I've ever had. That's not a New's just a fact.

For what it's worth, the Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich, according to Dunkin' Donuts' website, when ordered with a French roll (its default), is just 250 calories. Which seems really reasonable to me for a fast food sandwich. But the other thing is it's not all that inevitably it's only part of a lunch for me. But, as with most everything else from Dunkin' Donuts - I really recommend it.