Review: Sausage GranDDe Burrito from Dunkin’ Donuts

Even though you can get fast food breakfast menu items at any time in a growing number of places, I’m usually awake early enough to never miss out on getting breakfast in the morning.  This morning I picked up the new Sausage GranDDe Burrito from Dunkin’ Donuts and the combination of eggs/sausage clearly make this a breakfast burrito.  I know Dunkin’ is more than just breakfast these days, but I still gravitate towards breakfast-centric places in the morning by default.
Dunkin Grandde BurritoThe new Sausage GranDDe Burrito is a 10-ounce breakfast burrito filled with a rice and bean blend which includes corn, fire-roasted pepper and onions, and a spicy omelet with jalapeños, red bell pepper and pepper jack cheese with habanero.Dunkin Grandde BurritoThere’s a lot of different ways Dunkin’ could have gone with the GranDDe Burrito considering their vast menu. I’m glad they kept it pretty simple and just went with the classic southwest-style breakfast burrito.  The burrito is packed and heavy, but some ingredients could have shown up a little better in the one I got.  The rice and black bean blend stood out prominently beyond the main players of sausage and eggs and worked well as the extra filler ingredients.  Any time you add some extra fiber by including beans, you’re due for an extra filling meal.  The random kernels of corn don’t seem like much, but are enough to be noticed and give the burrito little bits of added moisture and sweetness.  I could have used some more of the fire-roasted peppers and onions because I found them primarily at the end of my burrito. The problem I encountered with the GranDDe Burrito was that there are a lot of components involved and isolating each one means a chance to find subpar parts that will impact the product as a whole.  Unfortunately, the ingredients that you would think would bring a little added heat to the item fell flat.  The “spicy” omelet with jalapeños is present in every bite, but there just isn’t much heat to it.  There’s pepper jack cheese with habanero and that came up way short too.  I’m generally more sensitive to spicy ingredients than the typical chile-head and even I was scratching my head wondering where the heat is.  The salty and smoky flavors were still there, but the peppery heat just wasn’t.
Grandde BurritoThe GranDDe Burrito was held together well and I didn’t encounter any significant mess which is quite surprising.  I’ll say thanks the lack of sauces plus the thick, toasted tortilla, the burrito ends up being a decent grubbing on the go option if needed.  It’s a good-sized burrito clocking in at 10-ounces, but $3.99 for a breakfast entree is pretty steep.  I come from the camp where I like my fast food breakfast entree items to be under the 3 dollar mark, plus a hefty breakfast burrito is a lot to commit to starting your day off.DD BurritoPutting cost aside and the fact that I’m not typically looking for over 700 calories for a breakfast entree, the GranDDe Burrito is true to its name and does enough right to be a solid menu addition.  I wish there was more heat to the ingredients that should provide said heat, but luckily the lack of heat doesn’t mean lack of flavor.  It’s well put together and a nice change from the regular breakfast sandwich additions.

Pros: Nice combination of southwest-style ingredients. Hefty, filling. Not messy. Toasty tortilla.

Cons: Pricey for a fast food breakfast entree. Lacks the heat that most might be expecting.

Taste: 6.50/10
Value: 5.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.00/10
Price: $3.99

Overall GrubGrade: 6.75/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 710
Total Fat - 41 grams
Saturated Fat - 17 grams
Cholesterol - 225 milligrams
Sodium - 1660 milligrams
Carbs - 56 grams
Fiber - 6 grams
Sugar - 5 grams
Protein - 30 grams

6 comments on “Review: Sausage GranDDe Burrito from Dunkin’ Donuts

  1. john says:

    Do they assemble this in house? Or do they just heat it up?

    • Bubbsy says:

      I’d have to be really cynical to believe these are assembled off-site and then just tossed in the microwave when ordered. More likely the elements are shipped to them pre-cooked (egg patties, sausage) and they are assembled in the tortilla and press-grilled.

      • megan says:

        They are assembled in house. But Bubbsy is dead on, everything is shipped pre-cooked and assembled and cooked. I’ve got family who works for DD.

  2. Kyle says:

    3.99 looks very reasonable for a 10oz burrito

  3. Bryn says:

    These are available all day right? Good size and value for lunch maybe…

  4. Keith says:

    I personally like the Sausage Burrito. I was very surprised it was as good as it is, and the heat is prefect. If your looking for hot, go get some hot wings, this is breakfast. The calories are a bit much so eat a lighter lunch.

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