Dunkin' Donuts announced it will release its own version of Dominque Ansel's donut-croissant hybrid, the Cronut, Nov. 3. The doughnut chain is calling its version a Croissant Donut.
Dunkin' Donuts describes its Croissant Donut as having "a delicate and flaky croissant ring that is glazed like a donut."
"The Croissant Donut has 24 layers of buttery dough and is covered with the same sweet distinctive glaze used on our Glazed Donuts, creating the ultimate pastry that is crisp on the outside and soft and flaky on the inside," said Jeff Miller, Dunkin' Brands executive chef and vice president of culinary innovation.
The Croissant Donut will be available at locations nationwide in limited quantities for $2.49. It also comes with a fancy box. Dunkin' Donuts created a white gift box with a clear window designed to hold individual Croissant Donuts.
The brand is also launching a Croissant Donuts truck that will tour select cities in the Northeast with Croissant Donuts and coffee.
Ansel created the trademarked Cronut at his bakery in New York City more than a year ago. Imitators followed with their own versions of the Cronut, including a few in Los Angeles. Hans Rockenwagner has the Crö-Dough, Semi Sweet Bakery came up with the Crullant, which refers to a cruller-croissant and ConfeXion Cupcakes + Cake's has the Brioughnut brioche doughnut.