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Angus Steak & Egg Sandwich – You’ve Got to be Kidding

Touch the Soil News #734 (feature photo – CC SA 4.0)

Dunkin Donuts sells what it calls the “Angus Steak & Egg Sandwich” on a bagel – but it is not steak. It is actually ground Angus. Dunkin Donuts is being sued for misrepresentation of the facts. Amidst the lawsuit, the issue came up as to what exactly is in the “Angus Steak & Egg Sandwich.”

For fun, we researched the ingredients of the “Angus Steak & Egg Sandwich” and discovered that the additives list is enough to discourage consumption. Following is the disclosure from Dunkin Donuts on its “Angus Steak & Egg Sandwich” ingredients:


Plain Bagel: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Sugar, Malt Extract, Degermed Yellow Corn Meal, Yeast, Salt, Natural Ferment Flavor (Cultured Wheat and Wheat Malt Flours, Vinegar, Salt), Molasses, Dough Conditioner (Malted Barley Flour, Enzymes, Dextrose), Soy (Trace); Beef Steak Patty: Angus Beef, Marinade {Water, Beef Flavor [Water, Natural Flavor (contains milk), Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, High Oleic Sunflower Oil), Glycerine, Artificial Flavor, Disodium Guanylate and Disodium Inosinate, Monosodium Glutamate, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Ethyl Alcohol, Wheat), Salt, Triglycerides, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)], Salt with BHA, TBHQ, Citric Acid, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Black Pepper}; Egg Patty: Egg Whites, Egg Yolk, Soybean Oil, Water, Contains 2% or less of the following: Unmodified Corn Starch, Salt, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Citric Acid; American Cheese: Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Water, Dry Cream, Milkfat, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Annatto and Oleoresin Paprika Color (if colored), Soy Lecithin (non-sticking agent).


Following is a Dunkin Donuts ad that the lawsuit claims is a misrepresentation of the ground angus which is full of other ingredients and preservatives and for which a premium price is charged.

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