PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Dunkin' mascot  "Sprinkles" attends the 100th 6abc Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

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The Rarely Known Dunkin' Employee Rule About Breakfast Sandwiches
Though we know Dunkin' breakfast sandwiches to be nothing more than convenient, savory menu items, handling them is actually somewhat of a privilege for Dunkin' employees. In 2021, Mashed interviewed former Dunkin' employee Caroline Hoffman, and she recalled one of the most "comical" rules of the chain, which had to do with who could touch the sandwiches.
Hoffman said, "Only more 'senior' crew members could prep and put together the breakfast sandwiches. I was usually the one spinning out ten iced lattes and packing two dozen donuts, while the more senior members would toast some bagels or put cheese on croissants." To Hoffman, the rule seemed "backwards," as she had to move quickly and think on her feet.
Those working there for longer had very little to do by only having to put together sandwiches. Though it's unclear why new employees weren't allowed to work sandwich duty, the implication is that more tenured employees were given easier jobs based on seniority. However, as per a Reddit thread, employees are required to customize a person's sandwich order if requested.