Pittsburgh Penguins get iced... donuts, that is

Written by Gretchen McKay on

Pens Donut

The National Hockey League lockout is finally over, and Pittsburgh Penguins fans are pretty jacked up about it, as evidenced by the thousands of people who lined up around Consol Energy Center on Jan. 16 for a free Black and Gold intrasquad scrimmage.

Turns out, the folks at America's favorite doughnut shop are just as excited about the Pens' return to the ice as we are. 

To celebrate, area Dunkin' Donuts have trotted out a Penguins-themed doughnut. Meant to evoke the team's colors, it's frosted in chocolate icing with a yellow dipping-icing drizzle.

Actually, re-introduce might be a better word, as the doughnut chain, which got its start in Massachusetts in 1950 and today counts more than 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries, initially offered the special yeast ring doughnuts at the start of the season.
 "Then it went away when they didn't play," a manager at the Market Square franchise told me.  

A single doughnut costs 99 cents, while a dozen will set you back $7.99. They will be available until the end of the 48-game season, which if the Pens play as well as everyone hopes they will, should extend to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in June. 

As part of the on-going celebration, Dunkin' Donuts also will offer small, 99-cent hot or iced lattes every day from 3 to 6 p.m. until the end of March. 
Anybody else doing special hockey-themed menus or food items to celebrate the Pens' return? Let us know. 

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