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What makes this Dunkin’ Donuts kosher? Taste your sandwich

Another Dunkin Donuts appears on the Sick and Shut Down List.
Another Dunkin Donuts appears on the Sick and Shut Down List. AP

Dunkin’ Donuts has opened its third kosher shop in South Florida, this one in Boca Raton.

The kosher conversion makes the branch at 21401 Powerline Rd. the first kosher D&D in Palm Beach County. It joins two other kosher Dunkin’ Donuts, in Miami Beach at 341 W. 41st St., and at 3951 Stirling Rd. in Hollywood/Dania Beach.

“Huge crowds of locals crowded the Dunkin’ Donuts on Powerline Road ... as the branch just became kosher,” touted the website YeahThatsKosher two days after the shop’s July 15 conversion.

To receive kosher status, the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant, like the other tri-county kosher locations, altered its menu to adhere to the dietary needs of its kosher clientele. That means no ham, bacon or sausage prepared from pork.

The popular pit stop for coffee and sweets also adhered to special kitchen equipment and storage requirements as defined by Jewish dietary law.

The Boca location will offer vegetarian sausage and bacon as an option for its breakfast sandwiches, as well as egg sandwiches. Of course, the coffee and doughnut offerings — like the popular Boston Kreme, Glazed, and Munchkins Donut Hole Treats — remain familiar menu staples.

“Over the years, members of the community have approached our local franchisees on several occasions to open a kosher Dunkin’ Donuts in the area,” Barbara Fisher, Dunkin’ Donuts’ director of operations, told The Palm Beach Post.

The Orthodox Rabbinical Board of Broward and Palm Beach counties certified the newly kosher Dunkin’ Donuts shop.

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