Friday, August 22, 2014

News: Jack in the Box Testing Herb Butter-Smothered Burgers

Jack in the Box is testing a new line of premium burgers where the hamburger patty is topped with melted garlic herb butter. They're calling it the "Buttery Jack" and it's available in two varieties: Original and Bacon & Swiss.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review: Taco Bell - Spicy Potato Taco

Taco Bell's new Spicy Potato Soft Taco features crispy potato bites, shredded lettuce, chipotle sauce, and shredded cheddar cheese in a warm flour tortilla for $1.

It's pretty much a replacement for the Crispy Potato Soft Taco, but with a spicy chipotle sauce rather than pepper jack sauce.

News: Starbucks - Pumpkin Spice Latte Can Be "Unlocked" Starting August 26, 2014

Starbucks is playing a game with Pumpkin Spice Latte fans this year (they're calling it the "Spot the Spice" challenge), where they can get their PSL fix a little early (as in late summer early) starting August 26, 2014, if they have the secret code to unlock it.

News: Wendy's - New Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche Sandwich

Wendy's latest menu item is the new, limited-time Smoked Gouda Chicken on Brioche sandwich (Wendy's brioche bun being forever tied in my mind to this).

It features double-smoked Gouda cheese, a Dijon aioli,  a sweet onion sauce made from pureed caramelized onions, a crispy chicken breast filet, sliced red onions, and spring mix on a toasted brioche bun.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review: Starbucks - Sausage Croissant Roll

Starbucks' Sausage Croissant Roll features an all-beef sausage with bechamel sauce nestled inside of a flaky croissant roll.

This was new at my local Starbucks. So much so that they didn't actually have it keyed into the register. They charged me the same price as a breakfast sandwich, $2.95, but I have no idea how much it's supposed to cost.

News: El Pollo Loco - New Ultimate Double Chicken Menu Includes New Enchiladas

El Pollo Loco's new, limited time Ultimate Double Menu features several items including new Ultimate Double Enchiladas. Like the name suggests, each item comes with a double serving of the chain's signature flame-grilled chicken.

News: Checker's / Rally's - New $1 Cha-Ching Menu Line Up with new Steakhouse Swiss

Checker's and Rally's latest $1 Cha-Ching value menu trio includes the new Steakhouse Swiss burger, two chicken strips, and the Smoky BBQ Cheddar burger.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: Taco Bell - Beefy Fritos Burrito

Taco Bell's new Beefy Fritos Burrito is part of the new $1 Cravings value menu and features seasoned ground beef, cilantro rice, warm nacho cheese sauce, and original Fritos corn chips, wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla.

I bought one for $1.

News: Caramel Apple Oreos Arriving as a Target-Exclusive

Caramel Apple Oreos start arriving tomorrow exclusively at Target according to Target CMO Jeff Jones via Twitter.

The new flavors feature vanilla Golden Oreo cookie wafers with a creme filling that's half green apple-flavored and half-caramel flavored.

News: Jack in the Box Testing Burger with Deep-Fried Cheese Patty

Jack in the Box is testing out new premium burgers topped with a deep-fried cheesy patty. They're calling them "Big Cheesy" Burgers.

According to The Impulsive Buy, they're being testing out in at least a few locations in Central California and come in both an Original version and a Bacon version. Along with the namesake "crispy melted cheese" patty, the burgers look to also be a test bed for a new Wendy's-like square "signature patty" and cross-hatched "signature bun."