Jul 31, 2016

White Castle Unveils New Pretzel Chicken Rings

White Castle gets in on the pretzel trend not with new pretzel slider buns but instead with new pretzel-crusted ring-shaped ground chicken that they're calling "Pretzel Chicken Rings."

Jack in the Box Introduces New Garlic Fries

Getting ahead of McDonald's new regional garlic fries, Jack in the Box introduces new Garlic Herb Fries chain-wide.

Jul 30, 2016

Every McDonald's in Japan is a Poke Stop or Pokemon Gym

In a move that might portent the future of Pokemon Go sponsorship here in the US, McDonald's Japan has partnered up with Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, to have almost all McDonald's restaurants in the country appear as a Poke Stop or Pokemon Gym in the game.

KFC Testing Georgia Gold Fried Chicken

KFC looks to follow up their Nashville Hot Chicken with another regionally-inspired dish: new KFC Georgia Gold chicken.

Jul 29, 2016

Checkers / Rally's Launches New 4 for $3 Deal

Perhaps looking to one-up other fast food rivals in the four-for-$4-deal-department, Checkers and Rally's debut the 4 for $3 deal.

Starbucks Japan Gets a New Crushed Orange Frappuccino

Starbucks Japan's latest summer time treat is the new, limited-time Crushed Orange Frappuccino.

While there doesn't appear to be any crushing involved, there are sizable chunks of orange pulp in the icy beverage as well as an over-sized straw to suck them up.

Blueberry Biscuit is Back at Hardee's

The Blueberry Biscuit has returned to Hardee's and combines the chain's scratch-made biscuits with the sweetness of blueberries.

Jul 28, 2016

Review: Starbucks - Teavana Youthberry White Tea Granita

Starbucks' Teavana Youthberry White Tea Granita consists of lemonade-flavored shaved ice topped with Teavana Youthberry White tea (a blend of white tea, tropical pineapple, fruity acai, and hibiscus) and is part of the new Sunset Menu the chain introduced for the summer.

Taco Bell Priming to Test New Walking Nachos

New Walking Nachos may be coming to Taco Bell soon if a test that starts next month goes well. I was able to try them at a recent media event.

Charleys Philly Steaks Adds New Nacho Deluxe Fries

Charleys Philly Steaks offers two new menu items for a limited time this summer: Nacho Deluxe Fries and Raspberry Signature Lemonade.

Arby's Adds New Italian Meatball Sub

Arby's latest new menu item is the limited-time Italian Meatball Sub.

Trending into competitor Subway's territory, the sub features four Italian meatballs, roasted garlic marinara, and provolone cheese on a toasted sub roll.

Jul 27, 2016

First Look: Taco Bell's New Cheetos Burrito Test

Cheetos fans rejoice! Taco Bell has come up with a new Cheetos Burrito that they'll be testing starting next month in Cincinnati, OH and I got an early first look/taste test today.

Totino's Now Available in New Portable Pizza Sticks

Looking to serve a growing trend in snack foods as accompanying or even replacing meals, General Mills offers new Totino's Pizza Sticks.

Coffee Nut Wins M&M's Flavor Vote

Coffee Nut beat out two other flavors to win M&M's first-ever Flavor Vote and earn a spot on the shelves.

Jul 26, 2016

Sonic Unveils New Sweet & Salty Master Blasts

For those who prefer the combination of sweet and salty, Sonic debuts new, limited-time Sweet & Salty Master Blasts, including one with potato chips.

Dunkin' Donuts' New Cold Brew Arrives Nationally on August 1, 2016

Dunkin' Donuts' new cold brew coffee option is set to arrive nationally starting next month on Monday, August 1, 2016 at participating locations.

El Pollo Loco Launches New Line of "Overstuffed" Quesadillas

Stuffed Quesadillas return to El Pollo Loco as a new line of "Overstuffed" Quesadillas.

Half-Price Blasts at Sonic on July 27, 2016

If you're looking to beat the summer heat, Sonic will be discounting their small and medium Blasts and Master Blasts by 50% off the regular price on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at participating locations, while supplies last.

Review: Flame Broiler - Tofu Bowl

Flame Broiler's Tofu Bowl features charbroiled organic tofu served over white or brown rice (plus blanched veggies and green onions if you choose).

Jul 25, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings Offering Half-Price Wings on July 29, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings will be offering their wings for half the regular price all day on Friday, July 29, 2016 in celebration of National Chicken Wing Day.

McDonald's Garlic Fries Expand Throughout SF Bay Area

After a test at four locations in the San Jose area, McDonald's is rolling out new Gilroy Garlic Fries throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area at nearly 240 participating locations.

P.F Chang's Introduces New Farm to Wok Menu

P.F. Chang's seeks to highlight their scratch-made dishes and fresh ingredients with the new Farm to Wok menu which includes new dishes like Wok-Fire Filet Mignon and Cauliflower Tempura.

Jul 24, 2016

Half-Price Cheesecake Slices at Cheesecake Factory on July 29-30, 2016

The Cheesecake Factory will be offering dine-in customers any slice of cheesecake for half the regular price on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, 2016.

McDonald's Entices with New Hello Kitty Fruit Toys in Hong Kong

McDonald's is offering new, exclusive collectible toys featuring Sanrio characters in the shape of seasonal summer fruits over in Hong Kong.

Jul 23, 2016

Subway Launches New Chicken Caesar Melt

Subway introduces the new, limited-time Chicken Caesar Melt as the second sub to feature their relatively new rotisserie-style chicken.

Krispy Kreme Partners with Cheerwine for New Cheerwine Kreme Soda

Krispy Kreme has partnered up with Cheerwine to come up with new Cheerwine Kreme soda, which adds a Krispy Kreme touch to the regional cherry soda.

Jul 22, 2016

Frozen Friday: Lean Cuisine - Pomegranate Chicken

Lean Cuisine's Pomegranate Chicken features white meat chicken strips, seasoned green beans, and yellow carrots in a pomegranate sauce.

TGI Fridays Debuts New $10 Summer Grill Menu

TGI Fridays deal for the warm months is the new $10 Summer Grill menu where you can grab a full rack of ribs for $10.

99-Cent Chili Dogs at Wienerschnitzel on July 23, 2016

Wienerschnitzel will be offering their Chili Dogs, Mustard Dogs, and Kraut Dogs for 99 cents each on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

$1 Classic Grilled Dogs at Burger King on July 23, 2016

Burger King will be celebrating National Hot Dog Day on July 23, 2016 by offering their Classic Grilled Dogs for $1 at participating restaurants on the day.

Jul 21, 2016

Krispy Kreme Offers New International-Themed Donuts Including a Churro Donut

Krispy Kreme draws inspiration from a few countries around the world to come up with a selection of new international-themed donuts, including the Churro donut.

Panda Express Renames Fortune Cookies as "Fortunate Cookies"

For a limited time, Panda Express is renaming and replacing their fortune cookies with "Fortunate Cookies" in a campaign meant to inspire "thoughtful generosity."

Domino's Expands $7.99 Carryout Special to Every Day

Domino's is now extending their long-running Monday through Thursday $7.99 carryout deal to every day of the week.

Review: McDonald's - Spicy Sriracha Burger

McDonald's Spicy Sriracha Burger features new Sriracha Big Mac sauce, baby kale, baby spinach, white cheddar cheese, crispy onions, tomato, and a choice of beef or chicken as well as bun.

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Introduce New Burger with Bacon Jam

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's adds a new burger that should appeal to bacon lovers as it features the smoky goodness in three forms: bacon strips, crumbled bacon, and, a fast food first, bacon jam. They've named it the Bacon 3-Way Burger.

Jul 20, 2016

Starbucks Highlights New Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato

Starbucks showcases coconut milk this summer with the arrival of the new Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, which the company bills as its "first iced espresso beverage that features coconut milk."

Chuck E. Cheese's Adds Dippin' Dots to Menu

Just in time to beat the current heat wave (er... "heat dome") affecting much of the U.S., Chuck E. Cheese's partners with Dippin' Dots to offer the flash-frozen ice cream beads at participating locations nationwide.

Half-Price Cheeseburgers at Sonic on July 21, 2016

Sonic will be offering their Cheeseburgers for half the regular price on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

The deal is good at participating locations on single-patty cheeseburgers, while supplies last.

Jul 19, 2016

Review: Choco Chip Oreo Cookies

Choco Chip Oreo cookies feature dual-flavored chocolate and Golden wafers sandwiching chocolate chip cookie-flavored creme.

Mountain Dew Pitch Black Back for Good

Starting September, Mountain Dew Pitch Black returns to a permanent spot in the Mountain Dew retail lineup.

Lay's Brings Four International Potato Chip Flavors Home to US

With the 2016 Summer Olympics just around the corner, Lay's takes the opportunity to embrace the international theme by bringing four popular flavors from around the world to us here in the US.

Free Sweet Tea at McAlister's Deli on July 21, 2016

McAlister's Deli will be giving away free cups of their Famous Tea on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Red Lobster Brings Back Crabfest for 2016 Summer

Crabfest is back at Red Lobster for a limited time this summer. The menu features the largest selection of crab dishes that the seafood restaurant chain offers each year.

Here's what you'll find on the menu:

Jul 18, 2016

Review: Taco Bell - Triple Double Crunchwrap

Taco Bell's Triple Double Crunchwrap features two layers of seasoned beef, nacho cheese, and crunchy tostada shell plus lettuce, reduced-fat sour cream, and tomatoes wrapped up in a hexagonally-folded flour tortilla and grilled.

Pizza Hut Brings Back Big Flavor Dipper Pizza with New US Theme

As a nod to the 2016 Summer Olympics, Pizza Hut has brought back the Big Flavor Dipper pizza with a new red, white, and blue "Go USA" box for a limited time at participating locations.

Applebee's Debuts New Summery Wood Fired Grill Salads Including Grilled Watermelon Salad

Applebee's follows up the launch of their Wood Fired Grill menu with new Wood Fire Grill salads, including the new Grilled Watermelon and Spicy Shrimp Salad.

Chick-fil-A Introduces New Grilled Chicken and Egg White Breakfast Sandwich

Chick-fil-A adds their first new breakfast sandwich since 2010 with the introduction of the new Egg White Grill sandwich.

Hostess Bakes New M&M's and Milky Way Brownies

Hostess partners up with Mars Chocolate to cook up two new brownies: Hostess Brownies made with M&M's and Hostess Brownies made with Milky Way pieces.

Jul 17, 2016

Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Expand with Four New Meals with Organic Ingredients

Healthy Choice adds some organic ingredients with the introduction of four new varieties to the Simply Cafe Steamers line.

The four new meals include:

Domino's India Launches New BurgerPizza

Domino's India looks to offer a more individual menu option with the launch of the new BurgerPizza.