Oct 17, 2017

Review: Taco Bell - Crispy Chicken Quesadilla

Taco Bell's Crispy Chicken Quesadilla features crispy-fried triangles of seasoned white meat chicken, three-cheese blend, and creamy jalapeno sauce folded and grill-pressed inside a warm flour tortilla.

Oct 16, 2017

TGI Fridays Upgrades to Bigger Ribs

TGI Fridays has gone back to the drawing board for their ribs and come back with new Fridays Big Ribs, which are back ribs that are 30% meatier than their previous baby back ribs (it should be noted that "back ribs" and "baby back ribs" are one and the same).

Papa Murphy's Jack-O-Lantern Pizza Available for 2017 Halloween Season

Papa Murphy's Jack-O-Lantern Pizza makes its yearly return for the 2017 Halloween season at participating locations.

El Pollo Loco Whips Up Four New "Handcrafted Bowls"

For a limited time, El Pollo Loco expands their selection of rice bowls with four new "Handcrafted Bowls."

Chuck E. Cheese's Newest Pizza is Meant to Look Like Candy Corn

Chuck E. Cheese's gets in the Halloween spirit by introducing the new Candy Corn Pizza, which despite the name, is not a pizza topped with candy corn.

Oct 15, 2017

Dunkin' Donuts' 2017 Halloween Line-Up Includes New Spider Donut

Dunkin' Donuts celebrates the 2017 Halloween season with the new Spider Donut as well as festive new looks to some of their regular menu donuts.

Oct 14, 2017

Blaze Pizza New Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad Plus Two New Agua Fresca Flavors

Blaze Pizza highlights the fall with their new Roasted Squash & Quinoa Salad as well as two new Agua Fresca drinks: Matcha and Blueberry Hibiscus.

Oct 13, 2017

Review: Denny's - Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Denny's Cranberry Orange Pancakes feature two buttermilk pancakes with cranberries cooked inside and topped with orange cream cheese icing.

Taco Bell Tests New Chicken & Biscuits

Taco Bell gives the chicken and biscuit combo another look with a test of new Chicken & Biscuits in Indianapolis, IN.

Tim Hortons Kicks Off Revamped Espresso Line-Up with New Buffalo Latte.

To help celebrate the launch of their new, revamped espresso line-up, Tim Hortons introduces the new Buffalo Latte at two locations in the Buffalo, NY area.

Oct 12, 2017

Bojangles' Debuts Five New $5 Combo Meals

Bojangles' targets the magic $5 price point for fast food value meals with the introduction of five $5 meal combos.

Frozen Mac n' Cheetos Now Available to Make at Home

Mac n' Cheetos, the pairing of a Cheetos-flavored crust with a filling of mac and cheese, can now be found in the frozen food aisle of major retailers nationwide.

Denny's 2017 Holiday Menu Includes New Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Calling it the "Flavor of the Season," Denny's is ready for the holidays with a number of season menu items including new Cranberry Orange Pancakes as well as new White Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes.

Oct 11, 2017

Review: McDonald's - Buttermilk Crispy Tenders

McDonald's Buttermilk Crispy Tenders feature boneless chicken breast strips that are seasoned, battered, breaded, and then deep-fried until crispy.

Taco Bell Tests New Bacon Ranch Naked Chicken Chalupa

Taco Bell is looking into giving the Naked Chicken Chalupa another go with a test of the new Bacon Ranch Naked Chicken Chalupa in the Knoxville, TN area.

Hostess Launches New Molten Lava Ding Dongs in Frozen Food Aisle

Hostess expands their frozen food aisle selection with the launch of new Molten Lava Ding Dongs.

Burger King Fries Up New Spicy Chicken Nuggets

For a limited time, new Spicy Chicken Nuggets will join Burger King's regular Chicken Nuggets on the menu at participating restaurants.

Corner Bakery Adds New Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Items

Corner Bakery Cafe adds two new pumpkin spice breakfast items for the season: Pumpkin Spice Pancakes and Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal.

Oct 10, 2017

Review: Popeyes - Loaded Cajun Fries

Popeyes' Loaded Cajun Fries feature seasoned Cajun Fries topped with Cajun gravy, shredded cheddar cheese, and bits of bacon.

Half-Price Shakes at Sonic on October 11, 2017

Sonic will be offering their entire shake selection for half the regular price all day on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at participating locations.

Baskin-Robbins Offers Halloween-Themed Candy Bar Mashup Ice Cream for October 2017

Going with a Halloween theme, Candy Bar Mashup is the October Flavor of the Month at Baskin-Robbins.

New 2017 Walmart-Exclusive Candies Feature Festive Wrappers

Each year, Walmart gets a number of exclusive candies for Halloween, this year's batch doesn't include new flavors but instead feature new Halloween-themed wrappers on each piece of candy.

Oct 9, 2017

Wendy's Releases New Chicken Tenders

Not to be left out of the chicken strips party, Wendy's debuts new Chicken Tenders and S'Awesome sauce to dip them in.

KFC Serves Up Deep-Fried, Gravy-Filled Balls of Mashed Potatoes in Australia

If you've ever wished for a bite-sized, portable version of KFC's mashed potatoes and gravy you might want to get over to Australia, where KFC is offering new breaded and deep-fried balls of gravy-filled mashed potatoes called "Gravy Mashies."

McDonald's Promises More Szechuan Sauce Come Winter 2017

Having put out only a very limited amount of Szechuan Sauce at select locations on October 7, 2017, McDonald's took to social media yesterday to promise that they're bringing back "a lot more" of the sauce this upcoming winter.

Burger King Introduces New Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shake

Continuing their parade of cereal milkshakes, Burger King launches the new Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shake for a limited time at participating restaurants.

Oct 8, 2017

Taco Bell Tests New Crispy Dipping Burritos

Taco Bell is trialing new Crispy Dipping Burritos, which very much look like chimichangas, in the Minneapolis, MN market area.

The Cheesecake Factory Expands Sunday Brunch to Saturdays

The Cheesecake Factory increases the availability of their Sunday brunch menu by expanding it to Saturday at all locations nationwide.

Oct 7, 2017

Pumpkin and Salted Caramel Frozen Treats Return to Culver's for Fall 2017

Culver's line up of seasonal frozen desserts for fall 2017 sees the return of two familiar faces--the Pumpkin Spice Shake and Salted Caramel Pumpkin Concrete Mixer--plus the addition of the new Pumpkin Gingerbread Concrete Mixer.

Del Taco Debuts $1 Queso Chicken Roller

Del Taco debuts the new $1 Queso Chicken Roller as the newest face on their "Buck and Under" value menu.

Oct 6, 2017

Papa John's Running a "Buy One, Get One Free" Pizza Deal

Papa John's is running a limited-time deal where you can get a free pizza of equal or less value when you buy one at regular menu price.

Wendy's Rolls-Out New Fresh-Baked Cookies

Wendy's now offers new fresh-baked cookies in three varieties: Double Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chunk, and Sugar.

Review: 7-Eleven - Pillsbury Stuffed Waffle

7-Eleven's Pillsbury Stuffed Waffle features crispy, maple-flavored waffle shell with a filling of egg omelet, pork sausage, and cheddar cheese.

Oct 5, 2017

Taco Bell Releases New Crispy Chicken Quesadilla

Naked Chicken Chips returns to Taco Bell with the arrival of the new Crispy Chicken Quesadilla.

Red Robin Adds New Taco Tavern Double Burger and More

Red Robin goes with a Latin theme for the fall and early winter by adding the new Taco Tavern Double as well as the new Chimi Fresco Finest Burger.

$2 Small Pumpkin Drinks at The Coffee Bean on Thursdays in October, 2 to 6 PM

The Coffee Bean is offering a deal where you can get a small-size cup of any of their seasonal pumpkin drinks for $2 on every Thursday in October, from 2 to 6 PM at participating locations.

Pumpkin Spice Glazed Donut Returns to Krispy Kreme for Four Days in October

In case you missed out on the very limited-run of Krispy Kreme's Pumpkin Spice Original Glazed donut back in September, the chain is giving you another chance by offering them at select locations for four days this month.

Quiznos Introduces New Gyros

Quiznos is serving up new Gyro Flatbreads, Salads, and Subs for a limited time.

Oct 4, 2017

Preview of Exclusive National Taco Day Taco Bell Test Kitchen Dinner

It's National Taco Day today and as part of the festivities at Taco Bell, they're holding an exclusive dinner for 32 lucky fans tonight at their Test Kitchen at Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine, CA. It's a reservation-only event that was fully booked in seconds.

Fortunately, I was able to attend a media preview of the event to learn what's going to be on the 5-course taco-focused menu as well as try a few of the dishes.

$4 Pizza After 4 PM at Blaze Pizza on October 4, 2017

Blaze Pizza is running a deal today, October 4, 2017, where you can get any pizza for $4 after 4 PM to celebrate what they're calling "Noncon4mist Day."

Oct 3, 2017

2017 National Taco Day Deals

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 is National Taco Day and many-a-taco-slinging chain will be celebrating with some sort of deal.

So for your reference, here's a list of 2017 National Taco Day deals:

Halo Top Announces Seven New Non-Dairy, Vegan Flavors

Low-calorie ice cream maker Halo Top adds seven new non-dairy and vegan flavors this month.

Review: Popeyes - Popcorn Chicken

Popeyes' new Popcorn Chicken comes in a quarter-pound serving along with a side and biscuit for $4.

Jack in the Box Brings First Ribeye Burger to Fast Food Industry

Featuring a fast food-first of 100% ribeye beef patties, Jack in the Box introduces two new Ribeye Burgers. the All-American Ribeye and the Havarti & Grilled Onion Ribeye.

Oct 2, 2017

Szechuan Sauce Returns to McDonald's for One Day Only on October 7, 2017

Szechuan dipping sauce will be returning to McDonald's for a very limited engagement on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Olive Garden Offers New Caramel Apple Butter Latte This Fall

Olive Garden welcomes the fall with the new Caramel Apple Butter Latte. Also, Pumpkin Cheesecake has found its way back on the menu.

Tastykake Launches New Kake Chips

Purporting to combine the crunch of a chip with the flavor and sweetness of cake, Tastykake launches new Kake Chips.

Dairy Queen Unveils New Royal Reese's Brownie Blizzard

Dairy Queen goes with the classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter for the launch of the new Royal Reese's Brownie Blizzard, their Blizzard of the Month for October 2017.

Popeyes Debuts New Loaded Cajun Fries

Popeyes adds a new, limited-time side with the debut of Loaded Cajun Fries.

Oct 1, 2017

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Returns to Papa John's Plus New Chicken Bacon Philly Pizza

The Philly Cheesesteak Pizza is back for a limited time at Papa John's and is joined by the new Chicken Bacon Philly Pizza.