Jan 23, 2017

Review: Little Caesars - Cinnamon Loaded Crazy Bites

Little Caesars' Cinnamon Loaded Crazy Bites features a family-size portion of warm Crazy Bites sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and then drizzled with cinnamon roll spread and cream cheese icing.

You Can Now Search the Chipotle Website by Dietary Needs and Recommendations

To keep up with many dietary needs and/or preferences, Chipotle now offers a "dietary options" page on their website.

The page allows you to sort their menu and ingredients to help you customize your order according to a number of dietary restrictions and characteristics, such as vegan, gluten-free, and high protein.

Jan 22, 2017

Hershey's 2017 Valentine's Day Line-up Includes New Red Velvet Kit Kats

Like many a candy company this time of year, Hershey's offers a number of seasonal Valentine's Day candies. This year sees the introduction of new Red Velvet Kit Kat Miniatures and White Cookie Cupcake Hershey's Kisses, but that's not all...

McDonald's Serves Up an Oreo McCafe Menu in Hong Kong

McDonald's has partnered up with Oreo in Hong Kong for the new, limited-time McCafe x Oreo Oreo Thins Delight menu.

Jan 21, 2017

Panera's 2017 Winter Menu Features New Southwest Chicken Tortilla Broth Bowl

Panera Bread's 2017 Winter Menu sees the introduction of two new entrees: the Southwest Chicken Tortilla Broth Bowl and Roasted Beet Quinoa & Citrus Salad.

The seasonal menu also features some new desserts as well as a number of returning items. Here's what you can expect:

Entenmann's Debuts New Little Bites Chocolate Party Cakes

Entenmann's adds a new face to their Little Bites line of snackable baked goods with the debut of new, limited-time Chocolate Party Cakes.

Jan 20, 2017

Walmart-Exclusive Valentine's Day Candies for 2017 Include New White Chocolate Cheesecake M&M's

Walmart's exclusive line-up of Valentine's Day candies this year includes new White Chocolate Cheesecake-flavored M&M's as well as two others.

Here's what you can expect to find while strolling down the Walmart candy aisle:

Buy One Pound of Meat, Get One Free at Dickey's Barbecue on January 21, 2017

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is running a one-day special on Saturday, January 21, 2017 where you can buy any pound of barbecued meat and get a second pound for free with a coupon.

Jan 19, 2017

New Cadbury Creme Egg-Like Oreo Eggs Coming in February

Oreo is set to offer their own take on Cadbury Creme Eggs with the impending launch of new Oreo Eggs.

Subway Testing New Pulled Pork and Chili Cheese Fritos Sub

Subway is testing a new pulled pork sub topped with Chili Cheese Fritos in at least some states in the Midwest.

McDonald's Introduces New Big Mac Bacon in Canada

Perhaps adhering to the saying that "bacon makes everything better," McDonald's Canada adds bacon to the chain's iconic Big Mac for the new, limited-time Big Mac Bacon.

Jan 18, 2017

Chips Ahoy Thins Now Come in New Oatmeal and Double Chocolate Varieties

Nabisco adds two new flavors to their Thins line with the launch of new Oatmeal and Double Chocolate Chips Ahoy Thins.

Review: 7-Eleven - Breakfast Pizza

7-Eleven's Breakfast Pizza features bacon, sausage, smoked ham, scrambled eggs, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and "peppered cream" gravy on top of a "flaky biscuit" crust.

Jamba Juice Debuts New Super Blend Smoothies

Jamba Juice partners with Harley Pasternak, a celebrity fitness trainer, to launch their new Super Blend Smoothie meal replacement line.

Jan 17, 2017

McDonald's Serves a Giant McFlurry in France

McDonald's offers a giant version of their signature McFlurry over in France and calls it the "McFlurry Party."

Burger King Introduces New BBQ Bacon King

Burger King gives the Bacon King a very slight change to introduce the new BBQ Bacon King.

Firecracker Chicken is Back at Panda Express

As usual, Panda Express' annual Chinese New Year celebration sees the return of Firecracker Chicken Breast.

Jack in the Box Chimes in With New 4 for $4 Deal

Four for $4 deals have been all the rage in fast food land recently so it's no surprise that Jack in the Box has joined the fray with their own limited-time new 4 for $4 deal.

Jan 16, 2017

KFC's New Georgia Gold Chicken Arrives on January 29, 2017

KFC is set to offer their take on Georgia's lesser-known honey mustard-based barbecue with the national release of new Georgia Gold Chicken on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

My Least Favorite New Fast Food Items from 2016

Since I've already listed my top five new fast food items from 2016, here are my bottom three new fast food items from 2016:

Review: Wendy's - Bacon Sriracha Fries

Wendy's Bacon Sriracha Fries feature French fries topped with pieces of Applewood-smoked bacon, cheese sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, and the Sriracha aioli.

Denny's Increases $4 Value Selection and Adds New Super Blackberry Pancakes

Denny's adds to their selection of $4 value menu items with a number of limited-time $4 Short Stacks, including new Super Blackberry Pancakes.

The new value-priced options include:

Red Robin Introduces New Avocado Chicken Wedgie Sandwich

Red Robin's latest better-for-you option is the new, bun-less Avocado Chicken Wedgie sandwich.

Jan 15, 2017

Starbucks Adds New Sous Vide Egg Bites to Breakfast Menu

Offering an option to those who prefer a bread-less or grain-less breakfast entree, Starbucks adds new Sous Vide Egg Bites to their breakfast selection.

Velveeta Makes Its Way to the Frozen Food Aisle with New Cheese-Filled Biscuit Turnovers

Kraft brings Velveeta to the frozen food aisle with the nationwide launch of two new products: Velveeta Stuffed Grilled Cheese and Velveeta Cheesy Bites.

Jan 14, 2017

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Adds New Caesar Salad and Chia Blueberry Max Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie Cafe adds a few better-for-you options to start 2017 with the new Supergreen Caesar and new Chia Blueberry Max smoothie.

Pringles Debuts New "Loud" Line of Crisps

Pringles unveils a new "Loud" line of corn- and grain and vegetable-based crisp that feature "layered," bolder flavors.

There are five new flavors at launch:

Jan 13, 2017

7-Eleven Offers New $2 Big Deals and Others to Start 2017

7-Eleven has a number of limited-time deals available starting this month including new $2 Big Deals, where you can get two select items for $2.

Arby's Deer Steak Sandwich Returns for Round Two

Arby's hunter-friendly Venison Sandwich will make a very limited return to just two locations in Nebraska for only one day at each location.

Jan 12, 2017

Review: Papa John's - Wisconsin Cheese Stuffed Cheesesticks

Papa John's Wisconsin Cheese Stuffed Cheesesticks feature melted cheddar, Asiago, Fontina, Provolone, and cheese made from mozzarella and come topped with garlic sauce and Parmesan Romano cheese.

Checkers/Rally's Adds New Roadhouse Baconzilla and Discounts Cheeseburger to $1

Checkers and Rally's latest menu item is the new, limited-time Roadhouse Baconzilla--a combination of the Baconzilla and the Bacon Roadhouse.

Pei Wei Introduces Two New Thai-Inspired Rice Bowls

Pei Wei looked to Thailand in coming up with two new rice bowls: the Supergreen Thai Coconut Curry bowl and Thai Basil bowl.

El Pollo Loco Adds New Entrees to Under-500 Calories Menu

El Pollo Loco adds three new faces to their Under-500 Calories menu including new Lettuce Tacos.

Available for a limited-time, the three new dishes are:

Jan 11, 2017

Fudge Truffle Ice Cream Returns to Cold Stone for Valentine's Day

Fudge Truffle ice cream is back at Cold Stone Creamery as a Valentine's Day special through February 28, 2017

Frito-Lay Brings Back Blazin' Buffalo & Ranch Doritos Chips

Perhaps looking to capitalize on the popularity of Buffalo wings at the tail end of the football season, Frito-Lay has brought back Blazin' Buffalo & Ranch Doritos tortilla chips, but only for a limited time.

Burger King Offers New Coffee Under Old "BK Joe" Name

Burger King brews up new coffee and brings back the "BK Joe" name along with a limited-time deal where they're offering any size coffee (hot or iced) for 99 cents.

The Naked Chicken Chalupa Comes to Taco Bell in Late January

Taco Bell's fried chicken taco shell comes home to roost with the nationwide launch of the new Naked Chicken Chalupa late this month on January 26, 2017.

Jan 10, 2017

Del Taco Changes to New Lower-Fat Ground Turkey Recipe

Del Taco has once again played around with their seasoned ground turkey recipe and starts off 2017 with new seasoned ground turkey, which now features 40-percent less fat than their ground beef (the previous version was 33-percent less fat).

My Top Five New Fast Food Items of 2016

Another year, another parade of new fast food items eaten. Here's my top five for 2016, in no particular order:

Olive Garden Releases Under-600-Calorie "Tastes of the Mediterranean" Menu

Olive Garden starts the new year with the "Tastes of the Mediterranean" menu featuring six under-600-calorie entrees, including two new ones.

Here's what's on the menu:

Pastrami is Back at Wienerschnitzel Along with New Pastrami Reuben

Pastrami has once again made its annual return to the Wienerschnitzel, where, for a limited time, it is featured in five limited-time menu items, including two new ones:

Bruegger's 2017 Winter Menu Features New Bellapeno Bagel

Bruegger's chooses spicy heat for this year's 2017 winter menu. The bagel chain introduces new spicy cheese as well as a new spicy bagel and features them both in one new sandwich: the Spicy Bellapeno Egg.

Post Introduces New Cinnamon Pebbles Cereal

Post adds some spice to the Pebbles cereal line up with the introduction of new Cinnamon Pebbles.

Jan 9, 2017

Review: McDonald's - Chicken McGriddles

McDonald's Chicken McGriddles sandwich features a crispy chicken patty from the McChicken between two sweet McGriddles cakes.

7-Eleven Launches New Breakfast Pizza

7-Eleven bolsters their breakfast (and pizza) selection with the launch of the new Breakfast Pizza at participating locations.

You Can Get $1 Coffee and $2 Lattes at McDonald's

McDonald's is running a nationwide deal to promote their McCafe drink platform by offering any-sized hot drip coffee for $1 and any small McCafe latte or other hot specialty beverage for $2 for a limited time at participating locations.

Jan 8, 2017

Shake Shack Adds Three New Seasonal Shakes to Kick Off 2017

Shake Shack launches a new trio of seasonal shakes to start the new year and plans on rotating in three new flavors in every few months.

The three new shakes are:

Culver's Introduces New Wisconsin Big Cheese Pub Burger

Culver's caters to the meat-and-cheese crowd with the release of their new, limited-time Wisconsin Big Cheese Pub Burger.

Jan 7, 2017

Blaze Pizza Entices with "Buy One, Get One Free" Pizza Offer

For a limited-time, Blaze Pizza is sending out a "buy one, get one free pizza" code redeemable through their mobile app if you digitally pledge to "keep it real."

Red Lobster Kicks Off "Big Festival of Shrimp" with Three New Dishes

Red Lobster's latest limited-time menu is the Big Festival of Shrimp, which features three new dishes: Wild-Caught Firecracker Red Shrimp, Creamy Shrimp-and-Cheese Linguini, and Bourbon-Brown Sugar Grilled Shrimp.