Mar 31, 2017

Review: Hostess - Bakeshop Cupcake Cookies

Hostess Bakeshop Cupcake Cookies are chocolate iced cookies with the brand's signature vanilla icing squiggle.

The Coffee Bean Welcomes Spring 2017 with a Trio of Coconut Caramel Beverages

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf celebrates spring with three new Coconut Caramel coffee beverages for a limited time.

2017 April Fools' Day Round Up

Photo via Auntie Anne's.
So that you're not caught unawares (or just want to fool someone), here's a running list of this year's April Fools' Day jokes by some big-name food brands (I'll update if more come in tomorrow):

Mar 30, 2017

Review: Jack in the Box - Grilled French Toast Plate

Jack in the Box's Grilled French Toast Plate features three slices of French toast, syrup, and hickory-smoked bacon (you can also get the plate with sausage).

Hostess Expands to In-Store Bakeries with New Bake Shop Line

Hostess looks to expand its footprint beyond the packaged snack cakes aisle to the in-store bakery with the launch of the new Hostess Bake Shop line.

McAlister's Deli Goes with Black Cherries for 2017 Spring Menu

McAlister's Deli welcomes the spring with both a new salad and sandwich featuring the taste of black cherries.

Carvel Debuts New Cookie Butter Soft Ice Cream

Carvel partners with Lotus Biscoff brand cookies to release a number of new desserts featuring cookie butter ice cream.

The line up includes:

Fresh Mozzarella Comes to Wendy's in New Chicken Sandwich and Salad

Wendy's adds fresh mozzarella to the menu with the launch of two new menu items in April: the Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich and Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad.

Chipotle's Tortillas are Now Made with Just Two to Five Ingredients

Chipotle managed to come up with new corn and flour tortillas made with only between two and five ingredients compared to fourteen or more ingredients you'd find in tortillas at the store or from a fast food chain.

Mar 29, 2017

Dunkin' Donuts Introduces New Pretzel Croissant Sandwich and More for Spring 2017

Dunkin' Donuts readies for the warmer months with the debut of their new Pretzel Croissant Breakfast Sandwich as well as a number of new seasonal donuts and beverages at participating locations nationwide.

Cheetos Sweetos Return with New Caramel Flavor

Cheetos Sweetos are back on the shelves for a limited time this spring but in addition to the original Cinnamon Sugar flavor, they're also available in a new Caramel flavor.

Review: Arby's - Traditional Greek Gyro

Arby's Traditional Greek Gyro features sliced gyro meat (a blend of ground beef, ground lamb, and Mediterranean spices) in a warm flatbread along with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, tzatziki sauce, and Greek seasoning.

Mar 28, 2017

El Pollo Loco Unveils New Signature Avocado Tostadas

El Pollo Loco features some crunch heading into next month with the new, limited-time Signature Avocado Tostada menu.

Boston Market Releases New Sweet & Spicy Apple Rotisserie Chicken

Boston Market debuts a new rotisserie chicken flavor: Sweet & Spicy Apple and also brings back Parmesan Tuscan rotisserie chicken for a limited time.

Mar 27, 2017

Philadelphia Brand Launches New Cheesecake Cups

Philadelphia Cream Cheese looks to expand beyond use for baking or spreading on bagels with the launch of new Cheesecake Cups.

The single-portioned desserts come in four flavors:

Half-Price Cheeseburgers at Sonic on Tuesdays After 5 PM

Calling it "Family Night," Sonic offers a deal for half-price Cheeseburgers every Tuesday night from 5 PM to closing.

Guacamole Now Available at Starbucks as "Avocado Spread"

In case you've ever had a hankering for some guacamole on your bagel or breakfast sandwich at Starbucks, the coffee chain now offers new Organic Avocado Spread.

Ben & Jerry's Holding Free Cone Day Worldwide on April 4, 2017

Ben & Jerry's will be giving away free ice cream cones in a flavor of your choice at scoop shops worldwide on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Mar 26, 2017

Hardee's Unveils New Aporkalypse Burrito and Biscuit

Hardee's offers a trifecta of breakfast pork with the unveiling of the new Aporkalypse Burrito as well as the Aporkalypse Biscuit, each featuring ham, sausage, and bacon.

Lay's Adds New Poppables Potato Snacks

Frito Lay's gives Lay's potato chips a bit of the Doritos 3D experience with the launch of new Poppables potato snacks.

Mar 25, 2017

Denny's Welcomes New "Big Burger Show" Menu

Denny's latest limited-time menu features their burgers and is called the "Big Burger Show."

Duncan Hines Debuts New Baking Mixes for Microwaving in a Mug

Duncan Hines offers fresh-baked, single-serving desserts with the convenience and quickness of microwave cooking in new "Perfect Size for 1."

Mar 24, 2017

Del Taco Launches New Huevos Rancheros Epic Burrito

Del Taco bolsters their breakfast menu for those with big appetites with the arrival of the new Huevos Rancheros Epic Burrito.

They've also expanded their morning options with new $1 Breakfast Rollers and Simply Orange brand orange juice.

Frozen Friday: Jimmy Dean - Meat Lovers Stuffed Hash Browns

Jimmy Dean Meat Lovers Stuffed Hash Browns feature hash brown potato patties filled with a combination of sausage, ham, bacon, cheddar, and mozzarella.

Tic Tac Now in New Pina Colada Flavor

Tic Tac looks forward to the warm summer months with the release of new Pina Colada Tic Tac Mixers mints.

Mar 23, 2017

Mini Hot Dogs and Chicken Sandwiches Return to Sonic

Sonic has brought back their Lil' Doggies and Lil' Chickies lines of mini hot dogs and mini chicken sandwiches. They've also introduced two new flavors: Honey BBQ Bacon and Cheesy Bacon.

Starbucks Introduces Bottled Cocoa & Honey Cold Brew Coffee and More

Starbucks expands the availability of their cold brew coffee with the release of new bottled Cocoa & Honey with Cream Cold Brew to join their unsweetened plain version.

Additionally, the company also adds a number of other bottled and canned coffee beverages including:

Arby's Reveals New Traditional Greek Gyro

Having offered gyros with both non-traditional meats such as roast beef and turkey, Arby's now goes back to the sandwich's roots by offering the new Traditional Greek Gyro for a limited time.

Mar 22, 2017

Review: Del Taco - Chorizo Half Pounder Breakfast Burrito

Del Taco's Chorizo Half Pounder Burrito features chorizo with scrambled eggs, grated cheddar cheese, and zesty red sauce, in a warm flour tortilla.

$5 Bonafide Big Box Available at Popeyes Through March 31, 2017

The $5 Bonafide Big Box returns to Popeyes for a limited engagement though March 31, 2017.

Lipton Bottled Iced Tea Now Available in New Mango Flavor

Hoping fans will appreciate the taste of the tropics as the weather turns warm, new bottled Lipton Mango Iced Tea rolls out to retailers nationwide.

McDonald's to Sell Bottled Big Mac Sauce, Tartar Sauce, and Mayo in Canada

McDonald's looks to invade the condiment aisle of Canadian grocery stores this spring with the upcoming launch of new Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, and McChicken sauce bottles.

$5.99 Cheesesteaks at Philly's Best on March 24, 2017

For those of you in Southern California, Philly's Best Cheesesteaks will be selling regular Cheesesteaks and Chicken Cheesesteaks for $5.99 this Friday, March 24, 2017.

Mar 21, 2017

Review: Trader Joe's - Sponge Candy

Trader Joe's Sponge Candy features a type of sugar candy covered in milk chocolate.

Red Robin Plates New Salmon Dishes for Spring 2017

Red Robin unveils a few new, Lent-friendly options this spring with the introduction of the Citrus Harissa Salmon burger, Sear-ious Salmon entree, and Spicy Sriracha Shrimp appetizer.

"Buy One, Take One" Deal is Back at Olive Garden

The "Buy One, Take One" deal is back at Olive Garden for a limited time. Under the promotion, you get a free select entree to take home when you dine-in and purchase a select entree.

Schlotzsky's Launches Three New Brisket Sandwiches

Schlotzsky's introduces a trio of new brisket sandwiches inspired by the chain's Austin, TX roots.

Mar 20, 2017

Half-Priced Pizzas at Papa John's Through March 26, 2017

Papa John's has a 50 percent off deal on their pizzas going on through Sunday, March 26, 2017.

The discount is good off the regular menu prices for their pizza and is only available for online orders when you use the code: "PAPA."

Chick-fil-A Unveils New Frosted Strawberry Lemonade

Chick-fil-A starts the spring with the debut of new, seasonal Frosted Strawberry Lemonade.

Starbucks Offers New Whiskey Barrel-Aged Coffee at Seattle Roastery

Starbucks tries a new take on craft coffee with new barrel-aged coffee at their flagship Roastery location in Seattle.

Mar 19, 2017

Charleys Philly Steaks Releases New Smoky Chipotle Fries

Charleys Philly Steaks adds to their topped fries selection with the limited-time addition of new Smoky Chipotle Fries.

The Habit Introduces New Golden Chicken Salad

The Habit welcomes the spring with the arrival of their new Golden Chicken Salad.

Mar 18, 2017

Werther's Launches New Cocoa Creme Soft Caramels

Werther's Original expands their soft caramel selection with new Cocoa Creme Soft Caramels.

P.F. Chang's Debuts New Sushi and Salads for Spring 2017

Looking to offer lighter fare for the spring, P.F. Chang's introduces a number of menu items, including new sushi and salad dishes.

Here's the new items you'll find on the menu:

Mar 17, 2017

Cold Stone Adds Three New Flavors for Spring 2017

Cold Stone Creamery adds three new, seasonal flavors for this spring: peach ice cream, cherry almond cake yogurt, and strawberry lemonade sorbet.

Review: Burger King - Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Burger King's Crispy Chicken Sandwich features a new breaded chicken filet along with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a soft potato bun.

Mar 16, 2017

50-Cent Corn Dogs at Sonic on March 18, 2017

Sonic looks to celebrate National Corn Dog Day on March 18, 2017 by offering 50-cent corn dogs.

$3 Green Beers at TGI Fridays for St. Patrick's Day

TGI Fridays hopes to get you in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, Friday, March 17, 2017, by offering 14-oz glasses of green beer at $3 a pop.

99 Cent Corn Dogs at Wienerschnitzel on March 19, 2017

Wienerschnitzel will be celebrating National Corn Dog Day, on March 19, 2017, with a deal for 99-cent corn dogs all day long.

McDonald's Tests New Americano and Macchiato in Northern California

McDonald's is testing three new McCafe espresso-based drinks in the Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto area of Northern California.