Apr 30, 2016

Annual Great Tastes of America Arrives at McDonald's UK for 2016

McDonald's "Great Tastes of America" menu makes it yearly trip to the UK for 2016 and kicks off with a Tennessee barbecue-themed burger for the first two weeks.

Sonic Testing New Boneless Wing Flavors Including Orange Sesame

Sonic is looking into a few new flavors for their line of Boneless Wings, including a very Panda Express-like Orange Sesame.

Apr 29, 2016

Heinz Tackles Regional Barbecue with Five New BBQ Sauces

Heinz introduces five new barbecue sauces including four inspired by regional barbecue characteristics.

Papa John's Testing New Pan Pizza

Papa John's has been spotted testing a new pan pizza crust option at select locations in Kentucky.

Review: Carl's Jr. / Hardee's - Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich

Carl's Jr.'s / Hardee's Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich features either a sausage patty, bacon strips, or slice of ham, plus egg and American and Swiss cheeses on an Auntie Anne's soft pretzel roll.

Apr 28, 2016

New Burrito El Diablo at Hardee's and Carl's Jr.

The Thickburger El Diablo gets the burrito treatment at Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, or rather those locations that include a Green Burrito or Red Burrito, respectively.

Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Returns But Only Until May 2, 2016

The Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino is back for a very limited time run: it's only available through this Sunday, May 2, 2016 at participating U.S. and Canadian locations.

Pop-Tarts Now Come in New Soda Flavors

Pop-Tarts partners up with A&W Root Beer and Crush Orange to come up with two, new soda-inspired flavors.

Arby's Introduces Two New Cookies Made with Ghiradelli Chocolate

Arby's adds cookies to their dessert repertoire with the introduction of the new Salted Caramel & Chocolate Chip Cookie and Triple Chocolate Cookie.

Apr 27, 2016

Review: Jack in the Box - Panko Onion Rings

Jack in the Box's Panko Onion Rings feature sliced onions covered in panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried.

Lay's BBQ Chips Now with More BBQ Flavor. Here's How to Get Some for Free:

Lay's has tweaked their BBQ potato chip recipe and come up with a flavor they're describing as "smokier, saucier, tangier" and "bursting with more BBQ flavor."

McDonald's Serves Garlic Fries?

In what looks to be a regional offering, McDonald's is offering new Garlic Fries in the San Jose, CA area, as spotted by one of your fellow BrandEaters.

Arby's Launches New Bourbon Bacon Sandwiches

Arby's is serving up new Bourbon Bacon Sandwiches as their latest limited-time offering. The key features of the new sandwiches are brown sugar bacon and creamy bourbon Dijon mustard made with barrel-aged Kentucky bourbon.

$1 Hot Dogs at Sonic on April 28, 2016

Sonic will be offering their 6-inch Chili Cheese Coney and All-American Hot Dogs for $1 a piece on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at participating locations, while supplies last.

Apr 26, 2016

Burger King Brings Back $1.49 10-Piece Chicken Nuggets Deal

Burger King is once again offering their 10-piece Chicken Nuggets for $1.49 in a limited-time deal at participating locations.

Sonic Adds New Lemonade, Frozen Lemonade, and Frozen Limeade Drinks

Sonic adds to their vast drink selection with new Lemonade, Frozen Lemonade, and Frozen Limeade drinks.

Buy One, Get One Free Donuts at Krispy Kreme on April 28, 2016

Krispy Kreme will be offering a buy one, get one free deal on a dozen Original Glazed donuts on April 28, 2016 in celebration of Super Hero Day.

Classic Flavors Sweep Lay's Flavor Swap

Earlier this year, Lay's asked consumers to vote between four classic flavors and four new flavors and decide which ones would say and which ones would go. They called it the "Lay's Flavor Swap."

Review: Wienerschnitzel - Loaded Po'Taters

Wienerschnitzel's Loaded Po'Taters feature hash brown coins with various toppings. They come in three varieties: Chili Cheese, Blazin' and Meat Lovers.

Apr 25, 2016

Church's Brings Back $4 Big Box

The $4 Big Box is back at Church's Chicken for a limited time and, this time around, they've added new Honey-Butter Biscuit Tender Strips as an option.

Here's Where to Pick Up a Free Pretzel for National Pretzel Day on April 26, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, is National Pretzel Day and a number of major pretzel makers are celebrating by giving out free pretzels.

Here's a list of this year's freebies:

Papa John's Unveils New Pepperoni Rolls

Papa John's introduces new Pepperoni Rolls as their latest side option.

Burger King Introduces New Chicken Fries Rings

Apparently, the next big thing at Burger King is new ring-shaped versions of their Chicken Fries that they're calling "Chicken Fries Rings."

Apr 24, 2016

Cinnabon Debuts New Mini Chillattas and Oreo Strawberry Chillatta

In case you don't want a lot of Chillatta, Cinnabon now offers new 10-ounce size Mini Chillattas. They've also introduced a new, limited time Chillatta flavor: Oreo Strawberry.

Starbucks Brings Back the S'mores Frappuccino

Since s'mores are a summer campfire favorite, Starbucks has brought back the S'mores Frappuccino starting this month.

Apr 23, 2016

The Doubledilla is Back at Taco Bell

The Doubledilla has returned to Taco Bell and might be making an extended stay this time around.

Jack in the Box Tests English Breakfast Sandwiches

Jack in the Box is testing English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches out in Dallas, TX. Adding English muffins would be a first for the chain, which currently offers burger buns, toasted sourdough, biscuits, and croissant for their breakfast sandwiches.

Apr 22, 2016

Sprite Remix Tropical Returns for a Limited Time

Sprite Tropical Remix returns for the warm weather months with a new, slightly shorter name: Sprite Tropical Mix.

Papa John's Nixes High Fructose Corn Syrup From Menu

Papa John's has fully removed high fructose corn syrup across their entire food menu, including all pizza toppings, desserts, and sauces.

Apr 21, 2016

Review: Subway - Carved Turkey Sub

Subway's Carved Turkey sub features thick-cut, white-meat carved turkey with your choice of veggies, cheese, and bread.

New Ray Kroc Biopic Explores McDonald's Origins

There's a new movie coming this August that covers how McDonald's became McDonald's, starring Michael Keaton (as Ray Kroc), called The Founder.

Bear Naked Now Offering Customized Granola

For those looking to mix and match their own blend of granola, Bear Naked now offers Custom Made Granola, where you can choose from 50 different ingredients.

What's New for Snyder's-Lance in 2016

Snack-maker Snyder's-Lance has a bunch of new items across their various brands for 2016, including S'mores Snyder's of Hanover pretzel pieces and Roasted Black Garlic Cap Cod potato chips.

Apr 20, 2016

Dairy Queen Launches New Royal Blizzards

Dairy Queen takes a page out of Ben & Jerry's playbook with launch of new Royal Blizzards, featuring a topping or sauce-filled center.

$1 Subs at Jimmy John's on April 21, 2016

Jimmy's John's will be offering their subs for only $1 tomorrow, April 21, 2016, as a Customer Appreciation Day deal.

Carl's Jr.'s and Hardee's New Breakfast Sandwich Comes on an Auntie Anne's Pretzel Roll

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's partnered up with Auntie Anne's for the new Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich, featuring a sausage patty, egg, and American and Swiss cheeses on an Auntie Anne's soft pretzel roll.

Review: 1893 Original and Ginger Cola from Pepsi

1893 Original Cola and 1893 Ginger Cola are the latest attempt from Pepsi to offer a more premium, craft-type of soda.

Apr 19, 2016

Tostitos Adds New Spicy Chips, Queso, and Salsa

Frito-Lay goes with heat this spring with three new spicy Tostitos products: Tostitos Cantina Chipotle Thins, Tostitos Dip-etizers Spicy Queso, and Tostitos Habanero Salsa.

McDonald's Testing Bigger and Smaller Big Macs

L to R: Mac Jr., Grand Mac, and Big Mac.
McDonald's is testing both larger and smaller versions of their signature Big Mac calling them the Grand Mac and Mac. Jr., respectively.

Carvel's Giving Away Free Ice Cream on April 21, 2016

Carvel will be celebrating their annual Free Cone Day this Thursday, April 21, 2016, by giving away free junior cones of soft serve ice cream.

Apr 18, 2016

Review: Shake Shack - Rainbow Connection Concrete

Shake Shack's Rainbow Connection Concrete is unique to Los Angeles and features vanilla frozen custard mixed with pieces of a Cofax spiced crumb donut, Sqirl Seascape Strawberry & Rose Geranium Jam, and rainbow sprinkles.

Wendy's Japan's Latest Burgers Include Baby Corn and Cream Cheese

Wendy's Japan's newest pair of burgers sport some unconventional ingredient combinations with one combining baby corn and cream cheese, while the other features Buffalo wing sauce and cubes of avocado.

Quaker Introduces New Breakfast Flats

The Quaker Oats Company adds yet another portable breakfast option with new Breakfast Flats, which are thin crispy baked snack bars that looks a lot like rival food maker Kraft's (Nabisco) Belvita breakfast biscuits.

Cold Stone Debuts New Blueberry Donut Shake That Comes Topped with a Donut

Cold Stone Creamery welcomes the spring with the new Blueberry Donut Shake along with a number of other seasonal ice cream desserts.

Apr 17, 2016

Hong Kong Gets a Tandoori Pulled Chicken Burger from McDonald's

The latest out of Hong Kong from McDonald's is a chef-driven burger with pulled chicken tossed in tandoori sauce.

Checkers / Rally's Adds a New Twix Shake and Fruit Smoothies

Checkers and Rally's offer a few new frozen desserts as the temperatures start to rise with the introduction of two new Twix-based items and three Fruit & Cream Smoothies.

Apr 16, 2016
Apr 15, 2016

Frozen Friday: Lean Cuisine - Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef

Lean Cuisine's Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef features braised beef with snap peas, broccoli florets, and red bell peppers in a sweet and spicy Sriracha sauce.

Carl's Jr. Tests Burgers Topped with Meatballs, Mac 'N Cheese, and More

Carl's Jr. has been trying all sorts of off-the-wall toppings for their burgers including meatballs (but not spaghetti... yet), macaroni and cheese, and Taco Bell-like burrito fillings.