Sep 30, 2016

Frozen Friday: Devour - Deep Dish Honey BBQ Chicken Pizza

Devour's Deep Dish Honey BBQ Chicken Pizza is a individual-serving, microwavable deep dish pizza topped with white meat chicken, a blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, and honey barbecue sauce.

Arby's Brings Back Apple Crisp and Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake for Fall 2016

Arby's gives the autumn a nod with the return of two seasonal desserts: the Apple Crisp and Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake.

Jack in the Box Debuts New All-Day Brunch Menu

Calling it "Brunchfast," Jack in the Box rolls out a new, all-day brunch menu featuring ten items in all, including the return of my beloved Brunch Burger.

Sep 29, 2016

Outback Introduces New Steak Towers

Eschewing the common wisdom of setting out your meal horizontally, Outback Steakhouse launches new Towering Steaks, which stack up their various components vertically.

Dairy Queen $5 Buck Lunch Available All Day for a Limited Time

For a limited time, Dairy Queen is offering their $5 Buck Lunch all day rather than only around lunchtime at participating locations.

Taste Test: Taco Bell Kimchi Quesadilla and Other Taco Bell Items from Around the World

Like it sounds, Taco Bell's Kimchi Quesadilla is a quesadilla (cheese melted in a folded flour tortilla) with the addition of fermented kimchi cabbage. While it's only available in South Korea, I got to try it and a couple of other international Taco Bell items.

Tropicana Adds Probiotics to New Line of Juice

Apparently, some of us want more probiotics in their diet. Thinking juice could help fill that demand, Tropicana launches new Tropicana Essentials Probiotics, a 100% juice line with added probiotics.

Sep 27, 2016

IHOP Welcomes Autumn with Pumpkin Spice Pancakes and New Apple Ring Pancakes

IHOP returns their Pumpkin Spice Pancakes this fall and introduces new Apple Ring Pancakes.

Panera's 2016 Fall Menu Includes New Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt

Panera Bread welcomes the fall with a number of new menu items including the Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt.

Here's all you can expect on the 2016 fall menu at Panera:

Review: Denny's - Bacon Cheddar Tots

Denny's Bacon Cheddar Tots on a plate.

Denny's Bacon Cheddar Tots feature tots made with shredded potatoes, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Sour cream comes on the side for dipping.

Krispy Kreme Reveals 2016 Halloween Donuts

Krispy Kreme reveals this year's line up of Halloween-themed donuts, which include Zombie Donuts, Pumpkin Donuts, and Spider Web Donuts. Also here for the season is the Caramel Apple Chiller.

Sep 26, 2016

Review: Cinnamon Sugar Chips Ahoy Thins Cookies

Nabisco's Cinnamon Sugar Chips Ahoy Thins sees the brand's signature chocolate chip cookie made into a thinner, crispier cinnamon sugar version interspersed with creamy white chips.

A Tale of Two Photos: Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Classic Double Cheeseburger

Sister fast food chains Carl's Jr. and Hardee's each recently posted a photo of the (fairly) new Classic Double Cheeseburger to their respective Twitter accounts but while one went with a fairly realistic photo, the other went with the standard Photoshopped image. I thought it'd be fun to look at the appeal of each shall we?

McDonald's Unveils Pumpkin and Chocolate Fries for Halloween in Japan

Adopting a Halloween-inspired color theme, McDonald's Japan is set to debut French fries topped with a drizzle orange pumpkin sauce as well as brown chocolate sauce starting September 28, 2016.

Red Robin Release New Burger-Inspired Beer

While beer-inspired burgers are common enough, burger-inspired beers are less so but that's the path that Red Robin takes with the release of new Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale.

Sep 25, 2016

Taco Bell's Latest Freeze is a Mystery Flavor

Taco Bell's latest Freeze icy slush drink features a mystery flavor. The new Airheads White Mystery Freeze is described by the chain as "the fun and flavor you expect from a Taco Bell freeze and Airheads candy but with a deliciously mouth-watering twist . . . the Airheads White Mystery flavor is top secret!"

McDonald's China Serving Up New Loaded Italian Fries

While McDonald's Loaded Fries haven't quite made it to us in the US, the company is offering their famous French fries topped with some Italian flair over in China.

Sep 24, 2016

McDonald's Testing Breakfast Happy Meal

McDonald's is looking into offering all-day breakfast options for their iconic Happy Meal in a test out in Tulsa, OK set to start this upcoming Monday, September 26, 2016.

Free Coffee and Donut at Krispy Kreme on September 29, 2016

You can pick up a free small coffee and Original Glazed donut at Krispy Kreme on National Coffee Day, September 29, 2016.

Sep 23, 2016

Review: Arby's - Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich

Arby's Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich features thick slices of pork belly, crispy onion strings, mayo, smoked cheddar cheese, and Smoky Q sauce on a toasted star-cut bun.

Sonic Debuts New "Fiery Family" Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches

Sonic reaches for the heat this fall with the introduction of their Fiery Family line of burgers and chicken sandwiches.

Dunkin' Donuts Offers 66-Cent Cups of Coffee on September 29, 2016

In celebration of National Coffee Day and 66-years of serving up coffee, Dunkin' Donut will be offering a medium-sized cup of hot coffee for 66-cents on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at participating locations.

Sep 22, 2016

Review: Starbucks - Strawberry Megpie

Starbucks' Strawberry Megpie features an all-natural tart with a flaky crust, strawberry jam filling, and sweet frosting.

Arby's Adds New Pork Belly to the Menu

Arby's adds hickory-smoked, thick-sliced pork belly to the menu with the new, limited-time Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich.

Pumpkin Spice Salads are a Thing Now

Pumpkin Spice creeps into the more savory side of things this fall with Ready Pac Foods' release of a two new pumpkin spice salad bowl in supermarkets.

$3 Fall Drinks at Starbucks from 2 - 5 PM Through September 25, 2016

Starbucks is offering a quick deal on their 2016 fall seasonal drink selection where you can get any Grande-sized fall drink for $3 from 2 to 5 PM at participating locations.

Sep 21, 2016

Review: Wendy's - New Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Wendy's new, redesigned Grilled Chicken Sandwich features a seasoned grilled chicken breast, spring mix, tomatoes, and smoky honey mustard sauce on a new toasted multi-grain bun.

Checkers / Rally's Offers New $2 Sweet & Spicy Chicken Bites & Fries Box

Checkers and Rally's latest is the new Sweet & Spicy Chicken Bites & Fries Box for $2.

Cold Stone Unveils New Creme Brulee Ice Cream for Fall 2016

Cold Stone Creamery churns up new Creme Brulee ice cream as well as new Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream for this fall.

Kellogg's Greets Fall 2016 with the Flavors of Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple

Kellogg's goes with the classic seasonal flavors of pumpkin spice and caramel apples for their new 2016 seasonal fall products.

Here's what's available now for a limited-time, while supplies last:

Sep 19, 2016

Pizza Hut Debuts New Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza

Pizza Hut attempts to combine grilled cheese and pizza with the new Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza.

Buy One, Get One Free Carryout Pizzas at Domino's Through September 25, 2016

In honor of National Pepperoni Pizza Day tomorrow, September 20, 2016, Domino's is celebrating with a weeklong buy one, get one free pizza deal.

Review: Burger King - Cheetos Chicken Fries

Burger King's Cheetos Chicken Fries feature the distinctive, formed white meat chicken "fries" covered in a Cheetos-flavored breading and then deep-fried.

Cinnabon Adds New BonBites

Catering to the trend towards more snacking, Cinnabon introduces new mini cinnamon rolls called "BonBites" to the menu.

Sep 18, 2016

Dress Like a Pirate at Long John Silver's on September 19, 2016 and get a Free Two-Piece Basket

Fittingly, Long John Silver's will be celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day by giving away free food to guests who either talk or dress like a pirate on Monday, September 19, 2016.

Free Donut When You Talk Like a Pirate at Krispy Kreme on September 19, 2016

Krispy Kreme will be offering a free Original Glazed Donut to any one who stops by a participating location in the US and Canada and talks like a pirate on Monday, September 19, 2016.

Sep 17, 2016

Thomas' Now Makes Bagels with Nooks and Crannies

The Thomas' brand looks to infuse bagels with the signature nooks and crannies of their English muffins in new Nooks & Crannies Bagels.

Cup Noodles Recipe Changed; Now with No Added MSG and No Artificial Flavors

Reflecting customer preferences, Nissin Foods, inventors of instant ramen, have changed their recipe for Cup Noodles to reduce sodium, remove added MSG, and get rid of artificial flavors.

Sep 16, 2016

Frozen Friday: Pillsbury - Peanut Butter & Mixed Berry Toaster Strudel

Pillsbury's Peanut Butter & Mixed Berry Toaster Strudel is a limited edition variety that features a flaky toaster pastry with a mixed berry filling and peanut butter-flavored icing.

Bruegger's 2016 Fall Menu is Inspired by Route 66

Bruegger's Bagels' 2016 Fall Menu calls back to the heyday of Route 66, before the Interstate freeway system, with two sandwiches looking to strike a bit of a roadside diner feel.

Auntie Anne's Adds New Pepperoni Pretzel Nuggets

If you've always like Auntie Anne's Pepperoni Pretzel but prefer a more snackable, bite-sized version, the soft pretzel chain just rolled out new Pepperoni Pretzel Nuggets.