Feb 28, 2017

Taco Bell Set to Test Three New Items Including Doritos Quesalupa Crunch

Taco Bell today revealed that they will start testing three new items in three different markets beginning March 2, 2017, including a mash up of two popular items: the Doritos Locos Taco and the Quesalupa.

Here's what's in the works:

Subway Launches "$6 Footlong Sub of the Day" Deal

Subway offers the new "$6 Footlong Sub of the Day" deal as their latest value promotion at participating locations.

You Can Get Cinn-A-Stack Pancakes from IHOP by Asking for Them Through April 9, 2017

While they're no longer on the menu, you can grab yourself a plate of Cinn-A-Stack Pancakes from IHOP by asking for them until April 9, 2017.

New Power Rangers Donuts Morph Into Action at Krispy Kreme

New Power Rangers Donuts are now available at participating Krispy Kreme location in the US and Canada.

Trend Watch: Caribou Coffee Offers New Heated Cold Brew Coffee

In an odd twist, Caribou Coffee is serving a new steamed version of cold brew coffee that they've taken to calling "Hot Crafted Press."

Feb 27, 2017

Review: Starbucks - Ham and Cheese Croissant

Starbucks' Ham and Cheese Croissant features a butter croissant filled with Prosciutto Cotto Italian-style ham and melted Swiss cheese.

Arby's Meat Mountain Gets a Bigger Brother

Arby's secret menu Meat Mountain sandwich.
Arby's secret menu Meat Mountain sandwich gets a slightly larger, fishier variant with the new Meat Mountain "Denali-style," which throws in a complimentary crispy fish filet into the whole affair.

Half-Price Shakes at Sonic After 8 PM Through Summer 2017

Sonic is again discounting their entire selection of shakes to half the menu price after 8 PM at participating locations through the end of summer.

Church's Brings Back Lemon-Seasoned Butterfly Shrimp and Crispy Fish

Church's Chicken brings back Lemon-Seasoned Butterfly Shrimp and Lemon-Seasoned Crispy Fish Filets.

Starbucks Offers New Cookie Butter Bar

The newest item to grace Starbucks' bakery display is the Cookie Butter Bar showcasing various forms of spiced speculoos cookies.

Feb 26, 2017

Arby's Debuts New Chicago-Style Beef Dip as Part of "Big City Sandwiches" Line

Arby's adds the new Chicago-Style Beef Dip as part of their new "Big City Sandwiches" line, which also includes the returning Double-Stacked Reuben (now called the "New York Double Stack Reuben" and regular-menu Fire-Roasted Philly.

Sonic Brings Back Pancake on a Stick

Pancake on a Stick is back at Sonic starting February 27, 2017. The returning menu item features a sausage stick dipped in pancake batter and deep-fried.

Feb 25, 2017

Observations: McDonald's "The Straw"

In case you didn't get your hands on McDonald's "The Straw" yesterday, they were nice enough to send me one of the multi-holed, hooked straws and I tried it out.

Peeps Moves (Slightly) Upmarket with New Peeps Delights

Looking to offer something fancier than their core sugar-crusted marshmallow line, Peeps debut their new Peeps Delights line featuring the signature chick-shaped, flavored marshmallows dipped in chocolate or fudge.

Feb 24, 2017

Frozen Friday: Bibigo Chicken & Vegetable Mini Wontons

Bibigo's Chicken & Vegetable Mini Wontons are mini Korean-style wontons (mandoo) filled with a mix of chicken and veggies (mostly cabbage).

White Castle Serves Up New Seafood Crab Cake Slider

White Castle looks to offer something different than the fish and shrimp items that populate fast food menus this time of year with the introduction of the new Seafood Crab Cake Slider.

Oreo Mint Shake Once Again at Burger King

The Oreo Mint Shake returns to Burger King just in time to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day and perhaps square off against McDonald's new Chocolate Shamrock Shake line up.

Feb 23, 2017

Review: Starbucks - Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper Sous Vide Egg Bites

Starbucks' Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper Sous Vide Egg Bites feature cage-free egg whites with Monterey Jack and cottage cheese, plus spinach and fire-roasted red bell peppers, cooked in a temperature-controlled water bath after vacuum sealing.

Redhook Beer-Battered Fish Sandwich Returns to Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr. brings back the Redhook Beer-Battered Fish Sandwich just in time for the annual Lenten season.

Domino's Serves Up New Garlic Bread Filled with Meat Sauce in Australia

Domino's new Bolognese Garlic Baguette down in Australia is basically like spaghetti and garlic bread all-in-one, but without the noodles.

Bojangles' Adds New "Bo-Tato" Breakfast Bowl

Bojangles' bolsters their selection of bowls with the addition of the new "Bo-Tato" Breakfast Bowls, so-named because they features Bo-Tato Rounds--the chain's rendition of hash browns.

Feb 22, 2017

Review: Wendy's - Bacon Ranch Fries

Wendy's Bacon Ranch Fries feature natural-cut fries topped with applewood-smoked bacon, Italian 3-cheese blend, and parmesan ranch sauce.

Hardee's Unveils New Hand-Breaded Spicy Chicken Tenders

Hardee's adds some heat to their chicken tenders with the debut of new, limited-time Hand-Bread Spicy Chicken Tenders at participating locations.

Little Caesars Launches New Smokehouse Pizza

Little Caesars combines slow-cooked, smoked meats and pizza for the debut of their new Smokehouse Pizza.

Chipotle's "Smarter Pickup Times" Tech Should Reduce Wait Time for Online Orders

Chipotle just completed the rollout of what they're calling "Smarter Pickup Times" technology to all locations that offer digital ordering with the intent of creating shorter and more accurate pickup times for online orders.

Hi-Chew Candy Now Available in New Kiwi Flavor

Morinaga's Hi-Chew selection expands with the launch of new Kiwi flavor.

Review: McDonald - Cherry and Creme Pie

McDonald's Cherry and Creme Pie features a sugar-coated crust and a dual-piped filling of sweetened cherry and vanilla-flavored creme.

TGI Fridays Debuts New Burger Bar

In addition to the permanent return of Endless Apps to the menu, TGI Fridays launches a new burger lineup that they're calling the "Burger Bar," with seven burgers in all (three of them new).

Feb 21, 2017

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Cafe Pops-Up in NYC

Perhaps hoping to inspire your own Pop-Tarts culinary experimentation, Kellogg's transformed their cereal cafe in Times Square into a limited-time Pop-Tarts Cafe through February 26, 2017.

Yoplait Brings Back Custard Yogurt and Introduces Two New Lines

Yoplait Custard Yogurt can once again be found in the yogurt aisle of supermarkets nationwide.

New NYC Whole Foods Offers Produce Butcher

In case you're tired of chopping fruits and/or veggies (and happen to live in New York City), the new Whole Foods in Bryant Park offers a "produce butcher" to help you out.

Fish Sandwich Returns to Jack in the Box

The Fish Sandwich makes its annual return to Jack in the Box restaurants for the 2017 Lenten season.

Feb 20, 2017

Review: IHOP - Red Velvet French Toast

IHOP's Red Velvet French Toast features a slice of chocolaty, cake-like French toast topped with cream cheese icing.

New French-Designed McDonald's Restaurant in NYC Serves Croissants and Chocolatines

Touting it as a one-of-a-kind McDonald's restaurant, McDonald's is testing a full pastry display, including croissants and chocolatines, at a French-redesigned location in New York City.

Half-Price on Pizzas Ordered Online at Pizza Hut Through February 27, 2017

Pizza Hut is running deal good for 50 percent off all menu-priced pizzas ordered online through Monday, February 27, 2017.

Update 2/28/17 - The deal has been extended through March 2, 2017.

Starting This Summer, You Can Get Married at Taco Bell in Las Vegas

Beginning this summer, you can tie the knot at Taco Bell's Las Vegas Cantina flagship location in the restaurant's wedding chapel.

In a town known for quick weddings, you'll be able to order one right off the menu.

Sprite Now Comes in New Cherry-Flavored Version

Coca-Cola adds a new Sprite flavor with the introduction of new Sprite Cherry and Sprite Cherry Zero.

Feb 17, 2017

First Panda Express + Tea Bar Restaurant Opens in California

Panda Express will be opening their first Panda Express + Tea Bar restaurant here in California on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Red Lobster Kicks Off 2017 Lobsterfest

Boasting the chain's largest variety of lobster dishes for the year, Lobsterfest is back at Red Lobster for a limited time.

This year's line up includes four new lobster entrees as well as five returning ones:

BojAngler Returns to Bojangles'

The BojAngler is back at Bojangles' for the 2017 Lenten season and can be found at participating restaurants for a limited time.

Feb 16, 2017

Ben & Jerry's Unveils Three New Non-Dairy Flavors for 2017

In addition to three new ice cream flavors for early 2017, Ben & Jerry's releases three new flavors for their non-dairy frozen desserts line.

The three new flavors are:

McDonald's Comes Up with New Multi-Holed Straw for the Chocolate Shamrock Shake

Tongue firmly in cheek, McDonald's hired engineering firms to create a limited-edition special straw to (ideally) suck up 50% chocolate and 50% mint in each sip of the new, dual-layered Chocolate Shamrock Shake.

Free Chili Dog with Purchase at Wienerschnitzel Through February 26, 2017

Wienerschnitzel has a deal good through Sunday, February 26, 2017 where you can get a free all-beef hot dog with chili with any purchase.

Review: Del Taco - Wet Burrito Platos

Del Taco's Wet Burrito Platos offer a choice of either a Chicken Verde or Carne Asada Wet Burrito plus tortilla chips, salsa casera (house salsa), fresca lime rice, and slow-cooked pinto beans.

Burger King India Slinging Chow Mein-Topped Burger

Burger King India's latest burger, the Shanghai Whopper, comes topped with crispy-fried chow mein and Kung Pao sauce to make for a Chinese theme.

Feb 15, 2017