Apr 30, 2017

McAlister's Celebrates 400th Location with Free Club Sandwich Deal Through May 4, 2017

McAlister's Deli recently opened their 400th location in Cedar Hill, Texas and, to celebrate, the chain is giving away a free club sandwich with the purchase of a cup of McAlister's Famous Tea through McAlister's mobile app from May 1 to May 4, 2017.

Mars Chocolate Introduces New M&M's Ice Cream Bars

Ready for the summer, Mars Chocolate launches new M&M's Ice Cream Bars featuring chopped Milk Chocolate M&M's mixed into reduced fat ice cream and covered in milk chocolate.

Apr 29, 2017

Checkers / Rally's Serve Up New Varieties of Steak-Topped Burgers

Shaved Philly steak is back on the menu at Checkers and Rally's restaurants for a limited time and featured in the new Melty Steakzilla as well as the new Peppercorn Steak Burger.

Review: Carl's Jr. - Breakfast Burger

Carl's Jr.'s Breakfast Burger features bacon, egg, hash browns, a charbroiled beef patty, American cheese, and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun.

Apr 28, 2017

$1 Subs at Jimmy John's on May 2, 2017, 4 to 8 PM

Jimmy John's will be offering their subs for $1 each to celebrate their annual Customer Appreciation Day on May 2, 2017.

Sweet Cinnamon Tostitos Arrive in Time for Cinco De Mayo

Frito-Lay hopes you'll celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year with new, limited-time Sopapilla-flavored Tostitos tortilla chips.

Sopadillas are a type of fried pastry/bread.

Apr 27, 2017

Kraft Releases New Capri Sun Sport

Citing a desire for parents to keep their kids hydrated paired with a wariness of adult sport drinks, Kraft Heinz unveils new Capri Sun Sport, a flavored water beverage aimed at active kids (or rather the parents of active kids).

Dairy Queen Introduces New Guardians of the Galaxy Blizzard

Dairy Queen teams up with the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" movie by introducing the new, limited-time Guardians Awesome Mix Blizzard.

Taco Bell Set to Offer Very Limited Reservations to Eat at Their Test Kitchen

For the first time, Taco Bell will be opening their test kitchen in to the general public via a very limited number of reservations available through

Review: KFC - Zinger Chicken Sandwich

KFC's Zinger Chicken Sandwich features features a chicken breast filet double hand-breaded and deep-fried daily at each KFC location. It's served with lettuce and mayo on a toasted sesame seed bun.

Apr 26, 2017

KFC Serves Up New Tabasco-Marinated Fried Chicken in Australia

Fans of Tabasco sauce and fried chicken might want to consider booking a trip down under (Australia) where KFC recently introduced new "KFC Marinated in Tabasco Sauce."

Smoked Pork Belly is Back at Arby's For a Limited Time

Citing positive response and customers' requests, Arby's has brought back their Smokehouse Pork Belly Sandwich for a limited time.

Bojangles' Debuts New Chicken Supremes Sandwich

Bojangles' latest new menu item is the Chicken Supremes Sandwich, which can be found for a limited time at participating restaurants.

Hostess Unveils New Chocolate Twinkies

As part of the brand's efforts to offer new flavors, Hostess introduces new Chocolate Cake Twinkies.

Apr 25, 2017

Panera's 2017 Spring Menu Features New Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken

Panera's featured menu for spring 2017 includes the new Southwest Chili Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken as well as a few other new items, plus some returning/seasonal ones.

Here's what you can expect:

Sonic Launches New Custard Concretes

Sonic adds to their frozen dessert repetoire with the debut of new Custard Concretes, which the chain describes as "ice cream's smoother, creamier cousin."

Pizza Hut Delivering $7.99 Large, 2-Topping Pizzas

For a limited-time, Pizza Hut is offering large, 2-topping pizzas for $7.99 for delivery or carryout.

Apr 24, 2017

Review: Denny's - New Big Burger Show Burgers

Denny's Big Burger Show Burgers features a number of new and regular menu burgers. I went and tried the new burgers--the Bacon Gouda Burger and the Honey Jalapeno Bacon Sriracha Burger--as well as the not-new Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger.

Carl's Jr. Debuts Fried Mushroom Topped Burger in Japan

To celebrate their third location opening over in Japan this Friday, April 28, 2017, Carl's Jr. will be introducing the new Super Mushroom Thickburger and Hand-Breaded Mushrooms for a limited time in the country.

79-Cent Ice Cream Slushes at Sonic on April 26, 2017

Sonic will be running a one day deal where you can get any small Ice Cream Slush for 79 cents each at participating location on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Apr 23, 2017

Here's Where to Get a Free or Discounted Pretzel on National Pretzel Day, April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 is National Pretzel Day and to help you celebrate a number of pretzel shop chains are offering a free or discounted pretzel.

Here's the deals/freebies that are out there:

Rob Lowe is the Latest KFC Colonel

With the launch of the new Zinger spicy chicken sandwich, KFC hires yet another actor to play their iconic Colonel Sanders. This time around Rob Lowe (of The West Wing and Parks and Recreation among others) gets the nod to don the distinguished white (astronaut) suit and mustache.

Apr 22, 2017

New Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Thin & Crispy Cookies Arrive on Store Shelves

Pepperidge Farm introduces new Farmhouse Thin & Crispy cookies inspired by homemade cookie recipes and purposely made with fewer ingredients.

The new cookies come in three flavors: Milk Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Chip, and Triple Chocolate Chip.

Free Ice Cream Cones at Carvel on April 27, 2017

Carvel will be holding their annual Free Cone Day on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 3 to 8 PM.

Apr 21, 2017

Thomas' Releases New Limited Edition Bacon Buttermilk Pancake English Muffins

Just in case you want an extra dose of bacon and pancake flavor with your morning bacon, egg and cheese English muffin sandwich, Thomas' looks to oblige, at least for a short while, with the release of new Limited Edition Bacon Buttermilk Pancake English Muffins.

Burger King Introduces New Steakhouse King

Burger King gives the Bacon King some company, at least for a little while, with the limited-time release of the new Steakhouse King.

Apr 20, 2017

Cheddar Potato Poppers Return to Del Taco

Cheddar Potato Poppers are once again available at Del Taco for a limited time.

Review: Starbucks - Unicorn Frappuccino

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino features a Frappuccino creme base flavored with mango syrup and sweet pink powder, layered with a sour blue drizzle, and then topped off with whipped cream plus a sprinkle of both sweet pink and sour blue powders. The drink initially comes colored purple, but once the blue drizzle is stirred in, becomes a pink drink with tart notes. It is available for a limited time until April 23, 2017.

Ben & Jerry's Chill-aco Arrives in Time for 4/20

Seeing as they already did an ice cream burrito on 4/20 a couple years ago, this year Ben & Jerry's introduces the new Chill-aco at their scoop shops to satisfy any case of the munchies you might have.

Apr 19, 2017

Walmart's New "Crotilla" is a Tortilla-Croissant Mash-Up

Walmart hopes that they've come up with the next big thing with the debut of their new Crotilla. That's "cro" as in "croissant" and "tilla" as in "tortilla." If you haven't guessed yet, it is indeed a mash-up between a croissant and a flour tortilla.

Wienerschnitzel Finally Adding Schnitzel to the Menu

Starting May 1, 2017, Wienerschnitzel will finally be serving schnitzel but not wiener schnitzel, which is made of veal. Instead they'll be launching three new Chicken Schnitzel Sandwiches.

Buy One, Get One Free Chicken Parmesan at Macaroni Grill Through April 23, 2017

Romano’s Macaroni Grill has declared today, "National Chicken Parmesan Day," (as well as the chain's birthday) and is celebrating by offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on their Chicken Parmesan entree though Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Apr 18, 2017

Review: Applebee's - New "2 for $20" Special Entrees

Applebee's recently added four new options to their "2 for $20" special so I went and tried all four of them, including the Caprese Mozzarella Burger, Caprese Mozzarella Chicken, Spinach + Artichoke Chicken Cavatappi, and Firecracker Shrimp Cavatappi.

Burger King Launches New Froot Loops Shake

Burger King offers the familiar taste of milk and cereal in shake form with the launch of the new Froot Loops Shake.

KFC's Zinger Spicy Chicken Sandwich Finally Arrives in the US

KFC adds a new spicy chicken sandwich to the menu with the arrival of the Zinger.

The sandwich is new to us in the States but has been around sometime internationally where it's the chain's best-selling sandwich in over 120 countries. For whatever reason, KFC never saw fit to offer it in the US until now.

Starbucks Debuts Very Limited-Time, Color-Changing "Unicorn" Frappuccino

Citing unicorn-themed food and drinks appearing on social media as inspiration, Starbucks joins the trend with the launch of the new Unicorn Frappuccino, available for a fairly brief window starting tomorrow April 19 and running through April 23, 2017.

Apr 17, 2017

Johnny Rockets Features Avocado and Bruschetta for 2017 Spring Menu

Johnny Rockets celebrates longer days and spring weather with a limited-time menu featuring the Crunchy Bacon Avocado Ranch Burger and Bruschetta Chicken Sandwich among others.

Here's what you can expect from the menu:

65-Cent Fried Chicken Legs and Thighs at Church's from 2 to 4 PM Through April 21, 2017

As part of their 65th anniversary celebration, Church's Chicken is offering a happy hour special from 2 to 4 PM consisting of 65-cent fried chicken legs and thighs.

Long John Silver's $5 Reel Deal Box Returns with New Chicken Option

The $5 Real Deal Box promo is back at Long John Silver's for a limited time and brings along with it an additional chicken option, new Crispy Breaded Chicken Tenders for slightly more choices.

Apr 16, 2017

Half-Price Cheeseburgers at Sonic on April 18, 2017

As a Tax Day deal, Sonic is offering Cheeseburgers for half the normal price on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Citrus and Black Currant Flavors of Pepsi's 1893 Cola Now Available

Pepsi expands their 1893 line of craft colas with two new flavors: Citrus Cola and Black Currant Cola.

Apr 15, 2017

Pizza Hut Bakes Up Pizza Dough-Wrapped "Hut Burgers" in Cyprus

Pizza Hut is baking hamburger patties wrapped in pizza dough and calling them "Hut Burgers" over in the island country of Cyprus.

Hut Burgers cost 3.50 euro (~$3.71) each and come in three varieties:

Kraft Releases New Cracker Barrel Baked Mac & Cheese

Presenting it as a less time-consuming way to bake some mac & cheese, Kraft releases new Cracker Barrel Oven Baked Macaroni & Cheese.

Apr 14, 2017

"Secret Menu" Pink Drink Makes the Official Starbucks Menu

Starbucks' secret menu Pink Drink finds its way onto the regular menu at participating locations across the US.

IHOP Showcases Fruit with New Spring Fling Pancake Menu

IHOP launches the new Spring Fling Pancake menu to celebrate the season with slightly different takes on their fruit-topped pancakes.

There are three options in all:

Apr 13, 2017

Review: Wendy's - Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich

Wendy's Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich features fresh mozzarella cheese, balsamic diced tomatoes, fresh spring mix, creamy basil pesto, and a grilled chicken filet on a toasted garlic brioche bun.

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Unveil New Baby Back Rib-Topped Burger

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's look to become the first fast food chain to serve up boneless baby back ribs on a burger with the upcoming release of the new Baby Back Rib Burger.

2017 Tax Day Fast Food Deals

While not as abundant as some other days of the year, Tax Day (the last day to file your taxes) merits its own set of deals and freebies, at least as far as the chains listed below are concerned.

For your reference (I'll add more if any pop up.):

Apr 12, 2017

Taco Bell Tests Mexican Crispy Chicken Pizza

Essentially a pizza with a crispy tortilla and a crispy chicken patty as the crust, Taco Bell dishes out the new Mexican Crispy Chicken Pizza as a test item in Columbus, OH.

Half-Price Shakes and Ice Cream Slushes All Day at Sonic on April 13, 2017

Sonic extends their warm weather half-price shakes and ice cream slushes deal to the whole day but only on April 13, 2017 at participating locations.