Oct 31, 2018

2018 National Sandwich Day Deals and Specials

National Sandwich Day is coming up this Saturday, November 3, 2018, and as with such food "holidays," a number of sandwich shops will be offering a deal to help you celebrate the occasion.

Here's a list of some of the National Sandwich Day deals out there for November 3, 2018 (I'll update if any new ones come in):

New Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar with Reese's Pieces Coming Late November 2018

Hershey's offers a mash-up of Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar and Reese's Pieces candies with the upcoming nationwide release of the new (and very descriptively named) Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar with Reese's Pieces candy in late November 2018 (i.e. late next month).

New Starburst Duos Arriving January 2019

In case, you've been wishing each square of Starburst contained two flavors instead of one, the brand will be coming out with new Starburst Duos at the start of next year (January 2019).

Oct 30, 2018

Starbucks Offers New Halloween Witch and Halloween Princess Frappuccinos in Japan

Starbucks strikes somewhat of a Snow White-theme over in Japan where they're offering two new Frappuccinos: the Halloween Witch and Halloween Princess.

Green Giant Fresh Introduces New Vegetable Meal Bowls

Green Giant Fresh, the "fresh" branch of the Green Giant brand, introduces new Vegetable Meal Bowls.

Honey-Butter Biscuit Tenders Return to Church's for Fall 2018

For a limited time, Honey-Butter Biscuit Tenders are back at participating Church's Chicken restaurants nationwide, while supplies last.

Campbell's Releases New on-the-go Sipping Soups

As consumers trend toward portable snacks and meals, Campbell's introduces new Well Yes Sipping Soups as a way for customers to get their servings of vegetables in a portable cup.

Oct 29, 2018

Taco Bell Tests New $2 Stacker Duo

Taco Bell is testing the new $2 Stacker Duo as a possible value deal over in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sonic Adds New Sweet Pretzel Twist

Sonic adds a sweet version of their Soft Pretzel Twist with the arrival of the new Sweet Pretzel Twist.

Dunkin' Donuts Relaunches Espresso with New Equipment and Recipe

Known for their signature hot and iced drip-brewed coffees, Dunkin' is now looking to improve their reputation for espresso beverages with a relaunch that includes rolling out new espresso equipment, a new espresso recipe, "extensive" restaurant training for espresso, and new espresso cups.

Del Taco Debuts New Triple Meat Burrito

Del Tacos gives you chicken, beef, and pork all in one burrito with the release of the new Epic Triple Meat Burrito.

2018 Halloween Deals and Specials

As usual, a number of fast food and restaurant chains have some Halloween goodies, deals, and freebies to help you celebrate the spooky holiday, which falls on a Wednesday this year.

Here's a list of them (I'll update if any more are announced):

Review: Jack in the Box - Blue Cheese & Bacon Ribeye Burger

Jack in the Box's Blue Cheese & Bacon Ribeye Burger features a ribeye beef patty, crumbled blue cheese, blue cheese sauce, grilled onions, and hickory-smoked bacon on a toasted potato bun.

Oct 28, 2018

Foster Farms Introduces New "Bold Bites" on-the-go Chicken Snacks

Essentially, offering chicken breast pieces with various seasonings for on-the-go eating, Foster Farms introduces new Bold Bites in California, Washington, and Oregon.

Free Doritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell on November 1, 2018

Taco Bell will be giving out free Doritos Locos Tacos on November 1, 2018 as the result of this year's "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" World Series (baseball) promotion.

Oct 27, 2018

Amazon Selling Tostitos NFL Party Packs of Chips and Dip

For those of you who want some themed food/packaging for your NFL game day festivities, Amazon is selling Tostitos NFL Party Packs representing a majority of teams in the National Football League.

McRib Makes Limited-Time Return to McDonald's for 2018

It's that time of the year again where participating McDonald's restaurants are again offering the McRib for a limited time.

Oct 25, 2018

McDonald's Offers New $6 Classic Meal Deal

Starting November 1, 2018, McDonald's trots out a new value meal: the $6 Classic Meal Deal, which is a basically a four for $6 combo.

Starbucks Welcomes Halloween This Year with New Witch's Brew Frappuccino

Starbucks readies for Halloween with the new Witch's Brew Frappuccino, which can be found at participating locations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and select markets in the Caribbean for a limited time through Halloween, while supplies last.

Burger King Launches New Philly Cheese King

Deciding to fix what they deem to be the "fundamental flaw" (the lack of flame-grilling) in a traditional Philly cheesesteak, Burger King introduces the new Philly Cheese King for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide.

Taco Bell Tests Toasted Cheddar Chalupa in Flint, MI

Adding an extra crispy and cheesy dimension to their Chalupa, Taco Bell is testing the new Toasted Cheddar Chalupa in the Flint, Michigan area.

Panera Adds New Cuban Sandwich and More for 2018 Fall Menu

Panera Bread adds two new sandwiches for their 2018 fall menu including the new Cuban Sandwich.

Oct 24, 2018

Tamales Return to Wienerschnitzel for the 2018 Holiday Season

Chili Cheese Beef Tamales make their annual return to Wienerschnitzel starting October 30, 2018 at participating locations nationwide.

Trader Joe's Welcomes the Fall with New Carrot Cake Spread

In addition to the normal pumpkin-flavored items, Trader Joe's offers the taste of carrot cake in spreadable form with the offering of new Carrot Cake Spread.

Auntie Anne's Releases New Birthday Cake Pretzel Nuggets

Auntie Anne's releases new Birthday Cake Pretzel Nuggets for a limited time as part of their 30th birthday celebration.

Oct 23, 2018

Review: Burger King - Nightmare King

Burger King's Nightmare King features a green-colored sesame seed bun sandwiching a quarter-pound flame-grilled beef patty, a crispy-fried chicken filet, thick-cut bacon, American cheese, onions, and mayo.

New Triple Breakfast Stacks Arrive at McDonald's in November 2018

Taking a cue from customers' "secret menu" customizations, McDonald's is set to introduce new Triple Breakfast Stacks for a limited time starting November 1, 2018.

Jack-O-Lantern Makes Annual Return to Papa Murphy's for 2018 Halloween

It's the time of the year again where you can back a Jack-O-Lantern Pizza in the oven from Papa Murphy's to celebrate the spooky Halloween holiday.

Taco Bell Testing New Reaper Ranch Quesarito

Taco Bell is testing the new Reaper Ranch Quesarito over in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area through mid-November 2018.

Planters to Introduce New Mr. IPA-Nut Beer in Illinois on October 27, 2018

Citing the popular pairing of beer and nuts, Planters gets into the beer business with the launch of new Mr. IPA-Nut craft beer at select stores in Illinois starting October 27, 2018 (National American Beer Day).

Oct 22, 2018

You Can Get a Pepperoni Pretzel at Sam's Club If You Know to Ask

Apparently, a pizza pretzel is one of the things those in the know order at Sam's Club cafes.

$1 French Fries at Wendy's for a Limited Time

Wendy's discounts any size order of French fries to $1 for a limited time at participating restaurants.

Little Caesars Rolls Out New $6 Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza

For a limited time, Little Caesars rolls out the new Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza for $6 to participating locations nationwide.

Free Scary Face Pancakes for Kids on Halloween, October 31, 2018

Scary Face Pancakes make their annual return to IHOP and as per IHOP tradition, they'll be given away for free to kids on Halloween at participating locations.

Oct 21, 2018

Denny's Welcomes 2018 Fall Season with New Holiday Turkey Melt

In addition to the return of Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, Denny's welcomes a number of new and returning seasonal dishes this fall, including the new Holiday Turkey Melt.

McDonald's Comes Up with Carbonara Fries in Japan

For a limited time, McDonald's Japan is offering French fries topped with carbonara sauce.

Oct 20, 2018
Oct 19, 2018

Review: Ajinomoto - Chicken & Bacon Fried Rice

Ajinomoto's Chicken & Bacon Fried Rice features fried rice with chicken, bacon, eggs, carrots, edamame, and leeks.

Double Chalupa Returns to Taco Bell

The Double Chalupa makes a reappearance at Taco Bell and, this time around, brings with it the chance of winning a custom Xbox One that powers up with Taco Bell's "bong" bell sound.

McDonald's Drops Happy Meals from $1 $2 $3 Value Menu

McDonald's has quietly dropped Happy Meals from their $1 $2 $3 value menu. Under the promotion, at the $3 mark, Happy Meals were discounted around 25% or more.

15% Off Party Pack at Taco Bell Ordered Online Through October 31, 2018

Framing it as a "relaunch" of their Party Packs, Taco Bell adds convenient customization options (when ordering online or via their mobile app) and new packaging to the packs. Additionally, through October 31, 2018, you can get 15% off any one Party Pack ordered through the app.

Oct 18, 2018

Papa John's Bakes Jack O'Lantern Pizza for 2018 Halloween Season

Papa John's introduces the Jack O'Lantern Pizza for this year's Halloween season.

Red Robin Launches New "The Master Cheese" Burger and More

It's a bit early, but Red Robin launches a number of new menu items for the holiday season, including The Master Cheese burger.

Checkers and Rally's Offers $2 "Bacon Celebration" Menu

Checkers and Rally's go with a bacon theme for the limited-time offer of the Bacon Celebration menu featuring three new menu items for $2 each.

The items are:

El Pollo Loco Unveils Three New Tostada Salads

In celebration of their 20th "Tostada-versary," El Pollo Loco releases three new Tostada Salads for a limited time.

Here's what you can expect from each new salad:

Oct 17, 2018

Review: Nonni's - Thinaddictives Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nonni's Thinaddictives Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies are thin cookies baked with dark chocolate chips and almonds.

Burger King Goes with New Green Bun Nightmare King for Halloween

Burger King celebrates Halloween with the upcomingdebut of the new, limited-time Nightmare King, which features a glazed green sesame seed bun and arrives starting October 22, 2018.