Nov 14, 2019

Review: Panda Express - Pastrami Pork Belly Bao

Panda Express' Pastrami Pork Belly Bao is a test item that features hickory liquid-smoked pork belly with pastrami spices, pickled cucumbers, and a hoisin glaze folded in a steamed rice flour bun (AKA a bao). It's meant to be a mash-up between a Taiwanese gua bao (pork belly bun) and a pastrami sandwich.

I bought these for $2.75 each at their Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena.

Post Reveals New Twinkies Cereal

Post is poised to roll out new Post Hostess Twinkies Cereal nationwide beginning in late December 2019.

Free Cinnabon Mini Rolls with Any $10 Online Purchase from Pizza Hut

For a limited time, Pizza Hut is running a free dessert deal where you can get an order of Cinnabon Mini Rolls for free with any online purchase of $10 or more.

Subway Brings Back Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread and Adds New Ultimate Steak Sub

Subway brings back their collection of Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread subs for a limited time this holiday season and adds the new Ultimate Steak sub to the selection.

Roasted Turkey Pringles Land in Stores for a Limited Time

Positioning it as emergency food in case something goes wrong with your Thanksgiving turkey, new Pringles Roasted Turkey-flavored potato chips (technically potato "crisps") can be found at retailers nationwide for a limited time.

Nov 13, 2019

Review: Wendy's - Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae

Wendy's Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae features vanilla Frosty mixed with the flavor of a "classic birthday cake," topped with sugar cookie pieces and rainbow sprinkles.

Hostess Keeps Birthday Cupcakes Around Permanently

Citing, "consumers' blockbuster response," Hostess has decided to add Birthday Cupcakes to their permanent snack cake line-up.

Denny's Pairs Garlic Peppercorn Sirloin Steak with Chicken for 2019 Holiday Menu

Denny's features a pairing of Garlic Peppercorn Sirloin Steak with either Bourbon Chicken or Chicken Tenders as part of the 2019 holiday menu, which they're calling the "new Sweet Holiday Delights menu and Festive Holiday Feasts menu."

Sweet Potato Fries are Back at Culver's

Sweet Potato Fries make their annual return to Culver's where they can be found for a limited time.

Popeyes Offers New Bourbon Fudge Pie for Dessert

Popeyes offers the new Bourbon Fudge Pie for dessert this holiday season.

Nov 12, 2019

Hardee's Tests New Thanksgiving Meal in Jacksonville, FL

Hardee's looks to put "a fresh spin on staple holiday flavors" with a test of their first-ever Thanksgiving in a Box at participating restaurants in Jacksonville, FL.

The holiday meal features their own take on several holiday dishes and includes:

Chipotle Keeps Carne Asada on the Menu Through Early 2020

Due to how well it's doing on the menu, Chipotle is keeping carne asada available through early 2020 and is looking at options to add the limited-time protein option to the menu in the future.

White Castle Welcomes Back Sloppy Joe Sliders, Mac & Cheese Nibblers, and Corn Dog Nibblers

White Castle welcomes back Sloppy Joe Sliders, Mac & Cheese Nibblers, and Corn Dogs Nibblers as mini comfort food options for the cold days of fall and winter.

Starbucks Brings Back Caramel Brulee Latte and More for 2019 Holiday Menu

Starbucks welcomes back a number of seasonal stalwarts for their 2019 holiday menu including the Caramel Brulee Latte and Cranberry Bliss Bar.

Nov 11, 2019

Review: Hostess - Iced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Hostess Iced Pumpkin Cupcakes feature iced pumpkin cupcakes with a creamy filling.

A 12.7-oz box of 8 individually-wrapped cupcakes cost me $2.99.

McDonald's Reveals New Snickerdoodle McFlurry; Uber Eats Customers Get It Early

McDonald's reveals the new Snickerdoodle McFlurry as a seasonal dessert for the 2019 holiday season and offering it early exclusively on McDelivery with Uber Eats through November 17, 2019 ahead of a national launch later this month.

Wendy's Celebrates 50 Years with New Birthday Cake Frosty and Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae

Wendy's celebrates 50 years of business by releasing the new Birthday Cake Frosty and Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae.

Dunkin's 2019 Holiday Line-Up Includes New Holiday Eggnog Signature Latte

Dunkin's 2019 holiday menu includes the new Holiday Eggnog Signature Latte and the return of Peppermint Mocha-flavored coffee.

Nov 10, 2019

Godiva Unveils New Premium Baking Chocolates

Godiva expands their foothold in the baking aisle with the launch of new premium baking chocolates.

The new line includes three main products in several varieties:

Hardee's Adds New Southwest-Inspired Menu Items

Hardee's adds a number of new Southwest-inspired menu items to the menu for a limited time, including the Southwest Omelet Biscuit and Burrito.

Nov 9, 2019

Snack Pack Introduces new Fanta Gelatin

Conagra brand Snack Pack partners up with Fanta to introduce new Snack Pack Fanta Gels gelatin.

New Chocolate Peppermint Shake Arrives at Mod Pizza

Mod Pizza welcomes the new Chocolate Peppermint Shake for a limited time this holiday season.

Nov 8, 2019

Review: Marie Callender's Delights - Roasted Turkey and Sweet Potato Stuffing

Marie Callender's Delights Roasted Turkey and Sweet Potato Stuffing frozen meal features turkey tenderloin in a chardonnay wine sauce with sweet potato and cranberry stuffing and "seasoned bean duo."

Pepperidge Farm Debuts New Toy Soldier Cookies for 2019 Holiday Season

Pepperidge Farm partners with the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes to debut new Toy Solder cookies. The holiday cookies are inspired by the production's "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" performance.

Bubbies Chocolate Egg Nog, Gingerbread, and Peppermint Candy Mochi Ice Creams Return

Bubbies brings back a trio of seasonal mochi ice cream flavors for the holidays this year.

The 2019 holiday flavors include:

Captain D's Offers $5.99 Fan Favorites Special

Captain D's offers four of their most popular dishes for a limited-time price of $5.99 each.

The $5.99 "Fan Favorites" include:

Nov 7, 2019

Sonic Grills New Patty Melt

Sonic offers the new Patty Melt as their latest burger special for a limited time.

TCBY Whips Up Butter Pecan Soft Serve and Hand-Scooped Frozen Yogurt for Fall 2019

TCBY brings back Butter Pecan soft serve and Butter Pecan hand-scooped frozen yogurt for fall 2019.

2019 Veterans Day Deals and Specials

Veterans Day is coming up on Monday, November 11, 2019 and a number of fast food and casual dining restaurant chains will be honoring the brave men and women of our military with a free meal, deal, and/or special.

Einstein Bros. Bagels Offers Remedy for a Late Night in New All-Nighter Egg Sandwich

Calling it "the breakfast that offers relief from late-night indulgences," Einstein Bros. releases the new All-Nighter egg sandwich at participating locations across the US.

Nov 6, 2019

Review: Krispy Kreme - Easy as Pie Donuts

Krispy Kreme's Easy as Pie Donuts feature a trio of donuts including the Dutch Apple Pie donut, Chocolate Kreme Pie donut, and Cherry Pie donut.

New Chili Cheese Bites and Bacon Mac & Cheese Bites Arrive at Sonic for the Winter

Sonic adds some bite-sized comfort foods for the colder months with the arrival of new Chili Cheese Bites and Bacon Mac & Cheese Bites.

My/Mo Releases New Cool Peppermint Mochi Ice Cream

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream celebrates the holiday season with the arrival of new limited-edition Cool Peppermint mochi ice cream.

IHOP Welcomes Elf on the Shelf Holiday Menu

IHOP collaborates with The Elf on the Shelf for this year's limited-time holiday menu.

Available at participating locations nationwide through January 1, 2020, the 2019 holiday menu includes:

El Pollo Loco Offers New Chicken Tamale Bowls and Chicken Pozole Verde for the Holidays

El Pollo Loco brings back handmade Chicken Tamales for the holiday season and is featuring in new Chicken Tamale Bowls. Also new for this year are Chicken Pozole Verde and Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Free Limited-Edition Reusable Red Cup with Holiday Beverage Purchase at Starbucks on November 7, 2019

For one day only on November 7, 2019, you can get a free limited-edition reusable red cup from Starbucks when you order a holiday beverage at participating locations in the US and Canada, while supplies last.

Nov 5, 2019

Popeyes' Cajun Turkey Arrives for the 2019 Holiday Season

Popeyes' Cajun Turkey makes its annual return to the chain for the 2019 holiday season and can be ordered at participating locations for a limited time.

Papa John's Bakes New Garlic Parmesan Crust

Adding a flavored crust option for the first time, Papa John's launches new Garlic Parmesan Crust.

Denny's Adds New Beyond Burger to Menu in Los Angeles Ahead of Nationwide Roll-Out in 2020

Denny's plans to add the new Denny's Beyond Burger to the menu nationwide next year but is launching it early here in the Los Angeles area.

Cold Stone Introduces New Cookie Butter Ice Cream and Brings Back Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream

Cold Stone Creamery introduces new Cookie Butter ice cream for the 2019 holiday season and brings back Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream.

Pringles Reveals Friendsgiving Feast Turducken Kit in Limited Quantities

If you're looking for a more minimalist take on a Thanksgiving meal, you may want to get your hands on the Pringles Friendsgiving Feast Turducken Kit, which includes Turkey-, Duck-, and Chicken-flavored Pringles crisps as well as several other flavors.

Nov 4, 2019

Country-Fried Turkey Returns to Cracker Barrel for a Limited Time

Country-Fried Turkey is back at Cracker Barrel for a limited time for the 2019 holiday season.

Review: Arby's - Garlic Butter Petite Filet Steak Sandwich

Arby's Garlic Butter Petite Filet Steak Sandwich features thick-cut petite filet steak, pepper bacon, green leaf lettuce, tomato, and roasted garlic butter on a toasted ciabatta roll.

McDonald's Celebrates 40 Years of Happy Meals By Bringing Back Some of the Most Popular Happy Meal Toys for Four Days

McDonald's celebrates the 40th anniversary of their Happy Meals by launching Surprise Happy Meals, each containing one toy from a selection of their most popular Happy Meal toys throughout the years.Unfortunately, they'll only be available for four days at participating restaurants starting Thursday, November 7, 2019 thorough Monday, November 11, 2019, while supplies last.

The special very-limited-time offering will be available in over 90 countries around the world.

Krispy Kreme Rolls Out New "Easy as Pie" Donuts

Krispy Kreme offers up new "Easy as Pie" Donuts as a convenient way to replace your dessert table this Thanksgiving.

The trio of pie-inspired donuts include:

Nov 3, 2019

Baskin-Robbins Debuts New Non-Dairy and Vegan Coffee Caramel Chunk Ice Cream

Baskin-Robbins debuts new Non-Dairy and Vegan Coffee Caramel Chunk "ice cream" as the Flavor of the Month for November 2019.

The Coffee Bean's 2019 Holiday Menu Includes Cookie Butter Lattes and Peppermint Mochas

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf ushers in the holiday season with a number of seasonal food and drinks including the return of Cookie Butter Lattes and Peppermint Mochas.

Here's the full list of The Coffee Bean's 2019 holiday menu:

Nov 2, 2019

Sam's Club Serving 99-Cent Gourmet Brownie Sundaes for a Limited Time

For a limited time, Sam's Club offers Gourmet Brownie Sundaes for 99 cents in their cafes through the end of the year.

Nov 1, 2019

Review: Home Run Inn - Meat Lovers Pizza

Home Run Inn's Meat Lovers Pizza comes topped with sausage, uncured pepperoni, and uncured bacon.

KFC Introduces New Chickadilla in Spain

KFC introduces the new Chickadilla, a quesadilla with boneless fried chicken, Doritos chips, and more inside, over in Spain.