Corn Dogs at Sonic for 50 cents on 8/23

All day on Thursday, August 23rd, Sonic will be celebrating Sonic will  be offering 50 cent corn dogs all day.  While supplies last.

New Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell

My favorite menu item at Taco Bell has been beefed up with the introduction of the new Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch… now available for a limited time only.  The Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch features a soft flatbread covered in a melted three-cheese blend and seasoned beef, wrapped around a crunchy taco filled with seasoned beef, spicy ranch sauce, lettuce and cheese.   Check out my reviews of the original Cheesy Gordita Crunch, the even better Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch, and my customized creation… the Cheesysteak Gordita Crunch.My local Taco Bell has the Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch priced at $3.49. The Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch will set you back 570 calories, 32 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 1110 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbs, 7 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 25 grams of protein.  There is a Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch Box for $5.00 and it includes a Double Cheesy Gordita Crunch, two Crunchy Tacos, and a medium drink.  

New Jalapeño King and Jalapeño Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich from Burger King

New at Burger King and now available for a limited time only is the Jalapeño King and the Jalapeño Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich.  Available at participating Burger King locations.The Jalapeño King features two flamed-grilled beef patties topped with thick-cut smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese jalapeños and a creamy green chili aioli on a toasted sesame seed bun.  The burger boasts over a half pound of beef and will set you back 990 calories, 65 grams of fat, 24 grams of saturated fat, 1550 milligrams of sodium, 46 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 55 grams of protein.The Spicy Crispy Jalapeno Chicken Sandwich is made with 100% white meat seasoned chicken filet with a spicy breading topped with hick-cut smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, and a creamy green chili aioli on a toasted potato bun.  This sandwich clocks in at 760 calories, 45 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 1720 milligrams of sodium, 58 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 32 grams of protein.

Honey Sesame Chicken Breast Returns to Panda Express

Panda Express has brought back its Honey Sesame Chicken Breast for a limited time only.  Honey Sesame Chicken Breast was first introduced in 2013 and features thin, crispy strips of all-white meat chicken tossed with string beans, yellow bell peppers in a sizzling hot wok with honey sauce and topped off with sesame seeds.  Use Promo Code: HONEYISBACK when you order online to get $3 off a purchase of $5 or more.Nutrition info for a 5.3 oz serving: 420 calories, 22 grams of fat, 480 milligrams of sodium, 40 grams of carbs, 19 grams of sugar, 16 grams of protein.

New Double Crispy Colonel Sandwich from KFC

Earlier this year, KFC took a shot at a simple, no-frills chicken sandwich known as the Crispy Colonel (I reviewed the original Crispy Colonel Sandwich back in April).  Considering the competition from Chick-fil-A, the Crispy Colonel Sandwich was long overdue.  Now comes even more sandwich with the introduction of the new Double Crispy Colonel Sandwich.

Get ready, because you’re gonna need both hands to get a grip on our new Double Crispy Colonel Sandwich. Oh, yeah. It’s that big and crunchy. And with two pieces of fried chicken—double-breaded and perfectly fried on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside—that means twice the extra crispy, crunchy, golden goodness!

The Double Crispy Colonel Sandwich will set you back 710 calories, 39 grams of fat, 5.5 grams of saturated fat, 1910 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbs, 3 grams of sugar, and 43 grams of protein.

New McGriddles French Toast from McDonald’s

Introducing new McGriddles French Toast from McDonald’s.  This isn’t a national menu item currently, so big thanks to GrubGrade reader Chris for reaching out to share a pic from his local McDonald’s menu board in St. Cloud, MN.  Priced at $3.99 for the sandwich alone and it clocks in at 650 calories.  I was very late to the McGriddles experience, but here’s my review of the original McGriddles trio.

Jack in the Box Introduces Jack’s Teriyaki Steak Bowl

Jack in the Box is currently promoting their Teriyaki Bowls, including the new Jack’s Teriyaki Steak Bowl.  In addition to the new steak version, Jack’s Teriyaki Chicken Bowl now has 40% more chicken.

  • Jack’s Teriyaki Bowl – You gotta have bowls to serve teriyaki at a burger place. Lots of bowls. Real, serious bowls. Like Jack’s Teriyaki Bowls. Made with steak or chicken, plus veggies and your choice of white or brown rice. They’re so delicious, makes you wonder why our competitors don’t serve teriyaki. Guess they just don’t have the bowls.

Steak Bowl – 800 calories w/white rice, 680 calories w/brown rice  /  Chicken Bowl – 720 calories w/white rice, 600 calories w/brown rice

New Reese’s Outrageous Chocolate Doughnut from Krispy Kreme

Last summer, Krispy Kreme introduced us to the Reese’s Peanut Butter Doughnut.  Fast forward a year and now Krispy Kreme is promoting the new Reese’s Outrageous Chocolate Doughnut (inspired by the Reese’s Outrageous Bar).  The new doughnut features a chocolate yeast dough dipped in Hershey’s chocolate fudge icing and topped with mini Reese’s Pieces and drizzled with Reese’s peanut butter and salted caramel sauce.  Available for a limited time only.Nutrition info: 300 calories, 14 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 125 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 26 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein

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