Review: Jolly Burger from McDonald’s Canada

T’was a few weeks before Christmas, and all through McD’s,
New Holiday menu items were cooked up, by the elves in R&D.
So what did debut, was there much folly?
Well, lo and behold, a new burger coined “Jolly”.Jolly BurgerThe cross split bun, was the first thing I did see,
Topped with rolled wheat flakes, not sure I agree.
Buttery & toasted, a sight to behold,
Yet overly chewy, if truth shall be told. … continue reading “Review: Jolly Burger from McDonald’s Canada”

New and Returning Holiday Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

Holiday Doughnuts are back at Krispy Kreme with some newcomers and some returning favorites.  Peppermint Mocha drinks are also back for a limited time.  Here are the featured doughnuts now available:

  • Red Velvet Cake Doughnut – A glazed, red velvet traditional cake doughnut topped with cream cheese icing and red velvet cake crumbles.
  • Santa Belly Doughnut – Ring in the season with the delightfully jolly Santa Belly doughnut. Filled with delicious chocolate Kreme™ and dressed in red and chocolate icing, Saint Nicholas has never looked so dashing.
  • Snowman Doughnut- snowman shaped doughnut frosted in white icing, a red icing scarf and a joyful smile.
  • Holiday Sprinkles- chocolate iced doughnut decked in seasonal red and green sprinkles.

Krispy Kreme Holiday Doughnuts

Review: DQ Bakes! Snack Melts from Dairy Queen

Despite new laws in Colorado and the Pacific Northwest, and even though they do, suspiciously, offer a brownie, I assure you Dairy Queen’s DQ Bakes! menu really just means that they put your order in a 500-degree oven for a couple minutes.  So, sober as a judge, I’ve now given all three Snack Melts an in-store sampling, and can finally give them a proper review.
DQ Bakes Snack Melts
As mentioned in our post, fresh off my DQ Headquarters visit, the offerings are pretty safe in that they stick to old standbys for taste combos.  The Chicken Bacon BBQ, Chicken Quesadilla, and Buffalo Chicken Snack Melts don’t break any new ground for flavor, but the concept of a baked wrap does stray from the Wendy’s and McDonald’s snack wrap groupings. … continue reading “Review: DQ Bakes! Snack Melts from Dairy Queen”

Half Off Menu-Priced Domino’s Pizzas Ordered Online Through December 6th

Starting today at Domino’s, order menu-priced pizzas online for 50% off.  Promotion runs through Sunday, December 6th.
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McDonald’s Canada Adds New Jolly Burger and Chicken Celebration Sandwich

McDonald’s locations in Canada are now promoting some “holiday-inspired” sandwiches for a limited time.  First up is the Jolly Burger which features 100% Canadian beef, peppercorn sauce, melted processed white cheddar cheese, grilled onions and leaf lettuce on a toasted, cross-split premium bun topped with rolled wheat flakes.Jolly BurgerOn the chicken side of things is the new Chicken Celebration which consists of a breaded chicken patty, melted processed white cheddar cheese, crisp leaf lettuce, hickory-smoked bacon and creamy, rotisserie seasoned sauce on a toasted, cross-split premium bun topped with rolled wheat flakes.

chicken-celebrationMcDonald’s Canada is also offering Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Ginger Cookies.  The Ginger Cookies are baked fresh daily.

Happy Thanksgiving from GrubGrade

If you could create just one Thankgiving plate, what would you include?  Most underrated/overrated Thanksgiving grub?  Also I’m thankful for the top 10 most active commenters on GrubGrade this year… so thanks Jonathan Wayne, MP, JJ, scram, Sascha, Snackeroo, Robert, BigBelly, Raiders757, and Justin ST.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!Thanksgiving Turkey

New Rio Crisp Burger and ChiTown Classic Have Arrived at Chicago Area McDonald’s Restaurants

Over the summer, the Chicago Metropolitan area (aka Chicagoland) conducted the Burger Build Off Competition where you could use an online burger generator to create and name your own Burger Creation.  Then there was a voting process, semi-finalist process, then eventually two finalists were selected.  Now we’re in phase three of the process where each of the two finalists has their Burger Creation made available as a Limited Time Offer” menu item at participating McDonald’s restaurants in “Chicagoland”.   Depending on the sales of the burgers will determine the prize rundown (official rules here if you’re curious).  So anyway, what’s most important to me is the two burgers now available in the Chicago metropolitan market.  Here’s a look at the two burger finalists… the Rio Crisp Burger and the ChiTown Classic:Chicagoland Burgers McDonald'sThe Rio Crisp Burger features a 1/4 lb. 100% all-beef patty, natural Pepper Jack cheese, chili lime tortilla strips, leaf lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced red onions, guacamole, and creamy peppercorn sauce on a toasted artisan roll.  The ChiTown Classic features a 1/4 lb. 100% all-beef patty, natural white cheddar cheese, natural pepper jack cheese, Canadian bacon, thick cut applewood smoked bacon, baby spinach & baby kale blend, sliced tomato, sliced red onions and mayo on a toasted quarter pounder bun.  The Chicagoland Burgers are only in restaurants for a limited time.  Which one would you choose?

Review: Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy’s

Wendy’s started off 2015 with some great products like the Bacon & Blue on Brioche, the revamped fish sandwich and the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich.  The last two products were subpar (Crispy Dill Chicken Sandwich and Baconator Fries) so I’m hoping the new Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger will close out the year on a high note.Bacon Gouda Cheeseburger Wendy'sFrom the Wendy’s press release:

Wendy’s new Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger starts with a ¼ lb.* of 100% pure, fresh, never frozen beef**, served hot off the grill. The beef, which is delivered fresh to Wendy’s restaurants two to three times a week, is topped off with a creamy Garlic Aioli, Gouda Cheese and warm Swiss Gruyere Cheese Sauce. Then, three strips of fresh cooked Applewood Smoked Bacon are added, along with red onions, tomato and fresh spring mix – all served on a toasted Brioche Bun. The Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger has a recommended price of $4.99.

The price I paid at my local Wendy’s in Maryland was $5.69.  I no longer have Wendy’s sticker shock… I just hope the burger is good. … continue reading “Review: Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy’s”

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