Halloween Food Deals for 2014

Here’s a list of some Halloween food deals going on today.  Let us know what we’ve missed in the comments.  Are you going to take advantage of any discounted grub?

  • Chipotle: $3 Boorito promo on Halloween from 5pm-close when you come dressed in a costume (link)
  • IHOP:  Free Scary Face Pancake for kids 12 and under from 7am-10pm (pictured below)
  • Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut at Krispy Kreme when you come dressed in your Halloween costume (link)
  • Olive Garden: Free Kid’s Meal with adult entree purchase (link)
  • Outback Steakhouse: Free kid’s (age 10 and under) meal with purchase of any adult entree 
  • Red Robin: $3 off a purchase of $10 or more when you upgrade to new Garlic Herbed Fries, a “monster” burger or “monster” shake
  • Sonic: 50-cent Corn Dogs all day on Halloween (link)



Taco Bell Introduces Mobile Ordering App

Mobile ordering is happening everywhere.  Panda Express has it, Panera has it (and it’s awesome), and there are plans in the works for Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts.  Chipotle usually has a line of 30 people so I almost always use their app to order ahead of time and skip the line.  Before long, pre-ordering your fast food fix from your phone will be the norm.  Taco Bell just started their mobile ordering program this week.  If you go to TacoBell.com right now you’ll notice that their website has sort of gone dark.  Instead of browsing their site to figure out what your next meal might be, Taco Bell wants you to download their app instead.  iTunes link, Google Play link

Taco bell app pageThe mobile ordering app from Taco Bell lets you place your order and pay in advance.  Your order isn’t made until you arrive at your selected Taco Bell and via the app you choose to pick up in-store or drive-thru.  Your selected Taco Bell will know when you’ve arrived via the built-in GPS locator.

Taco Bell App 1The app is handy for those customized orders that might be a pain to relay through a drive-thru speaker.  Want to add pico de gallo and jalapeno peppers to your Cheesy Gordita Crunch DLT?  Just select Add-Ons and you’ve got a list of all the Taco Bell fixin’s to scroll through that you can select to customize your food.  Another cool perk for using the app is Freezes are currently priced at $1 (and not just during Happier Hour).  I took some screen shots of the app.  Check it out:

Taco Bell mobile 3 Taco bell mobile 2 Taco bell mobile 1From time to time the app will feature deals only available on the app and a loyalty program is in the works for 2015.  What’s your interest level on mobile ordering apps for fast food and fast casual restaurants?  Have you tried out any yet?  Tell us about your experience in the comments sections.

New Croissant Donut Coming to Dunkin’ Donuts on Monday, November 3rd

On Monday, November 3rd, participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations will be launching the Croissant Donut for a limited time.  The Croissant Donut will have a suggested price of $2.49 and it is described as a “delicate and flaky croissant ring that is glazed like a donut.”  You might remember Jack in the Box jumping on this idea back in August.

croissant donut

Review: Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp from Popeyes

After being a little letdown over Beer Can Chicken, I’m ready for a bounce back to the stellar fast food grub Popeyes has to offer.  This time it’s the new Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp and if you’ve followed my Popeyes Shrimp reviews in the past you’ll know that expectations are pretty high with each new flavor.

Buttermilk Biscuit Shrimp PopeyesPopeyes describes their new Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp like this:

Premium Butterfly Shrimp, marinated in authentic Louisiana seasonings, dipped in a Buttermilk Biscuit batter, and then fried up fresh in our kitchens. For a limited time only, try our new 8pc Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp served with Regular Fries, a Buttermilk Biscuit, and Blackened Tartar Dipping Sauce for only $4.99!

To date I’ve reviewed the original Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box, the excellent Zatarain’s version and most recently the Cracked Pepper Butterfly Shrimp.  The latest style combines Popeyes Buttermilk Biscuit batter with the shrimp I already love, so this has to be a winner right?     … continue reading “Review: Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp from Popeyes”

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