New Double Chalupa from Taco Bell

The latest LTO from Taco Bell is the new Double Chalupa.  You might remember the XXL Chalupa from years back (my review from 2010).  The only difference I can see from the Double Chalupa and the XXL Chalupa is that the XXL version had crunchy red strips and the Double does not.  The Double Chalupa consists of a an oversized Chalupa shell and a double portion of seasoned beef plus lettuce, tomatoes, reduced-fat sour cream, a 3 cheese blend, and nacho cheese sauce.  Suggested price: $3.49.  You can also get a Spicy Double Chalupa which adds jalapeño peppers to the ingredient lineup.  Nutrition-wise you’re looking at 600 calories, 35 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 1010 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 21 grams of protein.


New Cheddar Biscuit Butterly Shrimp from Popeyes

Back in 2014, Popeyes released Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp (review).  Coming Monday, June 26th, Popeyes will be releasing another biscuit-coated shrimp called Cheddar Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp.  This idea isn’t entirely new to fast food (Checkers/Rally’s released a version earlier this year), but I’m definitely looking forward to trying it.
The Cheddar Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp combo box comes with 8 shrimp, a side, biscuit and new Ghost Pepper Jelly dipping sauce.  We’ll keep you posted with more details and a full review on GrubGrade later this week.  Thanks to Dan for sending over the info.  Check out some of our other Popeyes Butterfly Shrimp reviews below:

Cake Batter Doughnuts are Back at Krispy Kreme

For a limited time only, participating Krispy Kreme locations are once again offering Cake Batter Doughnuts.   Cake Batter Doughnuts consist of a blend of Kreme™ and cake batter filling in a yeast shell, topped with yellow icing and bright confetti sprinkles.

Carnitas Return to Del Taco

Del Taco has welcomed back tender braised carnitas to the menu beginning today.  Here’s the line-up:

  • Carnitas Street Taco Plato: Two tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas street tacos topped with tangy green sauce, diced onions, chopped cilantro and fresh hand-sliced avocado, served with fresca lime rice, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, chips and salsa.
  • Carnitas Wet Burrito Plato: A Carnitas Combo Burrito topped with tangy green sauce, hand-grated cheddar cheese and fresh hand-sliced avocado, served with fresca lime rice, slow-cooked beans made from scratch, chips and salsa.
  • Carnitas Combo Burrito (2 for $5): Two of our Carnitas Combo Burritos for one low price, featuring tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas combined with slow-cooked beans made from scratch, hand-grated cheddar cheese, and tangy green sauce in a warm flour tortilla.
  • Epic Carnitas Burrito: An Epic burrito loaded with tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas, hand-grated cheddar cheese, tangy chipotle sauce, fresca lime rice, seasoned black beans, and handmade pico de gallo salsa, wrapped in a warm, oversized flour tortilla.
  • Carnitas Loaded Fries: Del Taco’s famous Crinkle-Cut Fries topped with tender braised, shredded pork Carnitas, hand-grated cheddar cheese, savory secret sauce, diced onions and chopped cilantro.

Review: Lucky Charms Shake from Burger King

Burger King’s Froot Loops Shake was a pleasant surprise for me.  Having a line-up of milkshakes based on kids cereal flavors is an idea I’m sure all the fast food places wish they jumped on first.  The second entry for Burger King is the Lucky Charms Shake and it’s now available at participating locations nationwide.
Burger King describes their new Lucky Charms Shake like this:

Velvety vanilla-flavored soft serve, LUCKY CHARMS® oat cereal with marshmallows, and sweet sauce are hand spun to perfection; to create our twist on one of America’s classic breakfast cereals.

I loved Lucky Charms cereal growing up and even though I rarely eat it these days, I can still enjoy a bowl or two.  It’s weird that I like Lucky Charms cereal a lot more than Froot Loops cereal, but I preferred the Froot Loops Shake over the new Lucky Charms Shake. … continue reading “Review: Lucky Charms Shake from Burger King”

Pretzel Dogs are Back at Sonic for a Limited Time

Pretzel buns became a trending fast food menu component about 4 or 5 years ago. Sonic first introduced their Pretzel Dogs in the summer of 2013 and they’ve been making their way back pretty consistently.  The two Pretzel Dogs that started it all at Sonic are now back on the menu for a limited time only.

  • The Original Pretzel Dog: Topped with yellow mustard, made with 100% pure beef, and now nestled on a brand new soft pretzel bun.  Nutrition info: 390 calories, 18 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 41 grams of carbs, 1050 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of protein
  • Cheesy Bacon Pretzel Dog: We take a hot dog made with 100% pure beef and nestle it in a soft, gourmet pretzel bun, and finish it off with warm cheese sauce, grilled onions and crispy bacon.  Nutrition info: 500 calories, 26 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 46 grams of carbs, 1410 milligrams of sodium, 7 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber, 15 grams of protein

New Lucky Charms Shake from Burger King

The Froot Loops Shake from Burger King impressed me and I felt it was likely the first in a series of cereal shakes.  Today BK introduces their second cereal shake with the new Lucky Charms Shake.  The Lucky Charms Shake features vanilla-flavored soft serve, marshmallow cereal flavored syrup, Lucky Charms oat cereal with marshmallows hand-spun and crowned with whipped topping.  Available for a limited time at participating Burger King restaurants for a suggested price of $2.99.Nutrition info: 740 calories, 17 grams of fat, 107 grams of sugar, 129 grams of carbs, 17 grams of protein

50-cent Corn Dogs at Sonic on June 22nd

On Thursday, June 22nd, Sonic will be offering 50-cent Corn Dogs all day, no limit.  No coupon required.

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