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.
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 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.
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
The latest new ice cream flavor at Baskin-Robbins is Caramel Cream Puff. The new flavor features salted caramel ice cream and pastry cream-flavored mousse ice cream churned with burnt sugar crystals and pastry pieces with a burnt caramel swirl. Caramel Cream Puff will be featured as the Flavor of the Month for August. On August 31st, the Celebrate 31 promo will have $1.50 scoops all day.
Last December, Church’s Chicken introduced Chicken MegaBites and they’re back for a limited time with an additional new flavor. Introducing new Smoky BBQ MegaBites… all-white meat chicken bites marinated, hand battered and fried and tossed in a mesquite BBQ seasoning. Available at participating Church’s Chicken locations. A 5-piece order plus fries is priced at $3.
New to the Papa John’s menu and available for a limited time only is the BBQ Meats Pizza. The BBQ Meats Pizza features smoky southern-style BBQ sauce topped with pepperoni, sausage, beef, bacon, and Canadian bacon. Use promo code MEATS and get a medium BBQ Meats Pizza for $6.99.