New Swiss Junior Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy’s

Fans of the Junior Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy’s might be interested to know there’s a new version rolling out called the Swiss JBC.  The Swiss JBC features 100% fresh never frozen beef, Applewood smoked bacon, Swiss, lettuce, tomato and a creamy ranch sauce.  Swiss JBC

Nutrition-wise you’re looking at 380 calories, 22 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 720 milligrams of sodium, 55 milligrams of cholesterol, 26 grams of carbs, 5 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber, and 21 grams of protein.

Chipotle’s $3 Boorito Halloween Promotion

The BOORITO promo at Chipotle is back this Halloween for another round.  From 3pm to close, get a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for $3 when you show up in costume.  Excludes online, iPhone, Android, fax or catering orders. Only one Boorito per person in costume. Promotion valid in all US, Canada and Europe restaurants.Chipotle Boorito Halloween

Review: Smoke Mountain Sandwich from Arby’s

Fun Fact: I really want the Arby’s “meat guy” spokesman to narrate my life. For as bad as the chain’s new chicken sandwiches were, I can’t keep myself away from a fast food chain with a spokesman whose deep, bold voice can make a sandwich sound like a Hollywood drama. I also can’t keep myself away from a chain that continues to push the boundaries of sandwich construction, which is exactly what the new Smoke Mountain Sandwich does.Arbys Pork BellyInsert Arby’s Sandwich Guy voice:

What if Arby’s combined all of their slow-smoked meats into one gigantic sandwich? What if smoked brisket, smoked pork belly, and smoked turkey came together in smoky harmony? What if all that smoked meat was slathered with BBQ sauce, smoked cheddar, and crispy onions? The answer to these questions is “I’ll have that.”

At $6.99, this is one of the most expensive fast food items I’ve ever bought. It’s also the first with pork belly, which is becoming the new “it” meat but rarely makes it outside of Korean fast food places. … continue reading “Review: Smoke Mountain Sandwich from Arby’s”

New Bacon King from Burger King

The latest promotion from Burger King is a bit simpler than what we’re used to lately.  Introducing the Bacon King… featuring two quarter pound flame-grilled beef patties, a hearty portion of thick-cut smoked bacon, melted American cheese, ketchup, and mayo on a sesame seed bun.Bacon King BKThe Bacon King will set you back 1040 calories, 69 grams of fat, 28 grams of saturated fat, 48 grams of carbs, 1900 milligrams of sodium, 10 grams of sugar, and 57 grams of protein.

Nashville Hot Chicken is Back at KFC

For a limited time only, Nashville Hot Chicken is back on the menu at participating KFC locations. Nashville Hot Chicken features a blend of spicy cayenne and smoked paprika… we reviewed it earlier this year.  Available in Extra Crispy Chicken, Extra Crispy Tenders, and Chicken LittlesKFC Nashville Hot Chicken

New Mozziago Pizza from Little Caesars

Here’s another test item from Little Caesars that was brought to my attention by GrubGrade reader Justin in Nashville, Tennessee.  It’s the new Mozziago Pizza which features pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, sweet basil, a swirl of Alfredo sauce and a toasted asiago-parmesan crust.  Priced at $7 during the test promotion.MozziagoMozziago

New Smokehouse Pizza from Little Caesars

Thanks to GrubGrade reader Greg for sending me the info on the new Smokehouse Pizza from Little Caesars being advertised in Lexington, Kentucky.  The Smokehouse Pizza features brisket, pulled pork, applewood-smoked bacon, barbecue sauce and a smokehouse-seasoned hand tossed crust.  Priced at $9.  We’ll keep you posted on a potential national release. Smokehouse Little Caesars

Something Better is Coming to Papa John’s on October 10th

According to the Papa John’s media channels, something better is coming on Monday, October 10th.  According to the local coupon circular that just came in my mail, it’s likely new Pan Pizza.  We gave you a first look at the new Pan Pizza from Papa John’s when it was first available in Kentucky earlier this year.  The circular advertises the new Pan Pizza with a price tag  of $10 with up to 3-toppings.Papa Johns October 10

New Autumn Carved Turkey Sandwich from Subway

Coming to Subway restaurants on Monday, October 10th is the new Autumn Carved Turkey Sandwich which features new Sweet Cranberry Mustard Sauce.  Also Apple Pie and Pumpkin Spice Cookies will be featured for a limited time only.

  • Autumn Carved Turkey Sandwich: Featuring All-White Meat Carved Turkey without artificial preservatives, our chef’s recipe includes 9-Gain Wheat Bread, Cheddar Cheese, NEW Sweet Cranberry Mustard Sauce, Spinach, Tomato, and Red Onion – all toasted to perfection! Suggested retail pricing starts at $4.75 for a six-inch and $7.75 for a Footlong.
  • Apple Pie & Pumpkin Spice Cookies: Our Apple Pie cookies are made with Granny Smith and Fuji Apples grown in the Pacific Northwest. The large, naturally sweetened chunks of apple are lightly coated in cinnamon. Nutmeg, cloves and natural apple flavor are blended into the dough creating a delicious, traditional apple pie flavor. Our Pumpkin Spice cookies are made with a scrumptious pumpkin-flavored dough, natural vanilla, molasses, nutmeg, white confectionary chips and cinnamon.


Corn Dogs for 50 cents at Sonic through October

Starting on Friday, October 7th, Sonic will be promoting their corn dogs at the special promo price of 50 cents on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after 5pm.  Offer is valid throughout October.  Limit 5 corn dogs per order.Sonic Corn Dogs 50 cents

Wendy’s Brings Back the Taco Salad

A Wendy’s favorite has returned.  Today is National Taco Day and what better way for Wendy’s to celebrate than to bring back the Taco Salad.  First introduced in the 1980’s, the Taco Salad features hand-chopped iceberg and romaine lettuce and is topped with Wendy’s signature chili, hand-diced tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese. The salad of course includes tortilla chips, plus sour cream and salsa made with roasted tomatoes and ancho chili peppers. The Wendy’s Taco Salad for carries a suggested price of $5.99 for a full-sized entrée salad or $3.99 for a half-sized salad.  Prices may vary.Taco Salad Wendys

Popeyes Introduces $4 Wicked Good Deal

Popeyes has brought back Wicked Chicken with a little tweaked branding to bring us the $4 Wicked Good Deal.  The Wicked Good Deal features Wicked Chicken which we first saw in 2010 (sadly no mini Tabasco bottle this time).  Wicked Chicken is described in the press release as “juicy all white meat chicken breast, cut into wickedly shaped strips and marinated in authentic Louisiana seasonings, hand-battered, and breaded in Popeyes Southern-style crispy coating and fried up fresh where they twist into the most interesting, wicked shapes.”  Popeyes Wicked Good DealThe $4 promo also comes with a Popeyes Signature Side, a Buttermilk Biscuit and your choice of Signature dipping sauce for $4.  The value is impressive considering this combo was first released over six years ago at just $3.99.