New Bacon 3-Way Burger from Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have launched the new Bacon 3-Way Burger available starting today.  The new burger features a charbroiled 100% Black Angus beef patty, thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon strips, crumbled bacon, and bacon jam along with lettuce, tomato, and American cheese on a brioche-style bun.  The bacon jam is a brand new condiment that combines bacon pieces, balsamic vinegar, caramelized onions and molassesto. The Bacon 3-Way Burger is available as a single patty for $4.49, a double patty for $5.49, and as a 100 percent Black Angus beef, 1/3-lb. Thickburger for $5.49 (shown below), all of which can be ordered as a combo meal with fries and a drink starting at $6.99; prices may vary by location.Bacon 3-Way Burger

  • Nutrition info for the Carl’s Jr. version: 800 calories, 44 grams of fat, 17 grams of saturated fat, 105 milligrams of cholesterol, 1760 milligrams of sodium, 65 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 21 grams of sugar, 39 grams of protein
  • Nutrition info for the Hardee’s version: 880 calories, 50 grams of fat, 18 grams of saturated fat, 145 milligrams of cholesterol, 2280 milligrams of sodium, 65 grams of carbs, 10 grams of fiber, 22 grams of sugar, 46 grams of protein

Half Price Cheeseburgers July 21st at Sonic

Sonic is promoting half price cheeseburgers all day on Thursday, July 21st.  Includes single-patty Sonic Cheeseburgers only. Offer only valid on July 21st, while supplies last.  Add-ons cost extra.Sonic Cheeseburger

Big Flavor Dipper Pizza and New USA Edition Dipping Sauces from Pizza Hut

The Big Flavor Dipper Pizza is back at Pizza Hut with four USA Edition dipping sauces – California Ranch, Texas Honey BBQ, New York Buffalo sauce, and Marinara.  The Big Flavor Dipper Pizza features 2 feet of pizza with one topping of your choice and cut into 24 strips that are made for sharing and dipping.  Priced at $12.99 for a limited time only.Big Flavor Dipper Pizza USA Edition Sauces

Chick-fil-A Introduces New Egg White Grill Breakfast Sandwich and New Dipping Sauces

Egg whites are officially on the Chick-fil-A menu.  The fast food chicken sandwich titan has launched a new breakfast item today called the Egg White Grill.  The new Egg White Grill is the first new breakfast entree for Chick-fil-A since 2010 and it features a breakfast-sized portion of grilled chicken breast, freshly grilled egg whites and American cheese on a toasted multigrain English muffin.  Priced starting at $3.35, the Egg White Grill will set you back 300 calories, 7 grams of fat, 970 milligrams of sodium, 31 grams of carbs, and 25 grams of protein.Egg White Grill ChickfilaSome other changes on the menu starting today is a bigger Greek Yogurt Parfait as it goes from 3.5 oz to 5.5 oz. The resized Greek Yogurt Parfait is 180 calories, 12 grams of protein and starts at $2.95.  Last year we brought you news of Chick-fil-A testing new dipping sauces and they’ve officially hit the national level.  New to the menu is Sweet & Spicy Sriracha dipping sauce and three new and improved flavors — Smokehouse BBQ, Garlic & Herb Ranch and Zesty Buffalo.

Review: Triple Double Crunchwrap from Taco Bell

It’s the age old question in fast food: Is bigger always better? Taco Bell’s latest creation, the Triple Double Crunchwrap, puts that question to the test by doubling the flavors of Taco Bell’s successful Crunchwrap Supreme. Priced at $3.49, the Triple Double Crunchwrap features a double serving of seasoned beef, nacho cheese sauce, and crunchy tostada shell plus the standard lettuce and tomatoes wrapped in a flour tortilla. It also comes in a spicy version with spicy ranch sauce and jalapeños, but I decided to check out the original.Triple Double CrunchwrapIf you’ve never had the Crunchwrap before, then the best way to explain it is to say it’s basically a tostada stuffed inside a hexagonal burrito. In the case of the Triple Double Crunchwrap it’s more like two hard tacos. … continue reading “Review: Triple Double Crunchwrap from Taco Bell”

Jack’s Brewhouse Bacon Burger Coming to Jack in the Box on July 18

Coming Monday, July 18th to Jack in the Box is a new pub-inspired burger called Jack’s Brewhouse Bacon Burger.  Jack’s Brewhouse Bacon Burger features Jack’s Signature Patty topped with grilled onions, hickory smoked bacon, Porter Ale cheese sauce, sliced tomatoes and lettuce with a creamy pub sauce spread on both sides of a toasted artisan potato bun. Jack's Brewhouse Bacon Burger

 

Krispy Kreme Debuts Flavors of the World Doughnuts

Today Krispy Kreme introduced a trio of new doughnuts inspired by some international flavors.  The new Churro Doughnut features a cake doughnut rolled in a cinnamon and sugar blend.  The new Crème Brûleé Doughnut is filled with vanilla bean custard, dipped in dark caramel icing and topped with Crème Brûleé flakes.  Rounding out the trio is the Tiramisu Doughnut which is a classic Krispy Kreme shell filled with Tiramisu Kreme™ and dipped in dark chocolate tiramisu icing. The doughnut is then topped off with dark chocolate drizzle, sprinkled with chocolate cake crumbs and topped off with a chocolate coffee bean. The new doughnuts are available now through August 28th at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada.Krispy Kreme Flavors of the World

Taco Bell’s Triple Double Crunchwrap Now Available

Last month we gave you a heads-up on the release of the new Triple Double Crunchwrap from Taco Bell.  Today the new Crunchwrap is officially available and there’s two versions to choose from.  The Triple Double Crunchwrap features a double serving of seasoned beef, nacho cheese sauce, and crunchy tostada shell plus the standard lettuce and tomatoes wrapped in a flour tortilla.  The Spicy Triple Double Crunchwrap adds spicy ranch sauce and jalapeños.  My local Taco Bell is selling both Triple Double Crunchwraps for $3.49 each.

Triple Double Crunchwrap

New USO Patriot Pop from Baskin-Robbins

On Sunday, July 17th, Baskin-Robbins is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a donation program to support the United Service Organizations (USO).  Baskin-Robbins is donating 75 cents from every ice cream float sold on July 17th to the USO. To help celebrate the USO’s 75th anniversary there’s a new ice cream flavor called USO Patriot Pop which features cherry, lemon and blue raspberry-flavored ices..

New USO Patriot Pop from Baskin-Robbins

Denny’s Launches New Buttermilk Pancakes

Denny’s went back to the drawing board with their pancakes and have come up with new and improved Buttermilk Pancakes.  The all-new recipe uses fresh ingredients such as real eggs, flour, fresh buttermilk and vanilla.  The result of the new pancake recipe is a thicker, fluffier pancake… 50% more fluffy actually.Dennys New PancakesTo promote new Buttermilk Pancakes, there are four Signature Builds available for a limited time:

  • Sticky Bun Pancakes – Cinnamon sauce and cream cheese icing drizzled over two new fluffy buttermilk pancakes with glazed pecans cooked inside.  Priced at $7.59 (may vary) and served with two eggs and hashbrowns, plus your choice of two strips of bacon or two sausage links.

Sticky Bun Pancake Dennys

  • Strawberries & Cream Pancakes – Two new fluffy buttermilk pancakes filled with white chocolate chips, topped with vanilla cream and fresh strawberries. Priced at $7.99 (may vary) and served with two eggs and hashbrowns, plus your choice of two strips of bacon or two sausage links.

Strawberries Cream Pancakes Dennys

  • Double Berry Banana Pancakes – Two new fluffy buttermilk pancakes with juicy blueberries cooked inside and topped with fresh strawberries and bananas. Priced at $7.99 (may vary) and served with two eggs and hashbrowns, plus your choice of two strips of bacon or two sausage links.

Double Berry Banana Pancake Dennys

  • Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes – Chocolate chips and white chocolate chips inside two new fluffy buttermilk pancakes, topped with hot fudge and drizzled with peanut butter sauce. Priced at $7.59 (may vary) and served with two eggs and hashbrowns, plus your choice of two strips of bacon or two sausage links.

Peanut Butter Cup Pancake DennysAdditionally, you can upgrade two strips of bacon to new Honey Jalapeno Bacon for 99 cents more.  I sampled the new pancake at a press conference at the Denny’s restaurant in Manhattan (note: they have a full bar at this location).  I tried the new recipe pancake alongside the previous version and the difference between the two isn’t at all subtle. Dennys PancakesJust from a visual perspective you’re looking at a major change.  Denny’s new pancakes are available all day, every day at breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night.

Review: Philly Cheesesteak Burger from Checkers and Rally’s

Checkers (Rally’s) is one of those chains I’ve never had a lot of success with. The location near me has often charged above the suggested retail price, while the quality of ingredients they’ve used has lagged behind other fast food chains. That said, I have a soft spot for the “idea” of Checkers: an old school drive-in that makes burgers, fries, and shakes as its main reason for existence. I also have a soft spot for putting meat on top of more meat, which is why I wanted to try the new Philly Cheesesteak Burger.

Philly Cheesesteak Burger

The Philly Cheesesteak Burger features a 100 percent beef burger patty topped with seasoned shaved steak, Swiss cheese, and grilled onions. For whatever reason, the beef patty on my burger tasted better than the Checkers burgers I’ve had in the past. … continue reading “Review: Philly Cheesesteak Burger from Checkers and Rally’s”

The Nosh Show Episode 81: Oreo Double Stuf Thins

In episode 81 of The Nosh Show we discuss new products such as Chips Ahoy Thins and Carl’s Jr.’s Budweiser burger.  We also discuss the return of Crystal Pepsi, the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York and our impressions of Burger King’s Mac ‘n CheetosNosh Show logoSubscribe to The Nosh Show on iTunes or Stitcher.  Follow the show on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!