The Chicken Fries family has a new member…and in typical Burger King fashion, it’s another mash-up. New Cheetos Chicken Fries are coming to select Burger King Restaurants on Wednesday, September 14th for a limited time only. Cheetos Chicken Fries are made with white meat chicken and are covered in a Cheetos-flavored breading and are described as “dangerously cheesy outside and made with juicy white meat chicken inside.” Nutrition info: 280 calories, 18 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 890 milligrams of sodium, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 16 grams of carbs, 14 grams of protein
Subway has made their new Multigrain Flatbread a national menu item and not just for a limited time only. This new permanent menu option features chia and flaxseed and has 50 grams of whole grains in a 6″ sandwich.
Monday, September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day and participating Long John Silver’s locations will offer a FREE Fish or Chicken Tender to anyone who “Talks Like a Pirate” when ordering. If you dress AND talk like a Pirate you’ll get a FREE 2-Pc. Fish Tender or Chicken Basket.
On Monday, September 19th, Krispy Kreme is once again celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day with a free doughnut offer. Talk like a pirate at a participating Krispy Kreme and get one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. Dress like a pirate and get a FreeOriginal Glazed® Dozen.
GrubGrade reader Paul sent over a menu board picture from a Wendy’s in Billerica, MA which is offering a new burger called the Truffle Bacon Cheeseburger. The new burger features a few brand new ingredients to the Wendy’s menu… truffle aioli, truffle parmesan cheese sauce, and a croissant bun. Priced at $4.99 for the burger alone or $7.09 for the combo. Bacon Truffle Fries are also available at this location. We’ll keep you posted on a potential wide release.
New at White Castle, with a promotional tie-in with a movie that came out 3 months ago… new Ghost Pepper Cheese Sliders. These sliders are part of the new X-Menu (see X-Men: Apocalypse). Here’s the rundown of the new menu items:
Ghost Pepper Cheese Slider: An Original Slider topped with the astonishing fire of ghost pepper cheese.
X-Treme Ghost Pepper Cheese Slider: Fiery ghost pepper cheese, crispy onion chips and chipotle mayo on an Original Slider.
Apocalyptic Waffle Slider: Spicy chorizo sausage, egg and ghost pepper cheese on two Belgian waffles.
Mutant Loaded Fries: Crinkle cut fries topped with melted cheese, BBQ sauce, crispy onion chips and bacon crumbles.
As of posting this, I don’t see it on the Wendy’s website, but it’s been spotted in the St. Louis market. Thanks to Jeeg from The Nerd Lunch podcast for sending over the drive-thru menu board pic of the new Bacon Maple Chicken Sandwich. We’ll keep you posted if this is a soon-to-be-released national item and when more details become available. Priced at $5.39.
Back in April we brought you a first look at Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches from Baskin-Robbins. Fast forward 5 months and new Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches are now available nationally. The new product features a Dunkin’ Donuts powdered sugar donut which sandwiches your choice of ice cream flavor plus hot fudge.Also currently being promoted at Baskin-Robbins is their Flavor of the Month for September which is Pumpkin Cheesecake. This flavor consists of pumpkin and cheesecake flavored ice creams with ginger snap cookie pieces and a cinnamon cream cheese flavored ribbon.
Hardee’s is going back to basics with with the new Classic Double Cheeseburger. The Classic Double Cheeseburger features two charbroiled beef patties, two slices of American cheese, grilled onions, Thousand Island dressing, lettuce and tomato on a seeded bun. The charbroiled Hardee’s Classic Double Cheeseburger is available starting at $2.49, and can be ordered as a combo meal with fries and a drink starting at $4.99.
New to Dairy Queen’s DQ Bakes! line is the Artisan-Style Philly Sandwich. The Artisan-Style Philly Sandwich features thinly sliced steak, Monterey Jack cheese, flame-roasted red and green peppers and onions served hot on an artisan-style basil cheese focaccia roll. Available at participating locations for a limited time only. Not available in Texas.Dairy Queen has also brought back the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard and the Apple Pie Blizzard to be featured Blizzard treats for the fall season. The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard consists of pumpkin pie pieces and classic DQ®vanilla soft serve crowned with whipped topping and a touch of nutmeg. The Apple PieBlizzard is a blend of real Granny Smith apple pie filling and cinnamon pie pieces with DQ signature vanilla soft serve topped with whipped topping and cinnamon.
Also mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 6th as Dairy Queen will be hosting its Free Ultimate Frappé Giveaway from 2-5pm. Participating Dairy Queen locations will be giving away one free small Ultimate Oreo Frappé per customer. The Ultimate Oreo Frappé features the combo of coffee, ice, and Oreo cookie pieces blended with creamy DQ signature vanilla soft serve and crowned with whipped topping and Oreo cookie pieces.
On Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th, Burger King will have their Classic Grilled Dogs promo priced at $1.00 each. Limit 5 per transaction, while supplies last at participating restaurants.