New Smoky Mountain BBQ Chicken from KFC Coming January 29

Beginning Monday, January 29th, KFC will be featuring new Smoky Mountain BBQ Chicken for a limited time only.  Smoky Mountain BBQ takes its inspiration from Memphis and the Carolinas to give us a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce.  The new flavor will be available in Extra Crispy Tenders, Chicken Littles and Extra Crispy Chicken.New Smoky Mountain BBQ will be the third sauced chicken option available at KFC since the debut of the spicy/smoky Nashville Hot Chicken (review) in early 2016.  Last year KFC introduced the sweet/tangy Georgia Gold ChickenI liked it. Individual Smoky Mountain BBQ meals will be available for $4.99 and include three Extra Crispy Tenders or two pieces of Extra Crispy Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and a biscuit.

New Lemon Glazed Doughnut Coming to Krispy Kreme This Spring

For one week only this spring, participating Krispy Kreme locations will be featuring Lemon Glazed Doughnuts.  After millions of votes were cast by fans online, Lemon was the top choice getting 36% of the vote.  Coming in second was Caramel, then Blueberry, and Maple coming in last.

America dreamed, debated and, now… has decided. After millions of votes online, lemon was selected to be our next, all-new Glazed Doughnut flavor! The doughnut will be available for a full week this spring at participating Krispy Kreme shops. Thanks to all of our fans who voted. We can’t wait to create this new flavor. Stay tuned!

New Double Quarter Pound King from Burger King

The latest from Burger King is the new Double Quarter Pound King.  BK takes a shot at McDonald’s in the press release:

We’d like to offer our deepest condolences to all the flat-top fried double quarter pound burgers out there. We’re flame grilling the competition.  Flat-top fried double quarter pound burgers ruled the game for a long and meaty time, but now begins a new generation of double quarter pound burgers. Flame-grilled double quarter pound burgers, fit to wear the crown.

The Double Quarter Pound King features more than 1/2 pound of flame-grilled, 100% beef and is topped with American cheese, sliced onions, pickles, and ketchup on a toasted, sesame seed bun.  The new burger comes with a recommended price of $5.39.  Nutrition-wise, you’re looking at 900 calories, 54 grams of fat, 25 grams of saturated fat, 1740 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 56 grams of protein.

Sonic Lil’ Chickies and Lil’ Doggies Return

For a limited time only, Sonic has brought back Lil’ Chickies (review) and Lil’ Doggies.  Priced at $1.49 each.  Here are your choices:

  • Chili Cheese Lil’ Doggie – A little dog with a big bite! Enjoy a snack size hot dog nestled in a soft bakery bun, topped with chili and cheese. 230 calories
  • Ketchup & Mustard Lil’ Doggie – SONIC’s snackable Lil’ Doggie® is topped with classic ketchup and mustard. 190 calories
  • Classic Lil’ Chickie with Mayo & Pickles – The Classic is back! 100% all-white meat crispy chicken nestled in a soft bakery bun, topped with mayonnaise and pickles.  220 calories 
  • Buffalo Lil’ Chickie – This snackable favorite is 100% all-white meat crispy chicken nestled in a soft bakery bun, topped delicious buffalo sauce.  210 calories

Taco Bell Nacho Fries Coming January 25

Taco Bell is set to debut new Nacho Fries nationwide on Thursday, January 25th.  Nacho Fries flavored with Mexican seasoning and served with a side of warm Nacho Cheese.  Priced at $1.00 a la carte for a limited time only.  You also have the option to get your fries topped with beef, pico de gallo, nacho cheese, sour cream etc with upgrades to Nacho Fries Supreme for $2.49 or Nacho Fries Bell Grande for $3.49. A $5 box with fries, a Doritos Locos Taco, a Cheesy Gordita Crunch and Medium Drink will also be available.

Triple Truffle Blizzard Returns as the Blizzard of the Month at Dairy Queen

The featured Blizzard of the Month for January at Dairy Queen is the Triple Truffle Blizzard.  This Blizzard made its original debut late last summer and features a trio of chocolate truffles… fudge, peanut butter and caramel, blended with DQ vanilla soft serve.  Available for a limited time only at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations.

Bobsled Brownie is the Flavor of the Month at Baskin-Robbins

First featured way back in 2011, Bobsled Brownie is back for a limited time only at Baskin-Robbins as the Flavor of the Month for January.  Bobsled Brownie ice cream features a fudge crackle ribbon, blonde brownie pieces, and milk-chocolate-mousse-flavored and butter-caramel-flavored ice creams.  A 2.5 oz scoop of Bobsled Brownie has 200 calories, 12 grams of fat (6 saturated) and 20 grams of sugar. 

New Mushroom Swiss Burger from Whataburger

The latest at Whataburger is the new Mushroom Swiss Burger.  The new burger features two all-beef patties, two layers of premium grilled mushrooms, two slices of Swiss cheese and new creamy Au Jus Sauce.  The burger weighs in at nearly a pound and will set you back 1110 calories, 70 grams of fat, 23 grams of saturated fat, 1890 milligrams of sodium, 61 grams of carbs, 11 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, and 56 grams of protein.

Wendy’s Expands 4 for $4 Menu

A new year means new menu at Wendy’s with the expansion of the 4 for $4 menu.  Now there are 8 entrees to choose from. Pair any of the items below with 4 nuggets, fries and a drink for $4.  Participating may vary.  Here’s the rundown:

  • Double Stack (review)
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich (review)
  • Grilled Go-Wrap
  • Spicy Go-Wrap
  • Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Crispy Chicken BLT
  • Jr. Cheeseburger
  • Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe

New Nashville Hot Fish Sandwich from Arby’s

Fish sandwich season has been kicked off at Arby’s. This year, there’s the new Nashville Hot Fish Sandwich option.  The Nashville Hot Fish Sandwich features crispy, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock coated with Nashville hot seasoning, topped with pickles, shredded lettuce and Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch on a sesame bun.  Also available as a flatbread or go deluxe with the King’s Hawaiian Nashville Hot Fish Deluxe which replaces the sesame bun with a King’s Hawaiian bun, plus a slice of cheddar cheese.  Nutrition info for the Nashville Hot Fish Sandwich: 540 calories, 23 grams of fat, 1000 milligrams of sodium, 63 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, 21 grams of protein.Also new to the Arby’s menu are Oreo Bites.  New Oreo Bites are chocolate doughnut bites baked with Oreo wafer pieces, filled with Oreo creme and dusted with an Oreo sugar blend.  Served warm.  Nutrition info: 330 calories, 21 grams of fat, 115 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbs, 1 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein.

New Salted Caramel Desserts from Papa John’s

Papa John’s is currently offering a promo where you get a free pizza when you buy any regular priced pizza through January 28th.  To go along with the promo, new desserts have also become available.  Introducing new Salted Caramel Desserts:

  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie – Loaded with chocolate chips, topped with salted caramel icing, cut into 8 slices and served warm.
  • Salted Caramel Cinnamon Pull-Aparts – Bite-sized sweet roll dough covered in cinnamon and sugar, topped with cinnamon crumbles then baked and drizzled with salted caramel icing.
  • Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Chip Brownie – Filled with chocolate chips, covered with irresistible salted caramel icing, cut into 9 squares and served warm.

Ghost Pepper Wings are Back at Popeyes

For a limited time only, Popeyes is once again featuring Ghost Pepper Wings.  Ghost Pepper Wings were first introduced a few years ago in December.  Priced at $4.99 for five wings, a buttermilk biscuit and a dipping sauce.  Here’s how they’re described:

Capturing the flavor of the elusive ghost pepper, Popeyes Bonafide® wings are marinated for 12-hours in an exotic blend of peppers, taking the intense flavor all the way to the bone. Then our tender, juicy, bone-in chicken wingettes and drumettes are battered and breaded in a southern style crispy coating and fried up fresh.