McDonald’s released Mighty Wings nationwide back in September and I found them to be pretty mediocre. One major issue with Mighty Wings was the price. Nearly a dollar per Mighty Wing was far from a good value and it turns out they didn’t sell too well. So now that there’s a surplus of Mighty Wings and a lot better values on the McDonald’s menu, they are back with a fresh new promo price of 5 Mighty Wings for $3. Let’s see how well they sell now. At 60-cents per wing, I may give Mighty Wings a second look. In my original review they were priced at $4.79 for 5.
While Taco Bell breakfast is making headlines, there are still new non-breakfast items to be covered. The XXL brand of products at Taco Bell is slowly growing into a decent menu of hearty offerings that aim to target an appetite that goes beyond the Why Pay More! menu. To date we’ve covered the XXL Chalupa, the XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito, and the XXL Steak Nachos. The latest to join the XXL family comes quietly while breakfast gets all the attention. This is the new XXL Crispy Steak Taco.
Taco Bell describes the XXL Crispy Steak Taco like this:
The XXL Crispy Steak Taco is filled with a double portion of our premium thick cut steak, avocado ranch sauce, cool reduced-fat sour cream, crisp lettuce, diced juicy red-ripe tomatoes and real cheddar cheese in a XXL crispy shell. Also available with marinated all-white-meat chicken or seasoned beef.
Panera recently entered the realm of pasta and Quiznos is following suit. ”Quiznos is translating its chef-created recipes, premium ingredients and toasting expertise into unique flavorful creations like Lobster Mac & Cheese and Pesto Chicken, which go beyond at-home pastas but at an affordable price. Each of the six bold new pasta offerings is made with handcrafted Cavatappi pasta, with flavorful sauces and quality ingredients, all toasted to perfection.”
Chicken Pesto – Chicken, Italian 3-cheese blend, balsamic tomatoes, basil pesto all served over Cavatappi Pasta.
Mac & Cheese – The new pasta lineup is highlighted by three flavors of Mac & Cheese, including Classic Mac & Cheese, Bacon Mac & Cheese and Lobster Mac & Cheese, featuring Cavatappi pasta with Romano Parmesan, Provolone and Fontina cheeses, all topped with Quiznos hand-made breadcrumbs.
Spicy Sausage Marinara – The Spicy Sausage Marinara features Illinois-based Fontanini Italian Meats spicy all-pork Italian sausage and all-natural mozzarella, topped off with lightened up basil marinara sauce all served over Cavatappi Pasta.
Meatballs Marinara – Featuring Fontanini’s old-fashioned beef and pork-blended meatballs, which are filled with freshly grated Romano and Ricotta cheese and a perfect blend of Italian seasonings. Layered with a double portion of all-natural mozzarella, paired with a new and improved marinara sauce and all served over Cavatappi pasta.
For a limited time only at participating Checkers locations, the Crispy Fish Sandwich and Spicy Chicken Sandwich will be promo priced at 2 for $2. In other news, I’m still haunted by the Deep Sea Double.
We’re bringing it bold by land and sea. Our Spicy Chicken Sandwich takes our classic bird and kicks the heat up a notch. Our Crispy Fish Sandwich is a fresh and flaky take on a seaside favorite. It’s not a coincidence you have two hands.
The season of Lent is approaching and seafood will be featured at most fast food restaurants. Popeyes is celebrating Seafood Mardi Gras by featuring its selection of seafood offerings. As far as seafood goes, we’ve reviewed Zatarain’s Butterfly Shrimp, the original Butterfly Shrimp, the Fried Catfish, and Crawfish. Below you’ll find what’s currently being featured. All seafood items available as a combo which includes a Signature Side, a biscuit and drink.
Popcorn Shrimp: Tender, crispy shrimp seasoned in Louisiana herbs and spices then served up crispy in our unique Southern style breading. Pair it with a Signature Side and a hot buttery biscuit.
Seafood Po’Boy: Your choice of our zesty, mouth-watering popcorn shrimp or premium whole-fillet fish on a French baguette, with lettuce, pickles, and tartar Sauce.
Cajun Fish: Tender, premium whole-fillet whitefish seasoned in our own savory blend of Louisiana spices then served up crispy in our Southern-style crumb breading. At participating locations only.
Butterfly Shrimp: Premium Butterfly Shrimp, marinated in authentic Louisiana seasonings, breaded in a crispy crust. At participating locations only.
Starting Wednesday, February 26th, Panda Express will be offering new Golden Szechuan Fish. This is the first nationwide fish entrée for Panda Express. Available at participating locations for a limited time.
Made with 100 percent wild-caught North Pacific Cod and inspired by the culinary flavors of central China, Golden Szechuan Fish combines hand-sliced, lightly battered cod fillets, crisp sugar peas and sweet red bell peppers wok-tossed in a zesty Szechuan sauce.
There’s a new premium version the Sonic Blast dessert at Sonic Drive-In. Sonic calls them Sonic Master Blasts and there are six to choose from… Turtle Pecan, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Banana Split, Triple Chocolate, Pineapple Upside Down and Caramel Brownie. These desserts are permanent additions to the menu. Also Congrats to NamebranD, comment #58 on winning the $20 Sonic gift card… will you be trying all six?. Email me with your info for your prize. grubgrade at gmail dot com.
Each Master Blast is prepared with Real Ice Cream layered with a choice of six masterfully hand-mixed options. The Triple Chocolate Master Blast or Turtle Pecan Master Blast – including caramel, chocolate and pecans – were crafted with chocoholics in mind. For those craving fruit flavors, the Banana Split Master Blast or Pineapple Upside Down Master Blast offer real fruit blended in a creamy form. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Master Blast and Caramel Brownie Master Blast perfectly duplicate the deliciousness of bakery treats à la mode.
SONIC’s Master Blasts go above and beyond to deliver the rich, creamy sweetness unavailable in other soft serve or store-bought, hard-frozen ice cream pints. With hand-mixed Real Ice Cream and mouth-watering candy additions, taste buds in drive-ins across the country will be delightfully surprised at the complex, gourmet flavors, made fresh and delivered right to their cars.
Like every SONIC menu item, Master Blasts are available all day. Get them while they’re cold.
Today Taco Bell officially announced that a breakfast menu will be available in restaurants nationwide starting March 27th from 7am to 11am, or earlier. Taco Bell’s breakfast menu will be headlined by the Waffle Taco.
Other offerings for breakfast will include the A.M. Crunchwrap (pictured below), Cinnabon Delights, Bacon Breakfast Burrito, Sausage, Steak and Eggs Breakfast Burrito, A.M. Grilled Taco with Bacon, A.M. Grilled Taco with Sausage, Sausage Flatbread Melt, Hash Brown, Premium Hot Coffee and Tropicana Orange Juice.
I guess I didn’t pay attention to the Taco Bell windows when my eyes were too focused on the marquee yesterday. Drove by again today and noticed the posters displayed for breakfast coming March 27th. Keep in mind I spotted this at the Taco Bell at 305 Ballenger Center Dr in Frederick, Maryland and no other locations so far. The western states that already have Taco Bell breakfast, let us know what you’ve tried. Looks like the A.M. Crunchwrap and Breakfast Waffle Taco are on the horizon for me.
Taco Bell breakfast is something that has been reserved for the western part of the country. There was a slight expansion back in early 2012 that had me believing that perhaps it would have a wider release some day. Well, I live in Maryland and my local Taco Bell has a sign of things to come… “BREAKFAST COMING SOON”. I usually keep my eye on this sign for spelling mistakes, but I felt this one was worthy to share (and not just for the backwards “N”s). I hope the A.M. Crunchwrap is a part of this! Mtn Dew A.M. is something I’m still a little wary about. I’ll update as details become available, but for now, all I’ve got to go on is the sign.
For a limited time, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are featuring the Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich. The sandwich features “Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fillet, Tartar Sauce, Tomato and Lettuce served on a Honey Wheat Bun.” The Carl’s Jr. version is has 420 calories, 15 grams of fat, and 20 grams of protein while the Hardee’s version has 380 calories, 18 grams of fat, and 19 grams of protein.
There’s also a Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Taco available at participating stores under the Green Burrito brand for Carl’s Jr. and Red Burrito brand for Hardee’s. The taco consists of “Charbroiled Atlantic Cod, Santa Fe Sauce, Shredded Jack and Cheddar Cheeses, Fresh Salsa, and Shredded Lettuce all wrapped in a soft Flour Tortilla”. The Carl’s Jr. version is 340 calories while the Hardee’s one is 300 calories.