Krispy Kreme’s Pirate Doughnut is Back on Monday, Talk Like a Pirate Day Promotion Returns September 19th

Friday, September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day and Krispy Kreme is once again celebrating.  Enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate to get a FREE Original Glazed doughnut.  Wear full pirate attire for a FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts.

Pirate Doughnut Krispy Kreme

Church’s Chicken Giveaway Winners

Thank you… all 146 of you, for participating in our Church’s Chicken giveaway.  Here are the five winners:

  • Phaet – #34
  • Angela W – #49
  • Raymonster – #74
  • Greg Sebastian – #77
  • Damon – #106

Email me (GrubGrade at Gmail) with your mailing address and Church’s will have your prized on its way.  Thanks!

Church's Chicken

$7 Large Cheese Pizza Deal at Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is currently offering an online exclusive promotion where you get a Large Cheese Pizza for $7 when you use the promo code BIGCHEESE.  Valid September 4th and 5th.

Pizza Hut Touchdown Deal

7-Eleven Celebrates 50 Years of Serving On-The-Go Coffee with 50 Cent Small Coffee

Did you know that 7-Eleven was the first national retailer to offer coffee in to-go cups? To celebrate 50 years of that, 7-Eleven is offering their small coffee for 50-cents from September 3rd through September 14th. 

50 cents Coffee 7-Eleven

7-Eleven has also started an “Every 7th Cup Free” coffee-rewards program through its mobile app.  

Every time a customer purchases any size cup of coffee, the cashier will scan the member’s bar code in the app, which will automatically punch the digital rewards card. Each purchase earns a punch that shows up as a star icon in the app. After receiving six punches, or stars, a coupon for a free medium coffee will appear in the app. The punch card process starts over once the free coffee coupon is redeemed.

New Ciabatta Toasties from Quiznos

New to the Quiznos menu and available for a limited time are Ciabatta Toasties.  There are three choices of Ciabatta Toasties and they carry a suggested price of $3.99.

  • Pesto Turkey: Mozzarella, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, basil pesto, red wine vinaigrette
  • Honey Dijon Ham: Swiss, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, honey mustard dressing
  • Veggie Caprese: Double mozzarella, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, olives, cucumbers, fat-free balsamic vinaigrette

Ciabatta Toasties Quiznos


Fall Flavors Return to Krispy Kreme

The flavors of fall are back at Krispy Kreme.  Now through November 27th, participating Krispy Kreme locations will be offering Pumpkin Spice Cake and Pumpkin Cheesecake doughnuts.

  • Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut: A moist, old-fashioned pumpkin spice flavored cake doughnut coated in Krispy Kreme’s signature glaze.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Doughnut: A yeast shell with pumpkin cheesecake filling, topped with cream cheese icing and a gingersnap cookie crumble.
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte: Available hot and iced. Topped with whipped cream and a pumpkin topping.

Pumpkin Krispy Kreme

The Blizzard of the Month for September at Dairy Queen is the Apple Pie Blizzard… and the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is Back

This month at Dairy Queen, the Apple Pie Blizzard gets the nod as the featured Blizzard of the Month.  The Apple Pie Blizzard features cinnamon apple with cinnamon pie pieces blended with vanilla soft serve and crowned with whipped topping and cinnamon sprinkles.  You can check out a review of the new Apple Pie Blizzard over at On Second Scoop.  To make things interesting, the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is also going to be available.  It’s Apple versus Pumpkin in a Blizzard Battle… which corner are you in?

Apple vs Pumpkin Dairy Queen

New at Red Robin: The Southern Charm Burger and the Beam-N-Bacon Boozy Shake

Red Robin has some notable newcomers to the menu.  Starting today and running through November 2nd, Red Robin is offering the new Southern Charm Burger and the Beam-N-Bacon Boozy Shake.  The Southern Charm Burger features a brown sugar-glazed half-pound Black Angus beef patty, candied bacon, house-made honey BBQ sauce, extra-sharp Cheddar, seared red onions, lettuce and mayo served on a toasted ciabatta bun.  The Beam-N-Bacon Boozy Shake is caramel and vanilla soft serve blended with Jim Beam Maple Bourbon and topped with bacon bits and a strip of candied bacon.

Southern Charm Burger Red RobinAlso since the fall season is upon us, Red Robin has brought back the Spiced Pumpkin Pie Milkshake.  The shake is made with Libby’s pumpkin pie filling, vanilla soft serve, nutmeg and graham cracker crumbs.

The Nosh Show Episode 37: Meat Mountain

In episode 37 of The Nosh Show we talk about McDonald’s Mozzarella Sticks, Girl Scouts Thin Mints Milk, Chicken & Waffles at Chick-fil-A and a whole bunch of Burger King.  We also talk about the whimpy looking Meat Mountain from Arby’s.

Arby's Meat MountainYou can download the episode or subscribe to The Nosh Show on iTunes or Stitcher.  Follow the show on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!

Review: Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza from Little Caesars

When it comes to Little Caesars pizza, nostalgia is the only thing keeping the relationship alive.  As a kid, I loved Little Caesars.  Sometime in the 90′s, free delivery meant rising pizza prices and my local Little Caesars disappeared.  The company bounced back since then and I’ve had a Little Caesars in my area for a number of years, but I’ve yet to rekindle the romance until the new Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza piqued my interest.

Pretzel Pizza Little Caesars Little Caesars describes their new Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza like this:

Little Caesars new Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza is a large specialty pizza that starts with a flavorful, buttery, soft pretzel crust made fresh daily in store. It is topped with creamy cheddar cheese sauce, a blend of 100% real cheese, and pepperoni, and then finished with an irresistible four-cheese gourmet blend of Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan, and White Cheddar cheeses.

I’ve had a pretzel-crust pizza before… at place called Pretzel & Pizza Creations in my town.  I went into that first experience thinking a pretzel crust pizza would be a lot stranger than it turned out to be.  My familiarity for this style of pizza had me ready for the Little Caesars offering.

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New Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza from Little Caesars Available Starting Today

Welcome to September!  A new month usually brings a lot of new grub to restaurant menus and one to keep in mind is Little Caesars new Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza.  A few years ago when we reviewed Little Caesars Pepperoni Pizza and Crazy Bread, the thread of comments shows that there’s passion with pizza.  Look for a review of the new Pretzel Crust Pizza here on GrubGrade very soon.

Soft Pretzel Crust Pizza Little Caesar'sThis large specialty pizza features a buttery, soft pretzel crust topped with cheddar cheese sauce, a blend of 100% real cheese, and pepperoni, and then finished with a four-cheese blend of Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan, and White Cheddar cheeses.  Priced at $6 as part of the Hot-N-Ready carryout special between 4-8pm


New Fall Flavors at Starbucks Beginning September 2nd

Need something to pair up with your Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks?  Starting September 2nd, new fall flavors join the La Boulange line of pastries at Starbucks.

Starbucks Pumpkin Scone

  • Pumpkin SconeFilled with flavors of the season, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, cinnamon and topped with delicious icing.
  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese MuffinRichly spiced pumpkin muffin topped with a sprinkling of chopped caramelized pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and cream cheese filling.
  • Washington Apple Pound CakeA traditional pound cake with fresh roasted apples that have been tossed with sugar and a hint a cinnamon, made with apples from Washington state.