Boston Scream Donut Returns to Dunkin’ Donuts

The classic Boston Kreme Donut from Dunkin’ Donuts gets a little orange icing drizzle this time of year and magically becomes the Boston Scream Donut.  The Boston Scream Donut (pictured bottom-left in the donut box) is available through the end of October.  The Halloween Pumpkin Donut will also continue to be available through the end of the month and it features a jack-o-lantern-designed pumpkin shaped yeast shell filled with vanilla-flavored buttercreme, and finished with orange icing and chocolate drizzle.

halloween dunkin

Green Burrito at Carl’s Jr. Promoting Crisp Burritos

Starting today, Crisp Burritos are back at Carl’s Jr./Green Burrito restaurants.  Crisp Burritos feature seasoned ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese and jalapenos rolled together in a flour tortilla and crisped, served with taco sauce on the side. Guacamole is available for an additional charge.

Crisp BurritosPriced at $2.59 for the 2-piece and $4.59 for the 4-piece.  Prices may vary by location.  Available at all participating dual-branded Carl’s Jr./Green Burrito restaurants.


The McRib Returns to Select McDonald’s Locations

It doesn’t look like a national promotion will be happening this year for the McRib (read our review), but some select McDonald’s restaurants are going to be offering it.  News has been rolling into GrubGrade with the McRib being found in areas all across the country.  Check out this McRib Locator to see if the McRib is being offered in your area.  Any McRib fans here?  Have you spotted the McRib yet? 


Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. New Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit

New at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. is the Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit.  This new breakfast sandwich features a Made from Scratch™ Biscuit topped with two folded-egg omelets that are stuffed with crumbled sausage, diced ham, chopped bacon pieces and shredded Jack and cheddar cheeses and topped with a slice of American cheese.  Priced at $2.79 for the sandwich alone or $4.49 as a combo meal with Hash Rounds and drink. Prices may vary by location.

Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit Hardees Carls Jr

The Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit is available today at Hardee’s and will be available on Wednesday, October 22nd at Carl’s Jr.  Nutrition info: 630 calories, 14 grams of fat, 1620 milligrams of sodium, 445 milligrams of cholesterol, 3 grams of sugar, 4 grams of dietary fiber, 28 grams of protein

New Pick Your Pair Deal at Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut’s latest pizza promotion is called “Pick Your Pair”.  The deal consists of 2 medium pizzas in your choice of Hand Tossed, Pan, or Thin ‘N Crispy crust styles and 4 toppings total.  Customize your pizza topping distribution to your liking… priced at $6.99 each.

Pizza Hut 6.99 deal

Krispy Kreme Halloween Promo

On Friday, October 31st, you can get a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme when you come dressed in your Halloween costume.  One free doughnut of your choice (including the Ghostbusters doughnuts) at any participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian location. Offer good on October 31st only. No purchase necessary. While supplies last. One doughnut per customer.

Ghostbusters Krispy Kreme

Krystal Celebrates 82 Years with 82-cent Promo on 10/21

On Tuesday, October 21st, Krystal is celebrating its 82 years with an 82-cent promotion.  Come in for breakfast and get a Sunriser (Jimmy Dean sausage patty, scrambled eggs and a slice of American cheese) and small drink for 82-cents.  For lunch or dinner hours get a Famous Krystal and small drink for 82-cents.

Krystal 82 cents

Review: Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell

If there’s one item that I’m in love with at Taco Bell, it’s the Cheesy Gordita Crunch.  It’s got just about everything I’m looking for in fast food Mexican grub.  There isn’t much room for improvement with the CGC, but Taco Bell found a way with their DLT brand by releasing the Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch.

Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch Taco Bell describes their new Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch like this:

Warm, pillowy flatbread covered in a melted three-cheese blend, wrapped around a Doritos® taco and topped with a zesty Pepper Jack sauce.

What puts the Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch in the category of “awesome fast food” is the way it nails its combination of flavors and textures while still being true to the brand.  You have your choice of flavored Doritos taco shell and for this review I went with the one that started it all, the nacho cheese.

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Sonic Corn Dogs are 50-cents All Day on Halloween

The 50-cent Corn Dog promotion returns for another Halloween at Sonic.  Corn Dogs are 50-cents all day long on Friday, October 31st so load up!

Sonic Halloween Corn Dogs

New Pepsi True, First Taste

Introducing Pepsi True, the latest Pepsi recipe made with no artificial sweeteners.  Pepsi True currently comes in 7.5 oz cans, clocking in at 60 calories.  With no artificial sweeteners, the drink uses a combo of real sugar and stevia leaf extract… yup, no high fructose corn syrup here.

Pepsi TrueI found Pepsi True to be reminiscent of the original Pepsi flavor, but it’s very obvious that the HFCS is gone.  There’s no caramel-sugary qualities to coat your mouth like a traditional soda (btw it’s got 30% less sugar than regular Pepsi).  The result of this is a cleaner tasting Pepsi product.  Also unlike most diet sodas, Pepsi True manages to keep that chemical taste away with the use of natural sweeteners.

Pepsi True 2What’s your interest level at with using natural sweeteners in soda?  Do you avoid sodas that currently contain HFCS?  Right now Pepsi True looks to only be available on Amazon, but keep an eye out for wider availability in the future.

Taco Bell Testing Sriracha Menu

Fast food Mexican grub meets Thai chili sauce.  A GrubGrade reader reached out with first impressions of a Sriracha Menu testing in the Kansas City metro area.  The test menu looks to include a new Sriracha Beef Griller (with Sriracha Beef) and Sriracha Grande Scrambler for breakfast and pretty much anything else you’d like to put “Sriracha Crema” on.

I stopped by and got a sriracha loaded griller for $1.29. They also had sriracha nachos for $2.49 and a quesarito for $2.29. The sriracha was hard to see in the griller so I couldn’t tell what kind of consistency it had. It didn’t taste anything like traditional sriracha and had a distinctive vinegary taste as well. But it was the spiciest item I’ve had from Taco Bell in recent memory.

Taco Bell Sriracha

Review: Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap from Taco Bell

Ever since I ordered that Waffle Taco with sausage, I’ve stuck with bacon when it comes to Taco Bell breakfast items.  Taco Bell’s sausage was incredibly bland, boring, and not worth a repeat buy.  I really like Taco Bell’s AM Crunchwrap, although my choice of going with bacon wasn’t even a highlight.  The newest entry to Taco Bell’s breakfast family is the Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap and I’m hoping the addition of “warm country gravy” is the x-factor to successful sausage.

Country AM CrunchwrapTaco Bell describes their new Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap like this:

A warm flour tortilla with a golden crispy potato hash brown, fluffy scrambled eggs, a delicious sausage patty, real cheddar cheese and warm country gravy, wrapped up and grilled to go.

Like the original AM Crunchwrap, having a handheld, safely contained combination of breakfast ingredients is a big plus for me.  The price isn’t too bad either at $2.59… it’s pretty solid value.   … continue reading “Review: Country Sausage AM Crunchwrap from Taco Bell”