New Double Crispy Chicken Quesadilla from Taco Bell in Test Market

Big thanks to GrubGrade reader Matt who found that a Taco Bell in Alexandria, Kentucky is offering a new Double Crispy Chicken Quesadilla.  Priced at $3.79, the Double Crispy Chicken Quesadilla featured breaded crispy chicken, cheese and jalapeño sauce.  Alongside the quesadilla, Taco Bell’s new crispy chicken is also being offered at this location in the form of Dipped Crispy Chicken Grillers.  Back in 2013 we posted a first look at the Crispy Chicken Grillers in test market Toledo, OH.

Double Crispy Chicken Quesadilla Taco Bell


McDonald’s Offers New Jalapeño Double in Texas

Thanks to @nastynatebiller on Twitter for finding this new Jalapeño Double at a McDonald’s in Dallas, Texas.  The burger features two beef patties topped with both crispy and sliced jalapeños, white cheddar and ranch sauce.

Jalapeno Double McDonalds


Review: Texas BBQ Thickburger from Hardee’s

With a heat index of 103, I thought to myself: “What are my lunch options? Order a pizza? Pick up some ice cream? No, what I need is a Thickburger.” So I hopped into my topless, doorless Wrangler and sped through traffic to my favorite Hardee’s. While baking in the drive-thru, I had time to reflect on what might have been a very poor decision. My reflections were thankfully misguided as I really enjoyed the new Texas BBQ Thickburger from Hardee’s.

Texas BBQ Thickburger HardeesHardee’s describes their Texas BBQ Thickburger like this:

A 1/3lb. Charbroiled Black Angus Beef Patty, American Cheese, Smoked Brisket, Cattlemen’s® Mesquite BBQ Sauce and Texas Toothpicks® on a Fresh Baked Bun.

I was somewhat impressed by the smoked flavor of the brisket seeing as it actually tasted liked smoked brisket. A rarity in fast food. However the meat itself was fairly dry, which the light smears of Cattlemen’s Mesquite BBQ sauce (while quite tasty, with a sweet, tangy zing) did little to combat. True to my nature, I wanted more sauce on the burger. … continue reading “Review: Texas BBQ Thickburger from Hardee’s”

Celebrate 50 Years of Arby’s with a Free Jamocha Shake on Wednesday, July 23rd

The Arby’s Jamocha Shake made a roster spot on the GrubGrade squad when The Nosh Show and Nerd Lunch podcast met up for our Fast Food Draft… so you know it’s good.  On Wednesday, July 23rd, Arby’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary and fans of the can rejoice with a FREE 12-oz Jamocha Shake with this coupon.  Enjoy!

Free Jamocha Shake Arby's


7-Eleven Celebrates National Hot Dog Day with $1 Quarter Pound Big Bite Hot Dogs

All day on Wednesday, July 23rd, 7-Eleven is celebrating National Hot Dog Day with Quarter Pound Big Bite Hot Dogs for $1.00. At participating 7-Eleven stores while supplies last.

Big Bite 7-Eleven

New Texas BBQ Thickburger from Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. have a new addition to the menu… the Texas BBQ Thickburger.  The Texas BBQ Thickburger features smoked beef brisket, spicy mesquite BBQ sauce, crispy jalapeño and onion strips, American cheese, and a 100% Black Angus beef burger patty served on a Fresh Baked Bun.  Priced starting at $4.39 and $6.89 for the combo.  The Texas BBQ Thickburger is available starting today at participating Hardee’s locations and on Wednesday at Carl’s Jr.

Texas BBQ Thickburger

  • 1/4 lb. – 660 calories, 30g fat, 90mg cholesterol, 65g carbs, 1890mg sodium, 31g protein
  • 1/3 lb. – 920 calories, 43g fat, 105mg cholesterol, 91g carbs, 2390mg sodium, 38g protein
  • 1/2 lb. – 1030 calories, 49g fat, 180mg cholesterol, 95g carbs, 2900mg sodium, 55g protein

The Nosh Show Episode 34: Chocomallow

Episode 34 of The Nosh Show is now available and in this installment we discuss Vanilla Frosting Combos, a new sour Sprite, giant chocolate chips cookies and the Target exclusive Frosted Chocomallow Sundae Pop-Tarts.  We also get into the latest Do Us a Flavor finalists from Lay’s.

Chocomallow Sundae PopTartsYou can subscribe to The Nosh Show on iTunesStitcher Radio, or subscribe to the show’s feed. We’re also available on the Swell Radio app. Our SoundCloud profile page is here and our show page for TuneIn is here.  Follow the show on Twitter and like us on FacebookRate us on iTunes if you enjoy the show!

$1 Hot Dogs All Day at Sonic on Wednesday, July 23rd for National Hot Dog Day

This Wednesday, July 23rd, Sonic is celebrating National Hot Dog Day with $1 Hot Dogs all day long.  Take advantage of this promo and just stand clear of the Cheesy Bread Dogs.

Sonic National Hot Dog Day

Review: Grande Scrambler from Taco Bell

Taco Bell released their breakfast menu nationwide back in March and I was quick to sample the Waffle Taco and the A.M. Crunchwrap. Even though I enjoyed the A.M. Crunchwrap, I haven’t been compelled enough to make my way back to Taco Bell during breakfast hours. Starting a breakfast menu and going national with it was a big move for Taco Bell and it’s been a success so far. So nearly four months later, new breakfast offerings had me curious again. Going for what looked to be the most interesting of the new crop of products, I decided this morning’s breakfast would be the Taco Bell’s new Grande Scrambler.

Grande ScramblerTaco Bell’s Grande Scrambler is featured with steak, but is also available with the standard bacon or sausage. I went for steak and Taco Bell describes the Grande Scrambler with Steak like this:

A warm flour tortilla filled with fully scrambled eggs, seasoned breakfast potatoes, warm nacho cheese sauce, tender grilled marinated steak, and topped with freshly prepared pico de gallo, cool reduced fat sour cream and real cheddar cheese.

What got my attention right off the bat with the Grande Scrambler was the name. I’m not overly familiar with Del Taco, but I knew enough to know they have a breakfast burrito called the Epic Scrambler… and it’s almost exactly the same ingredient for ingredient. I hope for Del Taco’s sake their Epic Scrambler is better than my experience with Taco Bell’s Grande Scrambler. … continue reading “Review: Grande Scrambler from Taco Bell”

Review: Atlantic Canada Lobster from Subway Canada

As an Atlantic Canadian, I can attest how easy, not to mention inexpensive it is to obtain a freshly caught lobster during the Summer months. Heck, you can find fisher-folks selling them out of the back of their trucks. And as seedy as purchasing parking lot crustaceans might sound to you, nobody here bats an eye over it.  Now what might run you the risk of immediate deportation from Nova Scotia would be if you were spotted ordering the new Atlantic Canada Lobster from Subway… “The House That Jared Built”.

Lobster SubwayThe Atlantic Canada Lobster is described by Subway Canada like this:

Delicious tender chunks of lobster meat from Atlantic Canada are lightly mixed with mayo, complimented with lettuce on Italian bread to provide a truly Maritimes experience.

Anyone here, or down the North Eastern Coast of the U.S. will tell you, a lobster roll, while seemingly simplistic in presentation, is really an intricate work of art and balance. Certainly not something you’d ever fathom leaving in the hands of a “Sandwich Artist”.  But here I am.

… continue reading “Review: Atlantic Canada Lobster from Subway Canada”

Taco Bell Introduces New Breakfast Items with the Grande Scrambler, Cheesy Burritos and Grilled Breakfast Burritos

Starting today at Taco Bell, the Cantina Bell menu becomes the Cantina Power Menu with more focus on protein.  To go along with the new-look Cantina products, breakfast gets some newcomers too.  The Taco Bell breakfast menu is growing with the addition of the new Grande Scrambler, new Cheesy Burritos, and new Grilled Breakfast Burritos.  The Grande Scrambler is a breakfast burrito which features breakfast potatoes, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheddar cheese and your choice of bacon (680 cal), sausage (670 cal), or steak (670 cal).  The bacon/sausage version has a suggested price of $2.49 while the steak is set at $3.29.

Grande Scrambler Burrito Taco BellNew Cheesy Burritos are available with the standard bacon, sausage, or steak.  The Steak and Egg Cheesy Burrito (450 calories) features scrambled eggs, premium thick cut steak, and jalapeño sauce wrapped up in a flour tortilla.  The Cheesy Burritos with your choice of bacon (490 calories) or sausage (470 calories) feature a double portion of scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese, wrapped in a flour tortilla.  Suggested price $1.69.  You can opt for steak for an upcharge, priced at $2.49.

Cheesy Burritos Taco BellThe new Grilled Breakfast Burritos feature scrambled eggs, nacho cheese sauce and your choice of bacon (350 cal), sausage (340 cal), or seasoned fiesta potatoes with pico de gallo (340 cal), wrapped up in a tortilla and grilled.  The suggested price is $1.29.

Grilled Breakfast Burritos Taco bell

$1.99 Fish & Fries Week at Long John Silver’s 7/14-7/20

Fresh off a day dedicated to Free Fish & Fries, Long John Silver’s is now promoting $1.99 Fish & Fries Week.  Now through Sunday, July 20th, get a Fish & Fries combo for the $1.99 promo price.

1.99 fish fries ljs