New at Red Robin: Überburger, Cheesy Beer Brat, Great Northern Poutine Fries

Red Robin has updated its menu with some new flavors heading into the fall season starting off with the new Überburger.  Consider this one the Oktoberfest Bürger 2.0… the Überburger features a flame-grilled 1/2 pound Black Angus burger topped with candied bacon, grilled bratwurst and onions glazed in Samuel Adams Octoberfest and drizzled with Merkt’s beer cheese and beer mustard on a hand-made pretzel bun.

PastedGraphic-4 (1)Also new to the Red Robin menu is the Cheesy Beer Brat which features a Johnsonville bratwurst served on a cheesy baguette with roasted garlic aioli, bruschetta, onion, tomato and beer cheese dipping sauce.

PastedGraphic-2 (3)Rounding out the new limited time offerings are the Great Northern Poutine Fries which is described as “Classic Canadian poutine done up Red Robin style”. Great Northern Poutine Fries consist of Red Robin’s famous Steak Fries covered in brown gravy and topped with garlic aioli, sautéed mushrooms and fried cheese curds.

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New at Steak ‘n Shake: Sriracha Steakburger and Speculoos Cookie Butter Milkshake

As expected, the Campfire S’mores and Caramel Apple Milkshakes are back for the fall season at Steak ‘n Shake.  Newcomers this time around to the menu and available for a limited time are the Sriracha Steakburger and the Speculoos Cookie Butter Milkshake.

11921664_10153436891505041_8460075524740326722_n-1The Sriracha Steakburger is topped with two slices of pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, crispy onions and authentic Sriracha sauce.

11903898_10153439345360041_9208871399172081283_nThe Speculoos Cookie Butter Milkshake is a hand-dipped milkshake blended with speculoos cookie butter ~ spreadable speculoos cookies with hints of gingerbread, cinnamon and caramel.

Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month for September and October: Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

Starting August 31st, Dairy Queen will be featuring the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard as the Blizzard of the Month.  The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard will be featured for both September and October.  The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is a combination of pumpkin pie pieces blended with vanilla soft serve and crowned with whipped topping and nutmeg.

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Quarter Pound Big Bite Hot Dogs are $1 at 7-Eleven this Friday and Saturday

On August 21st and 22nd, 7-Eleven is offering Quarter Pound Big Bite Hot Dogs for $1.  The promo is an all-day deal at participating 7-Eleven locations.

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79¢ Medium Slushes at Sonic on Wednesday, August 19th

Sonic is promoting its Slushes line of drinks with 79¢ Medium Slushes all day on Wednesday, August 19th.  Please mention when ordering. Limit 4. Tax not included. Excludes Real Ice Cream Slushes. Add-ins cost extra. Cannot be combined with other offers, including Happy Hour. Offer valid only on 8/19/15.


New Arby’s Sliders

A couple of years ago Arby’s introduced Mighty Minis and now there’s a new set of mini sandwiches to take the spotlight… Arby’s Sliders.

PastedGraphic-2 (2)There are five Arby’s Sliders to choose from — take a look:

  • Chicken ‘N Cheese Slider: Maybe you’ve always wanted to try our crispy chicken tenders, but were too much of a sandwich-lover to branch out. This is your moment. A crispy chicken tender and melted cheese on a bite-sized soft bun makes a slider that’s great on its own or as a side to your usual sandwich.​  290 calories, 12 grams of fat, 15 grams of protein
  • Ham ‘N Cheese Slider: Thinly sliced smoked ham and melted cheese on a soft slider roll. So you can have a little smoked ham on the side, or 10 of them on their own. Up to you.  210 calories, 8 grams of fat, 13 grams of protein
  • Roast Beef ‘N Cheese Slider: The thinly sliced roast beef and melted cheese you love on a slider-sized bun, for when you want a mini-me of the classic.​  240 calories, 11 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein
  • Corned Beef ‘N Cheese Slider: We took the slider where sliders have never been before: thinly sliced corned beef stacked with melted cheese on a soft, slider roll to enjoy as a side or on its own. The never-before-seen Corned Beef Slider is here.  220 calories, 9 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein
  • Jalapeño Roast Beef Slider: Little sandwich, big kick. We take diced fire-roasted jalapeños, thinly sliced roast beef, and top it off with melted cheese on a slider-sized bun.  240 calories, 11 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein

New $20 Family Fill Up from KFC

Looks like Norm MacDonald is the new Colonel Sanders and he’s promoting KFC’s new $20 Family Fill Up meal.
11895976_10153033912641560_6030892320120487866_nThe $20 Family Fill Up includes eight pieces of the Colonel’s Original Recipe® chicken, two large orders of mashed potatoes and gravy, one large coleslaw, and four biscuits.

Discussion: Fast Food Commercials You Hate

Recently my brother texted me about how much he hates the new McDonald’s commercial where two employees break into song about the $2.50 Double Cheeseburger and Small Fries combo.  I wasn’t familiar, but after I just watched it, I agree with him.

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We’re long overdue for a discussion post so let’s talk about bad fast food commercials.  Whether annoying or corny or just so bad it’ll make you lose your appetite… what are some fast food ad campaigns that you just flat out hate?  Feel free to embed commercials into the discussion thread.

Baskin-Robbins $1.31 Scoops on August 31st

Baskin-Robbins celebrates months that have 31 days with a promo on the 31st day.  Last July there was the 31% off sundaes promotion and for August 31st it’s $1.31 scoops.  Scoop offer good on every size scoop.  Participation may vary.


New Premium Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich from McDonald’s

McDonald’s introduced the Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich earlier this year to give the classic sandwich a bit of an upgrade.  The latest transition impacts the crispy chicken in the form of the new Premium Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Deluxe.  The McDonald’s website menu has been updated with the sandwich, but the transition in all the restaurants hasn’t fully rolled out… the Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich was the same way. h-mcdonalds-Buttermilk-Crispy-Chicken-Sandwich

A tender, juicy, filet made with 100% chicken breast meat, real buttermilk and no artificial colors. Plus fresh tomato, crisp leaf lettuce and mayonnaise. All atop our delectable artisan roll.

Review: Fiery Chicken Fries from Burger King

When Burger King’s Chicken Fries were originally taken off the menu, I didn’t care.  There were fans that rejoiced at their return earlier this year, and I still didn’t care.  A spicy version known as Fiery Chicken Fries have just hit the menu and I cared enough to grab a box.  Let’s review.

Fiery Chicken FriesBurger King describes new Fiery Chicken Fries like this:

Made with white meat chicken, our Fiery Chicken Fries are hotter than ever coated in a blend of spicy cayenne pepper, black pepper and savory spices blended into a crispy breading and cooked to perfection. Fiery Chicken Fries are shaped like fries and are perfect to dip in any of our delicious dipping sauces.

On the BK web page for Fiery Chicken Fries it says “Fiery Chicken Fries are Offensively Spicy”. Lies!!! … continue reading “Review: Fiery Chicken Fries from Burger King”

Half Price Cheeseburgers at Sonic on August 13th

In some areas of the country, kids are back in school already and Sonic likes to celebrate this unofficial end of summer with a half price cheeseburger deal.  This year, Sonic is celebrating on Thursday, August 13th.  Half price cheeseburgers all day.

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