Tax Day Food Deals 2015

Here’s some Tax Day food deals to check out today.  Leave a comment with any I’ve missed worth mentioning.  There’s some regional promotions too so let us know where you’ve spotted your Tax Day deal.

Sonic Tax Day

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s

Today is FREE CONE DAY at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops.   The promo runs from 12-8pm.  What flavor will you choose?

Free Cone Day Ben Jerrys

Half Price Cheeseburgers at Sonic on Tax Day, April 15th

On Wednesday, April 15th, Sonic is celebrating Tax Day with Half Price Cheeseburgers All Day.

Forget the forms, drive in and dine in to half price cheeseburgers all day April 15. You deserve a little return.

Sonic Tax Day

Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Ghost Pepper Fries from Wendy’s Get April 20th National Release Date

Check the Wendy’s website and you’ll now find details on the new Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Ghost Pepper Fries.  The national release date for the spicy new menu items is Monday, April 20th (here’s my early review).

Jalapeno Fresco WendysThe ingredients details weren’t available at the time of writing my review so it’s nice to finally get some questions answered.  So it’s a red jalapeno bun eh?  The sandwich packs 580 calories, 29 grams of fat, 1390 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of fiber, and 32 grams of protein.  Wendy’s describes their new Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich like this:

We’re kicking up the heat with 5 layers of spice on our new Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken sandwich. It’s our classic spicy chicken breast topped with fresh, diced jalapeños, ghost pepper sauce, Colby pepper jack cheese all on a red jalapeno bun. It’s too hot to last, so try one today!

Ghost Pepper Wendys FriesNew Ghost Pepper Fries will set you back 500 calories, 33 grams of fat, 850 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of fiber, and 9 grams of protein.  Here’s the Wendy’s description of the new Ghost Pepper Fries:

We’re kicking up the heat with our new Ghost Pepper Fries. Our classic, natural-cut fries topped with fresh, diced jalapeños, ghost pepper sauce, and warm Cheddar cheese sauce bring the right amount of heat. It’s too hot to last, so try one today!

Hardee’s Thickburger El Diablo Giveaway Winners

Congrats to the follow for winning a new Thickburger El Diablo from Hardee’s:

  1. Howard, comment #23 from the review post
  2. Sam #38
  3. BP #49
  4. Stephen #95
  5. Annette #102

Email me (GrubGrade at Gmail) with your mailing address and I’ll get your prize on its way.  Thanks!

El Diablo Thickburger Giveaway

New Slow Braised Pulled Pork from Boston Market, BOGO Free Deal on Tax Day

The latest menu offering from Boston Market is new Slow Braised Pulled Pork.  Available with Zesty BBQ Sauce or Garlic Citrus Sauce.  Available for a limited time only.  Also on Tax Day at Boston Market, Wednesday, April 15th, Buy One Individual Meal, Get One FREE.  No coupon required. 3 BOGOs per person, per visit.

Pulled Pork Boston Market

Hardee’s Thickburger El Diablo Giveaway

Have you tried the new Thickburger at Hardee’s?  Check out our review of El Diablo and leave a comment there or leave a comment on this post.  I’ll draw five winners on Sunday.  Each winner will receive a Free 1/3 lb. Thickburger El Diablo. Good luck!

El Diablo Thickburger Giveaway

Review: Chicken & Rice Bowls from KFC

To date, a complete meal in a bowl from KFC meant getting a KFC Famous Bowl (see Cheesy Bacon Bowl and Loaded Potato Bowl).  The biggest problem with those bowls was mediocre mashed potatoes making up 3/4th’s of the food. KFC’s new Chicken & Rice Bowls replace the mashed potatoes with white rice for a lighter meal and more balanced blend of ingredients.

KFC Chicken Rice Bowls 1The Loaded Potato Bowl and Cheesy Bacon Bowl from KFC felt like a mountain of mashed potatoes with a sprinkling of everything else.  These two new Chicken & Rice Bowls felt like a mountain of everything else on top of a sprinkling of white rice.  Let’s review. … continue reading “Review: Chicken & Rice Bowls from KFC”

New Toasted Melt Sandwiches at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven is introducing new Toasted Melt Sandwiches to participating locations. Introductory price of $2.99.

Available in 7-Eleven stores’ fresh-foods case, the new sandwiches are toasted to go in the stores for each purchaser. A Melt sandwich typically takes less than a minute to toast and is served warm. 

7-Eleven MELT

  • Italian MELT Sandwich: Premium sliced ham, Genoa salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, pepperoncini peppers and Creamy Italian sauce on an Artisan herbed ciabatta bread.
  • Chicken Bacon & Ranch MELT Sandwich: Sliced all-white meat chicken breast, strips of premium-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and ranch sauce on an Artisan Italian roll.

Four New Chili Cheese Fries Options at Wienerschnitzel

Wienerschnitzel has expanded their Chili Cheese Fries choices from one to five with the introduction of four new flavors.  For a limited time, participating Wienerschnitzel locations will be offering Ultimate Chili Cheese Fries, Triple Cheese Double Bacon Chili Cheese Fries, Buffalo Bacon Chili Cheese Fries, and Bacon Ranch Chili Cheese Fries.

Wienerschnitzel Chili Cheese Fries

Sirloin Burgers Coming to McDonald’s on May 11th

A trio of 1/3 pound burgers are coming to McDonald’s… nope, not the return of the Angus Burgers. Monday, May 11th is the national release date of new Sirloin Burgers at McDonald’s.  There will be a Bacon & Cheese, a Lettuce & Tomato, and Steakhouse version.  Suggested price: $4.99.

McDonald's Sirloin BurgersAccording to, the Bacon & Cheese Sirloin Burger will come with white Cheddar, pickles, mustard, ketchup and beef seasoning  The Lettuce & Tomato Sirloin Burger will have leaf lettuce, tomato, red onion, white Cheddar, pickles mayo, mustard and beef seasoning.  The Steakhouse Sirloin Burger will have sautéed mushrooms, white Cheddar, grilled onions, peppercorn sauce and beef seasoning.

Review: Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s

In the fast food world, there are countless products that receive very polarizing opinions.  The Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s is not one of those products as it’s a pretty solid fan favorite.  With the introduction of the new Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Wendy’s has upped the heat level.Wendys Jalapeno Fresco Spicy Chicken 1Not to knock their classic Spicy Chicken Sandwich, but the lettuce/tomato/mayo combination is as basic as you can get. The beauty with the simplicity of the Spicy Chicken Sandwich is that it works by just relying on the strength of its spicy chicken fillet. The Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich features the same spicy chicken fillet and adds ghost pepper sauce, cheese, red onion and fresh jalapeños to create a unique new style of spicy chicken sandwich.  … continue reading “Review: Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s”