New Crispy Mushroom Steak Burger and Philly Cheesesteak Burger from Checkers and Rally’s

The menu at Checkers and Rally’s restaurants has a couple of new burgers now available for a limited time only.  Introducing the new Crispy Mushroom Steak Burger and Philly Cheesesteak Burger.  Both burgers are priced at $1.99 at participating locations.Checkers Crispy Mushroom Steak BurgerThe Crispy Mushroom Steak Burger features a 100% all-beef burger topped with seasoned shaved steak, Swiss cheese, seasoned mayo, grilled onions and crispy mushrooms breaded in fry seasoning.  Nutrition info: 710 calories, 47 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 2010 milligrams of sodium, 47 grams of carbs, 25 grams of protein. The Philly Cheesesteak Burger consists of a 100% all-beef burger topped with seasoned shaved steak, Swiss cheese and grilled onions.  Nutrition info: 510 calories, 29 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 1490 milligrams of sodium, 37 grams of carbs, 23 grams of protein.

New Summer Berry Chicken Salad from Wendy’s

New at Wendy’s is the Summer Berry Chicken Salad.  The Summer Berry Chicken Salad fresh, hand-picked strawberries and blackberries, crumbled feta cheese, apple chips and chicken breast atop a mix of 11 different greens.  Served with Marietta Simply Dressed Light Blackberry Vinaigrette.  Priced at $6.79 for the full sized entree or $4.79 for the half-sized salad.  The full sized entree salad has 380 calories, 9 grams of fat, 41 grams of carbs, 980 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of sugar, 6 grams of fiber, and 35 grams of protein.

Summer Berry Chicken Salad

New Chiptopia Rewards Program from Chipotle

Chipotle is finally giving us a loyalty rewards program.  Even though it’s only for a limited time, a rewards program is a step in the right direction for Chipotle.  Chipotle is calling it Chiptopia and it starts on Friday, July 1st and runs through September.  There are three status levels to achieve in Chiptopia… Mild, Medium, and Hot.  ChiptopiaMake a $6+ purchase 4 times within a month and you’ve hit the Mild level and you get your first free entree.  You’ve reached Medium after 8 purchases of $6+ and get another free entree.  Hot is earned with 11 purchases.  Each new month resets your number to zero.  Max of one visit, or purchase of above $6, per customer per day, so multiple entrees doesn’t add to the total.  There’s also bonus rewards… get 3 months of Mild status and get another free entree, get 3 months of Medium status and get $20 worth of Chipotle merchandise, get 3 months of Hot level and earn catering for 20.  Details.

Sonic Introduces New Loaded Cheddar Dogs

There are two new hot dogs now available on the Sonic menu and cheese lovers should be pleased… introducing new Loaded Cheddar Dogs.Sonic Loaded Cheddar DogsSonic’s new Loaded Cheddar Dogs are filled with cheddar cheese and there are two options to choose from:

  • Chili Double Cheesy Cheddar Dog: Filled with melty cheese inside and out and sure to satisfy any craving, this delicious dog is topped with warm chili and melty cheese on a a potato bun.  Nutrition info: 500 calories, 28 grams of fat, 12 grams of fat, 40 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 1380 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of protein
  • Bacon Triple Cheesy Cheddar Dog: Filled with melty cheese inside and out and sure to satisfy any craving, this delicious dog is topped with crisp bacon, melty cheese and cheddar cheese sauce on a potato bun.  Nutrition info: 620 calories, 38 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 42 grams of carbs, 1 grams of fiber, 1880 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of protein

To complement the new hot dogs, Sonic is expanding the new $5 Sonic Boom Box to include a 6-inch Loaded Cheddar Dog (or any other premium beef 6-inch Hot Dog), a Junior Deluxe Cheeseburger, crispy medium Tots or Fries and a medium drink.

New Maple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin’ Donuts

In addition to the new seasonal citrus donuts, Dunkin’ Donuts has also released the new Maple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich.  “New” might be a bit of a stretch since it’s more of a rebranded version of the Maple Cheddar Breakfast SandwichMaple Sausage DunkinThe Maple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich features “sausage with the taste of maple”, served with egg and Wisconsin aged white cheddar cheese on an oven-toasted croissant.  Available in select Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, except for Metro New York and select markets in the Mid-Atlantic region, for a limited time.

Brown Sugar Bacon Sandwiches are Back at Arby’s

For a limited time at Arby’s, Brown Sugar Bacon Sandwiches are back on the menu.  Arby's Brown Sugar BaconLast year we reviewed the Brown Sugar Bacon & Pit Smoked Ham Sandwich, but it’s been replaced with a couple of newcomers including the Half-Pound Club.  Here’s the line-up:

  • New Brown Sugar Bacon Turkey: Turkey met bacon. Turkey liked bacon, but just as a friend. But then, turkey met Brown Sugar Bacon. Turkey and brown sugar bacon find some melted Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mild & creamy Dijon spread. They all settle down on a nice, fluffy King’s Hawaiian® bun and live happily ever after until they’re gobbled up.  510 calories, 17 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 1530 milligrams of sodium, 35 grams of protein
  • Brown Sugar Bacon BLT: The BLT called; it wants more bacon. Three strips of brown sugar bacon layered with three more strips of pepper bacon? That’s six strips of bacon. We did the math. It checks out. Don’t worry, lettuce and tomato, you can come too, and bring your friend mayonnaise. We’ll put all y’all on a sweet King’s Hawaiian® bun.  660 calories, 35 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 1210 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of protein
  • Brown Sugar Bacon Roast Beef: Love our original roast beef sandwich? Try something a little sweeter on for size. Our thick-cut bacon is sprinkled with brown sugar to create a sweet and savory glaze of glory on a bed of Swiss and roast beef.   580 calories, 26 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 1300 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of protein
  • New Half-Pound Club: Join the half-pound club, club. Facilities include a giant heap of sliced roast turkey, an imposing pile of pit smoked ham and brown sugar bacon for days. They’ve got great amenities too, like melted Swiss cheese, mild & creamy Dijon spread and fluffy King’s Hawaiian® bun. No towels though. Gotta bring your own towels.710 calories, 26 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 2930 milligrams of sodium, 59 grams of protein

New $5 Boneless Wing Bash from Popeyes

Popeyes has introduced its latest LTO with the $5 Boneless Wing Bash.  Get site all white meat Boneless Wings marinated in authentic Louisiana seasonings plus a side, buttermilk biscuit and your choice of six dipping sauces  for $5.  Available at participating Popeyes locations through July 31st or while supplies last.$5 Boneless Wing Bash

New Lemon Croissant Donut and Key Lime Square Donut from Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts has added a couple of citrus selections to the donut line-up to kick off the summer season.  First up is the new Lemon Croissant Donut which features a glazed Croissant Donut with lemon filling, topped with icing drizzle and graham cracker pieces.
Lemon Croissant DonutAlso available is the new Key Lime Square which features a yeast donut square with key lime filling frosted with icing and topped with graham cracker crumble.  Both new donuts are available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide for a limited time.Key Lime Square Donut

New XL Dual Layer Pepperoni Pizza from Papa John’s

New at Papa John’s is the XL Dual Layer Pepperoni Pizza.  This extra large pizza is topped with pepperoni and another layer of deli-style pepperoni, cheese and Italian Herb seasonings with pizza sauce on hand-tossed original dough.  Priced at $12 and you can add a side of Pepperoni Rolls for $5 more using promo code P7XL12.  Available through July 24th while supplies last.XL Dual Pepperoni Pizza Papa John'sVisit www.papajohns.com/Ghostbusters to get details on the “Who You Gonna Call” Sweepstakes, a chance to win authentic Ghostbusters jumpsuits from the movie and other great prizes as well as learn more about the new Ghostbusters video game. Additionally, customers who purchase a $25 ePapa Card will get a $5 movie certificate from Fandango valid towards any movie ticket at theaters nationwide.

New Naked Smokehouse Half Chicken from Church’s Chicken

Starting today, Church’s Chicken will be offering new Naked Smokehouse Half Chicken.  Smokehouse Half Chicken features a half-chicken portion with no batter or breading and a hickory smoke and spice rub applied directly to the skin.  This entree is priced starting at $3.99 and served with a Honey-Butter Biscuit.  Available at participating Church’s Chicken locations through July, while supplies last.Naked Smokehouse Half Chicken Churchs 

The Nosh Show Episode 80: Wimpy Lay’s

In episode 80 of The Nosh Show we discuss new Mac n’ Cheetos from Burger King, Cinnamon Donut Chips Ahoy Cookies, Lay’s Beer ‘n Brats Potato Chips and much more.Nosh Show logoSubscribe to The Nosh Show on iTunes or Stitcher.  Follow the show on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  Thanks for listening!

Review: Mac n’ Cheetos from Burger King

Burger King might not be good at much lately, but they sure do know how to get people talking.  If given the option to create an excellent new LTO or grab headlines, the BK strategy is clearly the latter.   Products like the Whopperrito or a burger with a red bun… this is where the focus leans for BK.  The latest is Mac n’ Cheetos and it’s another solid headline grabber. In recent years, the competition from fast casual restaurants has taken a lot of the fun out of cheap fast food. It’s nice to see a fun fast food product from time to time and Burger King is leading the pack at creating buzz.  Mac n CheetosNew Mac n’ Cheetos from Burger King are a mash-up of an idea just like Doritos were for Taco Bell.  I don’t anticipate nearly the same success with this side item from BK, but it’s clear that these mash-up ideas are alive and well in the fast food world.  I guess the best way to describe this new product is first think mozzarella sticks, then picture that as macaroni and cheese in a Cheetos-flavored deep fried shell. … continue reading “Review: Mac n’ Cheetos from Burger King”