50-cent Corn Dogs at Sonic on June 22nd

On Thursday, June 22nd, Sonic will be offering 50-cent Corn Dogs all day, no limit.  No coupon required.

New Mushroom & Swiss King from Burger King

The new Mushroom & Swiss King from Burger King is not to be confused with the Mushroom & Swiss Big King from a few years ago… see my review.  The Mushroom & Swiss King features two 1/4 pound flame-grilled beef patties, two slices of Swiss cheese, thick-cut smoked bacon, portabella mushrooms, and mayonnaise on a toasted sesame seed bun. Nutrition info: 940 calories, 63 grams of fat, 45 grams of carbs, 1380 milligrams of sodium, 8 grams of sugar, 49 grams of protein

Review: Sweet & Crunchy Tenders from Popeyes

Over the last decade, Popeyes has been consistently impressive with its rollout of new products and managing to keep the prices and portion sizes in a perfect spot for its consumers. Earlier this year, Restaurant Brands (owner of Burger King and Tim Horton’s) purchased Popeyes for close to two billions dollars.  I’m cringing at the thought of what changes might be in store for the future of Popeyes.  The latest product innovation to hit restaurants is something that’s been in the product pipeline under the old regime, new Sweet & Crunchy Tenders.
On paper, Sweet & Crunchy Tenders seems gimmicky. Strips of white meat chicken breaded in shortbread cookies?  If the Burger King influence was to really hit Popeyes this early, we’d likely be seeing some mashup with Chips Ahoy! cookies and fried chicken.  Popeyes Sweet & Crunchy Tenders are a whole lot more subtle than what I expected. … continue reading “Review: Sweet & Crunchy Tenders from Popeyes”

New Oven-Crisp Chicken Strips from Boston Market

Boston Market is focusing on baked over fried with the introduction of new Oven-Crisp Chicken Strips.  The new entree features baked, hand-breaded, all-white breast meat chicken strips with your choice of dipping sauce.  Priced at $3.49 for a three-piece order or a four-piece individual meal with two sides and cornbread for $7.99. You can order the new chicken strips in a salad, sandwich, bowl, or wrap.

Church’s Brings Back Smokehouse Chicken

Church’s Chicken introduced Smokehouse Chicken last summer and now it’s back for another seasonal run.  Smokehouse 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.

New Liger Shake from Arby’s

Since the Orange Cream Shake from Arby’s is back for a limited time and Ghirardelli chocolate is now a featured on the menu, there’s a new shake available that combines the two.  Introducing the Liger Shake:

The Liger Shake – part orange cream, part premium Ghirardelli chocolate. One look at it and you might wonder, are ligers real? Is orange chocolate a thing? Yes. And very yes.

A small Liger Shake will set you back 500 calories, 15 grams of fat, 74 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of protein.

Free Doritos Locos Tacos at Taco Bell on June 13th

Since the Golden State Warriors won in Cleveland last night, Taco Bell is unloading a bunch of free Doritos Locos Tacos.  On Tuesday, June 13th, get a free Doritos Locos Taco (review) between the hours of 2-6pm.  No purchase necessary.  Need more info?  Here’s the fine print.

New Meat Stacked Subs from Arby’s

A few years ago, Arby’s released Mega Meat Stacks, a trio of extra meaty sandwiches (we reviewed one). The latest from Arby’s was spotted in Evansville, Indiana by GrubGrade reader Jody who sent in the picture below.  No much is known about new Meat Stacked Subs other than there’s a Four Meat Sub and a Ham & Turkey Melt option.  We’ll keep you posted when details become available or any word on a national release.  If you’ve come across new Meat Stacked Subs, let us know in the comments.

Dairy Queen’s New A.1. Bacon Cheeseburger $5 Buck Lunch and the Return of the Cotton Candy Blizzard

For a limited time, Dairy Queen is featuring the new A.1. Bacon Cheeseburger $5 Buck Lunch.  The new burger is made with a 100% pure beef patty topped with Swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions and creamy A.1. spread.  The $5 Buck Lunch comes with the new burger plus fries, a 21 oz. drink and a choice of DQ’s signature sundae.  Upgrade the sundae to a small Blizzard for a dollar more.  Dairy Queen is also featuring their Cotton Candy Blizzard which is back as the featured Blizzard of the Month for June.  The Cotton Candy Blizzard consists of cotton candy topping and sprinkles blended with DQ’s vanilla soft serve. 

New Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad from Wendy’s

The summer season is getting kicked off at Wendy’s with the introduction of the new Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad.  Priced at $6.59 for the full size, the Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad features diced mango, cut strawberries, grilled chicken, sunflower seeds, feta cheese and Marzetti vinaigrette dressing on a bed of hand-chopped lettuce.  Available through Labor Day.Nutrition info for the full size: 470 calories, 19 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 1140 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of fiber, 39 grams of protein

New Reese’s Peanut Butter Polar Swirl and Shake from A&W

A&W restaurants have teamed up with Reese’s to bring us the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Polar Swirl and the Reese’s Peanut Butter Shake.  The Polar Swirl features chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter  Sauce and chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups blended in vanilla soft serve while the Reese’s Peanut Butter Shake is a smooth mixture of vanilla and Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce.  Available through August 26th.

Review: Pizza Slider from Arby’s

Pizza… even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.  I wish I could say the same for Arby’s new Pizza Slider.  At least it was only a dollar and change.
Arby’s describes their new Pizza Slider like this:

Arby’s Pizza Slider has the same pepperoni, provolone cheese, genoa salami and roasted garlic marinara that you love on your regular sized pizza, but it’s a slider now. The future is now.

The line-up of Sliders at Arby’s has reached an impressive number.  At last count, the variety sits at eight options.  Each Slider is priced at $1.29 at my local Arby’s in Maryland and between the hours of 2-5pm, they’re just a buck.  I’ve tried most of the Sliders and this new one unfortunately has to rank at the very bottom for me.

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