Ice Cream Slushes for 79 cents at Sonic on April 26

On Wednesday, April 26th, Sonic will be promoting their Ice Cream Slushes with a special price of 79 cents for the small size.  At participating SONIC® Drive-In restaurants while supplies last. Limit 5. Tax not included. Add-Ins cost extra. 

New Kansas City BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich from Dairy Queen

The DQ Bakes! line of Artisan-style Sandwiches has a new entry with the new Kansas City BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich.  This new sandwich features slowly cooked pulled pork topped with Kansas City style BBQ sauce, sliced onions, and pickles served hot from the oven on an artisan-style pretzel roll.  Available for a limited time only at participating Dairy Queen locations.  Nutrition info: 430 calories, 15 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 1410 milligrams of sodium, 69 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 26 grams of sugar, 33 grams of protein.

Signature Crafted Burgers from McDonald’s

My local McDonald’s in Maryland has introduced a new line of sandwiches called Signature Crafted Recipes.  There are three featured recipes… Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon, and Maple Bacon Dijon.  These new sandwiches aren’t on the McDonald’s website, so consider this either an early release, or regional testing.  Let us know in the comments if your local McDonald’s is offering Signature Crafted Recipes.  Readers in Missouri and Ohio have reached out to let me know they’re being offered in their area.Step 1: Choose your recipe:

  • Pico Guacamole: Pico de gallo, guacamole, creamy buttermilk ranch, white cheddar and lettuce.   $5.39, 470-680 calories
  • Sweet BBQ Bacon: Sweet BBQ sauce, Applewood smoked bacon, grilled & crispy onions and white cheddar.   $5.39, 530-740 calories
  • Maple Bacon Dijon: Bacon with maple seasoning, Dijon mustard, grilled onions, white cheddar and lettuce. $5.39, 580-800 calories

Step 2: Choose your protein

  • 100% Beef 1/4 lb. patty
  • Buttermilk Crispy Chicken
  • Artisan Grilled Chicken

Step 3: Choose your bun

  • Artisan Roll
  • Sesame Seed Bun

New Melty Steakzilla and Peppercorn Steak Burger from Checkers and Rally’s

New at Checkers and Rally’s is the Melty Steakzilla.  Now available for a limited time only at participating locations.

No craving is a match for something this colossal. Two 100% beef patties, shaved Philly steak, crispy onions, Swiss cheese all topped with a creamy peppercorn-seasoned cheese sauce and served on a toasted Kaiser bun. This burger is over-the-top and flavor packed.

Also new to the menu is the Peppercorn Steak Burger which joins the Philly Cheesesteak Burger which was reviewed here on GrubGrade last year.

Vegetarians, cover your eyes. The Peppercorn Steak Burger has arrived. We’re serving up 100% beef and shredded steak. We’ve topped it off with Swiss cheese, creamy peppercorn sauce and crispy onion tanglers served on a toasted Kaiser bun.

New Bacon Jam Slider and Black Bean Slider from White Castle

For a limited time only, White Castle is offering the new Bacon Jam Slider.  The Bacon Jam Slider features smoked cheddar, bacon jam, and grilled onions White Castle’s signature bun.  Priced at 99-cents each.  Also as you can see from the picture below, Mac & Cheese Nibblers are back.In addition to the new Bacon Jam Slider, White Castle is now offering the new Black Bean Slider with a patty made from black beans, red peppers, and corn.  Priced at 99-cents each ($1.19 each in New York locations).

$5 Reel Deal Box from Long John Silver’s, Now with Chicken Tenders

For a limited time only, Long John Silver’s is promoting its $5 Reel Deal Box combo which now includes a Crispy Breaded Chicken Tenders option.  The $5 Reel Deal Box includes your choice of either three Crispy Breaded Chicken Tenders, two pieces of classic battered fish or chicken, or one piece of classic battered fish and 3 shrimp. Each Reel Deal Box is served with natural-cut fries, two hushpuppies, a Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookie, and a 20-ounce drink. 

New Zinger Spicy Chicken Sandwich from KFC

The Zinger from KFC is well known in over 100 countries worldwide and the we’re finally getting it in the States starting on Monday, April 24th.  So what’s a Zinger?  It’s KFC’s spicy, crispy chicken sandwich.  It’s about time this happened.  The Zinger features a spicy double hand-breaded chicken breast fillet with lettuce and Colonel’s mayonnaise on a toasted sesame seed bun.  Some KFC locations have started selling the Zinger early so check your local area.  There’s a Zinger $5 Fill Up meal which includes potato wedges, a medium drink and chocolate chip cookie.  

Color and Flavor Changing Unicorn Frappuccino Coming to Starbucks

Starbucks is taking on the unicorn drink trend for a very limited time with the introduction of the Unicorn Frappuccino blended beverage. 

Here’s how it’s described by Starbucks:

The Unicorn Frappuccino blended crème is made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle. It is finished with vanilla whipped cream and a sprinkle of sweet pink and sour blue powder topping.

Like its mythical namesake, the Unicorn Frappuccino blended crème comes with a bit of magic, starting as a purple beverage with swirls of blue and a first taste that is sweet and fruity. But give it a stir and its color changes to pink, and the flavor evolves to tangy and tart. The more swirl, the more the beverage’s color and flavors transform.

The Unicorn Frappuccino will be available Wednesday, April 19th through Sunday, April 23rd, while supplies last in participating Starbucks stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


New Steakhouse King from Burger King

The Froot Loops Shake isn’t the only new menu item now available at Burger King.  Also starting today, BK is offering the new Steakhouse King.  The Steakhouse King features two quarter pound flame-grilled beef patties topped with three half-strips of thick-cut smoked bacon, A.1. Thick & Hearty sauce, crispy onions, American cheese and mayo on a sesame seed bun.  Suggested price: $5.99.As for nutrition info, shield your eyes… 1100 calories, 74 grams of fat, 24 grams of saturated fat, 1620 milligrams of sodium, 59 grams of carbs, 180 milligrams of cholesterol, 13 grams of sugar, 50 grams of protein.

Review: Froot Loops Shake from Burger King

Cereal with a target audience under the age of 13 combined with dessert is a very underutilized idea. These combinations haven’t been given their proper respect and I’m guilty of this just as much as anyone. I only came to acknowledge what a great idea this is recently and I feel the new Froot Loops Shake from Burger King is a worthy start to get a mass audience on my side.The new Froot Loops Shake is described by Burger King like this:

Velvety Vanilla-Flavored Soft Serve, FROOT LOOPS Cereal pieces and sweet sauce are hand spun to perfection to create our twist on one of America’s classic breakfast cereals.

It’s not like cereal/dessert mashups are brand new. They’ve popped up over the years and briefly made a blip on my radar during that time. Like most of the population, I’ve needed something to target me, now an adult, on a national level. … continue reading “Review: Froot Loops Shake from Burger King”

The Nosh Show Episode 102: Weirder and Weirder

In episode 102 of The Nosh Show, we discuss White Pumpkin Pie M&M’s, Mocha Crunch Cereal, the Froot Loops Shake from Burger King and much more Subscribe to The Nosh Show on iTunes or Stitcher. Follow the show on Twitterand like us on Facebook. Thanks for listening!

Half Price Cheeseburgers at Sonic on April 18th

On Tuesday, April 18, Sonic will be celebrating Tax Day with half price cheeseburgers all day.  Single patty cheeseburgers only.