Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie is the Blizzard of the Month for November at Dairy Queen

The featured Blizzard Treat at Dairy Queen for the month of November is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie.  This Blizzard features Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and pieces of graham cracker pie crust blended with vanilla soft serve.  So popular, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie Blizzard was also the Blizzard of the Month back in January and again in July.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie Blizzard

Also currently being promoted at DQ is the $4.99 Original Chicken Strip Basket.  We reviewed the Spicy version of this a couple years back.

A DQ® signature, 100% all-tenderloin white meat chicken strips are served with crispy fries, Texas toast, and your choice of dipping sauce, such as our delicious country gravy. Now for a limited time at participating locations the Original 4-piece Chicken Strip Basket is only $4.99.

Original Chicken Strip Basket Dairy Queen

New Chicken Fried Steak from Church’s Chicken

New at Church’s Chicken… Chicken Fried Steak Platter served with mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and a honey-butter biscuit.

We think we know a thing or two about Chicken Fried. And what’s better than our chicken fried steak, smothered in our peppery white gravy? Stop by and try our all new Chicken Fried Steak, here for a limited time!

Chicken Fried Steak

Subway Introduces Simple $6 Menus and Brings Back Big Hot Pastrami Melt

Subway has a new combo meal promotion called the Simple $6 Menu.  The Simple $6 Menu is your choice of 6 six-inch subs, a bag of chips and a 21oz fountain drink for $6.  Your choices of sub are the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki, Italian B.M.T., Turkey Breast, Tuna, Meatball Marinara and Black Forest Ham.

Subway Simple $6 Menu

Also back for a limited time and currently featured at Subway is the Big Hot Pastrami Melt.  The sandwich is described as a “monument to flavor loaded with cuts of dry-rubbed, pepper-crusted beef and melted cheese on freshly baked bread.”

Pastrami Melt Subway


Halloween Food Deals for 2014

Here’s a list of some Halloween food deals going on today.  Let us know what we’ve missed in the comments.  Are you going to take advantage of any discounted grub?

  • Chipotle: $3 Boorito promo on Halloween from 5pm-close when you come dressed in a costume (link)
  • IHOP:  Free Scary Face Pancake for kids 12 and under from 7am-10pm (pictured below)
  • Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut at Krispy Kreme when you come dressed in your Halloween costume (link)
  • Olive Garden: Free Kid’s Meal with adult entree purchase (link)
  • Outback Steakhouse: Free kid’s (age 10 and under) meal with purchase of any adult entree 
  • Red Robin: $3 off a purchase of $10 or more when you upgrade to new Garlic Herbed Fries, a “monster” burger or “monster” shake
  • Sonic: 50-cent Corn Dogs all day on Halloween (link)



Taco Bell Introduces Mobile Ordering App

Mobile ordering is happening everywhere.  Panda Express has it, Panera has it (and it’s awesome), and there are plans in the works for Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts.  Chipotle usually has a line of 30 people so I almost always use their app to order ahead of time and skip the line.  Before long, pre-ordering your fast food fix from your phone will be the norm.  Taco Bell just started their mobile ordering program this week.  If you go to right now you’ll notice that their website has sort of gone dark.  Instead of browsing their site to figure out what your next meal might be, Taco Bell wants you to download their app instead.  iTunes link, Google Play link

Taco bell app pageThe mobile ordering app from Taco Bell lets you place your order and pay in advance.  Your order isn’t made until you arrive at your selected Taco Bell and via the app you choose to pick up in-store or drive-thru.  Your selected Taco Bell will know when you’ve arrived via the built-in GPS locator.

Taco Bell App 1The app is handy for those customized orders that might be a pain to relay through a drive-thru speaker.  Want to add pico de gallo and jalapeno peppers to your Cheesy Gordita Crunch DLT?  Just select Add-Ons and you’ve got a list of all the Taco Bell fixin’s to scroll through that you can select to customize your food.  Another cool perk for using the app is Freezes are currently priced at $1 (and not just during Happier Hour).  I took some screen shots of the app.  Check it out:

Taco Bell mobile 3 Taco bell mobile 2 Taco bell mobile 1From time to time the app will feature deals only available on the app and a loyalty program is in the works for 2015.  What’s your interest level on mobile ordering apps for fast food and fast casual restaurants?  Have you tried out any yet?  Tell us about your experience in the comments sections.

New Croissant Donut Coming to Dunkin’ Donuts on Monday, November 3rd

On Monday, November 3rd, participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations will be launching the Croissant Donut for a limited time.  The Croissant Donut will have a suggested price of $2.49 and it is described as a “delicate and flaky croissant ring that is glazed like a donut.”  You might remember Jack in the Box jumping on this idea back in August.

croissant donut

Review: Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp from Popeyes

After being a little letdown over Beer Can Chicken, I’m ready for a bounce back to the stellar fast food grub Popeyes has to offer.  This time it’s the new Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp and if you’ve followed my Popeyes Shrimp reviews in the past you’ll know that expectations are pretty high with each new flavor.

Buttermilk Biscuit Shrimp PopeyesPopeyes describes their new Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp like this:

Premium Butterfly Shrimp, marinated in authentic Louisiana seasonings, dipped in a Buttermilk Biscuit batter, and then fried up fresh in our kitchens. For a limited time only, try our new 8pc Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp served with Regular Fries, a Buttermilk Biscuit, and Blackened Tartar Dipping Sauce for only $4.99!

To date I’ve reviewed the original Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box, the excellent Zatarain’s version and most recently the Cracked Pepper Butterfly Shrimp.  The latest style combines Popeyes Buttermilk Biscuit batter with the shrimp I already love, so this has to be a winner right?     … continue reading “Review: Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp from Popeyes”

Burger King’s Italian Original Chicken Sandwich is Back for a Limited Time

Burger King’s in the middle of a nice $1.49 for 10 chicken nuggets promotion right now and the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich is back for a limited time to take some of the spotlight.  The Italian Original Chicken Sandwich features a breaded all white meat chicken fillet topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce on a sesame seed bun.  We reviewed this sandwich along with the Original and Club back in 2012.

Italian Original Chicken Sandwich BK

Review: Fritos Chili Pizza from Papa John’s

Once again, Papa John’s is the chain pizza restaurant leader in crazy pizza topping combinations.  Well maybe not necessarily “crazy”, but some of their limited time offerings have been pretty unique in recent years (and sometimes it actually works).  Their newest pizza is equal parts odd and somehow expected.  Say hello to the new Fritos Chili Pizza from Papa John’s.

Fritos Chili Pizza PJsPapa John’s describes their new Fritos Chili Pizza like this:

FRITOS Chili Pizza features Papa John’s signature hand tossed crust covered with chili sauce, real beef, fresh sliced onions & Roma tomatoes, a layer of cheddar & mozzarella cheese, then baked & finished with FRITOS Original Corn Chips for you to enjoy.

Fritos corn chips aren’t anything new in the industry since we’ve seen them in Taco Bell burritos and Subway sandwiches, but Fritos on top of a pizza?  Hey, I love Fritos… I think they’re underrated, but on a pizza I’m thinking the idea is a stretch.  Let’s review. … continue reading “Review: Fritos Chili Pizza from Papa John’s”

McDonald’s New White Chocolate Collection

Late last year McDonald’s introduced White Chocolate Mocha to their McCafe menu and this season it’s back with a couple of newcomers.  Part of the “White Chocolate Collection”, the McDonald’s drink lineup has expanded to add the White Chocolate Latte and White Hot Chocolate.  Now available at participating locations for a limited time.

White Chocolate Collection McDonalds

New Fritos Chili Pizza from Papa John’s

The latest pizza creation at Papa John’s might raise some eyebrows… introducing the Fritos Chili Pizza.  Taco Bell put Fritos in a burrito, so why can’t Papa John’s top a pizza with them?  A large is priced at $12 during the promotion.  Take a look:

FRITOS Chili Pizza features Papa John’s signature hand tossed crust covered with chili sauce, real beef, fresh sliced onions & Roma tomatoes, a layer of cheddar & mozzarella cheese, then baked & finished with FRITOS Original Corn Chips for you to enjoy.

Papa Johns Frito Chili Pizza


New Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp from Popeyes

Now that we’ve had our fill of Beer Can Chicken, Popeyes today introduced a new menu item that combines two classic flavors.  The new entree is called Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp and it features Popeyes Premium Butterfly Shrimp marinated in their Louisiana seasonings, then dipped in Buttermilk Biscuit batter, then fried.  The meal is priced at $4.99 and comes with 8 pieces of Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp, fries, a Buttermilk Biscuit, and Blackened Tartar Dipping Sauce (this sauce was also available with the Cracked Pepper Butterfly Shrimp from a few months back) .

biscuit shrimp popeyesAlso new to the Popeyes menu is something I never thought I’d see.  With every other fast food restaurant offering pumpkin this and pumpkin that, Popeyes is the latest to jump on the bandwagon with their new Spiced Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Pie.  This is how it’s described… “filled with a delightful, creamy, spiced pumpkin cream cheese filling that’s fried up until crispy and golden brown, yet still tender and flaky.”  pumpkin pie popeyes