Review: BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza from Pizza Hut

Today Pizza Hut launched a big overhaul to their pizza menu.  The menu is full of pizza-tweaks like seasoned crusts, sauce flavor drizzle choices, and new toppings.  There’s a dozen or so specialty combination pizzas to choose from and it was a tough decision to figure out which one would be worthy of a review.  I wanted to make sure my new choice included one of everything… at least one new topping, flavored crust and a sauce drizzle.  Since GrubGrade is no stranger to cheeseburgers, I decided on the new BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza.

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger PizzaPizza Hut describes their new BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza like this:

Barbeque sauce topped with classic meatballs, hardwood smoked bacon, fresh red onions and diced Roma tomatoes.  Flavored up with toasted cheddar on the crust edge and a barbeque sauce drizzle.

The new recipe specialty pizzas are priced at $14.99 on the Pizza Hut website with only the large size as an option.  If you avoid the specific “New Recipe” page, you can get your other size choices through “Create Your Own”.  I took advantage of an $11 Any promo and still went with a medium-sized pizza for some reason… oh well.   … continue reading “Review: BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza from Pizza Hut”

New Gooey Butter Cake from White Castle

The latest to join the dessert menu at White Castle is new Gooey Butter Cake. Gooey Butter Cake joins Fudge Dipped Brownie and Fudge Dipped Cheesecake to the family of sweets-on-a-stick and is priced at 99-cents.  Available for a limited time.

Gooey Butter Cake White Castle

From Wikipedia, Gooey Butter Cake: “a type of cake traditionally made in the American Midwest city of St. Louis. Gooey butter cake is a flat and dense cake made with wheat cake flour, butter, sugar, and eggs, typically near an inch tall, and dusted with powdered sugar. While sweet and rich, it is somewhat firm, and is able to be cut into pieces similarly to a brownie. There are two distinct variants of the gooey butter: a bakers’ gooey butter and a cream cheese and commercial yellow cake mix variant.”

New Oreo Biscuit Bites from Church’s Chicken to Debut on December 1st

Church’s Chicken is pairing up their honey-butter biscuits with Oreo cookies for a “one-of-a-kind” taste when Oreo Biscuit Bites become available on Monday, December 1st.  a pack of 5 Oreo Biscuit Bites will be priced at 99-cents while a 20 will go for $2.99.

Church’s is the first restaurant to pair fluffy honey-butter biscuits with the creamy, chocolatey goodness of Oreo cookies.  Each bite-sized morsel is baked to golden perfection and topped with a sweet and delicious vanilla icing glaze.

Oreo Biscuit Bites



Cajun Style Turkey is Back at Popeyes

Have you ordered your Cajun Style Turkey from Popeyes yet?  The flash-fried Thanksgiving bird is back at participating Popeyes locations through December.  With a suggested price of $39.99 for a 9-13 pounder, the Cajun Style Turkey is hand-rubbed and infused with Louisiana seasonings.

Popeyes Cajun TurkeyPopeyes has also announced the release of four new Coca-Cola Limited Edition Holiday Collector Cups. The Limited Edition Holiday Collector cups are free with any 32 oz. beverage purchase and are available through December 31st.

Popeyes Holiday Cups 2014

New Flavor Sticks from Pizza Hut

Thanks to GrubGrade reader Justin for the heads-up that Pizza Hut has rebranded their breadsticks as Flavor Sticks.  The Pizza Hut menu makeover happens nationwide on Wednesday, but Justin’s local Pizza Hut in Nashville, TN has Flavor Sticks on the menu now.  Since there are a bunch of new flavored crust choices with the upcoming menu change, it’s not surprising to see the bread sticks get the treatment too.

Pizza Hut Flavor Sticks

Wendy’s Bacon Portabella Melt on Brioche is Back

Wendy’s has brought back its Bacon Portabella Melt on Brioche for another limited time run.  This burger was first introduced in 2012 (review) and reintroduced in 2013 with the Broche bun.  The Bacon Portabella Melt on Brioche features a quarter-pound hamburger patty, sautéed portabella mushrooms, a slice of American cheese, cheddar cheese sauce and Applewood Smoked Bacon on a French-style brioche bun. Recommended price $4.99.  610 calories, 35 grams of fat, 1400 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of protein

Bacon Portabella Wendy's

Chicken Tortilla Soup Returns to Chick-fil-A

Along with the return of the Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake, Chick-fil-A has brought back their Chicken Tortilla Soup for a limited time.  This is fast food soup worth getting.  The Chicken Tortilla Soup features shredded boneless chicken breast, a trio of navy, northern and black beans in a white creamy base with a blend of vegetables, spices and topped with seasoned corn tortilla strips.

Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup

Jack in the Box Gift Card Winners

$10 Jack’s Cash cards go to the following winners:

  • Roberto #7
  • Cm8000 #18
  • NamebranD #23
  • Annie #32
  • Henry #34

Email me (GrubGrade at Gmail) with your info and I’ll mail out your prize.  Enjoy!

Jack Ca$h Card

New Chestnut Praline Latte Joins the Holiday Drink Line-up at Starbucks

Starbucks has a new holiday drink to join Peppermint Mocha and Caramel Brûlée Latte… new Chestnut Praline Latte.  The new drink features espresso, steamed milk, and flavors of caramelized chestnuts, spices and is topped with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs.

Starbucks Chestnut PralineTake advantage of a Buy One, Get One Free offer through Sunday, November 16th.  From 2-5pm My Starbucks Rewards Members get a free holiday drink with a holiday drink purchase.

Starbucks BOGO Free Holiday

Jack in the Box Promotes Spicy Sriracha Burger and Peppermint & Oreo Shake

The Spicy Sriracha Burger has been in select Jack in the Box locations for weeks, but it’s now getting some promotional push.  This burger features a beef hamburger with hickory smoked bacon, sliced jalapeños, Swiss-style cheese, shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes with a creamy Sriracha sauce toasted sourdough bread.  The burger clocks in at 691 calories, 46 grams of fat, 1612 milligrams of cholesterol, and 33 grams of protein.

Spicy Sriracha Burger Jack in the Box

Also available for the holiday season is the Peppermint & OREO Real Ice Cream Shake.  This shake features layers of cool peppermint blended with OREO cookie pieces and a 16 oz. size will set  you back 881 calories and 45 grams of fat.

Peppermint Oreo Jack Box

Interested in trying the new Spicy Sriracha Burger or Peppermint & OREO Shake?  Leave a comment on this post and I’ll draw some winners for $10 Jack in the Box gift cards.  Good luck!

New Sugar Cookie and Snickerdoodle Cookie Flavored Coffees and Lattes at Dunkin’ Donuts

The Dunkin’ Donuts holiday drink menu this year includes two cookie-flavored choices… Sugar Cookie and Snickerdoodle Cookie.

New Sugar Cookie Lattes offer the traditional taste of frosted holiday sugar cookies, topped with festive red and green sugar, while Snickerdoodle Cookie Lattes bring together the sweet taste of sugar and spice of cinnamon, and are topped with real cinnamon. Both flavors are available in hot or iced coffees and lattes at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants.

Dunkin Sugar Cookie CoffeeDunkin’ Donuts has also brought back the Peppermint Mocha coffees and lattes as well as seasonal hot chocolates like Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and S’mores.

Review: Loaded Potato Bowl from KFC

While it’s definitely not pretty, I guess you could say the “Bowl” idea at KFC kind of works.  You get a big base of mashed potatoes with various toppings piled on… grab your trusty spork and dig in.  The latest is the Loaded Potato Bowl and it’s not too different from those that came before it.

KFC Loaded Potato BowlThe Loaded Potato Bowl features mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, hand-breaded and diced extra crispy chicken tenders, and topped with new bacon cheese sauce, green onions and a three cheese blend.  It’s priced at $3.99 for the bowl alone or as a $5 Fill Up which comes with a chocolate chip cookie and a drink.  … continue reading “Review: Loaded Potato Bowl from KFC”