Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced two new donuts made with their Original Blend Coffee. The Glazed Coffee Creme Donut features a glazed yeast shell filled with coffee buttercreme and drizzled with chocolate icing. The Coffee, Creme & Sugar Donut features a yeast shell filled with coffee buttercreme and finished in powdered sugar. These donuts are available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations.
When thinking about the three major pizza chains, Papa John’s stands out to me as the one that comes out with the more interesting topping combinations. I guess I think this way because the other chains seem to have a much bigger push on their chicken, pasta and pizza crust varieties. Just this year Papa John’s released the Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza and the Double Cheeseburger Pizza (with pickles)… and they’re the first of the chains to put chorizo on a pizza. The latest combination is another to add to this list of creative pizzas with the new Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza.
Papa John’s describes their new Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza like this:
If you love BBQ pork sandwiches look no further. Papa John’s NEW Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza, layered with slow-cooked BBQ pulled pork, crushed red pepper and a blend of spicy pepper jack and mozzarella cheese all on our signature fresh hand tossed crust.
Do I love BBQ pork sandwiches? Heck yes I do. Do I love pizza? Do you even have to ask? The combination of the two with a spicy twist… hmm. I’m definitely intrigued.
… continue reading “Review: Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza from Papa John’s”
The Flavor of the Month for August at Baskin-Robbins is OREO Nutty Salted Caramel. OREO Nutty Salted Caramel is described as OREO Cookie pieces combined with a salty caramel ribbon and honey glazed peanuts within vanilla ice cream.
In the latest LTO from Popeyes, a new cut of meat is used… the chicken tenderloin. In the press release for the new Tear’n Tenderloin Chicken, there are statements like “best kept culinary secret” and “most tender, juicy part of the chicken”. Well all that sounds like a bonus considering its not hard to get hooked on anything coated in Louisiana seasonings.
Popeyes describes their new Tear’n Tenderloin Chicken like this:
Two tender, juicy, all white meat chicken TENDERLOINS marinated in authentic Louisiana seasonings and half split for tear-apart dipping, cooked in our uniquely crispy Southern coating. Served on a bed of Cajun Fries, with a buttermilk biscuit, and new Cajun Creamy Garlic Dipping sauce for only $3.99.
Some flack may be given towards Popeyes for their new offerings that don’t seem very different from one another. It seems like same cut of chicken is just cut in a way and then given a new name like “Rip’n” or “Dip’n” or “Wicked”. Well Popeyes doesn’t use tenderloin meat for those items so this is actually quite rare for fast food. Let’s see if it actually makes a noticeable difference. … continue reading “Review: Tear’n Tenderloin Chicken from Popeyes”
Starting Monday, August 4th Dunkin’ Donuts’ will be celebrating SHARK WEEK on Discovery Channel with a new donut… Shark Bite Donut. The Shark Bite Donut features a yeast ring donut topped with white and red icing designed to resemble a life preserver. It is available at select or participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide while supplies last.Dunkin’ and Discovery Channel have also launched the “Take a Bite, Take a Pic” promotion. Anyone who shares a selfie taking a bite out of their favorite breakfast item on Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #DDSharkWeek is eligible to win prizes including a $100 Dunkin’ Donuts Card and a Shark Week Prize Pack.
McDonald’s might be offering too many new products these days and complicating the menu, but for GrubGrade, that’s a good thing. The fact that a lot of their newer menu items have also been received well means I can save my venom for another place. McDonald’s released the Dollar Menu & More nationwide late last year and the newest burger to join is the new Jalapeño Double.
The Jalapeño Double from McDonald’s is described like this:
Two mouth watering 100% beef patties topped with both crispy and sliced jalapeños, white cheddar gooey goodness, and our classic ranch sauce.
With a price of $2.00, the choice to go with a burger packed with heat isn’t too much of a gamble considering I can still complete my meal with other cheap goodies to make up for it. … continue reading “Review: Jalapeño Double from McDonald’s”
Here’s another chance for a freebie if you missed the promo back in June. Long John Silver’s is giving away Free Fish & Fries this Saturday, August 2nd from 11am-3pm. Dine-in or carryout only. One per person.
Arby’s recently released a trio of protein-packed sandwiches called Mega Meat Stacks. There’s the Reuben Super Stack, the Triple Stack and the Club Stack. Each one is a beast, but I went with the lightweight of the bunch and chose the Club Stack.
Arby’s describes their Club Stack like this:
We took a normal club sandwich and made it better. How? More meat. Three ounces of ham, three ounces of turkey and a bunch of bacon make this club sandwich a meaty masterpiece.
Back in 2012 I reviewed the Grand Turkey Club from Arby’s and the Club Stack basically takes that sandwich and adds ham. The Club Stack features hickory smoked ham, roast turkey, pepper bacon, Swiss cheese, two slices of tomato, leaf lettuce, and mayo, on a Harvest Wheat bun.
… continue reading “Review: Mega Meat Stacks, The Club Stack from Arby’s”
For a limited time only, Papa John’s is offering a Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza. Priced at $12 for a large, the Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza features hickory-smoked shredded BBQ pulled pork, crushed red pepper, and a blend of Sargento’s Habanero Pepper Jack cheese and mozzarella on hand tossed crust.
Over the last 9 months, Burger King has made it clear that their Big King family of sandwiches is something we will continue to see grow. So far, the original Big King and the Chicken Big King left me underwhelmed. The latest version is the Mushroom & Swiss Big King and with the track record of fast food places rarely making a decent ‘shroom and Swiss burger, the odds of this coming out great were a long shot.
Burger King describes their new Mushroom & Swiss Big King like this:
Our new Mushroom & Swiss BIG KING Sandwich features two savory fire-grilled beef patties, topped with melted Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, and featuring savory sautéed mushrooms, all on a warm, toasted, sesame seed bun.
I understand the safe route is just mimicking the standard sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and mayo combination, but in my opinion, outside of maybe Wendy’s, these ingredients usually end up being weak. … continue reading “Review: Mushroom & Swiss Big King from Burger King”
Popeyes has done Rip’n and Dip’n and now they’re introducing “Tear’n”. The latest LTO at Popeyes is new Tear’n Tenderloin Chicken. Priced at $3.99, Tear’n Tenderloin Chicken features two all white meat chicken tenderloins marinated in Louisiana seasonings, half split for tear-apart dipping, and cooked in crispy Southern coating. Served with Cajun Fries, a buttermilk biscuit, and new Cajun Creamy Garlic dipping sauce.
Also new to the Popeyes menu and available for a limited time is a new dessert… the Chocolate Fudge Pie
. The pie features a mixture of milk chocolate and dark chocolate filled in a flakey pie crust and cooked fresh “until crispy and golden brown”.