Dunkin’ Donuts New Chocolate Croissant and Tomato Mozzarella Supreme Bagel

The new year brings an update to the Dunkin’ Donuts menu which is highlighted by a new Chocolate Croissant and Tomato Mozzarella Supreme Bagel.  The Turkey Sausage Flatbread is also being promoted as it now features an oven-toasted multigrain flatbread.

Dunkin New

  • Chocolate Croissant: features flaky croissant dough with chocolaty filling, served warm, and available nationwide at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants.
  • Tomato Mozzarella Supreme Bagel: a plain bagel with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and herb topping, served whole and warm, and available at select Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants.
  • Turkey Sausage Flatbread: turkey sausage, egg and reduced fat cheddar cheese, on an oven-toasted multigrain flatbread.

New Chicken Strip Monterey Melt from Whataburger

The latest limited time offer at Whataburger is the new Chicken Strip Monterey Melt.  This sandwich features 3 crispy chicken strips, 2 slices of melted Monterey Jack cheese, grilled onions, poblano and red bell peppers, and topped with Jalapeño Ranch dressing.

Whataburger Monterey MeltThe Chicken Strip Monterey Melt weighs in at nearly a pound and will set you back 1220 calories, 73 grams of fat, 19 grams of saturated fat, 2600 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 45 grams of protein.  Available for a limited time.

Icing on the Cake is the Flavor of the Month for January at Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins is celebrating their 70th birthday with cake!  Cake-flavored ice cream to be exact… it’s called Icing on the Cake and it’s the Flavor of the Month for January.  This cake-flavored ice cream features cake pieces, frosting bits, and a candy confetti ribbon.  Also available in a milkshake or sundae.

Baskin-Robbins Icing on the Cake

New Monterey Chicken Melt from Subway features New Grilled Chicken Strips

Subway removed the yoga mat chemical from their bread in 2014 and for 2015 there’s new Grilled Chicken Strips.  Subway’s new all white meat chicken Grilled Chicken Strips contain no artificial preservatives or flavors and is described as “expertly prepared, lightly seasoned and grilled to perfection”.

monterey-melt-subway1The new chicken strips are featured in the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sub, the Chicken & Bacon Ranch Melt, and a new melt called the Monterey Chicken Melt.

This melt is topped with Monterey Cheddar and tasty veggies like spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion and features our NEW grilled chicken strips with all white meat and no artificial preservatives or flavors.

Turkey Tacos are Back at Del Taco, Now Made with Jennie-O

Del Taco and the JENNIE-O brand has teamed up for an update to Del Taco’s Turkey Tacos.  The new Turkey Tacos feature seasoned ground turkey that has 33 percent less fat than Del Taco’s seasoned beef.  The crunchy version is described as “a crunchy corn tortilla is layered with warm, seasoned turkey, crisp lettuce, and freshly hand-grated cheddar cheese, all topped with hand-made pico de gallo.”  The Crunchy Turkey Taco clocks in at 150 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 10 grams of protein. The Soft Turkey Taco version has 170 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 12 grams of protein.

Turkey Tacos Del TacoIf you’re a fan of value menus, the Buck & Under Menu at Del Taco has welcomed newcomers Chili Cheese Nachos and Salsa Verde Nachos for $1 each.  The Salsa Verde Nachos feature house-made chips are topped with slow-cooked beans made from scratch, warm nacho cheese, tangy green sauce, and spicy sliced jalapenos.

Del Taco Buck Nachos

Review: Triple Cheeseburger from McDonald’s

When it comes to the various sizes of classic McDonald’s cheeseburgers, the prices might have you scratching your head.  The price differences between a McDonald’s Cheeseburger, the beefier McDouble and the cheesier Double Cheeseburger now all fall within 50-cents of one another.  Select McDonald’s locations are now advertising a “new” Triple Cheeseburger and I had to fight hard to ignore the McMath.Triple Cheeseburger McdsI quoted “new” because although the Triple Cheeseburger signage says it’s new, I’ve seen this burger offered in the past.  There’s really not much new or different about it either.  The Triple Cheeseburger has basically the exact same ingredients as the Double Cheeseburger plus an extra 1.1 ounce beef patty.  So taking the official McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger description and tweaking one word, the Triple Cheeseburger description would read like this:

Three 100% beefy patties simply seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper, two slices of melty American cheese, tangy pickles, minced onions, ketchup and mustard.

 OK I give up and will not fight to ignore the McMath any longer.  The Double Cheeseburger is priced at $1.49 and my Triple Cheeseburger was priced at $2.19.  I just don’t understand the point of paying 70-cents for an extra burger patty when you can just get two McDoubles for $2.00. … continue reading “Review: Triple Cheeseburger from McDonald’s”

New Veggie Slider Coming to White Castle on January 1st

To start off 2015, White Castle will be offering Veggie Sliders.  The Veggie Slider features a Dr. Praeger’s veggie patty which is made with carrots, peas, spinach, and zucchini.  You’ll have a choice of honey mustard, ranch, or sweet Thai sauce to top your Veggie Slider.  Priced at 99 cents each for a limited time.

White Castle Veggie Sliders

New at Sonic: Lil’ Doggies Hot Dog Sliders and French Toaster Breakfast Sandwiches

Back in September we brought you news that select Sonic locations were testing Lil’ Doggies… basically hot dog sliders.  Today Lil’ Doggies got the national promo treatment. Lil’ Doggies come in Chili Cheese, Spicy Cheese with Jalapenos and Bacon, and your standard Classic. Priced starting at $1.29 at participating locations.

Sonic Lil DoggiesAlso new to the menu are French Toaster Breakfast Sandwiches.  These are your basic Breakfast Toaster Sandwiches with eggs, melted cheese and your choice of sausage or bacon, but on sweetened French toast instead of the regular Texas toast.

Sonic French Toaster

New Enchilada Monster Taco from Jack in the Box

The Monster Taco brand at Jack in the Box added a Nacho Monster Taco and a Bacon Ranch Monster Taco version in early 2014.  To end the year, Jack in the Box has added another newcomer to the Monster Taco family with the addition of the new Enchilada Monster Taco.

A large, filling, monster size crunchy taco topped with shredded lettuce, melted cheddar cheese, and a bold enchilada sauce

Enchilada Monster TacoAlso for a limited time the Chipotle Chicken Club is back at Jack in the Box.  The Chipotle Chicken Club features Jack’s Spicy Chicken breast, hickory-smoked bacon, American cheese and chipotle sauce, lettuce and tomato on toasted sourdough bread (687 calories and 36 grams of fat).  The Chipotle Chicken Club Combo includes an order of small fries and a 20-ounce drink for $4.99.

Chipotle Chicken Club JITB

Review: Jalapeño Hushpuppies from Arby’s

With Arby’s releasing a new fish sandwich (see King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe review), it’s entirely appropriate that a new side item is now available too.  Which side item is a staple of seafood menus?  Hushpuppies.  Introducing new Jalapeño Hushpuppies from Arby’s.

Jalapeno Hushpuppies Arbys 1Arby’s describes their new Jalapeño Hushpuppies like this:

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these Jalapeño Hushpuppies are the perfect side for any sandwich on the menu. We added a little diced jalapeño to the mix to spice things up a bit.

Ever since Arby’s got rid of Onion Petals, I haven’t found a side item that really wowed me enough to be a repeat buyer.  Loaded Potato Bites were mediocre, Mozzarella Sticks… nothing special.  Jalapeño Hushpuppies seemed like a product that would have some potential. … continue reading “Review: Jalapeño Hushpuppies from Arby’s”

Krispy Kreme Promoting Triple Chocolate Doughnut

For a limited time, Krispy Kreme is featuring the Triple Chocolate Doughnut.  The doughnut features a yeast shell filled with dark chocolate kreme and topped with milk chocolate icing, mini chocolate chips and a white chocolate ganache drizzle.  Available at participating U.S. and Canadian Krispy Kreme locations.

kk triple choc doughnut

Review: King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe from Arby’s

In my opinion, the Fish Sandwich from Arby’s has set the standard for fast food chain fish sandwiches.  There wasn’t much room for improvement, but that didn’t stop Arby’s from giving it a shot.  Taking advantage of the King’s Hawaiian bun, the latest from Arby’s is an upgraded version of the original and it’s called the King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe.

Arbys Fish Deluxe KHArby’s describes their new King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe like this:

Arby’s went the extra mile on the King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe. Sweet, fluffy buns from Hawaii and crispy, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock combine to make a fish sandwich that earns the name Deluxe.​

So while the updated ingredients might be enough to give the fish sandwich the “Deluxe” name, is it really worth the upgrade? … continue reading “Review: King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe from Arby’s”