Whataburger Celebrates 65 Years with a Free Whatasize Offer

On Saturday, August 8th, Whataburger will be celebrating their 65th anniversary.  Whataburger will be thanking their customers with a FREE Whatasize upgrade on all meals from 11am-11pm.

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New $1 Dare Devil Loaded Grillers from Taco Bell

The latest to join the Taco Bell menu are the Dare Devil Loaded Grillers.  Priced at $1 each, there’s a trio of Dare Devil Loaded Grillers to choose from: the Mild Chipotle, Hot Habanero, and Fiery Ghost Pepper.

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  • Mild Chipotle Dare Devil Loaded Griller: starts with a warm flour tortilla and is filled with seasoned beef, nacho cheese, crispy red strips and our mild chipotle sauce then wrapped up and grilled to perfection.
  • Hot Habanero Dare Devil Loaded Griller: starts with a warm flour tortilla and is filled with seasoned beef, nacho cheese, crispy red strips and our hot habanero sauce then wrapped up and grilled to perfection.
  • Fiery Ghost Pepper Dare Devil Loaded Griller: starts with a warm flour tortilla and is filled with seasoned beef, nacho cheese, crispy red strips and our fiery ghost pepper sauce then wrapped up and grilled to perfection

Taco Bell is also featuring the Smothered Burrito once again and they’ve attached “New” to the promo picture, but we got familiar with this product back in 2013.

Sbarro Introduces New Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Pizza

Today Sbarro debuted their new Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Pizza.  This limited time pizza offering features sweet and spicy BBQ sauce, grilled chicken, red onions, fire-roasted corn, 100% whole milk mozzarella and cheddar cheese, Italian parsley and a BBQ spice-rubbed crust.  The Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chicken Pizza will be available through October at participating locations.
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New Greek Yogurt Parfait from Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A has updated its menu offerings in recent years including its salad lineup and grilled chicken.  The latest update comes to the Yogurt Parfait in the form of the new Greek Yogurt Parfait.  The Greek Yogurt Parfait has half of the sugar and twice the protein of the previous offering.  The Greek Yogurt Parfait contains 110 calories per serving and comes with strawberries and blueberries and can be topped with Harvest Nut Granola (+60 calories) or chocolate cookie crumbles (+20 calories).  Priced starting at $2.39.

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New Spicy Nacho Chicken Sandwich Munchie Meal from Jack in the Box

Lost in the LTO shuffle of the new Portobello Mushroom Buttery Jack, Jack in the Box is also offering a new Munchie Meal featuring the new Spicy Nacho Chicken Sandwich.  The Spicy Nacho Chicken Sandwich features a spicy crispy chicken fillet topped with onion rings and covered in nacho cheese sauce and jalapeños on toasted sourdough bread. Jack’s Munchie Meal comes with 2 Regular Tacos, Halfsies and a small fountain drink.  Priced at $6 when purchased between the 9pm-5am Late Night promo and $8 during regular hours.

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Nutrition info: Over 20 ounces of grub… 1530 calories, 80 grams of fat, 14 grams of saturated fat, 82 milligrams of cholesterol, 3239 milligrams of sodium, 155 grams of carbs, 9 grams of sugar, 13 grams of fiber and 48 grams of protein

Review: Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza from Papa John’s

The first and only time I can remember trying a Papa John’s pizza on thin crust was that abomination known as the Heart Shaped Pizza on Valentine’s Day 2013.  That thin crust was bad enough to make me avoid it since then.  Papa John’s recently released their new Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza on thin crust and it seemed interesting enough to review with hopes to erase the bad memory.

IMG_3847Papa John’s describes their new Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza like this:

With grilled all white meat chicken, fresh cut Roma tomatoes, basil pesto sauce, mozzarella and pizza sauce, all on our crispy thin crust.  It tastes light, it tastes fresh, and it’s perfect for summer.

So Papa John’s is aiming for “light” and “fresh” and from the ingredients list, that looks to be on the right track for the most part.  I am a little concerned with the combo of basil pesto sauce and pizza sauce, and of course the thin crust… let’s review.

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New Fisherman’s Basket from Long John Silver’s

For a limited time, Long John Silver’s is promoting its new Fisherman’s Basket.  This is a “build your own” combo where you choose two entrees (100% Alaskan Whitefish, 4 Batter-dipped Shrimp, Lobster-stuffed Crab Cake, Hand-shucked Clams) and it includes 2 hushpuppies and a side item of your choice.  Priced at $4.99 at participating locations.

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Review: Loaded Italian from Arby’s

Nearly six years ago we published a review of the Classic Italian Toasted Sub from Arby’s.  A lot has changed at Arby’s since then including some noticeable quality upgrades.  Since I didn’t write that review from 2009 and the Classic Italian Toasted Sub has been updated to become the new Loaded Italian, it’s worthy enough for me to take a closer look and give it a proper GrubGrade review.
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 Arby’s describes their new Loaded Italian sandwich like this:
You might want to sit down. This could take a while. We took the best of the Italian meats – ham, salami, and pepperoni, sliced them up thin, then stacked them higher than feasibly possible with melted Swiss cheese. But we didn’t stop there. We piled banana peppers, lettuce, tomato, and red onion on there too, and drizzled it all with a red wine vinaigrette, topped with garlic aioli, all on a toasted Italian roll. OK, you can get up now.​
Yes, Arby’s has the meats and the Loaded Italian features three of them.  Recently we’ve covered roast turkey, smoked brisket, and of course roast beef.  The Loaded Italian has ham which is familiar to recent Arby’s sandwiches like the Brown Sugar Bacon & Pit Smoked Ham Sandwich, but it also features salami and pepperoni which we rarely see featured.

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August Flavor of the Month at Baskin-Robbins is OREO Malt Madness

Welcome to a new month and a new featured ice cream flavor at Baskin-Robbins.  The flavor of the month for August is OREO Malt Madness which features chocolate malt flavored ice cream loaded with OREO cookie pieces and a chocolate cookie sea salt ribbon.

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New Rolo Minis Blizzard from Dairy Queen

Starting today, Dairy Queen will be featuring a new Blizzard treat that will be available through August… the new Rolo Minis Blizzard.  The Rolo Minis Blizzard features full pieces of Rolo Minis (Hershey’s milk chocolate covered caramels) mixed with caramel topping and creamy DQ soft serve. Available in four sizes, including the Mini and also available in a waffle cone.  As a bonus, if your Blizzard is not served upside down in August, your next one is free.

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Rip’n Chick’n Returns to Popeyes and now features New Habanero Ranch Dipping Sauce

Popeyes has brought back Rip’n Chick’n for a limited time and there’s a new Habanero Ranch Dipping Sauce to go with it this time around.  Rip’n Chick’n features an all white meat chicken breast cut into big strips to “rip it and dip it” which is marinated with four different peppers and Louisiana seasonings then hand battered, breaded and fried.  Priced at $3.99 with fries and a biscuit and new Habanero Ranch Dipping Sauce.  Available through August 30th.

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The Nosh Show Episode 60: Eat More Reubens

Dubba returns for episode 60 of The Nosh Show and we discuss mostly Oreos and the new Lay’s Do Us a Flavor finalists.

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