New Big King XL from Burger King

New at Burger King and available for a limited time only is the Big King XL.  The Big King XL features over a half pound of flame-grilled 100% beef, American cheese, raw onions, pickles, lettuce and Stacker sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun.  Here’s our review of the original Big King from 2013.

It’s not just big. it’s bigger than the Big Mac. introducing the BIG KING XL, featuring 175% more flame-grilled beef*—no third bun.  * based on pre-cooked patty weight; Big King XL 8.8 oz. v. Big Mac 3.2 oz.

Nutrition info: 980 calories, 63 grams of fat, 27 grams of saturated fat, 1660 milligrams of sodium, 51 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, 56 grams of protein


New Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit from Roy Rogers

The Gold Rush Chicken Sandwich from Roy Rogers is easily one of my favorite fast food menu items.  It currently holds the highest overall GrubGrade rating.  It’s about time a breakfast version of the Gold Rush comes out… introducing the new Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit.

Roy’s famous all-white meat crispy chicken served on a warm, buttermilk biscuit with sweet and savory Gold Rush sauce.

It’s basically the Gold Rush Chicken Sandwich on a buttermilk biscuit (minus the bacon and cheese).  My local Roy’s has the sandwich priced at $3.79.  The Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit is now available for a limited time only.  Nutrition info: 634 calories, 35 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 58 grams of carbs, 1436 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, 23 grams of protein.

New Big Mac Bacon, Quarter Pounder Bacon and Cheesy Bacon Fries Coming to McDonald’s on January 30th

Bacon will be featured on a few classic McDonald’s menu items starting on Wednesday, January 30th.  For a limited time, participating McDonald’s locations will be promoting the Big Mac Bacon burger, the Quarter Pounder Bacon burger, and Cheesy Bacon Fries.

  • Big Mac Bacon: An exciting twist on the iconic fan-favorite’s 50-year history, three pieces of thick cut Applewood smoked bacon adorn two 100% all beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles, Special Sauce and onions on a sesame seed bun.  (read our McDonald’s Big Mac review here and here)
  • Quarter Pounder Bacon: Three pieces of thick cut Applewood smoked bacon added to the hot and deliciously juicy fresh beef** burger cooked right when you order. (read our McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese review)
  • Cheesy Bacon Fries: McDonald’s World Famous Fries® topped with real cheddar cheese sauce and smoked bacon bits.  (read our McDonald’s fries review)

Checkers and Rally’s Promote 4 for $3 Combo

Checkers and Rally’s are promoting a 4 for $3 combo deal for a limited time only.  Get your choice of a CheckerBurger/RallyBurger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich or Crispy Fish Sandwich plus a small drink, small order of Famous Seasoned Fries and a Cinnamon Apple Pie for $3.  Price and participation may vary.

  • Checker/RallyBurger: Our seasoned all-beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion, on a sesame seed bun with mayo, ketchup and mustard.  (320 calories)
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich: Our crispy Spicy Chicken topped with iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise all served on a toasted sesame seed bun.  (340 calories)
  • Crispy Fish Sandwich: A flaky fish filet breaded and fried to golden perfection. Served with crisp iceberg lettuce and creamy tartar sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun. (530 calories)

New Sloppy Joe Slider at White Castle

Comfort food has hit White Castle in the form of the new Sloppy Joe Slider.  The sweet and tangy Sloppy Joe Slider is topped with smoked cheddar cheese and priced at 99 cents now through February 24th.  Along with the new Sloppy Joe Slider, White Castle has brought back Mac & Cheese Nibblers for a limited time.  Mac & Cheese Nibblers feature creamy cheddar cheese and macaroni coated with a crispy cheddar batter.  

New Power Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin’

New at Dunkin’ and available for a limited time only is the new Power Breakfast Sandwich.  The Power Breakfast Sandwich features a turkey sausage patty, a veggie egg white omelet with spinach, peppers and onions, plus American cheese on a new multigrain sandwich bread topped with seeds and rolled oats.  The new sandwich will set you back 37o calories, 20 grams of fat, 1070 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, and 24 grams of protein.Alongside the new Power Breakfast Sandwich, Dunkin’ is also promoting their new Energy Cold Brew which features Dunkin’s signature cold brew coffee with a shot of freshly brewed espresso.

New Black Eyed Peas from Popeyes

Cajun fries and Red Beans & Rice have some new competition for your side item choice at Popeyes with the introduction of Black Eyed Peas.  New Black Eyed Peas feature a smoky broth of stewed peas blended with jalapeño and poblano peppers.  Priced at $1.49 at participating Popeyes locations.  Prices may vary.

New Beyond Famous Star Burger from Carl’s Jr.

What is the Beyond Burger? Carl’s Jr. says it’s “the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and satisfies like beef, and is made without soy, gluten or GMOs. It has all the juicy, meaty deliciousness of a traditional burger and packs 20 grams of plant-based protein.”  The Beyond Burger is featured in the new Beyond Famous Star Burger, now available at more than 1,000 Carl’s Jr. locations.  The Beyond Famous Star Burger features a quarter-pound Beyond Burger patty cooked on an open flame and is topped with American cheese, special sauce and mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, and dill pickles on a lightly toasted sesame seed bun. Suggested price $6.29.  You can swap the beef patty for a Beyond Burger patty on any Carl’s Jr. sandwich for $2.  The Beyond Famous Star Burger will set you back 710 calories, 40 grams of fat, 1550 milligrams of sodium, 61 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar and 30 grams of protein.

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