GrubGrade’s 2011 Year in Review

Thank you readers of GrubGrade for all of the support in 2011.  Special thanks to all the GG writers in 2011.  Looking forward to the new year.

Here’s a look back at the last 12 months.

Number of Posts in 2011: 506

Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts in 2011 (based on traffic):

First Impressions: New Fruit and Maple Oatmeal from McDonald’s by Ryan
Doritos Locos Tacos from Taco Bell  by Ryan
Review: New Artisan Pizzas from Domino’s
  by Ryan
Review: Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy Cheeseburger from Wendy’s
by Ryan
December is Customer Appreciation Month at Subway, 2 Dollar Subs
by Ryan
New McNugget Sauces at McDonald’s by Ryan
The Oktoberfest Burger at Red Robin by Ryan
Review: Triple Steak Stack from Taco Bell by Ryan
Review: Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie from Subway
by Adam
Grub on TV: DC Cupcakes on TLC by Ryan


Most Popular Adam Post (other than the Cheesecake Cookie review that cracked the Top 10 seen above): Food News of Wendy’s Testing Berry Almond Chicken Salad (13th most popular post of 2011)

Most Popular Chefprotoss Post: Review of BK Chef’s Choice Burger from Burger King (12th most popular post of 2011)

Most Popular Murray Post: The Maple Bacon Sundae from Wendy’s

Most Popular Erin Jax Post: Review of Bacon, Egg White, and Cheese Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich Combo from Subway


Best Product of 2011:

The Nutter Butter Blizzard from Dairy Queen: 9.50/10 by Adam

Worst Product of 2011:

The Med Duo from Noodles & Company: 1.00/10 by Chefprotoss


Top Blog Friends (based on referrals):

The Impulsive Buy – GrubGrade owes a lot of its success to Marvo, thanks for all the support
Would I Buy It Again? – Thank you friends from Indy… I’m jealous of your pork tenderloin sandwiches
So Good Blog – Thanks Jon for all the links in your News Round-Up posts


Search Term that Actually Brought in an Impressive Amount of Traffic:


So readers… Any best or worst products of 2011 you’d like to mention?  Have at it in the comments!  Happy New Year everyone.



9 comments on “GrubGrade’s 2011 Year in Review

  1. Chefprotoss says:

    I hope more people check out the other blogs section on grubgrade in 2012. Thanks to grubgrade I have become a fan of a bunch of those sites. Tib, how you guys get away with being as crude as you are is amazing. Ryan would never allow that. =P
    Wibia, you guys have somehow made me want to travel to the midwest. Why can’t I get a tenderloin or Italian beef in VA, damnit?!
    So good, you have the best mix of news reviews and random food crap on the web. I almost feel like I am learning something.=)

    I also can’t leave out rodzilla reviews and an immovable feast(which needs a slot, ahem). I wouldn’t have found you guys without grubgrade either.

    Also, I want to give a nod to the community. Larry, Raiders, Skips, Kieth, Adam bomb and all the rest, you guys kick ass. Your comments and feedback are just as or even more important than any of the nonsense we write. May you guys have a tasty and fattening 2012!

    • Marvo says:

      You should try innuendo or hidden messages to get some in your reviews. 🙂

    • Charlotte says:

      I second this! Found lots of new favorite food blogs this past year especially grubgrade. My co-workers are always perplexed (but grateful) at how I know so much about fast food news and new products.

      Also lol Grimace!

  2. TehBuLL says:

    Sadly I only found your great internet spot a couple of weeks ago and undertook the great journey of reading all of your backlogged reviews and entertainment. It may seem shallow but I thank you for everything you have provided and look forward to a great 2012. Hopefully I can comment more in this year now that I know you exist and cherish every word you give me.

  3. Keith says:

    Love the blog Ryan… keep up the great work. I look forward to seeing more grub this year and making more snarky comments on Adam reviews – here’s hoping for less cereal reviews in 2012!!

    It’s all in good fun – now I’ll just wait patiently for the Doritos Locos Tacos to hit so we can all bask in its ridiculousness!

  4. SkippyMom says:

    Grimace has to be the most politically incorrect advertisement for fast food I have ever seen. I LOVE IT! “This is what your organs look like if you eat at McDonalds.” heehee

    I love the blog – you guys know that [I hope] and one of these days I might get lucky and run into you guys in VA or at the Roy’s in Frederick. 😀

    Keep up the great blog.

  5. Lindsay says:

    Worst of 2011 – Boo to Wendy’s for getting rid of their standard cheeseburgers/hamburgers that they have been serving over these many years to go to the “hot n’ juicy.” I can’t believe I can’t get those anymore. For some reason, the new ones don’t taste the same. 🙁

  6. Atleye says:

    Funny – I have that Grimace shirt.

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