GrubGrade’s Year in Review 2012: A Look at Some Popular Links from Last Year
Happy New Year!!! It’s now 2013 and we’re looking forward to the new year with lots of tasty food news and reviews to keep you hungry over the next twelve months. Here’s a month by month look back at some standout posts from 2012. What was your most memorable grubbing moment from last year? Let’s get this kicked off with January… The Darth Vador Burger showed us a creepy black bun. Chick-fil-A took all the fun out of chicken nuggets with the introduction of healthier Grilled Chicken Nuggets. I finally got around to writing a review on one of my favorite classic items at Taco Bell.
In February… We got some first impressions of the Bacon Shake at Jack in the Box. I found some really great grub at O’Hare airport. Taco Bell came out with something actually new and inventive with Doritos Locos Tacos. Also in February, GrubGrade turned 3 years old.
In March… 7-Eleven Spicy Big Bite gets super high praise from Chefprotoss. Whoa… Doritos Locos Cheesy Gordita Crunch is magic. I dug deep to explore the wonderful world of McDonald’s burger pricing. Hamburger, Cheeseburger, McDouble and Double Cheeseburger all priced within 35-cents of one another
In June… Subway Nachos made most of us laugh. I had my first burger at Dairy Queen and it was excellent fast food. Spicy Chicken McBites expanded the McBites line at McDonald’s. I spotted alligator at the Popeyes test kitchen in Atlanta. Popeyes teamed up with Zatarain’s for Zatarain’s Butterfly Shrimp… and Popeyes rarely disappoints me.
In July… Dustin reviewed something called, “The Big Nasty”. I ate chapulines (grasshoppers). While in Austin, I tackled the Tipsy Texan. The Cantina Bell Menu from Taco Bell tried to get all fancy on us.
In August… Wendy’s won in the category of “Best Fast Food Bacon” in our GrubGrade poll and it was a landslide victory. Frosty Waffle Cones at Wendy’s were spotted. The J.J. Gargantuan and I became acquainted.
In September… The return of KFC Chicken Littles was met with longing for the originals. Sam reviewed Candy Corn Oreos. We get word that a new Egg McMuffin is coming in 2013. I really hated the Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Salad Wrap from BK. Domino’s did their best Pizza Hut impression and came out with Pan Pizza so I reviewed it.
In October… I went to Denny’s headquarters in South Carolina and sampled The Hobbit menu. I still haven’t seen the movie for fear I’m going to hate it… but the Denny’s menu was good. Cheese curds first timer thanks to A&W. Erin reviewed the Wisconsin White Cheddar Whopper from Burger King.
So what do you think we’ll have in store for us in 2013? Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos going nationwide seems like a no-brainer. I’m looking forward to that one. So have at it in the comments, thanks for being with us over the last 12 months and last 3+ years. Happy New Year!!!