New Original Filled Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme

The latest doughnut innovation at Krispy Kreme are Original Filled Kreme Doughnuts.  Available in Chocolate Kreme or Original Kreme.  Krispy Kreme Original FilledThey were priced at $1.69 each at my local Krispy Kreme.  On Saturday, July 22, try an Original Filled Doughnut for free at participating Krispy Kreme locations.

It’s round. It’s glazed. And for the first time in the U.S., it’s FILLED! Introducing Original Filled Doughnuts.   In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, an out-of-this-world innovation by Krispy Kreme has arrived.  Featuring Krispy Kreme’s classic Original Glazed® doughnut, the new product is currently available in your choice of two fillings: Classic Kreme™ and Chocolate Kreme™, providing the perfect bite every time.

Review: Breakfast Baconator from Wendy’s

Did you know that Wendy’s has breakfast?  They’re few and far between, but I found a Wendy’s within an hours drive that offers breakfast.  I couldn’t resist picking up the Breakfast Baconator as my first Wendy’s breakfast experience.Wendys Breakfast BaconatorHere’s how Wendy’s describes their Breakfast Baconator:

Grilled sausage, American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, fresh-cracked grade A eggs, (deep breath) more cheese and more bacon all covered in swiss cheese sauce. Don’t just break your fast. Destroy it.

I’ve reviewed Baconator Fries and the Son of Baconator, but not the actual Baconator (shame).  Now I’m onto another offshoot of the original with the Breakfast Baconator.  Let’s review: … continue reading “Review: Breakfast Baconator from Wendy’s”

Mountain Dew Sweet Lightning Coming Exclusively to KFC

Mountain Dew and KFC have teamed to create new MTN DEW Sweet Lightning.  Just like MTN DEW Baja Blast is exclusive to Taco Bell, new MTN DEW Sweet Lightning will be available exclusively at KFC.  Sweet Lightning was created to be paired with KFC’s Original Recipe fried chicken and features peach and honey flavors.  The new drink will be available at KFC restaurants nationally by July 1.KFC Mountain Dew Sweet Lightning

McDonald’s Global Headquarters Restaurant Updates International Menu Items

Now that the Worldwide Favorites menu at McDonald’s is officially available nationwide, the global headquarters restaurant in Chicago has added some new international menu items.McDonalds Global Menu UpdateNone of my picks on the “Four International McDonald’s Items More Interesting than the Worldwide Favorites Menu” discussion post made the cut. If you’re in the Chicago area, check out the restaurant located at 1035 W. Randolph St.  What looks good to you?

  • Veggie Muffin from India: a breakfast sandwich with a toasted and buttered English muffin, a slightly spicy spinach, corn and cheese patty, topped with a slice of American cheese.
  • Big Tasty from Sweden:  a one-third pound beef patty with three slices of Swiss cheese, three slices of Roma tomatoes, shredded lettuce and fresh slivered onions, topped with a smoky ‘Big Tasty’ sauce, on a toasted sesame seed bun.
  • Chicken Tasty with Bacon from Switzerland: a lightly breaded chicken patty with three half bacon strips, shredded lettuce, three slices of Roma tomatoes and fresh slivered onions, topped with a smoky ‘Big Tasty’ sauce, served on a sesame seed bun.
  • The Manhattan Salad from France: a mix of lettuces, baby kale, romaine and spring lettuce topped with grape tomatoes, dried cranberries and sliced apples, served with choice of crispy or grilled chicken and a breadstick; offered with Bleu Cheese dressing or your choice of dressings
  • The ‘I’m Greeking Out’ Salad from Canada: a mix of premium lettuces, topped with sliced cucumbers, red pepper strips, crumbled feta, seasoned couscous, herb and garlic pita chips, and a choice of sliced grilled or crispy chicken; offered with Greek dressing or your choice of dressing.
  • Twister Fries from Malaysia: potatoes cut into long, curling twists, coated in a seasoned batter and served crispy and hot.
  • Dessert Parfaits from Belgium: McDonald’s vanilla, chocolate or twist soft serve layered on the top and bottom with your choice of hot fudge, caramel or strawberry sundae toppings, and topped off with whip cream.

Upside Down Whopper from Burger King

Burger King has announced the new Upside Down Whopper which is coming Friday, June 21.  BK has teamed up with Coca-Cola (see our post on New Coke) and Netflix to promote Stranger Things season 3 coming July 4.  The Upside Down Whopper which is the same as the original Whopper, but features exclusive packaging and is served upside down.Upside Down Whopper Burger KingEleven is a character in Stranger Things and there are eleven BK locations where the Upside Down Whopper will be sold.  Here’s the list of participating locations:

  • 10494 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL, 33065
  • 25560 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX, 77494
  • 128 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108
  • 415 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA, 30263
  • 2400 Caster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19134
  • 2009 Coit Road, Plano, TX, 75075
  • 2840 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647
  • 35 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • 4918 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
  • 327 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
  • 1437 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21230

Review: Original Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut introduced their new and improved Original Pan Pizza a couple of weeks ago.   Their previous version was never too popular with me so as always, take my subjective opinion and then supply your own in the comments.   Pizza Hut New Original Pan PizzaPizza Hut says their updated Original Pan Pizza has an “even crispier golden-brown crust and more flavorful blend of cheese and sauce, offered at an unbeatable price.”  Let’s review:

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Krispy Kreme Celebrates Moon Landing 50th Anniversary with New Doughnut on June 17

On Monday, June 17, Krispy Kreme will be releasing their newest doughnut to celebrate the moon landing’s 50th anniversary.  We’ll update after their official reveal.  What’s your guess?

Our newest innovation is ready for lift off! 🚀 All systems are “go” to celebrate the moon landing’s 50th anniversary! What will it be??? ✨🍩 #KrispyKreme #RogerThat

Krispy Kreme Moon Doughnut

Review: Bacon Double Stack from Wendy’s

A decent fast food combo deal isn’t too hard to come by these days.  The Bacon Double Stack from Wendy’s is featured in the $5 Biggie Bag along with 4 pc nuggets, small fry, and a small drink.  This is the 4 for $4 deal with a catchier name… plus bacon for a buck.Bacon Double Stack WendysWendy’s describes their Bacon Double Stack like this:

Two fresh, never-frozen beef patties, Applewood smoked bacon, cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickle and onion. Bacon makes even the Double Stack better. But it’s best in a Biggie Bag along with 4 pc nuggets, small fry, and small drink.
Does bacon make everything better? Let’s review:
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Checkers and Rally’s Promote Steak Subs and New Wicked Strawberry Cones

Checkers and Rally’s are still celebrating steak on their menu and for a limited time they are promoting Steak Subs.  The Philly Cheesesteak Sub is 490 calories and features seasoned Philly steak, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, and Montreal Au Jus mayo on a toasted hoagie roll.  The Loaded Steak Sub is 550 calories and consists of seasoned Philly steak, white cheese sauce, seasoned grilled onions, crispy onion tanglers, and Montreal Au Jus mayo on a hoagie roll.Checkers Steak SubsAlso being promoted and new to the Checkers and Rally’s menu are new Wicked Strawberry Cones. The Classic Wicked Strawberry Cone is 200 calories and is described as rich, creamy soft serve featuring Racecar Red Strawberry while the Swirl is 230 calories and gives it a twist with vanilla.  Available for a limited time only at participating locations.Wicked Strawberry Cones

New Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad from Panera

The latest item being “celebrated” at Panera is the new Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad.  The new salad features romaine and arugula drizzled with olive oil, grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, salt and pepper, topped with strawberries and balsamic glaze.   Available in whole and half.  My local Panera has the whole priced at $9.39 and the half priced at $7.39.  The whole portion will set you back 520 calories, 36 grams of fat, 510 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, and 20 grams of protein.Panera Summer Strawberry Caprese Salad

Wendy’s Introduces the $5 Biggie Bag

Wendy’s created “a deal so big it got its own bag”.  Introducing the new Biggie Bag… a Bacon Double Stack, 4 pc. nuggets, small fries and a drink for $5.  The Bacon Double Stack is two beef patties with Applewood smoke bacon, cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickle, and onion.  We reviewed the original Double Stack back when it first debuted. Correction: The “new” Biggie Bag isn’t so new.  It was first promoted for a LTO in March.Wendys Biggie Bag

Review: French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches from Burger King

Burger King has been busy with menu updates over the last couple of weeks.  Mozzarella Sticks, a Twix Shake, the return of the Rodeo King to name a few.  A newcomer to the breakfast menu are a trio of new French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches.  Now available for a limited time only.  Burger King French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches This is more or less how Burger King describes their French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches:

Rise and shine with our French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches. Your choice of either savory seasoned sausage, thick cut naturally smoked bacon, or thin sliced sweet black forest ham plus fluffy eggs, and creamy American cheese are layered carefully between two sweet, golden brown, and piping hot French Toast slices.

I sampled all three French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches.  Let’s review: … continue reading “Review: French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches from Burger King”