FAST FOOD NEWS: Hardee’s Testing Beyond Breakfast Sausage Biscuit and Original Beyond Thickburger

News Hardees Beyond Sausage Burger Combo

At the beginning of this year, Carl’s Jr. rolled out its Beyond Famous Star that features a plant-based Beyond Burger patty. Now, its sister brand, Hardee’s, is testing two new menu items that has plant-based meat — the Beyond Breakfast Sausage Biscuit and Original Beyond Thickburger.

The breakfast biscuit features a Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty on Hardee’s Made From Scratch Biscuits and its price starts at $2.99. The Original Beyond Thickburger has a charbroiled Beyond Burger patty, lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickles, ketchup, mustard, and mayo on a toasted premium bun. Its price starts at $5.99.

Both menu items are being tested for a limited time at participating locations in Raleigh, NC and Kansas City, MO, while supplies last.

If you’re lucky enough to try the test items, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Hardee’s.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Wendy’s Carolina Classic Burger

News Carolina Classic

Do you live in one of the Carolinas? Do you think putting chili on a burger isn’t weird? Are you fine with cole slaw on the same burger? If you said “yes” to all the previous questions, Wendy’s has a burger for you — the Carolina Classic.

It’s not a new burger, it was previously sold in Charlotte-area restaurants, but now it’s available at all North and South Carolina Wendy’s locations. The regional menu item features a quarter pound beef patty, chili, diced onions, mustard, and cole slaw on a bun. It’s available for a limited time.

Is the Wendy’s Carolina Classic something you’d like to see have a national rollout? Let us know in the comments. Wendy’s totally reads the comments. Actually, I don’t know that, but I like to think someone there does.

(Image via Wendy’s.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Arby’s Petite Filet Steak Sandwiches

News Arby s Petite Filet Steak Sandwiches

Arby’s has another meat – petite filet steak – and the meat sandwich chain is showcasing it with two new sandwiches.

The Garlic Butter Steak Sandwich features thick-cut petit fillet steak, pepper bacon, green leaf lettuce, and tomato on a toasted ciabatta roll and finished with roasted garlic butter. It has 520 calories, 24 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 1760 milligrams of sodium, 42 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 33 grams of protein.

The Steak & Bacon Melt Sandwich comes with petite filet steak, cheddar cheese, pepper bacon, crispy onions, and steakhouse ranch on ciabatta bread. It has 640 calories, 32 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 2020 milligrams of sodium, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 38 grams of protein.

Both sandwiches are available for a limited time at participating locations.

If you’ve tried either one, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Arby’s.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Taco Bell Baja Blast Birthday Freeze and Sour Strawberry Skittles Freeze

News TB Baja Blast Birthday Freeze

Taco Bell is celebrating the 15th birthday of its exclusive Mountain Dew flavor with a festive twist on its Baja Blast Freeze.

The taco chain’s Baja Blast Birthday Freeze features candy confetti swimming in frozen Baja Blast-flavored slush. The concept is similar to Taco Bell’s Watermelon Freeze with candy seeds.

A 16-ounce serving has 200 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 50 milligrams of sodium, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 56 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

Oh, but that’s not all. Taco Bell has rolled out another Freeze that’s also a slightly tweaked version of a previous Freeze flavor.

The Sour Strawberry Skittles Freeze is a sour take on the Strawberry Skittles Freeze introduced in 2018. A regular-sized serving has 190 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 43 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried either one, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Taco Bell.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Carl’s Jr. The Really Big Carl

News Carl s Jr The Really Big Carl

Carl’s Jr.’s new Really Big Carl is really just a regular two-patty Big Carl with an extra charbroiled beef patty and slice of American cheese to go along with the chain’s classic sauce, lettuce, and sesame seed bun.

It’s almost as if the head honchos at Carl’s Jr. looked at Jack in the Box’s Really Big Chicken Sandwich and said, “We can do that too!”

Carl’s Jr.’s website doesn’t show the nutrition facts for the Really Big Carl, but
I did modify the nutrition information for the regular one by customizing it with an extra patty. For some reason, the website would let me add an extra slice of cheese.

So a Big Carl with an extra beef patty has 1120 calories, 73 grams of fat, 30 grams of saturated fat, 2.5 grams of trans fat, 190 milligrams of cholesterol, 1430 milligrams of sodium, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 64 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Carl’s Jr.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: KFC Kentucky Fried Wings

News Kentucky Fried Wings

Just in time for football season, the MLB playoffs, the NHL season, and preseason NBA games, KFC has rolled out its Kentucky Fried Wings.

The bone-in wings are available with three different sauces — Buffalo, Honey BBQ, and Nashville Hot. Orders also come with a container of Ranch sauce. But if you don’t want to stain your replica jersey, you can also get the wings unsauced. The wings are available in orders of 6, 12, 24, and 48 pieces.

One Buffalo wing has 100 calories, 7 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 310 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.

A Honey BBQ wing has 100 calories, 6 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 210 milligrams of sodium, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.

One Nashville Hot wing has 130 calories, 11 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried any, let us know what you think in the comments.

(Image via KFC.)