FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Lemon Glaze Doughnut

Lemon Glaze Stacked

For a limited time, Krispy Kreme will be offering its new Lemon Glaze Doughnut. It’ll be available for one week only, from April 23-29 at participating locations across the U.S. and Canada.

In January, Krispy Kreme fans voted between lemon and three others (caramel, blueberry, and maple) to determine the new Glaze Doughnut flavor. The promotion attracted nearly two million votes and, as you can see, lemon won.

According to Krispy Kreme, months were spent perfecting the lemon glaze, which balances the freshness of real lemon, the brightness of citrus, and the sweetness of its iconic Original Glazed Doughnut.

If you try one, come back here and let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Krispy Kreme.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Wendy’s Southwest Avocado Spicy Chicken Sandwich and Salad

Wendys Southwest Avocado Chicken Sandwich and Salad

Wendy’s newest menu items attempt to entice your taste buds with the flavors of the southwest.

The Southwest Avocado Spicy Chicken Sandwich features the spicy chicken breast from Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich topped with pepper jack cheese, southwest ranch sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and creamy avocado on a premium bun. Wendy’s Homestyle or Grilled chicken breast are also protein options.

It has 690 calories, 34 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 95 milligrams of cholesterol, 1480 milligrams of sodium, 57 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, 6 grams of fiber, and 38 grams of protein.

The salad version is made up of grilled chicken breast, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded pepper jack cheese, southwest ranch dressing, applewood-smoked bacon, and two scoops of avocado that’s seasoned with lime juice and salt.

It has 600 calories 41 grams of fat, 11 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 135 milligrams of sodium, 1220 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of sugar, 7 grams of fiber, and 42 grams of protein.

Both menu items are available for a limited time. The sandwich has a suggested price of $5.79. A full-size Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad has a suggested price of $6.69, while a half-size goes for $4.69.

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

(Image via Wendy’s)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Nutter Butter Twist and Chips Ahoy Cookie Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Nutter Butter Twist and Chips Ahoy Cookie Doughnuts

It appears Nutter Butter and Chips Ahoy are taking a “Don’t Forget About Us” tour this year, since Oreo seems to get all the attention. It began with Chips Ahoy and Nutter Butter cereals, and the next tour stop is at Krispy Kreme where there are new doughnuts that feature the somewhat less adored cookies.

The Nutter Butter Twist Cookie Doughnut features an Original Glazed Twist doughnut dipped in peanut butter-flavored icing, topped with Nutter Butter cookie crumbles, and drizzled with more peanut butter icing. It has 310 calories, 14 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 180 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 27 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

The Chips Ahoy Cookie Doughnut is a cookie dough kreme-filled unglazed shell doughnut dipped in dark chocolate and topped with Chips Ahoy pieces and a mini Chips Ahoy Cookie. It has 400 calories, 22 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 210 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 26 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Krispy Kreme’s website.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Taco Bell Triple Melt Burrito and Triple Melt Nachos

Triple Melt Nachos Burrito

Update: We reviewed it! Click here to read our review.

For a limited time, Taco Bell is offering two new $1 menu options — the Triple Melt Burrito and Triple Melt Nachos.

Both come with seasoned beef, shredded three-cheese blend, and nacho cheese sauce, wrapped in a flour tortilla or on a bed of tortilla chips. The burrito version is also available in a $5 box with a Doritos Locos Taco, Cinnamon Twists, and a medium drink.

The Triple Melt Burrito has 410 calories, 16 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 1030 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, and 15 grams of protein.

The Triple Melt Nachos has 260 calories, 16 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 550 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried either one, share your thoughts in the comments.

(Image via Taco Bell.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Checkers Rally’s Bistro Stack Burger

Checkers Rallys Bistro

The newest limited time offering from sister chains, Checkers and Rally’s, is the Bistro Stack Burger.

It comes with your choice of one, two, or three beef patties; an equal number of Swiss cheese slices; parmesan-dusted crispy onions; grilled onions; and a creamy bistro sauce on a sweet, toasted brioche bun.

A Triple Bistro Stack has 880 calories, 59 grams of fat, 24 grams of saturated fat, 3 grams of trans fat, 135 milligrams of cholesterol, 1710 milligrams of sodium, 42 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 44 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Checkers’ website.)