FAST FOOD NEWS: Burger King’s New Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Burger King s New Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Goodbye, Burger King Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich!

Although I’m pretty sure I’ve never eaten you, I’m sure you were tender, grilled, had chicken, and were a sandwich. But you’re in a better place now with friends like the YUMBO, Burger Shots, and BK Fire-Grilled Ribs. You were a slightly healthier option than your Tendercrisp brother, who will live on longer than you. But your spirit lives on with Burger King’s new Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

It’s made with white meat chicken marinated and seasoned with pepper and herbs, which you weren’t. It’s topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise on a potato bun.

The sandwich has 470 calories, 19 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 850 milligrams of sodium, 39 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, and 37 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments. Or if you want to share your memories of the Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich, do so below.

(Image via Burger King’s website)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Burger King BBQ Bacon King

BK BBQ Bacon King

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I imagine the amount of time it took for me to slam my fingers on my keyboard a couple of times to create the previous sentence of gobbeldyguke is the same amount of time it took for the BK test kitchens to come up with the new BBQ Bacon King.

Much like the chain’s original Bacon King, this new version features two 1/4 lb flame-grilled beef patties, thick-cut smoked bacon, two slices of American cheese, ketchup, and mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun. But the only difference between the two is a generous squirting of BBQ sauce.

The barbecue-ified Bacon King has 1100 calories, 75 grams of fat, 29 grams of saturated fat, 3 grams of trans fat, 220 milligrams of cholesterol, 1850 milligrams of sodium, 51 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of sugar, and 57 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Burger King’s website)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Arby’s To Bring Venison Sandwich To Nebraska

Arby s Venison Sandwich

Did you miss Arby’s Venison Sandwich when it was available at specific locations on specific days in specific states last year? If so, you have a chance to try the sandwich if you live near specific locations on specific days in a specific state. That state, my deer eating friends, is Nebraska — the Cornhusker State.

The hard-to-get sandwich features a thick-cut venison steak topped with crispy onion strings and juniper berry sauce on a toasted roll. We gave it a positive review last year.

The two following Nebraska locations will be offering the Venison Sandwich:

Wednesday, Jan. 18
5540 O ST
Lincoln, NE 68510

Thursday, Jan. 19
13610 W MAPLE RD
Omaha, NE 68164

Since the sandwich sold out in minutes at other locations, we’d highly suggest you go early to wait in the guaranteed line of people that’ll be waiting for those two Arby’s locations to open.

Good luck, Nebraskans!

(Image via Arby’s)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Burger King’s BK Joe is Back

BK Joe

Well, the name BK Joe is back. The coffee is different than what was offered back in 2007.

If you’re one of those people keeping track of Burger King’s coffee offerings, you’ll know they have seen a number of changes over the past decade. First, it was BK Joe. Then it was Smooth Roast Coffee from Seattle’s Best Coffee. Then it was just Smooth Roast Coffee. And now we’re back to BK Joe.

According to Burger King, the new BK Joe is made with 100 percent Arabica beans and has “a bright taste and aroma with a new brewing method that results in hot, fresh coffee that hits the spot throughout the day.”

It’s available hot in 12-, 16-, and 20-ounce sizes and can be ordered with half & half and/or a variety of sweeteners. BK Joe Iced Coffee is mixed with cream, lightly sweetened or flavored with vanilla or mocha, and is available in a 16-ounce serving.

To celebrate the new BK Joe, Burger King is running a 99 cent any size coffee promotion at participating restaurants for a limited time.

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

(Image via Burger King)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Starbucks Cascara Latte

Cascara Latte

Starbucks’ first new product of the year is the Cascara Latte.

Not familiar with cascara? It’s the outer skin and pulp of coffee cherries, which grow on coffee trees once a year. Starbucks is using the fruit to give the latte a subtle, lightly sweet flavor.

The new beverage combines espresso with steamed milk and cascara syrup. It’s topped with a velvety foam and a sprinkle of cascara topping made with cascara extract and cane sugar that’s done in a straight line, which according to Starbucks, “mirrors the inside of a coffee cherry.”

Starbucks’ Cascara Latte will be available throughout the winter, while supplies last.

A 16-ounce serving with 2% milk has 240 calories, 60 calories from fat, 7 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 32 grams of sugar, 11 grams of protein, and 160 milligrams of caffeine.

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

(Image via Starbucks)