FAST FOOD NEWS: Burger King Big King XL

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Burger King has rolled out another variation for its King’s Collection line of burgers — the Big King XL.

The menu item features more than 1/2 lb. of flame-grilled 100 percent beef, American cheese, sliced onions, pickles, lettuce, and Burger King’s Stacker sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun.

The Big King XL is available at select restaurants nationwide for a limited time only with a recommended price of $5.59.

The burger has 980 calories, 63 grams of fat, 27 grams of saturated fat, 3.5 gram of trans fat, 215 milligrams of cholesterol, 1660 milligrams of sodium, 51 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 56 grams of protein.

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

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Chocolate Glaze Collection

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Krispy Kreme is beginning the year with chocolate versions of the chain’s classic filled doughnuts and calling them the Chocolate Glaze Collection. There are four doughnuts to choose from:

Chocolate Glazed Cake Batter Doughnut: A chocolatey spin on the popular Cake Batter Doughnut. It features a chocolate doughnut filled with cake batter, glazed in chocolate, dipped in chocolate icing, and topped with sprinkles.

Chocolate Glazed Raspberry Filled Doughnut: This version features a chocolate doughnut covered with chocolate glaze, filled with raspberry, and topped with a red icing swirl.

Double Chocolate Glazed Kreme Filled Doughnut: This extra chocolate version of the Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled Doughnut features a chocolate doughnut covered in chocolate glaze, filled with Krispy Kreme’s classic white Kreme, and topped with white icing.

Chocolate Glazed Oreo Cookies & Kreme Doughnut: This is a chocolate doughnut glazed in chocolate, filled with cookies & Kreme filling, dipped in chocolate icing, and topped with Oreo cookie pieces and chocolate icing.

The Chocolate Glaze Collection is available now through January 27 at participating Krispy Kreme shops throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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

(Image via Krispy Kreme.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Dunkin’ Energy Cold Brew and Power Breakfast Sandwich

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Dunkin’ is starting the year with a new better-for-you sandwich to fill your stomach and a new cold brew drink to fill you with caffeine.

The chain’s Energy Cold Brew features Dunkin’s signature cold brew coffee with a shot of its freshly brewed espresso. To give you an idea of how much caffeine one could have, here are a few numbers from the Dunkin’ website: an espresso shot has 118 milligrams, and a small cold brew coffee has 174 milligrams.

The limited time Power Breakfast Sandwich features a veggie egg white omelet, spinach, peppers, onions, turkey sausage, and American cheese on a new multigrain sandwich bread topped with seeds and rolled oats.

It has 370 calories, 20 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 60 milligrams of cholesterol, 1070 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 24 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried the new sandwich or are super wired from the Energy Cold Brew, let us know in the comments.

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Carl’s Jr. Beyond Famous Star

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Beyond Meat’s 100 percent plant-based patty is now available at Carl’s Jr. in the fast food chain’s Beyond Famous Star. The partnership makes Carl’s Jr. the largest restaurant chain to date in the U.S. to offer The Beyond Burger on its menu.

The meatless burger features a 1/4 lb. Beyond Burger patty topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced onion, dill pickles, special sauce, and mayonnaise on a seeded bun. The Beyond Burger patty is free of GMOs, gluten, and soy; has less saturated fat than regular beef; and provides 20 grams of protein.

The Beyond Famous Star starts at $6.29. But if you’d like the plant-based patty on any other sandwich, you can order it for $2 extra.

A Beyond Famous Star with cheese has 710 calories, 40 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 1550 milligrams of sodium, 61 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 30 grams of protein.

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

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Sonic Hearty Chili Bowl

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Sonic wants to warm you up this winter with its new Hearty Chili Bowl.

The menu item features hearty beef, onions, bell peppers, beans, and bold seasonings. There’s also a Loaded Hearty Chili Bowl that comes with Fritos, shredded cheese, and diced onions on top a serving of chili. The regular version is available for $2.49, while the loaded version goes for $2.99.

Both are available for a limited time at participating Sonic locations, while supplies last.

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

(Image via Sonic.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Baskin-Robbins Brownie Bar Mashup

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Baskin-Robbins Flavor of the Month for January 2019 is Brownie Bar Mashup.

The description on the Baskin-Robbins site is kind of vague: “A delicious combination of traditional chocolate and blonde brownies. It delivers on two delicious brownie flavors in one bite.” But, a look through the ingredients list gives somewhat of a clearer picture.

The flavor appears to have a combination of chocolate and blonde brownies with a brownie batter ribbon, brownie pieces, chocolate chips, chocolate and buttery cake flavored ice creams.

A 2.5 oz. scoop has 160 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 75 milligrams of sodium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Baskin-Robbins.)