NEWS: McDonald’s Cheddar Bacon Onion Sandwiches Coming Soon, Fish McBites Coming Later

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According to Nation’s Restaurant News, McDonald’s will launch the Cheddar Bacon Onion Angus Third Pounder and the Cheddar Bacon Onion Premium Chicken Sandwich later this fall.

The sandwiches feature hickory-smoked bacon, caramelized grilled onions, two slices of white cheddar, and a creamy mustard sauce. The chicken sandwich can be ordered with either a crispy or grilled chicken filet.

NRN also reports McDonald’s will offer Fish McBites nationwide sometime next February.

The Cheddar Bacon Onion sandwiches and the Fish McBites have been in test markets since early this year, so if you’ve tried them, let us know what you think of them in the comments.

Source: Nation’s Restaurant News

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Pei Wei Asian Diner To Offer Sriracha Chicken Next Month, But Not The Sriracha You Love and Burn Your Mouth With

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Pei Wei Asian Diner, P.F. Chang’s fast casual sister, will start offering their new Sriracha Chicken on October 8. To promote the spicy chicken dish, Pei Wei has put up a special website detailing how the dish was developed.

Now before you sriracha sauce fans get excited, you should know that the sauce they used isn’t the Rooster Sauce we all know, love, and burn our taste buds with. Instead, Pei Wei’s chefs flew to Thailand, a place filled with sriracha sauces we all don’t know and don’t love, to create their own sriracha sauce.

According to the Pei Wei’s Sriracha Chicken website, the dish will also feature pineapples, tomatoes, and Chinese long beans.

NEWS: Get Your Beta-Carotene On With Carl’s Jr. Sweet Potato Fries

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Me likey this trend of fast food joints offering sweet potato on their menu because I love the vitamin A it contains, which gives me killer night vision, which allows me to scoff at those who need flashlights.

Wendy’s had their Baked Sweet Potato, Burger King has their Sweet Potato Fries, and now Carl’s Jr. has made available their own Sweet Potato Fries.

Although, to be honest, this whole sweet potato thing should’ve happened a long time ago.

According to Foodbeast, Carl’s Jr.’s Sweet Potato Fries are available for a limited time and won’t be available at sibling chain Hardee’s. They’re available in small, medium, and large and prices start at $1.99.

A small serving of Carl’s Jr. Sweet Potato Fries has 440 calories, 24 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 480 milligrams of sodium, 54 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 16 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

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Source: Foodbeast

NEWS: Pizza Hut’s Garlic Bread Pizza Looks Like Gigantic Bagel Bites

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Update: Click here to read our Pizza Hut Garlic Bread Pizza review

Wow. The test kitchens at Pizza Hut are quickly churning out new and interesting ways to deliver meat, cheese, and bread to our gullets. Last month, it was the P’Zolo and this month it’s their new G’rlic Bre’d pizza… I mean, Garlic Bread Pizza.

Pizza Hut takes thick slices of buttery garlic bread and tops it with cheese and your choice of pizza toppings. Top it with pepperoni, ham, pork, beef, Italian sausage, or bacon pieces. Not into meat? Well, you can get veggies as well. You can get nine slices with your choice of one topping for $8.99.

These sound nice, but I’m waiting for Pizza Hut to introduce French bread pizza, just like my momma used to make in the toaster oven.

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NEWS: Pizza Hut’s P’Zolo Has a P’zzling Name

Pizza Hut, Fernandina Beach, FL (Amelia Island)

Update: Click here to read our Pizza Hut P’Zolo review.

I understand Pizza Hut’s P’Zone is just a calzone with a p’culiar name. But I don’t know what Italian dish name Pizza Hut has butchered with their new P’Zolo. Of course, my expertise with Italian food doesn’t go beyond the Bucca di Beppo and Macaroni Grill menus, so I’m probably missing something.

The new Pizza Hut P’Zolo comes in three varieties: Meat Trio, Buffalo Chicken, and Italian Steak.

The Meat Trio is filled with Italian sausage, pepperoni, and ham, and is topped Asiago cheese; the Buffalo Chicken P’Zolo is stuffed with grilled chicken breast strips covered with a spicy buffalo sauce and topped with Asiago cheese; and the Italian Steak is made up of marinated steak, roasted peppers, onions and mushrooms with Asiago cheese.

Each P’Zolo comes with either ranch or marinara dipping sauce. Although you could pour it over the P’Zolo or into the P’Zolo every time you take a bite, like I do with Taco Bell burritos.

They’re available at an introductory price of three dollars each or two for five dollars.

If you’ve tried the Pizza Hut P’Zolo, let us know what you think of them in the comments below.

NEWS: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Add The Word ‘Amazing’ To Their Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger

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The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s Amazing Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger isn’t new. Well, the addition of the word “Amazing” and the promotional tie-in with the upcoming release of The Amazing Spider-Man is new, but everything else, not so much.

Here’s a 2010 review from An Immovable Feast. Here’s another review from Junk Food Betty. And, here’s a review from A Hamburger Today. In case you’re scared to jump down the rabbit hole of Carl’s Jr. Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger reviews, they weren’t favorable.

The 2012 version consists of a charbroiled beef patty, bacon, American cheese, Swiss cheese, mayo, grilled bread, and the word “Amazing.” In order to earn the word “Amazing,” I hope every cow and pig used to make the Amazing Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger was bitten by a radioactive spider. That would be awesome! Oh wait…That would be amazing! Prices for the burger start at $3.29 and may vary by location.

On July 4th, the day after the movie is released, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will be holding a “Spider-Man Eats Free” promotion at their restaurants. Any guest who comes to one of their restaurants dressed as Spider-Man will receive a free Amazing Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger.

That’s amazing, but it would be even more so if one could also get a free drink and fries for singing the theme song from the original Spider-Man cartoon.