FAST FOOD FIVE – 10/21/2013


Here are five recent fast food news bites:

McDonald’s is testing products with jalapeños. Now that they’ve worked with habanero and jalapeño, I hope ghost chili peppers are next so that I can make my face as red as Ronald’s hair when I eat McDonald’s. (via Grub Grade)

The Golden Arches is also testing affordable, new McChicken and McDouble varieties that’ll continue to make their Mighty Wings look expensive. (via Burger Business)

Jack in the Box now offers a pumpkin spice coffee. But I’m really excited about them selling holiday Jack antenna balls. (via Business Wire)

Are you angry about Burger King not offering their Angry Whopper anymore? You can stop being angry because it’s back…for a limited time. Well, at least you can stop being angry for a little while. (via Burger King)

Chipotle’s Boorito is back! Visit any Chipotle in costume from 4 p.m. to closing on Halloween and get a burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos for three dollars. If you don’t have a costume and going to Chipotle after a day at the office, just say you’re dressed as an office worker or job interviewee. (via Chipotle)

(Thanks for the image, Kassie!)

FAST FOOD FIVE – 10/16/2013

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Here are five recent fast food news bites:

Subway’s Falafel sandwich is now available in a few more locations, but not yet nationwide. Subway FalaFAIL! (via Grub Grade)

KFC China is offering a beef burger. I hope Burger King in China deciders to offer chicken in a bucket. (via Serious Eats)

New Zealanders are getting their beloved Georgie Pies back from the company that took them away. (via The New Zealand Herald)

Taco Bell is testing a Spicy Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco. Do they really need to test that? Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos are the iPhones of the fast food world because they’re going to sell a crap load of them no matter what. (via Grub Grade)

Burger King Japan makes a burger than can French kiss you. (via Rocket News24)

FAST FOOD FIVE – 10/11/2013


Here are five recent fast food news bites:

Starbucks in the U.K. is selling a donut-muffin hybrid called duffin. Or they’ve started selling paper and shortened Dunder Mifflin. (via Business Week)

McDonald’s is testing a Southwest Chicken McWrap in the northeast. (via Grub Grade)

Start your morning with three maple sausage links, American cheese, and egg in a biscuit. Or be like 25 percent of Americans and skip breakfast. But if you eat breakfast, studies have shown, you’re more likely to remember facts like 25 percent of Americans skip breakfast. (via Business Wire)

Remember those Burger King Satisfries we reviewed recently? Well, Burger King is offering free Satisfries this weekend. So go get some free carbs! (via Huffington Post)

Including this post, we’ve mentioned Pei Wei only twice on this site. And both posts involved sriracha. So I think I’m going to create an official TIB rule: We will mention Pei Wei only when they come out with a new sriracha dish. (via Business Wire)

FAST FOOD FIVE – 10/6/2013

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Here are five recent fast food news bites:

A three cheese stuffed crust pizza? A three cheese stuffed crust pizza! A three cheese stuffed crust pizza! Come on, Pizza Hut! Get stupid! Get crazy! Stuff your crust with something that doesn’t bore my eyes, tongue, and stomach! (via Grub Grade)

Get ready for an increase in KFC crumbs in automobiles. (via Businesswire)

Also, get ready for an increase in Sonic Drive-In crumbs in automobiles. (via Businesswire)

Is there a popular flavor that hasn’t made its way into a Rita’s Italian ice? It turns out there is. (via PR Newswire)

Booghnuts! Krispy Skremes have returned! (via Grub Grade)

FAST FOOD FIVE – 10/1/2013

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Here are five recent fast food news bites:

Jamba Juice’s delightful Pumpkin Smash smoothie is back for a limited time to give me brain freeze. (via PR Newswire)

Did you know October is National Cookie Month? Well, Papa John’s is reminding you in a big way. (via Business Wire)

Whoopie! Make your own Whoopie Pies at Baskin-Robbins! Okay, actually, I’m not too excited about what is basically an ice cream sandwich. (via PR Newswire)

Dunkin’ Donuts sure loves stuffing their Angus into things. But we have yet to see a Dunkin’ Angus Donut Sandwich, so maybe they don’t love it that much. (via Grub Grade)

Hey, people who go to Subway! SUBtember is over. Welcome, month with only a few discounted sandwiches! (via Grub Grade)

NEWS: Subway Testing Creamy Sriracha Sauce

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Subway, the fast food place micromanagers probably love, is testing a creamy sriracha sauce at select locations. The spicy sauce was spotted by the folks over at Foodbeast.

Currently, Subway’s spiciest sauce is probably their Chipotle Southwest Sauce, which I don’t think is at all spicy. Last summer, the sandwich chain tested a wasabi sauce, but it has yet to show up nationwide.

Brand Eating posted a review of the new sauce:

The sauce is a bright, almost neon orange; it almost makes you think you should take a Geiger counter to it. I figured I might as well just taste it by itself and dabbed some on my finger. I got some sweet tanginess paired with creaminess before the heat hit me. Wow! This is some seriously spicy stuff!

I hope this rolls out nationwide. But if not, I guess I could take the bottle of sriracha in my fridge and splooge some of it on my next Subway sandwich.

Image via flickr user Calgary Reviews / CC BY 2.0