SPOTTED ON MENUS – Wendy’s Bacon Portabella Melt on Brioche

Wendy's Bacon Portabella Melt on Brioche

The Wendy’s Bacon Portabella Melt isn’t new, but I believe the brioche bun is. Wendy’s sure has been busy with their buns. First, a pretzel bun and now a brioche bun. I hope the Swiss bread Zopf is next. (Spotted by Brad in Chicago)

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FAST FOOD FIVE – 10/31/2013

W is for Wienerschnitzel

Here are five recent fast food news bites:

Wienerschnitzel is offering seasoned curly fries for a limited time. I hope curly hot dogs are next. (via Grub Grade)

In case you missed the previous four, it’s Popeyes 5th Annual Crawfish Festival! (via Popeyes)

New Starbucks breakfast sandwiches are being tested. Can Starbucks also test the spelling abilities of some of their baristas? (via Starbucks Melody)

McDonald’s is bringing back their Cheddar Bacon Onion burger, or CBO if you’re nasty. (via Grub Grade)

But who cares about the CBO, because…the McRib is back! So get yourself a lot of napkins and enjoy! (via McDonald’s)

FAST FOOD FIVE – 10/26/2013


Here are five recent fast food news bites:

Hey, Impulsive Buy readers in Japan and those who are visiting Japan soon! McDonald’s Japan is bringing back the McPork Sandwich for a limited time. With its popularity and it being discontinued, I could say it’s Japan’s McRib, if the McRib wasn’t offered in Japan a few years ago. (via McDonald’s Japan translated via Google)

Sonic has sandwiches with habanero sauce, so have ready in your hand one of the thousands of possible Sonic drink combinations. (via Grub Grade)

Dunkin’ Donuts has brought back their Boston Scream Donut…or as I shall call it from now on, the Booston Scream Boonut. Yup. I am horrible at names. Remind me to not name any of my future children. (via PR Newswire)

Hey, Impulsive Buy readers in Australia! You’re getting McDonald’s McWraps and their convenient eating sleeves! (via Burger Business)

Get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut when you wear your Halloween costume in store on October 31. Or get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut by hanging out near a Krispy Kreme drive-thru window and hoping someone drops one and doesn’t run over it. (via Krispy Kreme)

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)