FAST FOOD FIVE – 10/6/2013

Pizza Hut, Fernandina Beach, FL (Amelia Island)

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

Sriracha HOT Chili Sauce

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

NEWS: Jack in the Box’s Munchie Meals Make You Wonder What Jack Is Smoking


I avoid eating fast food late at night because for some reason the grease and salt makes me have nightmare. No, really, it does. So I’m not looking forward to trying Jack’s Munchie Meals.

According to Brand Eating, Jack’s Munchie Meals are available after 9 p.m., which sucks for me and 4:20-ers.

For six dollars, a Jack’s Munchie Meal includes two tacos, a drink, an order of Halfsies — half curly, half regular fries — and one of the following entrees:

Brunch Burger – A croissant bun topped with a beef patty, fried egg, hash browns bacon, and cheese.

Exploding Cheesy Chicken Sandwich – A chicken sandwich topped with mozzarella cheese sticks and a white cheese sauce.

Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger – A sourdough grilled cheese sandwich on top of a burger.

Loaded Nuggets – Chicken nuggets topped with two kinds of cheese, ranch dressing, and bacon.

If you don’t feel like eating your recommended daily allowance of sodium, fat, and calories in one meal, you can order one of the entrees without the added sodium, fat, and calories from the tacos and Halfsies.

Jack’s Munchie Meals are currently being tested at limited locations. If you’ve tried any of the entrees, let us know what you think of them in the comments.

Source: Brand Eating

NEWS: Pizza Hut’s New Overstuffed Pizza Would’ve Been Awesome At Promoting 1996’s ‘Independence Day’

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Pizza Hut’s new Overstuffed Pizza looks like The Hut stuck two P’Zones together, but it also looks like the alien ship in the film Independence Day. Each Overstuffed Pizza contains toppings, sauce, and cheese between two crusts, and provides six slices. The latest from Pizza Hut comes in two varieties — Italian Meat Trio and Supremo.

To be honest, I’m extremely disappointed this is the latest and greatest from Pizza Hut here in the US. While Canada got the frickin’ Pizza Hut Hot Dog Stuffed Pizza, which was originally introduced in the UK, we got what is basically a pizza on top of another pizza.

Nutrition information for the Overstuffed Pizza is not available on the Pizza Hut website yet, but I bet with those two layers of crust it has a lot of carbs.

If you tried Pizza Hut’s Overstuffed Pizza, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

NEWS: Taco Bell’s Cookie Sandwich Is Probably Not Lorena Garcia’s Idea


Why is Taco Bell’s new Cookie Sandwich not a cookie taco?

Or instead of a cookie taco, why couldn’t Taco Bell just make up a Mexican sounding name like they’ve done with past menu items? Because Cookie Sandwich sounds out of place among the other two items on Taco Bell’s dessert menu — Churros and a Caramel Apple Empanada.

Taco Bell’s Cookie Sandwich is made up of two triangle-shaped chocolate chip cookies with vanilla cream filling in between. The dessert reminds me of the discontinued Chips Ahoy Cremewiches, which I really miss.

The Taco Bell Cookie Sandwich has 390 calories, 17 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 15 milligrams of cholesterol, 130 milligrams of sodium, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 44 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein.