Taco Bell

Are You Ready for the Dipping Taco?

If the Waffle Taco wasn’t wacky enough for you, Taco Bell has a new one for you called the dipping taco. Not technically its official name, the fast food chain says, as it reveals a new cadre of two offerings. One is called the Rolled Chicken Taco, and the partner is a new twist on the Crunchy Taco.

The Mexican fast food icon announced Thursday that this new menu — the first taco sold by Taco Bell built for dipping — will be rolled out nationwide on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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Free Croissant Donuts from Jack In The Box With Coffee Purchase

Jack has you covered. Right now when you buy a large Iced or Hot Coffee, Jack will give you his 3 piece Croissant Donuts for FREE. Mention coupon code 860. Think of it as a little gift covered in cinnamon sugar and placed next to your tasty cup of coffee.

 

Enjoy!

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Sriracha

Taco Bell and Sriracha Testing a Bold Pairing

Taco Bells in Kansas City are testing new menu items in which Sriracha is dumped over classic menu treats such as tacos, nachos, and other south of the border concoctions such as the “Sriracha Loaded Griller” and the “Sriracha Quesarito.”

Can the match of Taco Bell and Sriracha create a classic craving?

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Wendy's BBQ

Wendy’s Introduces Three New Offerings to Emulate Local Barbecue Spots

Wendy’s is giving barbecue enthusiasts all over the country a variety of barbecue dishes try without having to visit the famed “Barbecue Belt.”

Consumers have a choice of three new BBQ Pulled Pork offerings: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, BBQ Pulled Pork Cheeseburger and BBQ Pulled Pork Cheese Fries – all of which feature shredded hickory-smoked pulled pork. To top it off, Wendy’s also created three custom-crafted sauces – Smoky, Spicy and Sweet – to fit consumers’ own personal barbecue style.

Wendy’s is also rallying voting Americans to officially make barbecue the beloved “National Dish of America” through a White House “We the People” petition, http://wh.gov/ilDzm.

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McDonald's Monopoly 2014

Monopoly at McDonald’s Starts on September 23 With An Early Promotion Code

McDonald’s is starting the 2014 MONOPOLY Game on September 23, one week before the full game launches on September 30. Look for a Pre-Promotion Sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000 at PlayatMcD.com.

Like McDonald’s on Facebook or follow MCDonald’s on Twitter, because starting on Tuesday September 23, the burger chain will be posting a FREE Code customers can use to enter the Pre-Promotion Sweepstakes!

Simply follow McDonald’s on Facebook or Twitter. You can also find the FREE Code on select McDonald’s packaging.

The 2014 MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s promises many prizes, and the Pre-Promotion Sweepstakes is just the beginning.  On September 30, customers will have the chance to win prizes like $1,000,000 (payable $50,000/yr for 20 yrs, no interest), a dream vacation, fuel for a year, lots of cash, or one of millions of other prizes.

Customers can also enter game codes from Game Stamps at PlayatMcD.com to track your Collect & Win properties from the In-Store Game for more chances to win in the Online Game.

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Fish and Chips

Long John Silver’s Refocuses on Fried Fish with a New $2.99 Offering

Long John Silver’s has introduced a new $2.99 two piece fish and chips meal.

After many years of broadly focusing on menu product variety, the venerable fish restaurant has been looking to employ new leadership to refocus the effort in rebranding with the original specialty of fried fish. Long John Silver’s has been boldly seeking a re-launch of the brand in 2014 with a healthier image. Earlier this year, the chain started a new promotion with the motto ‘think fish’, which included commercials with environmental messaging.

In a particular TV spot called ‘final frontier’, the narrator states, “Anyone ever heard of free range?” with pictures confined cows. “Get your next meal from the real frontier — fish sustainably harvested from the wildest place on earth.”

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McBrunch

Could McDonald’s Be Rolling Out a McBrunch Menu for Millenials?

The stock market appears to be indicating that McDonald’s needs something attention grabbing, innovative and appealing.
In July, the McDonald’s Corporation filed a federal trademark registration #86345988 for the name “McBrunch.” Millenials could possibly soon be feeding on breakfast products well past 10:30 am, most potentially on weekends and holidays.
A McDonald’s spokesperson verified the application but informed, “We routinely file intent to use trademark applications as a regular course of business. We can’t share details at this time as to how the trademarks may or may not be used.”
“To be truthful, it’s been puzzling to see coverage of this because there is truly no news here,” wrote Lisa McComb, a company spokeswoman, in an email. “I understand the interest, because I, as a consumer, would love to get my beloved Egg White Delight or other breakfast items later, but we are not testing a McBrunch concept.”

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El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco Shows Strong Earnings in the First Report Card to Wall Street

El Pollo Loco—the quick service restaurant recognized around offering real food at reasonable prices – revealed quarterly earnings that were as envisioned with analysts’ expectations on Thursday, promoted by a 6 percent increase in revenue. The organization published second-quarter adjusted earnings of 16 cents per share on $87 million in revenue, up from $82 million a year ago.
System-wide equivalent store sales rose 5.4 percent during the quarter. At company-operated sites, comparable sales went up 5 percent, powered by a nearly 3 percent increment in average check size and about a 2 percent increase in customer traffic.
The California-based dining company specializes in Mexican-style grilled chicken. It contends with Chipotle Mexican Grill and other fast-casual businesses like Chick-fil-A and Yum! Brands KFC.

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Del Taco Fresca Bowl

Free Drink with New Fresca Bowls at Del Taco

Del Taco is launching three new Fresca Bowls: premium, made-to-order bowls crammed with fresh ingredients and showing visitors a “bowlful of fresh tastes” in every morsel. Fresca Bowls, the newest addition to the Del Taco menu, are loaded to the rim with fresh, tasty, high-quality ingredients and are the perfect choice for customers looking for an alternative to the tortilla every now and then.
Priced at just $4 each, Del Taco’s Fresca Bowls are served on a bed of fresca lime rice and seasoned black beans, and are provided in three varieties.
Between the dates of September 4 and 14, Del Taco patrons will get a free small drink with purchase of any Fresca Bowl, at participating locations. Prices may vary by location.

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McDonald's

McDonald’s Makes a Preemptive First Strike on a Junk Food Image

At a supper McDonald’s (MCD) organized for correspondents and bloggers, waiters offered culinary art cooked by celebrity chefs using contents from the chain’s bill of fare.
A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was prepared with Chicken McNuggets drenched in sweet-and-sour sauce and garnished using parsley. Slow-cooked beef was offered with gnocchi fabricated out of McDonald’s french fries and a fruit sauce from its smoothie mixture. For dessert, its biscuit mix was utilized to build a pumpkin spice “biznut,” a biscuit-doughnut hybrid.
The function, scheduled in New York City’s Tribeca community, was billed “A transforming dining experience of ‘fast food’ to ‘good food served fast.’ ” participants tweeted out pics and the night was written up on a variety of websites.
The recipes aren’t meant for McDonald’s restaurants. Alternatively, the evening is part of a campaign by McDonald’s to shake its notoriety for serving economical, bad dinners. At a time when Americans are paying closer consideration to what they devour, the company is trying to sway public sentiment by first reaching out to the reporters, bloggers and other so-called “influencers” who communicate and speak out about McDonald’s.

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