Del Taco recently added a trio of new turkey items to their menu that are 33 percent lower in fat than the ground beef alternatives. But, are they any good? We tried the crunchy turkey taco to find out.
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November's featured burger at The Counter features sliced ham, sweet potato hash, cranberries, spinach, and rosemary cream sauce on a spiced turkey patty.
For a limited time, McDonald's in Norway offered the New York Beef made with a 100 percent Norwegian beef patty topped with cheese, bacon, shredded lettuce, mayo, slices of tomato, diced onion, and ketchup on a sesame seed bun. As for what makes that New York-themed, I don't know. But being a New Yorker, I had to try it.
McDonald's recently upgraded their Quarter Pounder with three new variations: Bacon Habanero Ranch, Bacon and Cheese, and Deluxe Quarter Pounder. But despite the nice makeup job, that sad, tired beef still shows through.
After product testing earlier this year, Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger reportedly scored higher than any other promotional hamburger in recent Wendy's history. How you feel about it will likely boil down to how you feel about Wendy's, period.
A modern marvel of packaging innovation contains an otherwise average sandwich.
I don't know if it's due to flagging sales or if it's just a way to get people talking about their restaurants again, but Pizza Hut Canada seems to be fully committed to the gimmick pizza game. They only recently introduced the Crown Pizza, which featured cheese and meatballs baked into the crust; clearly someone at Pizza Hut HQ realized that this wasn't quite ridiculous enough. They can do better. It was with that in mind, I'm sure, that Pizza Hut released their latest wave of gimmick pizzas, including Creamy Butter Chicken, Asian BBQ, and most ridiculously, Cheesy Beef Poutine. Yes, poutine on a pizza. I am inexplicably drawn to terrible novelty items from fast food chains (which almost never ends well for me), so I obviously had to try this.
I wasn't expecting much from Red Robin's two new Wolverine-inspired burgers, but, to my amazement, these burgers weren't terrible, especially the Berserker burger topped with pickles and onion strings.
Let's face it: If you're eating breakfast at McDonald's, chances are you're either hungover, late for work, or possibly both. Regardless, dieting is not part of the equation. But let's say you could cut some of the fat and cholesterol out of breakfast with something that was just as tasty. No reason not to do it, right? That's the promise McDonald's is making with its new egg white-based breakfast sandwiches.
I'm not sure six strips of bacon versus two really warrants a Superman comparison, but there's nothing not to like here. Except for the silly name they gave to the invented piece of porcine architecture that graces this movie tie-in burger.
Have you ever had a terrible slice of pizza and thought, "Boy, I wish I could combine this with a mediocre hamburger!" If so, you're in luck! Boston Pizza has read your mind and created a product just for you.
Of Burger King's new menu items, four are burgers aimed at very different demographics. All are limited-time offerings. At least two deserve to be.
The new Jim Beam Bourbon Thickburger is a clever twist, sure to excite a certain demographic of young male fast food consumers who will be intrigued simply by the alcohol tie-in. Of course, a little T&A also plays well with that crowd, and Hardee's/Carl's Jr. never disappoints. But how does the real thing stack up to the booze-soaked, high-production-value fantasy?
To celebrate Chinese New Year, McDonald's Hong Kong released the limited-time-only Prosperity Burger featuring an elongated beef or chicken patty coated in pepper sauce on a sesame seed bun.
Last month, Bobby Flay won the "Amstel Light People's Choice Award" at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival with his Green Chile Cheeseburger. Available just last week at all Bobby's Burger Palace (BBP) locations to commemorate his win, the cheeseburger is made with the customary griddled beef patty, queso sauce, roasted green chiles, pickled red onions, and Flay's signature layer of "crunchifying" potato chips.
If you're looking to trim fat, calories, and cholesterol, the new bison patties at The Counter could be a good bet. But at $12.95 (à la carte) the better-for-you patties come at a steep premium.
If you were watching the Superbowl (or just the ads), you might have seen a spot for the newest burger at Jack in the Box: the "Hot Mess", with melted white cheddar, pepper jack cheese sauce, jalapeños, and onion rings on sourdough bread. Even though the burger doesn't visually measure up to the publicity shot, it's still one of the most promising burgers Jack has released in quite some time, even with some execution issues.
Promotional materials tout a "creamy avocado spread" and "zesty avocado aioli." But the word guacamole is nowhere to be found. That being said, I'd order the Avocado and Swiss Whopper again.
Overall, the Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger tastes like a patty melt without the rye bread. Just like most fast food offerings, it sort of teeters along the edge of okay and not-so-good.
Denny's delivers a burger from its Hobbit-themed menu that is certainly not a movie star, but it's not that bad either.