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Sometimes You Need a Microwave, or Lessons Learned From Taco Bell's Latest Desserts

Sweets Todd Brock 14 comments

Taco Bell is back with two add-ons to their after dinner menu. And while one of them is an utter waste of time, money, and calories, the other has me secretly plotting my next run for the border. More

Pizza Hut Goes Artisanal...and Artistic

Slice Kate Andersen 9 comments

Pizza Hut has revamped their dough recipe, encouraging their employees to embrace the imperfect—and on the perfection flipside, they gift one highly detailed pie to Nate Robinson. More

We Try All the Desserts at Chili's

Sweets Erin Jackson 10 comments

The dessert menu at Chili's stars a tempting assortment of treats, from cheesecake to a skillet-baked chocolate chip cookie, but not all are created equal. Find out what's worth the splurge, and what to skip. More

Chain Reaction: We Try 6 Thanksgiving Sandwich Specials

A Sandwich a Day The Serious Eats Team 6 comments

Turkey, stuffing, and cranberries make for a solid sandwich, so it's no surprise that several sandwich chains sling Thanksgiving-themed sandwiches year-round. We checked in with a few of the larger operators to find out how their versions stack up. More

We Try All the Desserts at the Olive Garden

Sweets Erin Jackson 18 comments

If you make it past the breadsticks, oil-slicked salad, and a carb-heavy entrée at the Olive Garden with room for dessert, you've got 14 different items to choose from. We tried every last one to find out which (if any) are worth splurging on. More

We Try the New Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie From Papa John's

Sweets Erin Jackson 9 comments

Papa John's has a new dessert on the menu: a giant, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie that's cut into 8 pieces, just like a pizza. More

Game of Pizza: The Battle for Chain Dominance

Slice Kate Andersen 15 comments

Those of us in the know (i.e. devoted pizza eaters) are probably already aware of the subtle flow of politics, the give and take dynamics that surround the existence of our nation's various pizza chains. More

The Problems With Cinnabon's New Salted Caramel Center of the Roll Start With the Name

Sweets Todd Brock 14 comments

Cinnabon is jumping onto the sweet-meets-savory bandwagon by adding salted caramel onto a new limited-time-only treat. For those who haven't been to a mall food court in a while, the chain already features an item called the Center of the Roll. It's essentially the inner mass of a standard Cinnabon, cut into bite-sized pieces, served in a cup, to be eaten with a fork.* More

Chain Reaction: New Pralines and Cream McFlurry from McDonald's

Sweets Erin Jackson 4 comments

McDonald's has a new, limited-edition McFlurry flavor for fall, and guess what? It's pretty awesome. More

Cinnabon's Salted Caramel Chillatta is Their Best Chillatta Experiment

Drinks Adam Lindsley 1 comment

Cinnabon's new limited-edition Salted Caramel Chillatta brings the salty dessert trend into the beverage world surprisingly well. More

Chain Reaction: Lazy Dog

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 4 comments

Lazy Dog has an extensive kitchen-sink menu including seven different burgers, plus a separate menu just for dogs. Skip the burgers and go for the apps. More

Chain Reaction: Texas Roadhouse

A Hamburger Today Todd Brock 20 comments

A glass case of hand-cut steaks greeting you at the door, a tableside bucket of peanuts in the shell, the occasional yee-haw rising up from a far corner of the restaurant: what's not to love about Texas Roadhouse? Well, as it turns out, the burgers. More

Chain Reaction: P. Terry's Burger Stand

A Hamburger Today Meredith Bethune 5 comments

This Austin burger chain specializes in burgers made with all natural, vegetarian-fed, hormone- and antibiotic-free angus beef. They also offer several options for those avoiding red meat. More

Chain Reaction: Unexpectedly Great Burgers at The Longhorn Cafe

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 3 comments

The Longhorn Cafe is serving up some classic cheeseburgers that are darn good. More

We Try Cinnabon's Limited-Edition Peanut Butter Cup Chillatta

Drinks Adam Lindsley Post a comment

Just in time for a record-breaking ascent into high summer temperatures, mall cinnamon roll hawker Cinnabon joins the Reese's craze with the limited-time-only Peanut Butter Cup Chillatta, the latest in its line of sweetened iced beverages. More

Chain Reaction: Eureka!

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 5 comments

If you're open to toppings like fig jam, Buffalo mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar syrup, by all means, give the burgers at Eureka! a go. More

Reality Check: Pizza Hut's Cheesy Beef Poutine Pie

Slice Michael Nusair 13 comments

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. More

Chain Reaction: Waffle House

A Hamburger Today Todd Brock 32 comments

You may not consider Waffle House a burger place, but I submit that theirs is actually better and a much better bargain than what the clown, the king, and the pigtailed girl are handing out. Hot, steamy, melty, with real grease dripping off of it—this is fast food without everything that makes fast-food cringeworthy. More

Chain Reaction: A Solid Burger at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 8 comments

A mid-scale restaurant chain offers up a solid burger at a reasonable price. More

We Try the New McDonald's Dulce de Leche Caramel Shake

Drinks Hayley Daen 7 comments

The name really should've tipped us off, with two super-sugary confections named smack dab in center of the title. This new milkshake from McDonald's is sweet. More

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