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Reality Check: Turkey Tacos from Del Taco

Erin Jackson 21 comments

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. More

The Counter's Thanksgiving-Themed Burger Is a Turkey Burger Worth Trying

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 3 comments

November's featured burger at The Counter features sliced ham, sweet potato hash, cranberries, spinach, and rosemary cream sauce on a spiced turkey patty. More

Reality Check: New York Beef from McDonald's in Norway

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 9 comments

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. More

Reality Check: McDonald's New Quarter Pounders

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 27 comments

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. More

Reality Check: We Try Wendy's New Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger

A Hamburger Today Todd Brock 60 comments

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. More

Reality Check: We Try the New Premium McWrap from McDonald's

Fast Food Lee Movic 23 comments

A modern marvel of packaging innovation contains an otherwise average sandwich. 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

Reality Check: The Wolverine-inspired Burgers at Red Robin

A Hamburger Today Lacey Muszynski 4 comments

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. More

Reality Check: The Egg White Delight McMuffin From McDonald's

J. Kenji López-Alt 36 comments

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. More

Reality Check: We Try the New Bacon-Loaded 'Superman' Burger from Hardee's & Carl's Jr.

A Hamburger Today Todd Brock 9 comments

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. More

Reality Check: Pepperoni and Bacon Pizzaburger from Boston Pizza

A Hamburger Today Michael Nusair 22 comments

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. More

Reality Check: We Try Burger King's Four New Burgers

A Hamburger Today Todd Brock 20 comments

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. More

Reality Check: New Jim Beam Bourbon Thickburger from Hardee's and Carl's Jr.

A Hamburger Today Todd Brock 11 comments

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? More

Reality Check: Prosperity Burger from McDonald's Hong Kong

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 18 comments

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. More

Reality Check: Bobby Flay's Green Chile Cheeseburger

A Hamburger Today Brian Oh 13 comments

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. More

Reality Check: Bison Burger at The Counter

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 19 comments

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. More

Reality Check: Hot Mess Burger at Jack in the Box

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 13 comments

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. More

Reality Check: Avocado and Swiss Whopper from Burger King

A Hamburger Today Todd Brock 8 comments

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. More

Reality Check: Grilled Onion Cheddar Burger from McDonald's

A Hamburger Today Dennis Lee 22 comments

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. More

Reality Check: The Ring Burger from Denny's Hobbit Menu

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 5 comments

Denny's delivers a burger from its Hobbit-themed menu that is certainly not a movie star, but it's not that bad either. More

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