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Carl’s Jr. Adds Breakfast-Heavy PRIME RIB Menu To Their Lineup

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Prime rib normally isn’t a meat option you would consider at a fast food chain. The only major chains that have had it on the menu in their past are Arby’s, Quiznos, and Boston Market.

Carl’s Jr. has decided to join that list with their own take on the roast meat. That spin involves a heavy blending of prime rib and breakfast foods.

This includes the above Prime Rib Breakfast Burrito, which takes slow cooked prime rib and wraps it up with eggs, salsa, and cheese. At Hardee’s, the sister chain to Carl’s Jr., salsa is not included in the burrito.

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The other breakfast offering Carl’s Jr. is putting prime rib on is a breakfast biscuit, which gets Swiss cheese and a fried egg loaded on top. Hardee’s has an identical version on their menu as well.

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Outside of the breakfast offerings, Carl’s and Hardee’s are also putting a Prime Rib Thickburger on their menu. Prime rib and a beef patty are joined by caramelized onions and cheddar sauce in this loaded hybrid.

All of the prime rib is cooked sous vide, a method you normally wouldn’t associate with fast food. However, it does ensure a tender and even cooking to an entire cut of beef, and should translate into what Carl’s and Hardee’s are offering.

The entire prime rib menu, including the breakfast options, are available for a limited time.

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Einstein Bros. Just Created Bagels Made Entirely Of Eggs

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While sous vide egg bites have taken the breakfast world by storm in recent years, bagel chain Einstein Bros. has taken the concept a step further and made entire bagels out of the eggs.

Their new “Eggels” are marketed as a gluten-free alternative to bagels, and are prepared the same way as a sous vide egg bite you might find in a grocery store or Starbucks. The big difference is obviously the size and shape of the fluffy eggs.

Einstein Bros. is releasing their Eggels in two different flavors: a Three Meat and Cheese Eggel with bacon, turkey sausage and ham, and a Veggie Egg White variety loaded with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, and spinach.

It’ll be intriguing to see how well the egg bagels hold together, considering how light sous vide eggs can be when cooked. I’m also tempted to split one in half and schmear it in cream cheese, just like a regular bagel, to see how that turns out.

You can now find these Eggels at Einstein Bros. locations nationwide, excluding those in airports, universities, and hotels.

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Chick-Fil-A Is Testing A Pimento Cheese Fried Chicken Sandwich

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Pimento cheese has long been revered for its blend of creamy, cheesy, and spicy flavors and textures. In the United States, especially in the South, the spread has long been a favorite for biscuits, crackers, and veggies.

However, when it comes to fast food, it’s been hard to find outside of regional chain favorites like Bojangles or Krystal. That’s all changing, though, as Chick-fil-A is beginning to test pimento cheese on one of its fried chicken sandwiches.

Called the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich, the sandwich plays both off of pimento cheese and the “hot honey” flavor trend seen in grocery stores and restaurants alike, especially paired up with fried chicken.

The sandwich features a fried chicken breast filet drizzled with honey, along with pickled jalapenos and some pimento cheese schmeared over the chicken. For those who love pimento cheese, the sandwich provides those creamy textures and spicy heat, but adds a sweet honey and fried chicken to give some complexity to what we know and love about the spread.

The sandwich is available as a limited-time test offer in upstate South Carolina (ie. Greenville) and around Asheville, North Carolina.

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‘Subway Nachos’ Are The Hack That DESERVES To Be A Real Menu Item

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There’s a plethora of ways to customize sandwiches at Subway with the variety of ingredients available.

One Subway worker on TikTok, @miladfromsubway, has given the internet one to salivate over, and one we’re angry isn’t actually on the Subway menu: Subway “nachos.”

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These are clearly something that others have created before, as Milad actually got the suggestion from one of his followers in the comments who claimed to be a former worker at the sandwich chain. Milad also gave it a pretty high rating, listing it as a 9.96/10 on his TikTok and telling Foodbeast that they were “delicious, tasted like a legit platter.”

To make the nachos, Milad started by dumping an entire bag of Doritos chips onto some of the chain’s paper. He added on steak, cheese, peppers, onions, jalapenos, and Subway’s Chipotle Southwest sauce. The entire creation then went into the toaster to melt the cheese and broil everything else to perfection.

Honestly, it looks really good, and something Subway needs to consider adding to their menu. It’s a simple enough upgrade – just swap the bread out for chips — all things already in the store — and customers would definitely go nuts for it, if that TikTok is any indication.

I know Subway tends to stay in the sandwich lane, but judging by how tasty these nachos look, plus the ability to customize them to however folks want, it gives them a unique edge that they absolutely should consider taking advantage of.

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Orange Chicken Wings Are The Latest Hype Flavor From Buffalo Wild Wings

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Buffalo Wild Wings just debuted a variety of new wing sauce flavors for the fall season. The most intriguing of those is one ubiquitous with American Chinese food: Orange Chicken.

Buffalo’s take on Orange Chicken Wings is available bone-in or boneless, and features a sweet glaze with flavors of citrus, soy, and cayenne. As a gimmicky nod to where the flavor comes from, each order of the wings comes with a custom fortune cookie on the side.

The other flavors Buffalo Wild Wings is adding include Pizza, Lemon Pepper, and Carolina Reaper, which features one of the spiciest chili peppers on the planet.

Pizza Wings are the only limited-time flavor of the bunch, as the rest, including the Orange Chicken Wings, will be permanent additions to the menu. The pizza flavor doesn’t actually use pizza sauce, as it takes Garlic Parmesan wings and adds on tomato and basil powders to give that familiar flavor.

Buffalo Wild Wings has also added a new cauliflower wings option that can be tossed in any of its sauce flavors, for those looking for a plant-based alternative to wings on the menu.

All of these options are now available nationwide.

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Arby’s Tests Selling Meat By The Pound From Select Locations

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Would you buy meat from a fast food chain?

That’s the question Arby’s is looking to answer with their newest trial. In select restaurants in Atlanta, they are selling their sliced deli meats in bulk through the end of September.

Arby’s told Foodbeast that the idea actually came from its customers, who have expressed a curiosity to take cold cuts home by the pound. Currently, they’re making that option available for turkey, corned beef, or ham, with a half pound going for $4.99 and a full pound selling for $8.99. They can be picked up through the drive-thru, just like a regular meal order.

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In terms of cost, the price is about on par with what you might expect to pay at a grocery store. At Target, for example, a block of corned beef goes for $9.49 per pound, slightly more than what Arby’s is offering its cold cuts at.

Arby’s is testing the idea out because it noticed customers buying more bulk orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to CNN, a customer survey Arby’s sent out found that most customers would prefer having the cold cuts sold in bulk, rather than something they would need to heat up at home.

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If this test in Atlanta proves to be a success, Arby’s may expand both its market and availability of bulk meats, potentially even scaling to a national level. So far, according to Arby’s Chief Marketing Officer Patrick Schwing, the test has had a “positive response.”

Since consumers preferred cold cuts in the initial customer survey, Arby’s would likely stick with the three above cuts of meat were the program to go nationwide, a representative told Foodbeast. However, they will “make a determination on how best to move forward and whether we will add any new deli meat options” once the test ends.

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McDonald’s Adds ‘Pho Burger’ To Vietnam Menu

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When I think of pho, I’m taken back to the many comfort meals I’d enjoy at home, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. Taking down a piping bowl of rich, aromatic pho was probably one of my greatest delights growing up.

Well, it looks like McDonald’s Vietnam is looking to capture some of those delights in the motherland, as they’ve taken elements of the iconic Vietnamese noodle soup and turned it into a Pho Burger.

The burger features two beef patties sourced from Vietnam’s neighboring Australia, an egg patty, pho centric herbs, and cilantro. McDonald’s also took pho broth and reduced it down to a thick sauce to finish off the Pho Burger, served on an English Muffin.

Not sure how I feel about the lack of noodles if they’re calling it a pho burger, though.

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You can also order Vietnamese Iced Coffee to go along with your burger. If you’re a fan of robust drip coffee paired with sweet condensed milk, it is definitely a must-try. Though not quite sure how strong McDonald’s makes theirs.

Not super sure if the new burger is meant for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but hey, I feel that way about regular pho. It kind of goes with every meal.

You can find the burger and coffee combination at participating McDonald’s locations in Vietnam.

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Fast Food Recipes

In-N-Out Burger Breakfast Burrito Unveiled In Recipe Competition

Like pizza, a burrito is a blank canvas that can house pretty much any combination of flavors you can dream of. 

This latest Foodbeast Recipe Challenge has chefs wrapping up their ultimate burrito recipes. It features an entire In-N-Out Combo combined with scrambled eggs. 

Yup, Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth, the guy who made the In-N-Out Pie a few years back, is at it again, combining his two loves (In-N-Out and Breakfast Burritos) into a single handheld cylinder of delight.

Check out exactly how Elie pulls this off in the video above. Sadly, it’s not something you’ll find on In-N-Out’s secret menu any time soon, so you might as well try it out at home!

Other chefs participating in this Burrito Recipe Challenge include Jenny (@HappyBelliesByJenny), Rudy (@Rudeluv), Myself (@Pham_Bot), Costa (@Constantine_Spy), and Jem (@JemSanTheFoodGod).