Fast Food

Arby’s New Sammich Has Angus Steak and Portobello Mushrooms


Not everyone can conquer Arby’s secret Meat Mountain. Though for anyone interested in taking brisk mini meat hikes, the sandwich chain is introducing a new item stuffed with steak and mushrooms. They’re calling it the Montreal Angus and Portabella.

Arby’s latest addition features melted Vermont cheddar over multiple layers of Angus steak and served on a toasted sub. It’s then stuffed with caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms and a garlic aioli sauce.

The introduction of the Montreal Angus and Portobello also heralds the return of former Angus sandwiches: The Angus Philly and Angus Three Cheese & Bacon.

At 590 calories, the sandwich will only be available for a limited time, while supplies last. They can be purchased at participating Arby’s locations.

H/T Grub Grade

Fast Food

Canada’s Mighty Angus with Jalapeños Continues the McDonald’s Angus Legacy


It’s a tragedy that the Angus Burgers are no longer on McDonald’s US menus. I’d eat the heck out of the Swiss and Mushroom Angus back in the day, much to the trepidation of my physician. It looks like Canada is keeping the tradition alive, however, with their Mighty Angus with Jalapeños.

The Angus beef patty burger comes with hickory-smoked bacon, jalapeño slices, a creamy barbecue sauce, a Monterey Jack cheese slice and jalapeño crisps. The burger is essentially a bigger, better version of the Jalapeño McDouble that the US chains are offering.

Patrons of McDonald’s Canada can find the Mighty Angus with Jalapeños at participating Canada locations. The burger with only be available for a limited time, however. Don’t expect to see them even through the end of the year.

H/T Brand Eating

Fast Food

New Blue Cheese & Bacon Angus Hot Dogs at Wienerschnitzel (Plus Caramel Dipped Cones)


Summer and barbecue have always gone together, well, like summer and barbecue. But this year, it seems fast food chains are eager to latch onto the trend. On the burger side, Wendy’s is testing a cornbread bun brisket cheeseburger in Florida and Ohio, and when it comes to hot dogs, Wienerschnitzel’s new summer offerings are equally as south and grill-inspired.

We’re talking healthy dollops of barbecue sauce, bacon, and fried onion straws on the new BBQ Bacon Angus Dog and even heartier globs of blue cheese dressing and crumbles and grilled onions on the new Blue Cheese & Bacon Angus Dog. And in case that’s still not enough #TEXAS for you, the new items also come with their own Der Cowboy commercial.  As in “HI-YO Schnitzel, AWAYYY!”

For anyone who prefers a little less weenie with their weiner, though, there’s also the old Angus Chicago Dog, featuring all the usual Chicago toppings like mustard, pickles, and peppers. Also, keep an eye out for their new chocolate and caramel ice cream treats, including a Chocolate Caramel Crunch Freeze and Caramel and Chocolate Caramel Dipped Taste Freez Cones. Pretty sweet.



Dunkin’ Donuts Has Two New Angus Steak and Cheese Wraps


Dunkin’ Donuts has rolled out with two new Angus Steak and Cheese wraps.  These beauties feature angus steak, wrapped up in a tortilla and served with white cheddar cheese, plus a choice of barbecue or ranch sauce.  It’s a late night eater’s dream, especially for the guy who’s a little too classy for your run-of-the-mill-mystery meat sandwich.

The sandwiches are only around for a limited time, and will set you back about 390 (for the barbecue version) or 430 calories (for the ranch) with an SRP of $3.69.  Sounds like a perfect super late night/super early morning breakfast to us.

H/T + PicThx Grub Grade

Fast Food

Dunkin’ Donuts Rolls Out New Angus Steak and Egg Sandwich and Wake-Up Wrap


If you’ve been wishing that someone would serve something manlier than sugar-coated strawberry pancakes for breakfast, your wish has been granted.  Dunkin’ Donuts is re-introducing steak to their menu with the Angus Steak and Egg Sandwich and the Angus Steak and Egg Wake-Up Wrap to liven up your morning.  Wait . . . steak for breakfast?  Genius!

The Angus Steak and Egg Sandwich is a layer of Pepper Fried Egg, American Cheese, and Angus Steak all stacked on a toasted plain bagel, wrapped and ready to give you the energy you need to get through that dreaded Monday morning — along with a heart attack. Yay!  If you aren’t feelin’ a bagel sandwich, you can also go for the Wake-Up Wrap, which is made with a flour tortilla instead.

If a steak breakfast wasn’t enough for you, you can have a steak lunch too.  And if you really like your beef that much, you can polish your day off with a steak dinner as well because these new Angus Steak options are served all day long.  Who ever said there was such a thing as too much steak?  Not us.

Packaged Food

Ball Park Introduces New Beef Patty Line

They say that in life, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” I say that in backyard barbecues, “Where there are hot dogs, there are burgers.” Did I just quote myself? “Yes.”

Burgers and dogs are just one of those iconic combinations; Peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, Michael Bay and explosions, America and childhood obesity. If you think about it, it’s really tough to separate the two. Think of any fast food chain — or any restaurant, for that matter — that serves hot dogs on their menu. Odds are, that same establishment also hocks burgers somewhere on their menu. So it really is no surprise that Ball Park has released it’s own line of fully-cooked burger patties just in time for this Memorial Day weekend and the kick off summer and the BBQ season.

Each all-beef patty comes frozen and fully cooked and only needs 2-3 minutes on a fiery grill or 1 minute in the microwave before serving to hungry guests. Best of all, these pre-seasoned morsels come in assortment of different flavors including Beef  & Cheese and Beef & Onion.

If you’re a fan of hot dogs, you’re probably a fan of burgers and if you’re a fan of Ball Park hot dogs you’ll probably dig the new burgers. That is, unless I’ve stumbled into some parallel universe where people adore hot dogs and despise hamburgers. I mean really who really enjoys hot dogs and NOT burgers??



Jersey Restaurant Introduces New York Giants ‘G-Men’ Big Blue Burger

2012 New York Giants G-Men NFL Big Blue Burger

New Jersey’s Zinburger Restaurant introduced the ‘Big Blue Burger’ as its latest menu offering after the New York Giants’ (G-Men) upset victory over the pundit-Superbowl-chosen Green Bay Packers this past Sunday. The New York Giants really know how to fool you during the regular season, only to unforgivingly dismantle promising teams during the postseason.

The ‘Big Blue Burger‘ includes certified Angus beef, Maytag Blue Cheese, two slices of Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a brioche style bun.

“With all due respect to last year’s champions, you won’t find any Wisconsin cheese on the Big Blue Burger,” said Rick Barbrick, President and COO of The Briad Group, licensee for the Clifton Zinburger. “We’d rather serve great burgers and wine than make predictions, but we are planning to have the Big Blue Burger on the menu through Sunday, February 5.”

What do you think? Will The Big Blue Burger be offered until the Super Bowl? Or will the 49ers land another comeback victory? Maybe during the Steve Young Super Bowl years, San Francisco restaurants offered Jerry Rice pudding? I’ll stop.