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Buffalo Chicken Nachos Are Taco Bell’s Newest Wild Concept

In their newest test item, Taco Bell is bringing together two of our favorite gameday foods: nachos and buffalo wings.

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The chain’s new $5 Buffalo Chicken Nachos Box adds a tangy twist to its original pack of nachos.

The new Chicken Box consists of shredded chicken and spicy buffalo sauce intertwined with guac, pico de gallo, sour cream, nacho cheese, refried beans, and a three-cheese blend, all of which gets served over nacho chips.

These Buffalo Chicken Nachos are a spin-off of their $5 Steak Nachos Box, which Taco Bell served up for a limited time earlier this year. That version weighed in at almost an entire pound, so it’s possible that this buffalo wing version will be equally as hefty.

Taco Bell will start offering the $5 Buffalo Chicken Nachos Box and drink as a test item in Charlotte, North Carolina, starting December 27.

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During that same time span, Taco Bell will be testing out two other items in various parts of the US. In the Milwaukee area, there will be a $5 Cheesy Jalapeno Nachos Box, similar to the buffalo wing version, but swaps out the buffalo sauce and chicken for jalapenos and ground beef.

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Meanwhile, in the Cincinnati area, Taco Bell’s latest dollar menu item, a $1 Beefy Potato Flatbread, will be tested. It consists of a flatbread “taco” loaded with seasoned potato bites, seasoned beef, warm nacho cheese sauce, and melted cheddar cheese. Jalapenos can be added to it as well to turn up the heat.

All three of these items will be available in their respective locations through mid-January.


Subway Introduces New $6 Footlong, Makes Its Slogan Infinitely Less Catchy


For reasons that have yet to be seen (the economy, global warming, Tuesday), Subway isn’t doing its whole Featured $5 Footlong thing this month, instead trading up for a significantly less slogan-friendly “$6 Footlong Special” – possibly from now until forever but for sure at least until the end of August.

They are keeping the $4 Lunch deal and $3 Custom Breakfast Combos though – (“6 inch sub + 21 ounce soda for $4” and “breakfast sub + coffee or soda for $3,” respectively). And the regular $5 Footlongs (which include the Black Forest Ham, BLT, Cold Cut, Veggie Delite and Egg & Cheese) will continue to be the regular $5 Footlongs.

Finally, in much less interesting news (since, considering the new “deal” is close enough to the price of Subway’s more premium subs anyway that you might as well A) forgo it entirely and B) get something you actually want), the infamous “$6 Footlong Special” this month is the Buffalo Chicken with buffalo sauce and ranch dressing.

And that was your $5 Foodbeast Footlong Feature $6 Soodbeast Sootlong Seature.

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Oven Roasted Chicken, Buffalo Chicken and The Italian Collection Are Subway’s Features for March


We’re super down to start the beginning of each month with some new sandwiches, and this month Subway is making that easy with the introduction of their March features. There’s a new Six-Inch Select for $3 featuring the Oven Roasted Chicken and the month’s $6 Footlong Special —  Buffalo Chicken, which is described as “tender, juicy chicken tossed in bold buffalo sauce, served on freshly baked bread.” Tender, juicy, and bold . . . sounds like the ideal love affair sandwich experience.

And just in case the Buffalo Chicken wasn’t enough to keep you satisfied, Subway is also pushing their Italian Collection, featuring the delicious trio of the Chicken Pizziola Melt, the Italian BMT and the Meatball Pepperoni Melt. We’re sure you’ll be melting with flavor overload in no time.

H/T GrubGrade

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Buffalo Chicken is Subway’s $5 Featured Footlong of July

Fans of spicier Subway options rejoice, the sandwich chain has announced that their Buffalo Chicken offering will be the Featured $5 Footlong of the month.

Throughout July, customers will be able to order the sandwich for $5, featuring the brand’s chicken tossed in a buffalo sauce, crisp green peppers and ranch on your choice of bread. The Buffalo Chicken sub takes the place of June’s featured sandwich, the Oven Roasted Chicken with Spinach.

For those that want to remain in the know, August’s Featured $5 Footlong will be a Black Forest Ham, Egg & Cheese with Spinach.

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Hardee’s Adds Hand-Breaded Buffalo Chicken Tenders to Menu

Word is out that Hardee’s locations have begun serving a Buffalo-chicken version  of their Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders. Further promotional material will make its way through the Hardee’s channel come Monday, November 21st, when the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent company will push a formal press release on the new product.

The new Hand-Breaded Buffalo Chicken Tenders follow the same hand-dipped and breaded process involving premium all-white meat chicken tenders, deep fried and then smothered in Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce to give it that extra kick. They’ll be available as a sandwich, wrap, or tenders and will also include a side of buttermilk ranch dipping sauce.

For the Carl’s Jr. patrons, the new Buffalo Chicken products are only in testing at locations in Orange County, CA. We’ll let you know if they ever go systemwide!

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Quiznos Releases Buffalo Chicken Sub

Local participating Quiznos locations are adding a Buffalo Chicken Sub to their “Signature” sub line. The sub will feature oven-roasted, all white meat chicken, melted mozzarella, topped with blue cheese crumbles, crispy fried onions and lettuce, all drizzled with their Signature Buffalo Sauce. A regular size sub on white bread will set you back 718 calories, 29.5 grams of fat and 2670 milligrams of  sodium. No word on whether or not this sub is bound to be a limited time only menu item, so I highly suggest you try one of these before they’re gone.


Tabasco’s Buffalo Chicken Chili

Tabasco Buffalo Chicken Chili

Our friends at Tabasco sent us a pretty cool recipe featuring their Buffalo Hot Sauce. We’re a big fan of all types of chili and chilli (/bad TLC joke), and figured this one was right up the alley for anyone who’s in the business of trying out new chili recipes. The crumbled blue cheese flavors will contrast well with the spiciness of the dish, so give it a go!   Recipe below!


3 tablespoons vegetable oil

2  celery stalks, diced

1  medium onion, diced

1  green bell pepper, seeded and diced

2  large garlic cloves, minced

1 pound ground chicken or turkey

2  tablespoons chili powder

2  tablespoons ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1  28-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

1/2  cup water

1/4  cup Tabasco brand Buffalo Style Hot Sauce

1  15.5-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

3  tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, onion, green pepper and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Remove vegetables to bowl with slotted spoon.

Add remaining tablespoon oil to same saucepan. Cook ground chicken over medium high heat until well browned on all sides, stirring constantly. Stir in chili powder, cumin and salt; cook 1 minute.

Add tomatoes with their liquid, water and Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans; cook 5 minutes longer.

To serve, top each serving with some crumbled blue cheese.

Makes 6 servings.



The Chuck Norris Pizza

What you’re looking at is one of the signature pies from Out of the Park Pizza in Anaheim Hills, CA. The Chuck Norris Pizza is described as pizza that ‘will kick your butt‘. Layered on top of three different types of cheese, this pizza is covered with tons of bacon pieces, buffalo chicken smothered in buffalo sauce, with a spicy, hot sauce as the base and topped off with fresh cuts of avocado. It’s said that Chuck Norris ordered this at McDonald’s and got it. [/pun]