Fast Food What's New

Wienerschnitzel Adds TAMALES For The Holidays

Every year, once the holiday season rolls around, our stomachs can’t help but rumble over the fresh tamales being made all around the country. Even if your family isn’t one to make the dish each year, there are still ways of getting your hands on the seasonal item.

If all traditional venues fail, there’s always the fast food route to comfort food.

Wienerschnitzel announced they’ll be serving three special shredded beef tamales this holiday.

Guests can choose from a Classic Tamale (topped with chili and cheddar cheese), a Southwest Tamale (topped with guacamole, jalapeños, chili, and cheese), or a Hatch Tamale (topped with green chilies, chili, and cheese). 

Shoot, they had us at chili.

The tamales will be available at all participating Wienerschnitzel locations beginning Oct. 30 and will be sold through the month of December.

Fast Food Restaurants What's New

The Habit Burger Chain Gets Spicy With New Hatch Chile Menu


The Habit Grill just hatched a spicy new menu for the fall. Featured items are the Hatch Chile Charburger, the Hatch Chile Chicken Sandwich, and the Hatch Chile Chicken Salad.

The Charburger features grilled Hatch chiles, chipotle salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, and melted cheese.

Habit’s salad has hand-cut greens topped with feta cheese, diced tomatoes, carrots, black beans, grilled Hatch chiles, and is topped with grilled chicken breast and a cilantro lime ranch dressing.

Finally, the chicken sandwich is made with grilled chicken breast with hatch green chiles, chipotle salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, and melted cheese served on sourdough bread.


The items have been initially tested at the chain before, but this will mark the first time all three will be on the menu at once.

You can find the Hatch menu items at 145 The Habit Burger locations throughout the United States. They’ll be available through the first week of October.


The Habit is also launching a charity initiative where every $2 or more donated will go towards the No Kid Hungry campaign. Customers who donate will receive a voucher for a free Charburger with cheese that can be redeemed anytime before the end of September.

Packaged Food

INTRODUCING: Trader Joe’s New Hatch Chile MAC & CHEESE


Spicy mac and cheese is definitely one of life’s little pleasures. So we where delighted to hear Trader Joe’s announce a new frozen mac and cheese that features the ever-awesome hatch chili.

The New Mexico native chili pepper boasts a sweet, spicy and earthy flavor that comes from roasting it. Trader Joe’s new macaroni features semolina elbow macaroni in a creamy cheese sauce that’s made with a combination of Cheddar, milk and butter.

The chile itself is roasted, chopped and mixed into the mac so that the heat is evenly distributed.

A 12-ounce box that serves two will cost you $2.99. One might not be enough for us.

Just saying.