Fast Food

Jack in the Box Hacks Menu with New ‘Hella-Peño’ Burger, Breakfast Tacos


No lie, we kind of love how shameless fast food has gotten lately. It’s as if some genius development guy finally realized most people don’t wander into Jack in the Box at 2 in the morning because they want something healthy; they want something dank.

Thankfully, the giant bobble head is all too happy to oblige. Late last year, Jack tested a new addition to its late-night Munchie Menu in San Francisco: an orgastic cheeseburger swelling with fried jalapeño poppers, spicy jalapeño coins, creamy nacho cheese, and ooze-worthy taco sauce, appropriately dubbed the Hella-Peño. Now, fans of the glorified money shot will be pleased to know the Hella is finally available nationwide as a $6 Munchie Meal, with two tacos and a side of Halfsie fries. You know, because the grilled cheese burgers and cheese and ranch-loaded chicken nuggets on the rest of the menu weren’t ridiculous enough.


For the other half of the day (or whenever, since Jack is just godly like that), Jack is also introducing a new jumbo Breakfast Monster Taco, loaded with scrambled eggs, American cheese, and taco sauce.

Along with the two artery-killing superstars are a couple other, less riveting additions, like a new BBQ Cheeseburger and Jalapeño Ranch Ultimate Cheeseburger.


H/T GrubGrade + Picthx Jack in The Box

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Panda Express Launches Orange Chicken and Broccoli Beef Milkshakes Nationwide [APRIL FOOLS]


Move over, fortune cookie: it’s high time we got a different kind of dessert with our chow mein. Chinese-American mega-chain Panda Express just announced its new line of entree-inspired milkshakes, available today at all participating locations nationwide.

Previously tested in select markets in Washington, Colorado, and Southern California, the shakes come in flavors inspired by two of Panda’s most popular dishes: “Orange Chicken” and “Broccoli Beef.” The OC features a refreshing, vanilla-citrus base blended with pieces of real chicken and topped with a spicy-sweet orange drizzle, while the BB buries pieces of whole steamed broccoli beneath a sweet fusion of chocolate, beef, and soy sauce. Unlike their meal counterparts, each drink is part of Panda Express’ “Wok Smart” menu at only 100 calories a pop, or 50 if you get them half and half.


We visited one our local spots to try the bizarre concoctions early, and were pleasantly surprised. Though the Broccoli Beef was pretty damn undrinkable (more broccoli than beef), the Orange Chicken was sweet, and mildly resembled a richer, more savory orange creamsicle. During our tasting we did receive a couple uneasy side glances from our fellow eaters, but were immediately reassured by some kind words from some old, crackery friends:

“You are admired for your impeccable taste.”


Damn straight.

Fast Food

Taco Bell Launches New Waffle Taco with Bacon and Entirely New Breakfast Menu Nationwide

Waffle Bacon Taco

Last year, Taco Bell tested their first sausage, scrambled egg, and maple syrup Waffle Taco in Southern California and almost blew up the Internet. This morning, Taco Bell President Brian Niccol announced the Waffle Taco will officially launch nationwide along with a whole new breakfast menu starting March 27. In about 5,500 locations worldwide, Taco Bell will also be extending their breakfast hours in honor of the launch.

Here’s a look at a few of the featured items on the new breakfast menu.

Breakfast Burrito


Made with scrambled eggs, cheese and a choice of sausage, bacon or steak.

Cinnabon Delights


Bite-sized Cinnabon balls. All the magic of Cinnabon without the mess.

A.M. Crunchwrap

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Eggs, cheese, hash browns and salsa with your choice of bacon or sausage.

Hash Browns


Hand-held and fried potato patties.

Waffle Taco

Waffle Taco

A waffle taco served with scrambled eggs, cheese and syrup and a choice of bacon or sausage.

Breakfast Menu


This New York City Bakery Makes Deliciously Boozy Donuts with 10% ABV


After last year’s cronut madness, it didn’t seem there was any other way to improve the donut. But we’re so glad we were so, so wrong.

Drunkin’ Donuts is the New York City-based bakery that’s getting all our pastry-loving panties in a bunch. First opened in April 2013, they’re known for their namesake 10% ABV alcohol-infused donuts, including the “Mudslide,” “Raspberry Champagne,” and “White Russian.” But they also whip up some mean boozy cupcakes, truffles, cannolis, and brownies (ahem, Amaretto Macaroon brownies, anyone?).





Best of all? (And brace yourself because it’s almost too good to be true.) Yep, nationwide shipping.

Grab yours here.

H/T Awesomer

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McDonald’s New Southwest Chicken McWrap Goes Nationwide


Just the latest through the golden arches wire: the fourth official McWrap flavor, “Southwest Chicken,” is now available at all McDonald’s locations from Eastport, Maine to Ozette, Washington. (The eastern and westernmost cities in the contiguous United States, didntcha know.)

The Southwest Chicken offers your choice of crispy or grilled chicken breast glazed with a cilantro lime sauce, along with chili-lime tortilla strips, spring greens, tomatoes, shredded cheese and spicy habanero ranch. Oh, and there’s a tortilla somewhere in there too.

PicThx McDonald’s

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Subway to Roll Out Garlic Bread, Make All Locations Nationwide Smell Even Funkier


We have seen the future, and its name is Allium sativum – but you can just call it “garlic.”

Starting September 1, Subway will launch new Garlic Bread for a limited time at all Subway locations nationwide. Per usual, the GB will be baked fresh daily, fortified with Calcium and Vitamin D and probably skew the bread-to-meat ratio highly in bread’s favor, but hey, at least it’ll taste like Italy. Or, you know, at least like Olive Garden.

“We love to treat our customers to new versatile flavors that complement the submarine sandwiches on our menu, hot or cold,” Tricia Hetherington, Director of R&D for Subway, said in a press release. “The mouth-watering garlic flavor profile serves as the perfect pairing to any of our sandwiches, especially the hearty Spicy Italian, Meatball Marinara or Italian B.M.T. Footlong.”

We’ll be sure to test it out ourselves as soon as we can, but in the meantime, let’s just assume 1) it’ll probably taste better than any of the cardboard-y carbs they have available now and 2) you’ll soon be able to find the nearest Subway in your city just by following your nose. Because buddy if you didn’t think it smelled dank before, it’s about to smell DANK, even if you’re not into that.

Subway’s also bringing back its $5 any regular Footlongs (of which there’s 22, just FYI) throughout the month of September (“SUB-tember”). But yeah, the smell. Let’s all just brace ourselves for the smell, because whooo boy.

PicThx Subway

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Today, the Carl’s Jr Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwich Goes Nationwide

We guess it had to happen eventually. Despite our most selfish wishes, Carl’s Jr.’s now-infamous “hand-scooped” Pop-Tart ice cream sammies that were first spotted testing in Southern California earlier this year have finally made their way across the country. Their continuing mission? To brighten the lives of lazy college students everywhere who can’t get up the energy to make the damn things themselves.

Available for only $1.49 plus tax, or free with a purchase of a Super Bacon Cheeseburger combo, the officially dubbed Strawberry Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Sandwich “just seemed to capture people’s imaginations […],” said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer of Carl’s Jr., in a press release. “So, really, we had no choice but to make it available for all Carl’s Jr. customers to enjoy.”

For the record, a 16 ct. box of Strawberry Pop-Tarts from Wal-Mart is only $3.50, while a 1.5 qt box of Breyer’s ice cream comes in at around $3.99. Assuming you use about a cup of ice cream per sandwich (which, let’s be honest, would make a pretty huge sandwich) and two whole Pop-Tarts, you’d be getting at least eight of the things for $7.50, whereas buying eight from Carl’s will cost a little over $12. Plus, think of all the varieties you’re missing out on. Wild Berry and chocolate ice cream, anyone?

H/T + PicThx Brand Eating