Thursday, March 29, 2012
America has been fascinated by Buffalo style chicken for decades. From hot wings to great hot sauce lines like Frank's Red Hot and Texas Pete, there's nothing like adding a dash of spice to your chicken. This infatuation has shifted to pizzas with every chain seemingly at least making an attempt at creating a great Buffalo chicken pizza. Believe it or not, my all time favorite buff-chix pizza comes from a small regional chain located only in Ohio and northern PA called Pizza Joe's. For whatever reason, it's really hard for pizza places to combine the elements of a smooth ranch sauce, combined with hot sauce infused chicken, but national power player Papa John's is giving it a go with their new Buffalo Chicken Pizza.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thanks to my mother's keen shopping eye, I got a hold of an early release of a can sized bottle of Pepsi Next. Though I got the beverage on Saturday, I felt like it would be better to release this review today to coincide with the official, nationwide release. Like we told you in the past news report on Friday, Pepsi Next is attempting to conquer the currently empty mid-calorie cola market. While it's hard to figure out what market segment this cola is really for, it'll never go anywhere if it doesn't taste good.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
A few weeks back, Taco Bell released the Doritos Locos Taco to the masses. Wars ended and pigs began to fly in honor of the celebration. Well, those two things didn't really happen, but it certainly felt like it. By this time, one can imagine that you tried at least one of these delectable, enhanced taco treats. They're legit tasty and can create some addictive tendencies. But with Taco Bell, everyone knows that customization is key to enjoy the joys of Ameri-Mexican food is by customizing the crap out of your order. This is where we step in.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Every once in awhile, a sandwich comes along that changes everything. Well at least most things. As our friends at Burger Business told us yesterday, Wendy's is bringing the Spicy Guacamole Chicken Club to the masses this spring, and Pittsburgh is lucky enough to get a sneak peek because our franchisers jumped the gun. But some words of advice to this great nation: get excited. The Spicy Guacamole Chicken Club is a special sandwich and it's going straight to the Hall of Fame.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
By now I suspect that you’ve all had your fair share of Shamrock Shakes—maybe more than your fair share. If you’re skin is beginning to glow with a slightly green tint, perhaps it’s time to lay off the stuff for a while. But what happens when you get to the dog days of summer and nothing will cool you off except for a nice tall glass of Shamrock Shake. One site claims to have cracked the code and found the perfect way to make homemade Shamrock Shakes so you can keep em coming long after McDonald’s puts them back in the vault.
In what appears to be a test market gold mine, Wendy's has unleashed the brand new Spicy Guacamole Chicken Club in the Pittsburgh area. I was tipped off by avid FFG reader and my great personal friend Cisco (@cisco729). He's already consumed multiples of these sandwiches and he told us that they're a must have.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Panera Bread Rings in Spring: Peach Nectar Smoothie and Turkey Fiji Apple Salad Set to Debut [Report]
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Remember back in the 80’s and 90’s when yo-yos were fun toys? Empty hairspray cans and cassette tapes littered the floor of your Firebird and one could get a value sized chicken sandwich for some spare change. Well, KFC is attempting to revive some of the glory days with the re-introduction of their beloved slider style fried chicken sandwich.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Dunkin' Donuts at it Again with St. Patrick's Day Themed Lucky Mint and Green Shamrock Donuts [Report]
While Dunkin Donuts continues to update their website at a snail's pace, the best way to determine the restaurant's current promotions is unfortunately the old fashioned "pull up and look for ad posters" routine. It's March, which seems to be considered the unofficial month of the Irish, given St. Patrick's day unearths itself smack dab in the middle of the month every year. Dunkin' has once again provided some holiday themed donut creations this month with the Lucky Mint and Green Shamrock styled donuts.
Sheetz is a gas station, first and foremost. Located in six states, all along the east coast, Sheetz is known for their gas as well as their MTO (Made To Order) Food. Most people still have the strong belief that gas stations can only produce nuclear hot dogs and pasty nacho cheese as far as food goes. But at Sheetz, this simply isn't the case. They produce comparable, if not superior food products in major fast food categories such as wraps, burgers, subs, burritos, fries, soft pretzels, salads, wings, appetizers, and now they've ventured out into the forbidden fish territory.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
As many of you know by now, Chick-Fil-A is run by a group of Christians. They're closed on Sunday's and it's even been confirmed that they donate money to anti-homosexual organizations. But you better believe that they don't want you to know it. Recently a flyer on the NYU campus, aimed at finding employees for the campus Chick-Fil-A, went viral due to the fine print at the bottom. As you can see on the above photo, the devil is in the details. As you can imagine, this flyer recently went viral all over the webosphere, creating quite a tizzy. But according to the Huffington Post, Chick-Fil-A has responded by saying that the flyer is a fraud.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Last night at midnight Taco Bell unleashed the Doritos Locos Tacos to the public. Hoping it will be their biggest product ever, the company initiated a midnight release at participating locations. Having been flown across the country a few weeks back, it seemed like it was my civic duty to cover the event. I was pretty excited for my fiance to try one, plus I honestly wanted to get my hand on another as well.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The chain, born in the early 80s in Denver, CO, revolutionized the submarine sandwich sector of franchised fast food through the novel notion that sandwiches taste better when toasted in a pizza oven. Unfortunately, this idea is nothing new (as any Italian cook worth his salt could tell you), and is also easily replicated. Take, for instance, the compact ovens used by Subway ever since the Quizno's emerged as its rival. While nowhere near as impressive as the rolling, assembly-line esque contraption used by Quizno's, the microwave-esque device nonetheless delivers all the same benefits. And when said fancy toaster oven is your primary justification for selling your product at premium rates, you tend to run into problems.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Here at Fast Food Geek, we’ve been making our way through the major fish offerings. This week we take on the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwich, which has become a cult legend. This sandwich knows no borders; a quick search on McDonald’s websites from around the world and you will find that the Filet-O-Fish has practically washed up on every menu. Italy, UK, Australia, even France (who have not one but three varieties) all have the Filet-O-Fish. There must be something about this sandwich; some mythical properties… read more to find out.