Archive for June, 2010

Free Sandwiches at Arby’s on July 5

June 29, 2010
Arby's Jr. Roast Beef Deluxe

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Arby’s customers who purchase any beverage (not including the Value Soft Drink or coffee) on July 5 will receive a Jr. Roast Beef Deluxe sandwich for free.


Big Boy Restaurants to Open New Fast Casual Concept, “@burger”

June 29, 2010
@burger Restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI

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Big Boy Restaurants earlier this month announced plans to open “@burger,” the company’s entry into the fast casual restaurant segment.  As first reported on, Big Boy CEO Keith Sirois asserts that @burger will feature a rotating menu consisting primarily of “five to six burgers plus the option to build your own burger.”  Customers will also have their choice of salads, chicken sandwiches, and french fries.


Jack in the Box Introduces Really Big Chicken Sandwich Combo

June 28, 2010
Jack in the Box Really Big Chicken Sandwich Combo

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Days after unveiling its Really Big Chicken Sandwich, Jack in the Box announced Monday that it will offer a combo meal featuring the new entrée at a special price nationwide.


July 9th Marks 6th Annual Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A

June 28, 2010
Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day

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As part of the restaurant’s Cow Appreciation Day, on  Friday, July 9, customers who wear a cow costume to any Chick-Fil-A location will receive a free combo meal.


Applebee’s Adds Three New Sizzling Skillet Entrées

June 27, 2010
Applebee's Sizzling Steak & Cheese

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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar announced last week that it will add three new Sizzling Skillet dishes to its menu: Sizzling Asian Shrimp, Sizzling Steak & Cheese, and Sizzling Chicken and Spicy Queso Bueno.


Papa John’s Enlists Celebrity Judges for Final Round of Papa’s Specialty Pizza Challenge

June 24, 2010
Papa's Specialty Pizza Challenge

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Papa John’s Pizza announced yesterday that it has chosen television personalities Ted Allen and Rich Eisen to help choose three finalists for Papa’s Specialty Pizza Challenge.

The award-winning restaurant currently has eight specialty pizzas on its menu, but looks to add one more with its latest original recipe contest.  The competition, which began on April 26, challenges customers to create their own, unique specialty pizza, using up to seven items from a list of ingredients already used in Papa John’s kitchens.


Chop House Cheddar Burger Returns to Whataburger

June 24, 2010
Whataburger Chop House Cheddar Burger

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Whataburger this week re-introduced its popular Chop House Cheddar Burger, back for the summer after a yearlong absence from the restaurant’s menu.

The sandwich consists of two American beef patties, complemented with bacon, grilled onions, melted cheddar cheese, and steak sauce.  Like the chain’s signature offering — the Whataburger — the Chop House Cheddar Burger now comes in two sizes, original (1170 calories) and junior (630 calories).


Burger King Unveils New Toasted Ciabatta Bun Made with Whole Grains

June 23, 2010
Burger King Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich

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Burger King on Monday debuted its newest menu offering, a revamped Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich — now served on toasted ciabatta bread made with whole wheat flour.


Arby’s Names New Chief Innovation Officer

June 22, 2010
Wendy's/Arby's Group

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Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. announced yesterday that the company has hired thirty-year restaurant veteran Warren Chang as their new Chief Innovation Officer.

According to an official news release, in his new position, Chang “will be responsible for leading innovation and change initiatives in the areas of product development, quality improvement, and the customer experience.”


June 22 Is Free Breakfast on a Bun Day at Whataburger

June 21, 2010
Free Breakfast on a Bun at Whataburger

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Whataburger will offer its most popular breakfast sandwich for free on the morning of June 22, 2010.

Tomorrow, for three hours, the Texas-based hamburger chain will give each customer one Breakfast on a Bun sandwich at no charge.  Diners can customize the sandwich, which starts with egg and a slice of American cheese, by adding either bacon or pork sausage.  They also have the option of having their meal served “Ranchero Style” — topped with sliced jalapenos and fresh picante sauce.