Category Archives: Food News

Where did you go Arby’s Chicken Salad Sandwich?

One of the best chicken salad sandwiches has gone missing.  The Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich, from the Market Fresh line of sandwiches at Arby’s, is no longer on the menu.  I guess this was done to make room for more roast beef with the Roastburgers.  I’m sure this pains maybe 3% of the GrubGrade audience but it’s a sad day for me.  It’s no longer on the Arby’s website menu and I tried 3 locations recently and they are no longer carrying it.  This is terrible news.

Food News: Don’t Forget, Free Slamwich at Denny’s Today

Denny’s is offering a free Slamwich, with purchase of Grand Slam Breakfast, today, Wednesday April 8 from 6AM to 2PM.  The Slamwich is a grilled breakfast sandwich made with potato bread, scrambled eggs, shaved ham, hash browns, bacon, mayo, American cheese and a “maple-spice” spread.  Regularly priced at $4.99.  (while supplies last)

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Food News: Free Maggie Moo’s on Tax Day April 15

MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream is giving away one single-scoop of ice cream on April 15, 2009 in honor of Tax Day.  The “ice cream social” will take place throughout the day nationwide at participating locations.  If you have never tried their ice cream, this will be a great opportunity to give it a taste.  

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Food News: Boston Market Crispy Country Chicken Commercial + Coupon

Boston Market has recently expanded it’s menu with Crispy Country Chicken items.  Actually it was back in February but I’m just now starting to see TV spots for it.  

The Crispy Country Chicken meal is a breaded and baked chicken breast topped with gravy and served with cornbread and a choice of two sides for $7.29.  The Crispy Country Chicken sandwich comes with a creamy Dijon spread, lettuce and tomatoes on whole-grain bread or a white baguette and is $6.49.  This new Crispy Country Chicken can also be added to a Caesar or chopped salad.  

Crispy Country Chicken Sandwich from Boston Market

Crispy Country Chicken in a sandwich

While the self-proclaimed “chicken experts” at Boston Market are primarily known as a rotisserie chicken place, I’m liking this expansion into new territory.  

Here’s a coupon if you’re interested

Buy One, Get One

Buy One, Get One

Food News: Free Grand Slamwich at Denny’s April 8

On February 3rd, Denny’s gave away around 2 million Grand Slam breakfasts.  Now, coming to a Denny’s near you, the “Pass Along Grand Slam Kindness” promotion hopes to bring in some extra customers.  From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, you can get a free Grand Slamwich for “a friend” when you order a Grand Slam for yourself.  So in a nutshell, just bring in a party of at least 2 and get hooked up with free food.  

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The Grand Slamwich consists of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, mayo and American cheese grilled on potato bread with a maple spiced spread. It is served with hash browns, and costs $4.99 at most Denny’s locations.  It’s “everything you love about the Grand Slam.  Now in a sandwich.”

Food News: Baskin Robbins 31 Cent Scoop Night

April 29th, mark you calendars!!!  Between 5pm and 10pm Baskin Robbins will reduce the price of a small cone to 31 cents. So hopefully the 29th will be a nice warm spring evening and you can enjoy some delicious ice cream for a ridiculously low price.  Not only will you be saving money but you will be contributing to a good cause.  On this night Baskin Robbins will be making a $100,000 donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council National Junior Firefighter program.  This program provides the tools and resources for fire departments to promote local programs to the youth.  The youth learn about all aspects of firefighting services and this in turn becomes a great recruiting tool for future firefighters.

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So on April 29th, don’t forget to get yourself some ice cream and help out a good cause at the same time.

Food News: Lighter Fare Menu at Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah’s

Einstein Bros. Bagels has introduced a new low-cal menu.  

From QSRMag:

In a time when menus can come with a generous portion of calories, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah’s Bagels are introducing an all-new Lighter Fare menu, with three lunch items and two breakfast items, each containing less than 400 calories.

The limited-time lunch menu will be available from April 1, 2009 through June 30 and the breakfast menu beginning July 1, 2009 through September 29 at participating Einstein Bros. and Noah’s restaurants nationwide. Prices and locations subject to availability.

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Lighter Fare Lunch Menu items include:

Ancho Chicken Wedge

350 calories, 14 grams fat

A wheat tortilla filled with chile rajas, jalapeno salsa cream cheese and marinated ancho chicken.

Mediterranean Turkey Sandwich

380 calories, 12 grams fat

Fresh baked Harvest Grain bread with sliced turkey, balsamic pepper relish, reduced-fat sun-dried tomato cream cheese, lettuce, and red onion.

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad

390 calories, 27 grams fat

Mixed greens with balsamic pepper relish, tomatoes, red onions and marinated ancho chicken with a light balsamic vinaigrette.

Lighter Fare breakfast menu, served all day, includes:

Einstein Bros. Egg White Sandwich with Turkey Sausage

400 calories, 7 grams fat

An egg white sandwich with turkey sausage and ancho salsa, served on a Good Grains bagel, baked fresh daily in the restaurant.

Noah’s Egg White Sandwich with Turkey Sausage

400 calories, 5 grams fat

An egg white sandwich with turkey sausage and ancho salsa, served on a plain bagel, baked fresh daily in the restaurant.

Egg White Florentine Wedge with Turkey Sausage

390 calories, 18 grams fat

A wheat tortilla filled with egg whites, sausage, spinach, mushrooms and jalapeno salsa cream cheese.

I unfortunately didn’t notice this new menu yesterday when I stopped by Einstein for lunch.  I’m not sure if I have the strength and willpower to resist the California Chicken Wrap.  I had my blinders on.  It clocks in at 630 calories, 29 grams of fat and is as big as a Chipotle burrito.  Observe.

California Chicken Wrap from Einstein Bros. Bagels

Grilled natural chicken wrapped in a wheat tortilla with garlic herb cream cheese, greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, alfalfa sprouts & a zesty roasted tomato spread.