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During a recent visit to my local Dairy Queen I had my dog with me in the car and the guy at the drive thru asked if I'd like a "pup cup" for my dog.  Not knowing what a pup cup was I said "sure."  Here's what I got:

dairy queen pup cup

It's a dog biscuit in a little pool of vanilla soft serve.  I'm not sure my dog should eat dairy, but he really liked the creamy cold biscuit!  Thanks DQ.

carls jr logo

I was admiring the new Carl's Jr. commercial promoting their fresh-baked hamburger buns, not for the sexy girls and the pun on the word "buns" but for the subtle shift in product positioning that seems to finally be happening.  I refer, of course, to the transition of the chain's large format burgers from the old Carl's "Six Dollar" moniker to the adoption of the Hardee's "Thickburger" label.

It has been four years since we wrote an article on this subject.  Back then, the discussion was how the term Six Dollars has moved from a gimmick to an uncomfortable reality: the burgers are no longer the equivalent of what you paid big money (six dollars) for at a sit down chain (read, Chili's) but sadly, are rapidly approaching the $6 mark themselves.  Inflation does that to you.  Which is why McDonald's recently had to revamp their approach to their "Dollar Menu" and Del Taco did the same with their "Buck and Under" menu this past spring.

carls jr six dollar thickburger

So what is Carl's Jr. actually doing?  Ever-so-subtly phasing in the "Thickburger" name.  Note in the commercial and in the web ad the use of the term "Six Dollar Thickburger."  It's probably no longer much of a prediction but I will make it anyway:  Carl's Jr. will drop the term "Six Dollar" from their menu in 2014.  There is your first New Year's prediction.

 

No more links to other websites for the Dickeys and Five Guys menus.  They are now loaded on Fast Food Source.  Like the other newer updates, these menus are ZOOMABLE by simply clicking the image.  Much easier to read.

 

 

We updated the links to the nutrition-oriented companion websites with a new addition:  Restaurant Menu Nutrition, aka restaurant-menu-nutrition.com has a harder to remember URL than FastFoodSource, but a very handy interface for finding your food items.

 

 

Added the very valuable Deal of the Day menu to the Dickey's page.  Six days a week you can enjoy a different special with a beverage in a Big Yellow Cup.

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Providing fast food blogs, menus, locations and other information for over80 major chains

Since 2000, Fast Food Source has been the premier independent site dedicated to fast food lovers, offering fast food restaurant menus, and nutrition information, as well as fast food blogs, articles, forums, and fast food industry news. We offer fast food location information for over 50 cities and more than 80 fast food chains.

Recent Fast Food Restaurant Menu Updates

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Dickey's Barbecue Pit menu (7/11/17)

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Capriotti's Menu (6/1/17)

Jack in the Box menu (8/22/16)

Original Tommy's menu (8/12/16)

Portillo's menu (6/29/16)

Zaxby's menu (3/8/16)

Arby's menu (2/16/16)

Burger King menu (2/16/16)

El Pollo Loco menu (2/16/16)

Taco Bell menu (2/16/16)

Wendy's menu (2/16/16)

Schlotzsky's menu (8/4/15)

Pollo Tropical (5/28/15)

Cosi (5/5/15)

Someburros (4/3/15)

Chik-fil-a menu (2/19/15)

Filibertos menu (2/19/15)

Popeye's menu (2/19/15)

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers menu (11/21/14)

Sonic menu (10/2/14)

KFC menu (8/19/14)

Steak-n-Shake menu (8/19/14)

Chipotle menu (4/4/14)

Burgerfi menu (4/4/14)

Subway menu (2/18/14)

Ted's Hot Dogs menu (2/18/14)

Which Wich menu (2/1/14)

Krystal menu (1/9/14)

Carl's Jr. menu (1/1/14)