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Del Taco always offers some special perks if you purchase their gift cards. This season's crop of fast food freebies is noteworthy in that they have a Cyber Monday deal that doubles their standard offer:

 

In Store Gift Card Purchases

  • Purchase $15 in gift cards and receive one coupon* good for 2 FREE Grilled Chicken Tacos.
  • Purchase $25 in gift cards and receive two coupons* good for 2 FREE Grilled Chicken Tacos.

Online Gift Card Purchases

  • Purchase $30 in gift cards online and receive one coupon* good for 1 FREE Small Size Combo Meal ($6.50 value)
  • Purchase $100 in gift cards online and receive four coupons* good for 1 FREE Small Size Combo Meal ($26 value)

Cyber Monday ONLINE ONLY Deal (11/30/15): During this 24 hour period, guests will receive double rewards:

  • Purchase $30 in gift cards online and receive two coupons* (each good for 1 FREE Small Size Combo Meal)
  • Purchase $100 in gift cards online and receive eight coupons* (each good for 1 FREE Small Size Combo Meal)

 

The value statements above come from deltacogiftcards.com, where you go to make these online purchases. Eight free combo meals, a $52 value in addition to the $100 gift card value is like true free money. Check it out!

EDIT: I just received an email ad for the gift cards and it should be noted that the free food coupons are only good through 2/29/16. So keep that in mind - especially if you buy the Cyber Monday $100 card and have to burn through eight combo meals in the next three months.

del taco salsa fresca and chicken soft taco compare

I love the Grilled Chicken Taco at Del Taco. Formerly called the Chicken Soft Taco, that little gem is a delight largely due to its "savory secret sauce." This week, I thought I'd compare it side-by-side with another mini chicken taco: the Salsa Fresca Chicken Taco. We've previously reviewed the Salsa Fresca Chicken Taco, but here's how the new guy stacks up against my old standby.

arbys turkey ranch bacon

I'll officially call it. 2015 is the year fast food menu item names have become the longest ever. There is a definite trend in the industry toward descriptive names. Case in point, one of the newest entrants in Arby's popular Market Fresh Sandwich lineup: The Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich. No doubt about it, that is a very descriptive name. But it is long enough that they seem to have had to eschew their Market Fresh moniker for fear of having food titles that would run all the way across the menu board! Imagine: "Market Fresh Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich." By the time you are finished saying that you've used up your lunch hour. Arby's even winks at the long name in the description on their website:

"The Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon comes with roast turkey, peppercorn ranch sauce and thick-cut pepper bacon. It also has Cheddar cheese and is sandwiched between two slices of honey wheat bread. We tried adding those ingredients to the name, but the Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon on honey wheat bread is a ridiculous name for a sandwich."

burger king halloween whopper

There's a rumor spreading across the interwebs about Burger King's latest sandwich. What rumor? We'll get to that in a minute. But first, what is a "Halloween Whopper"? Burger King is getting into the spirit of my favorite holiday nice and early with this interesting fast food menu item. First, they started with the guts of a basic Whopper (beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, ketchup, onion) and added A-1 Steak Sauce. Then they took the bun and, through some freaky mad science experiment, turned it BLACK. The bun is really really dark.

The Halloween Whopper arrives in a fun "mummy" wrapper as you can see below. Clever. The taste is distinctly Whopper, except for the addition of the A-1, which I found to be a distraction. I guess Burger King thought just putting a black bun on a regular Whopper wouldn't be unique enough so they felt the need to plus it up. Me, I would've been happy just given the choice between black bun or regular. The A-1 sauce, everyone knows, is salty. Not necessary on a fast food hamburger. In fact, it is so salty it ups the sodium count 21% from 1260mg to 1530mg. Cholesterol is also rated higher at 105mg vs 85mg. Interestingly, the Halloween Whopper (with cheese) has 20 fewer calories than the regular Whopper with Cheese. Saturated fat on both sandwiches is the same at 15g.

freddys original double

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers offers a pretty good selection of hand-smashed patty burgers, hot dogs, and the previously-reviewed Chicken Tenders. The Freddy's Original Double is their featured Number One combo. The sandwich consists of two "steakburger" patties, American cheese, mustard, onion, and pickles. The Bacon & Cheese Double ups the ante with the addition of bacon. As you can see, it's not a dinky fast food burger.

mcdonalds montreal le grand angus

Last year, I reviewed the 1/3 pound Angus Burger at McDonald's in Montreal. Going back recently I found they are now advertising Le Grand Angus, which is advertised in English on the mcdonalds.ca web site as the Mighty Angus. Not sure I like that name. Nevertheless, I took the latest model for a test drive.

mcdonalds montreal le grand angus

Last year's Angus was a third pound patty, lettuce, tomato, cheese, fried onions, and BBQ sauce on a sesame seed bun. This year, Le Grand Angus offers what appears to be a third pound patty (more on this in a bit), bacon pieces, lettuce, tomato, cheese, grilled onions, on a sesame and poppy seed bun. There was also a "smoky Angus sauce" that was a sort of cross between a BBQ and Special sauce. Tangy, smoky, and right for this burger.

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