The meals, which range from $7 to $9 and are designed for two, include dishes like Cajun cod and green beans, honey Dijon salmon with broccoli, and mahi mahi with tropical salsa and coconut rice.
Right now, the dinners are available in select Walmart stores, with plans to expand further in 2011 as well as roll out a line of frozen Joe's Crab Shack appetizers come Spring. While other famous restaurant names like California Pizza Kitchen and P.F. Chang's have seen success, I'm still skeptical of frozen, microwaveable seafood. Does it have potential?
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China has welcomed Starbucks coffeehouses with open arms, once even boasting a store inside its venerated Forbidden City. Now, the Chinese government will help Starbucks to develop, farm, and process coffee beans in the country's southwestern Yunnan province, a region known for its fertile soil, weather, and water. "We've discovered a part of the area there that can produce the world's best coffee," CEO Howard Schultz said. "And in three to four years, we will bring coffee from Yunnan to the world."
Sounds like the coffee titan wants to have more control over every step of the coffee-making process. What do you think of Starbucks not only being a coffee roaster, but also a grower?
Today only, mosey over to your nearest Jack in the Box anytime after 2 p.m. and score dos tacos, gratis. Although there isn't much explanation in the promotion's advertisements, officials did say it's intended to highlight improvements made to the menu item.
Want to know if Jack's tacos are better? Find out for yourself and get to a participating location.
The new menu, which debuts Nov. 16, will "allow guests to experience lobster in a new and affordable way," executive Salli Setta said. "It has become incumbent that we have a wide variety of affordable entrées on the menu." The lineup includes lobster bisque, shrimp flatbread, and a New England lobster roll with lobster, mayonnaise, lemon, and spices on a buttered roll for $14 at lunch and $15 at dinner.
Hopefully, Red Lobster won't fall prey to the bad budget lobster roll. Does the menu sound like it has promise?
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Coffee is good, and free coffee is even better. But exactly how palatable is Burger King's new Seattle's Best Coffee? To find out, I hopped into our nearest Burger King to sip it. To my surprise, the coffee tasted fresh, with a nice medium-bodied, roasted flavor and a sweet finish.
Coffee that's fast, free, and pretty darn tasty? I'd say that's a good deal.
Although the company, which simultaneously announced plans to partner with Facebook Deals, wouldn't reveal details about the new fast-casual eatery, representatives did confirm that the menu will have a pricing structure similar to Chipotle's and follow the same focus on naturally and sustainably raised ingredients. The restaurant will open in one of approximately 40 existing Chipotle markets.
With the Mexican chain's future foray into Asian fast-casual food, maybe it's time it considered hopping on the Latin-Indian fusion bandwagon. What do you think of an Asian-themed Chipotle?
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Like any other location, the ship's store will be staffed with baristas, a full line of Starbucks drinks at what's being called "directionally similar" prices to those on land, and a wide array of Starbucks Via products. "We want that experience to be seamless," Starbucks executive Chris Carr told USA Today.
I must admit that I like the idea. What do you think of a Starbucks presence at sea?
At a recent beer pairing dinner, Zach gave us insight into how a nationwide eatery translates the food world's biggest hits into menu items that successfully appeal to Quiznos's customers. See case studies — including what works and doesn't — when you read on.
How does a nationwide sandwich chain like Quiznos distinguish itself from competitors such as Subway? Well, one way is to throw a five-course pairing dinner with local beers. Announcing an event of the sort may have sounded far-fetched, but it sure seemed to whet every media outlet's appetite for curiosity and made plenty of headlines in the food world for thinking outside of the box. But it was at the dinner itself that Quiznos was able to shock and awe by demonstrating how much it thinks outside of the bun with its food as well.