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‘Tis the season for drowning ourselves in sweet creams and sugars, particularly those of the pumpkin-flavored variety. But in case Starbucks’ PSL is getting a little old, Dunkin’ Donuts has decided to step up its gourd game, by offering a drink that tastes not just like pumpkin, but pumpkin crème brûlée.
Presumably sweeter than your typical pumpkin spice, Dunkin’ Donuts PCB is available in both regular coffee and latte form, reports Business Insider. Also among the limited time fall line-up are pumpkin hot or iced mochas, pumpkin pie donuts and donut holes, and a pumpkin muffin.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go hop on a plane to the east coast and drink enough of those pumpkin crème brûlée lattes to turn me as round as a pumpkin or a ramekin. Kay, thanks.

Dunkin’ Donuts has offered soy milk for some time. Now that almond milk has dethroned soy as America’s most popular non-dairy milk, more customers have been demanding the nutty alternative. So starting this week, Dunkin’ Donuts will be rolling out vanilla-flavored Almond Breeze almond milk to about three-fourths of its 7,821 restaurants.
Starbucks, the country’s largest coffee chain, does not offer almond milk, saying it is a potential allergen.
That doesn’t seem to worry Dunkin’. “There are more opportunities than ever for restaurant companies to differentiate themselves by staying on top of consumer trends and responding to them,” says John Costello, Dunkin’ Brands’ president of global marketing and innovation. Dunkin’ stores post declarations of possible allergens.
Depending on the restaurant, the almond milk option may cost more, although Dunkin’ Donuts declined to say how much.

Customers at two San Diego-area McDonald’s restaurants can now use a tablet to build their own customized burgers with a menu of 20 new mix-and-match fixings, and receive more personal attention from employees.

The concept features the same burger patties found on a Quarter Pounder sandwich, but freshly grilled for each custom order. The patty is served on a buttered and toasted roll of your choice (artisan or brioche), and dressed with your choice of cheeses, guacamole, grilled mushrooms, pickled jalapenos, garlic aioli and other toppings. One of these a la carte sandwiches rings up at $5.49 plus tax. Bacon, the only “extra” that costs extra, adds 80 cents to the total.

When each made-to-order burger is ready, instead of sliding a plastic tray across the counter, a McDonald’s employee delivers it to the guest’s table in a metal basket. When the customer is finished eating, an employee comes by to bus the table and ask how everything was.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is test-marketing a customizable milkshake on its menu at a few locations, including stores in Alexandria, Stafford and Lorton. Bacon is among the 10 “mix-ins” you can add.

Five Guys “hand-spun milkshakes” start with a vanilla-based shake. Customers can then add as many of the 10 ingredients they want, starting with crumbled applewood-smoked bacon.

The list also includes cherries, Oreo cookies, bananas, salted caramel, peanut butter, coffee, chocolate, malted milk and strawberries.

Everyone loves bacon. And cheese.

Well, pretty much everyone

Perhaps that's the line of thinking behind Pizza Hut's latest creation -- a bacon-and-cheese stuffed crust pizza.

"There's bacon. In the crust! You're welcome, America!" country star Blake Shelton said in a press release announcing the new offering.

The Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza is available now at participating Pizza Hut locations for a limited time. Prices start at $11.99 for one topping.

If your dreams include visions of succulent shrimp scampi, juicy garlic shrimp, and crispy coconut shrimp, you’ll be thrilled that Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp special is back throughout Canada and the U.S., starting at just $15.99 (prices may vary), as of Monday, September 1, 2014 and runs through fall!

The popular North American seafood chain brought back their “all you can eat shrimp,” which includes a choice of ocean delectables–like the new Sriracha Grilled Shrimp, and classics like Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Coconut Shrimp Bites, and creamy Shrimp Linguini Alfredo. Not to mention, all Endless Shrimp entrees come with a salad and those addictive Cheddar Bay Biscuits. The special is good through November 2, 2014.


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