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How Cute is Del Barko?!

Just got this ad in my email from Del Taco who teamed up with Naked Dog Bistro in Laguna Beach, CA to create all natural dog treats which will soon be available for sale on the Del Taco webstore. For a long time I’ve been a proponent of feeding dogs fast food, and my late great pup Logan especially loved Del Taco value tacos (without the shell.) I believe he lived over 16 years in part because of this diet and I fully endorse this step toward more unity between the humans and canine worlds.

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$1 WBC Wednesdays are Back at Carl’s Jr.!

My wish came true. Last summer Carl’s Jr. ran a crazy promotion, offering $1 Western Bacon Cheeseburgers every Wednesday through July. Well, my local Arizona location is offering them again. I am expecting this deal to, again, run through July. Carl’s is currently advertising the WBC and their new Western Fries with “western bacon cheeseburger seasoning” so the deal is timely. I’ll check it out today, but if it runs like last year expect a 4-burger limit per purchase. EDIT: My local Carl’s Jr. confirmed this deal will run through the third Wednesday of July.

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McDonald’s Mobile App Review

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The McDonald’s mobile app works pretty well and has many features unique to this mega-chain. In addition to the requisite specials and locator is the ability not only to order food but to track your arrival at the restaurant for car-side delivery (if your local store is so-equipped.) For more on our experience with the McDonald’s mobile app, read on.

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McDonald’s Madrid Review

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Bookending this post are obligatory shots of an international Big Mac, this time from Madrid, Spain. I found this particular sandwich to lean more toward the vinegar side for their Special Sauce. The effect was a fast food burger that was rather bland in flavor. I lean on the sweetness and tang of the Special Sauce to offset the very dull taste of McDonald’s standard burger patties. That was lacking here. Oh well, the worst Big Mac is still better than a lot of other foods!

Let’s take a look at the menu:

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The Perfect Fry at an Airport?

Feast your eyes on the most perfectly prepared McDonald’s fries I have had in ages. Where did I find such wonderful, golden brown, crispy delight? At DFW airport in Terminal C. Wow. I probably hit it just right, but they were ON THEIR GAME that day. Outstanding.

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I Wouldn’t Mind if Carl’s Jr. Brought Back Western Wednesdays

Over the early part of the summer Carl’s Jr. was doing something crazy. They offered the Western Bacon Cheeseburger for $1 on Wednesdays. The deal ran through the end of July, but it was incredible. You could buy up to four at the price and no additional purchase was required. Carl’s Jr. seems to recognize the toll that their ever-increasing menu prices are having on the everyday consumer. In addition to this special, the popular $5 All Star meals and a number of other rotating special prices (e.g. the California Classic) are giving guests at least a couple of affordable alternatives to their bigger ticket items. Insert applause.