The Fast Food Report With Jensen Karp

Jensen finds new fast food menu items and we decide whether to Eat It or Beat It?

October 4, 2019

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The Fast Food industry and Quick Service Restaurants are always evolving and their kitchens are constantly trying new things and testing recipes. They are looking to find new customers and bring them into their restaurants. Jensen describes these new items to us and we decide if we would try them, or not.

Those of us lucky enough to live near a Sonic’s are in for a surprise, the Garlic Bacon Burger. Sure it’s a tongue twister, but doesn’t it make your mouth water? It features a 100% beef quarter-pound patty seared with garlic butter and topped with grilled onions, American cheese, mayo and bacon on a toasted bakery bun. If that sounds too big there’s also the Jr. Garlic Bacon burger. It will cost you $4.79 for the big one and $2.99 for the Jr. They’re only available through November 3rd. Here’s our take:

Kevin was offended by the smaller Jr. burger and said, “Go big or go home. I think I have to eat that.” So, Eat It!

Bean hates to rub it in for those of us who don’t live near one because they are all over Louisiana, but just listening to that description made his stomach hurt, so Beat It!

Allie finds that interesting because it made her stomach hurt too, but because she wants it so bad, that she’s willing to drive to a Sonic, so Eat It!

Sonic

Every new item at Dunkin causes quite a stir. Like their new Croissant Stuffer. Unfortunately, they are currently only being served in the southern US. They are warm crusty croissants stuffed with three different choices, including three-cheese, chicken, bacon & cheese, and turkey & cheese. They’re priced at $3.49 each and let’s just say they’re Hot Pockets for rich people. Croissant Stuffers, stuff me good or I never would? Here’s our take:

Bean doesn’t eat anything warm or crusty, so Beat It!

Kevin has three answers, yes, yes, and yes, so Eat It!

Allie would like to try that, so Eat It!

Dunkin

Let’s stay with Dunkin because the first seasonal item that caught Jensen’s attention is, The Spider Donut. Kevin was instantly out and was refusing to let Allie or Bean try them as well. It’s a ring donut frosted with orange icing and topped with eight-legged donut creature, made from a glazed chocolate MUNCHKINS® donut hole treat with chocolate drizzle for the spider legs and white or orange icing for the eyes. If you understood any of that Jensen has no choice but to assume you have diabetes, but he has to ask, spin me that web or I’ll take the glazed? Here’s our take:

Allie knows that the country runs on Dunkin, so Eat It!

Bean enjoys all Halloween related foods. He’s 100% going to, Eat it.

For Kevin, this is a difficult dilemma. There’s a spider… And, it’s chocolate. So he’ll have to close his eyes and Eat It!

Dunkin

Carvel is bringing the trick, but mostly the treat with their 31 nights of Halloween shake. It is a “Slime Shake.” It features cookies & cream flavored ice cream, also with vanilla soft serve blended into Oreo cookies. It also has an edible slime topped with whipped cream. Now, you may be asking yourself, what’s edible slime? That is a very good question and after 30 minutes of online research, Jensen still couldn’t find an answer. One user on Reddit said, “It better not be ghost sperm.” Everyone was concerned about the edible slime. It will be at participating locations from October 1 through October 31, 2019. Remember that there is an ingredient in this that Jensen doesn’t know what it is. Here’s our take:

Bean trusts Carvel, and he previously stated that he is all in on Halloween foods. He will be going all 31 days, so Eat It!

Kevin feels the same way, so Eat It!

Allie has felt pressure to eat ghost sperm many times in her life, and quite frankly, no! So Beat It!

Carvel

All of us on the show are big fans of Del Taco because they are risk-takers. Now they are entering into the fragrance industry. Del Taco has released an aromatherapy set of essential oils with scents to promote their new Mini Churro Dipper shake. The three scents are vanilla, chocolate, and cinnamon churro. The entire set will run you $1.49 plus shipping and handling, which is cheap. Jensen, however, is disappointed that he still can’t make his home smell like the deep fryer. Are you will to sniff or feeling the whiff? Spray it or Nay it? Here’s our take:

This will only want to make Kevin leave the house and only want to eat that, so Beat It – Nay it!

Bean used a drop to inform us, so Nay It!

Allie loves essential oils and has essential oils all over her house, so Spray it!

Beer Mug has made it abundantly clear that any time is a good time for fast food. With that Jensen would like to introduce us to Whataburger’s Breakfast burger. It features a beef patty, 2 slices of bacon, a fried egg, 3 crispy hash browns (on top of the patty), American cheese, and the creamy pepper sauce all sandwiched between 4-inch buns. Priced at $3.99 on its own or $5.99 as a meal. It’s served from 11:00 pm to 11:00 am. Arrive early to get the worm or avoid the but hole burn? Here’s our take:

Allie was out at creamy pepper sauce, so Beat it.

Kevin is in if you hold the bacon.

Bean will buy it and pass on eating it but will give it to Beer Mug because he knows how happy it will make him.

Whataburger