Monday Meeting: Secret Sauce, Arnold, Etc.

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Monday Meeting: Secret Sauce, Arnold, Etc.

Burger King Chicken Fries SauceYou never know when Burger King’s mascot may show up at a sporting event or when a new item might silently materialize onto its menu. There’s a new dipping sauce for Burger King’s Chicken Fries on its menu beginning today. The flavor is a blend of honey, mustard and BBQ. It’s not a “secret menu” item but the new sauce won’t be offered. You just have to know it’s there, which you do now, and ask for it.

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Also arriving today is a new burger at Red Robin, another in its string of movie tie-ins. According to GrubGrade, the Genisys Burger owes its name if not its ingredient list to “Terminator Genisys,” which opens July 1. The burger packs a punch worthy of Arnold Schwarzenegger: jalapeňo aïoli, roasted jalapeňos, pepper-Jack cheese, bacon, tomatoes, avocado and romaine lettuce on a jalapeňo-cornmeal bun.Red Robin Genisys Burger

Red Robin likes he-man movies, if only because they invite oversize burgers. Last summer the chain had the “Hercules”-inspired Colossus Burger. The previous year it was the Berserker Burger, tied to “The Wolverine.”

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Canadian menus are in a nationalist mood. Tim Hortons has a new morning item—the Canadian Back Bacon Breakfast Sandwich—that it is promoting online with a series of “Great Canadian Moments.”

Burger King's Hot PotThis comes as McDonald’s promotes its month-long “Great Canadian Taste Adventure” menu tour of “the Flavours of Canada.” These include a Maple & Bacon Poutine (for Quebec), Cottage Country Chicken sandwich (Ontario) and, beginning June 17 through June 30, the McLobster (saluting the Atlantic provinces). Curiously, McDonald’s also is saluting Canada in Italy, also with McLobster.

Meanwhile, Canadian burger chain Triple O’s has introduced a Grilled Chicken Feta Burger with a grilled British Columbia-sourced chicken breast, tomato, iceberg lettuce, red onion slices, feta cheese and yogurt-cucumber-dill sauce.

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I can’t guess the inspiration for the Breakfast Hot Pot, now on the menu at Burger King in the UK. It has scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns and cheese layered in what looks to be a plastic beverage glass.

BK’s “Summer Barbecue” entrees in the UK are a Crunch BBQ Whopper, Spicy BBQ Steakhouse burger and BBQ Jerk TenderCrisp chicken sandwich, with Nacho Cheese Bites on the side.