The Daily Dish: March 30, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news

Learn more about what is hot and trending in the world of food and drink. 

Today’s first course?
Sonic Drive-In, the fast food chain that’s notorious for its drink and slush menu, has introduced ‘Soda Pop Shoppe,’ a new line of sweet cream sodas available for a limited time only. In a release, leaders describe the drink as “a throwback taste of classic flavors the old-fashioned way with a new-fashioned pop.” Old Fashioned Sweet Cream Sodas mix carbonated water, flavored syrups, and sweet cream, while Classic Sweet Cream Sodas are made with flavored syrups, sweet cream, and iconic sodas including Dr. Pepper and Coca-Cola. To see what flavors they’ll feature, check out this story in our Drink section.
McDonald’s is trying to hit home with its new image and menu transformation. The fast food giant has filed to register a trademark on the slogan, “The simpler, the better.” The new marketing phrase has not been announced officially, but, according to Fortune, if the company ends up using this new slogan, it would fall in line with its new attempt to streamline and clean up a menu to revamp its image and speed up service. But the possibly-new slogan is definitely making people scratch their heads. After all, “the simpler, the better” sounds like a phrase you’d hear in a Whole Foods advertisement, rather than the chain that gave us all-day breakfast and 660-calorie Shamrock Shakes.
After a wave of black burger buns made with squid ink became popular in Asia, Burger King is introducing a colorful burger bun to its American customers, and this one’s red and angry. The limited-edition menu item will be available at participating Burger King restaurants with prices ranging from $5.49 to $7.49. The announcement comes months after the A1 steak sauce-infused black bun burger was released as a limited-edition menu item for Halloween.
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