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Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

Taco Bell pumps protein into eats

Taco Bell pumps protein into eats

(USA TODAY) Taco Bell's latest mantra: Protein matters.

It matters so much, apparently, to Taco Bell customers that the Mexican fast-food chain late Thursday announced that it's overhauling its entire Cantina platform and replacing it with bowls and burritos packed with at least 20 grams of protein that weigh in at 500 or fewer calories.

"People are not looking for diet food," said President Brian Niccol, in a conference call with reporters. "They want food that gives them energy."

How to get a dozen donuts for 77¢

How to get a dozen donuts for 77¢

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme is preparing for its 77th birthday. To celebrate, it is offering customers a special deal on its signature donut, the Original Glazed.

"Made from a recipe dating back to the 1930's, our uniquely delicious Original Glazed donuts help set Krispy Kreme apart from any other sweet treat retailer," Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer Dwayne Chambers said in a release.

On Friday, July 11, Krispy Kreme customers can buy a dozen Original Glazed donuts for only 77¢ with the purchase of another dozen donuts. The offer is available all day at participating restaurants.

Part quesadilla, part burrito: Taco Bell unveils quesarito

Part quesadilla, part burrito: Taco Bell unveils quesarito

Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network

It's a daunting decision: Quesadilla or burrito?

Agonize no more. Taco Bell is introducing the quesarito -- a quesadilla wrapped around a burrito.

McDonald's testing seasoned fries

McDonald's testing seasoned fries

USA TODAY

Even the iconic McDonald's french fry, a linchpin to the fast-food giant's multibillion-dollar success, is getting a second look as the company seeks new product hits.

On Thursday, the same day McDonald's announced that domestic sales were flat in April, the company confirmed to USA TODAY that it will begin testing seasoned fries -- dubbed Shakin' Flavor Fries -- on Friday in the Northern California and St. Louis markets.

What's actually in Taco Bell beef?

What's actually in Taco Bell beef?

Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network

Taco Bell is revealing what's in its beef, and it turns out it's actually mostly beef.

The fast-food chain's recipe contains 88% beef and 12% "signature recipe," according to a new webpage posted by Taco Bell.

Also, addressing a widespread rumor, Taco Bell beef is not grade D beef, according to the website.

Monroe County restaurant ratings

Monroe County restaurant ratings

See how Monroe County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from March 25-April 25:

  • 100-Rum Creek Pizza
  • 99-Wendy's
  • 99-Taco Bell
  • 97-Miss Hattie's Kitchen and Bakery
  • 97-Twila Faye's Tea Room
  • 96-Ann's Deli
  • 96-Grits Cafe
  • 96-Lockett's Country Cooking
  • 96-Subway N. Lee St.
  • 95-Subway in Walmart
  • 95-Dairy Queen
  • 92-Big Chic
  • 92-Captain D's
  • 92-Hong Kong Palace
  • 90-El Tajado
  • 90-Hardee's
  • 90-Waffle House, 444 Tift College Dr.
  • 89-Waffle House, N. Lee Street