Our network

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.

Baldwin County restaurant ratings

Baldwin County restaurant ratings

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

  • 100-Asian Bistro & Grill
  • 100-Chili's Bar and Grill
  • 100-Domino's Pizza
  • 100-Jackson's on Sinclair
  • 99-Chick-fil-a
  • 99-Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins
  • 91-Amici Italian Cafe
  • 96-Arby's
  • 96-Aubri Lane's
  • 96-Captain D's
  • 94-Country Buffet
  • 83-Georgia Bob's BBQ

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks

Free McDonald's coffee for two weeks


If you like to start your morning off with a cup of coffee, you can get one for free for the next couple of weeks.

McDonald's is offering customers nationwide a free small cup of McCafe coffee for two weeks.

The promotion starts today at participating locations.

Customers can only get the free coffee during regular breakfast hours.
The offer from McDonald's comes as fast food competitor Taco Bell rolled out its first breakfast menu last week.


Area unemployment rates fall

Area unemployment rates fall

Central Georgia's unemployment rate continues to dip, falling from 7.8 to 7.7 percent from December to January.

The rate has declined mostly because the amount of new layoffs decreased by 41 percent, according to a release.

In January 2013, one year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Wendy's to freshen up salad line

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

Wendy's has big plans to return to its salad days.

On Tuesday, the burger chain will announce the March 17 national rollout of two new menu items to its salad lineup: an Asian Cashew Chicken Salad and a BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad. Also, Wendy's will announce plans to add more fresh veggies — cucumbers and red peppers — to its spiffed-up side salads,