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Happy National Doughnut Day!

Happy National Doughnut Day!

It's National Doughnut Day.

Stop in at Krispy Kreme for a free doughnut, or get a free one at Dunkin' Donuts when you purchase a drink.

Related: National Doughnut Day has patriotic roots

 

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.

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.

IHOP rolls out summer menu

IHOP rolls out summer menu

(WXIA) -- IHOP is celebrating the start of summer with new pancake recipes, lemonades, salads and sandwiches.

The chain's signature pancakes can now be ordered in three summer fruit varieties -- strawberry banana cream pie, raspberry peach and blueberry cannoli cream.

New lemonade flavors on IHOP's menu include iced tea, orange tangerine iced tea and cherry blackberry. The summer lemonades are available through July 20.

IHOP has also added menu items to its lunch and dinner offerings, including:

Krispy Kreme debuts batter doughnuts

Krispy Kreme debuts batter doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Batter is the best part of a recipe, right?

Krispy Kreme certainly thinks so. The doughnut chain has unveiled two new fresh-from-the-spoon confections inspired by batter.

Participating Krispy Kreme locations will serve these two treats for a limited time:

Birthday Cake Batter Doughnut
A blend of Kreme and birthday cake batter filling in a yeast shell, topped with yellow icing and bright confetti sprinkles

Darden to sell Red Lobster for $2.1 billion

Darden to sell Red Lobster for $2.1 billion

Roger Yu, USA TODAY

Darden Restaurants said Friday it agreed to sell Red Lobster and related real estate assets to investment firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion, shedding its worst performing chain to pay off some company debt.

In the cash deal, Darden will receive net cash proceeds, after tax and transaction costs, of about $1.6 billion. The Orlando-based restaurant company plans to use $1 billion to pay off debt and use the rest to buy back shares.

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.