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NYC-Based Restaurant Chain Expands to Staten Island
Melt Shop, the pioneer of the Melted Sandwich Movement, has opened its newest restaurant in the newly renovated food hall of the Staten Island Mall, in the New Springville neighborhood. it’s the first location in Staten Island, and emphasizes the brand’s expansion in the city where it started. Melt Shop also opened a White Plains restaurant earlier in 2018. Like its other locations, Melt Shop at Staten Island Mall features melted sandwiches, tots, salads and shakes with favorites such as the Fried Chicken Melt, Classic Grilled Cheese and Loaded Tots. Since launching in NYC in 2011, Melt Shop has grown to 10 domestic locations in and around New York City, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota, and two international locations in Kuwait, and plans to have 100 locations by 2022. Most definitely a NYC success story.
Chain Restaurant Deals with a Deadline
Chick-fil-A fans, get ready to start dippin’! Through Sept. 29, get a FREE order of chicken nuggets (8-ct., original or grilled) at participating locations if you download or update the FREE app and join its loyalty program, Chick-fil-A One. If you already have the app on your smart phone or tablet, the offer should appear automatically in your account under “Rewards.” The offer redemption code provided via the app can be redeemed for a Chick-fil-A Nuggets (8-ct.) entrée either by placing a mobile order or presenting the QR code at the register. For complete details click here.
Wendy’s is offering a FREE Dave’s Single with a purchase. The BOGO burger deal is through Sept. 30th, through the mobile app. .Wendy’s also is introducing it new Harvest Chicken Salad with a BOGO deal, through Oct. 7th. Get a free half-size portion of the salad with the purchase of a regular size salad. Built on a blended bed of hand-chopped romaine, crisp iceberg and spring mix lettuce, with brown sugar walnuts, green and red apples, feta cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, a savory Apple Cider Vinaigrette and topped with a warm, freshly grilled all-white meat chicken breast. The full-size, fully dressed entrée is just 570 calories. The half-size entrée is 320 calories. Chain Restaurant Deals for a Limited Time
Note that limited time means the restaurant chain does not publicize when the deal will end, and it can be pulled at any time without notice.
- Endless Shrimp Monday — Mix-and-match Shrimp Scampi, Fried Shrimp and Grilled Shrimp Skewer endlessly for just $15.
- To Go Tuesday — Enjoy your seafood favorites from the comfort of your home or office with 15% off online to-go orders – all day long. Place your order at RedLobsterToGo.com using promo code TUESDAY.
- Four-Course Wednesday — Get Red Lobster’s famous 4-Course Feast, with soup, salad, entrée and dessert for only $15.
- Petite Ultimate Feast Thursday – Smaller portions, but just as “ultimate.” Dive into a petite Maine lobster tail, wild-caught snow crab legs, garlic shrimp scampi and Walt’s Favorite Shrimp for just $20.
- Fish Fry Friday – Celebrate the start of the weekend with Fish Fry Friday for $10.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar just introduced a new three-course meal starting at $11.99, for an appetizer, side salad and entrée. Plus, you can add a Drink of the Month for just $2. Through September, it’s Samuel Adams OctoberFest. These are the choices for the three-course meal deal:
- Course 1 (Side Salad): House or Caesar,
- Course 2 (Appetizer): Boneless Wings, cheesy Mozzarella Sticks, creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip, or Crunchy Onion Rings.
- Course 3 (Entrée): Chhose from Three-Cheese Chicken Penne with a Breadstick, Classic Cheeseburger with Fries or Shrimp Wonton Stir-Fry. Additional six choices vary by location and price.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is reintroducing chorizo as a menu item in stores nationwide, for a limited time, while supplies last. The grilled spicy chicken and pork sausage does not contain any artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. Chipotle’s chorizo is seasoned with paprika, toasted cumin and chipotle peppers, then seared on a hot grill to give it a perfect char. The Responsibly Raised™ pork and chicken used to make Chipotle’s chorizo is from animals that are raised in more humane ways, just like Chipotle’s other meats. Chorizo is available in burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads and can be combined with other signature ingredients for a limited time.
Chain Restaurant Deals Without a Deadline
Dairy Queen continues its popular lunchtime meal deal with the $5 Buck Lunch with a sundae all day. For those who like their lunch with a sweet treat. The DQ $5 Buck Lunch is now available all day at participating locations. Get two crispy chicken wraps, three chicken strips or cheeseburger, as well as fries, a beverage and small sundae, for just $5. For a buck more, upgrade the sundae to a small Blizzard.
Del Taco has not just one, but two Taco Nights every week: On Tuesdays, you can get three regular tacos for $1.29. On Thursdays, you can get three chicken soft tacos for $2.29. The deals are good only from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. With so many tacos, it’s like having your own little fiesta every week. If you join the Raving Fan eClub, Del Taco will send you a coupon for two FREE grilled chicken tacos with more insider-only treats and savings to follow.
Denny’s knows how popular pancakes are with kids and adults alike. The diner continues to offer all-you-can-eat pancakes, as part of its Value Menu. For just $4, get your fill of the fluffy goodness. If you want any extras like bacon, sausage, eggs or hash browns, it will cost you a bit more. However, you could just indulge on pancakes and satisfy your hunger “on the cheap.” The pancake promo is available at participating locations — for a limited time. Copyright Living on the Cheap. This information is via sister site Living On The Cheap.
KFC has a $5 Fill-Ups menu that includes five tasty meals for $5 each. Deals include: 1) 3-piece tenders with mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuit, medium drink and chocolate chip cookie; 2) bowl with medium drink and chocolate chip cookie; 3) breast piece with mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuit, medium drink and chocolate chip cookie; 4) pot pie with medium drink and chocolate chip cookie; or 5) 2-piece drumstick & thigh with mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuit, medium drink and chocolate chip cookie.
McDonald’s New $1, $2 & $3 Dollar Menus. For just a few bucks, customize your own meal deal at McDonald’s — thanks to its new $1, $2 and $3 Dollar Menus. Pick and choose your favorites for your perfect meal or snack and wash it all down with a $1 any size soft drink. Families will appreciate the new lower price on Happy Meals. The discount menu is available for a limited time at participating locations.
Join the Club and Get Rewards
Domino’s ‘Piece of the Pie’ Rewards program. Membership is FREE and enables you to earn free pizza. Here’s how it works: An online order ($10 minimum) equals 10 points. (Note: Only one order per day can earn points.) Once you earn 60 points, you can enjoy a FREE medium two-topping pizza. If you want a pizza party, save up your points — as you can redeem up to 5 FREE pizzas per day. To join, click here.
GODIVA Chocolate Rewards Club members enjoy sweet offers. Members receive a FREE piece of chocolate every month at one of its boutiques, FREE standard shipping for one online order, a special birthday offer and exclusive offers every month. Plus, when you spend $20, you’ll get a FREE gift the following month. Membership is FREE. You can sign up online or at a Godiva Boutique.
Some of these deals are via NYC on the Cheap sister site Living on the Cheap.