Dec 31, 2018

Best New Fast Food Dishes of 2018

As with most years, 2018 saw a number of new fast food menu items. Some were conventional, some were pretty cheap, and some were just weird. And with that, here are my picks for the best fast food dishes of 2018:

Pastrami is Back at Wienerschnitzel to Kick Off 2019

Pastrami is back on the menu at Wienerschnitzel just in time to welcome 2019.

Taco Bell Brings Back Naked Chicken Chalupa

Heading into 2019, the Naked Chicken Chalupa is back for a very limited time, while supplies last, at participating Taco Bell restaurants nationwide.

Dec 30, 2018

Arby's Serves Up New 5 Mega Meat Stack

For a limited time, Arby's has put the new 5 Mega Meat Stack sandwich on the menu featuring five different meats from four different animals along with some standard condiments.

Dec 29, 2018
Dec 28, 2018

Church's Chicken Introduces New Buttermilk Ranch Chicken MegaBites

Church's Chicken introduces new tangy Buttermilk Ranch Chicken MegaBites and brings back Original Chicken MegaBites for a limited time at participating locations nationwide, while supplies last.

Dec 27, 2018

99-Cent Chili Cheese Fries at Wienerschnitzel on January 1, 2019

Wienerschnitzel kicks off the New Year by discounting their chili cheese fries to 99 cents an order for one day on January 1, 2019 at participating locations.

Starbucks' Black and White Mocha Drinks Back for a Limited Time

Starbucks has brought back the trio of Black and White Mocha beverages, the Black and White Mocha Collection, to help celebrate the upcoming new year for a limited time at participating locations, while supplies last.

Chick-fil-A Reveals Best-Selling Menu Items for 2018

If you thought that the best-selling / most-ordered menu item at Chick-fil-A in 2018 was their signature chicken sandwich, you'd be wrong as it only came in fourth.

Dec 24, 2018

Review: Tastykake - Mint-Flavored Kandy Kakes

Tastykake Mint-flavored Kandy Kakes feature mini chocolate cakes with a layer of mint-flavored filling covered in a dark chocolate-flavored coating.

Dec 23, 2018

Chipotle Announces "Free Delivery Bowl" Deal

Playing off on the college football bowl games that are played around this time of year and their own burrito bowls, Chipotle holds their first-ever Chipotle Free Delivery Bowl.

Dec 18, 2018

Here's PepsiCo's 2018 Holiday Food and Drinks

As with most years, PepsiCo has a full line-up of seasonal holiday food and drink across their many brands. Here's the list of them for 2018:

Popeyes Offering Emotional Support (Fried) Chicken at Philly Airport for Holidays

With the holiday season bringing some of the most hectic and stressful travel experience each year, Popeyes introduces "Emotional Support Chicken" to hopefully provide a laugh and help travelers at the Philadelphia International Airport get through the process a little easier.

Dec 17, 2018

Review: Jack in the Box - Turkey, Bacon & Cheddar Pannido

Jack in the Box's Turkey, Bacon & Cheddar Pannido features smoked turkey, bacon, cheddar cheese, and creamy Italian sauce on a toasted ciabatta baguette.

Gingerbread Glazed Donuts Return to Krispy Kreme from December 19 to 24, 2018

Gingerbread Glazed Donuts will return to participating Krispy Kreme shops across the US in the lead-up to Christmas starting Wednesday, December 19, 2018 and running through Monday, December 24, 2018.

Dec 16, 2018

Del Taco Expands Beyond Meat Test to San Diego

Del Taco broadens the reach of their test of vegetarian Beyond Tacos to San Diego, CA where they can be found at 16 locations.

Dec 15, 2018

Ben & Jerry's Brings Back One Love Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's brings back the Bob Marley-themed One Love ice cream flavor for a limited time at retailers nationwide as well as at participating scoop shops and online at

Dec 14, 2018

Review: Lean Cuisine - Moroccan-Style Spiced Beef

Lean Cuisine's Moroccan-Style Spiced Beef features beef in a sweet & spicy Moroccan-style sauce served with couscous, sweet potato, chickpeas, and raisins.

Checkers and Rally's Offers New Sourdough Melts for $2

Checkers and Rally's are serving new Sourdough Melts in two varieties for $2 each at participating locations for a limited time.

Burger King Selling a Burger King Restaurant-Shaped Fireplace Screen

In case you need a fast food-themed fireplace screen to go with your fast food-placed themed firelog, Burger King Sweden is selling the "King of Fire Screens" fireplace screen for the holidays.

Dec 13, 2018

Taco Bell's New "Cravings Value Menu" Groups $5 Cravings Box and Dollar Cravings Menu Together

Taco Bell re-organizes their value offerings, including the $5 Cravings Box and Dollar Cravings Menu, so that they will all be part of the new Cravings Value Menu starting December 27, 2018 nationwide at participating locations.

KFC Selling Fried-Chicken-Scented Firelogs This Winter

To give you the warm aroma of fried chicken from your very own fireplace, KFC is selling limited-edition 11 Herbs & Spices Firelogs.

Dec 12, 2018

Review: Ajinomoto - Tonkotsu Ramen

Ajinomoto's Tonkotsu Ramen features ramen noodles in a pork bone-based broth ("tonkotsu" means "pork bones" in Japanese) topped with braised pork belly slices, wood ear mushrooms, green onion, and sesame seeds.

7-Eleven Releases New Roamer Canned Wine

7-Eleven introduces new Roamer canned wine for single-serve on-the-go wine drinking.

Chobani Debuts New Gimmes Yogurt Line for Kids

Chobani replaces their Chobani Kids line with the new Gimmes line of various Greek yogurt snacks. The selling point is that the new line features less sugar and twice the protein versus leading kids' brand alternatives.

Here's the launch line-up for Chobani Gimmies:

Jack in the Box Offers Two New Sauced & Loaded Fries

Jack in the Box brings back Sauced & Loaded Fries with two new varieties: Triple Cheese & Bacon Curly Fries and Chili Cheese Curly Fries.

Dec 11, 2018

Review: Nescafe - Cold Whipped Lattes

Nescafe Cold Whipped Lattes feature a frothy blend of coffee and milk with what they're calling a "unique foaming technology" to deliver the texture of a latte. They're slated to launch in January 2019 but I got a few samples early to try.

New Kellogg's Honey Nut Frosted Flakes Coming January 2019

New Kellogg's Honey Nut Frosted Flakes cereal is set to arrive at retailers nationwide starting January 2019.

Skittles Darkside Returns Starting January 2019

Skittles Darkside candies are set to return to store shelves starting January 2019.

Girl Scout Cookie Coffee Flavors Return to Dunkin' Plus New Trefoils Shortbread Flavor

Girl Scout Cookie coffee flavors are set to return to Dunkin' this month and bring with them the new Trefoils shortbread flavor.

Dec 10, 2018

Review: McDonald's - Signature Crafted Mushroom & Swiss Burger

McDonald's Signature Crafted Mushroom & Swiss Burger features a quarter pound fresh-beef patty, seasoned mushrooms, creamy bistro aioli, Swiss cheese, and crispy onion strings on a toasted artisan roll.

Checkers and Rally's Add Two New Dry-Rub Boneless Wing Flavors

Checkers and Rally's introduce two new, limited-time, dry-rub Boneless Wing flavors: Lemon Pepper and Memphis BBQ.

Here's How to Make Chick-fil-A Sauce in a Pinch

If your local Chick-fil-A restaurant ever runs out of the chain's signature Chick-fil-A Sauce, you'll be surprised as to how easy it is to make a replacement as the sauce is just a mix of barbecue sauce and honey mustard (which are also available at Chick-fil-A).

Dec 9, 2018

Corner Bakery's 2018 Winter Menu Includes New BBLT & Egg Sandwich

Corner Bakery whips up a breakfast version of the classic BLT with the introduction of the new BBLT & Egg Sandwich as part of this year's seasonal winter menu.

Dec 8, 2018

Half-Off a Different Artisan Cheese Each Day for "12 Days of Cheese" at Whole Foods

Fans of fancier cheeses might want to head to Whole Foods Market starting December 12, 2018 as they will be holding their annual 12 Days of Cheese promotion, where you can get a 50% discount on a different artisan cheese each day over a 12-day period.

Dec 7, 2018

Review: Trader Joe's - Mini Stroopwafel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Trader Joe's Mini Stroopwafel Ice Cream Sandwiches feature small caramel-filled waffle cookies sandwiching a layer of salted caramel ice cream.

Orange Chicken Returns to Yoshinoya with a New Recipe

Orange Chicken is back at Yoshinoya and, this time around, it's made with a new recipe.

Burger King Adds New $6 King Box Deal

Burger King expands their value options at the $6 mark with the introduction of the new, limited-time $6 King Box deal at participating restaurants.

Dec 6, 2018

Review: Subway - Ultimate Spicy Italian Sub

Subway's Ultimate Spicy Italian sub features their new cheesy garlic bread (their regular bread toasted with garlic butter and mozzarella cheese) filled with pepperoni and Genoa salami and sprinkled with parmesan.

Burger King Blends New Oreo Cookie Peppermint Shake

As their nod to the holiday season, Burger King blends the new Oreo Cookie Peppermint Shake for a limited time at participating restaurants.