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Dec 31, 2019

Top Five New Fast Food Dishes I Tried in 2019

With another year of fast food reviews in the books, here are my top five picks for new fast food dishes in 2019 (in no particular order):


Dec 30, 2019

Tasting: Taco Bell - Oatrageous Taco

Taco Bell's Oatrageous Taco features seasoned Pulled Oats (in place of seasoned beef), chipotle sauce, lettuce, and shredded cheddar in a crunchy taco shell. It was first introduced in Finland in 2017 and later added to the Taco Bell menu in Spain. They plan to launch it across Europe by Summer 2020.


Red Lobster Welcomes 2020 with The Lobster Claw Bloody Mary

Red Lobster introduces the cocktail that you can also eat with the debut of The Lobster Claw Bloody Mary, which comes topped with a lobster claw and more.


$2.99 Guacamole Double Cheeseburger Returns to Carl's Jr.

The Guacamole Double Cheeseburger returns to Carl's Jr. for a limited time to round out the selection for their $2.99 Charbroiled Double Deals.


El Pollo Loco Introduces New Pollo Fit Bowls

With the new year fast approaching, El Pollo Loco goes Keto- and Paleo-friendly with the introduction of new Pollo Fit Bowls.


Dec 29, 2019

New Yoplait "Just 3" Yogurt Made with Just Three Ingredients Appears in Stores

New Yoplait Just 3 Yogurt, so-named because each cup is made with just three ingredients--yogurt, fruit, and cane sugar, has started to arrive on store shelves.


Dec 28, 2019

Arby's Whips Up New White Cheddar Mac 'N Cheese

Arby's goes for comfort with the arrival of new White Cheddar Mac 'N Cheese on the national menu for a limited time through April 2020.


Dec 27, 2019

Starbucks Giving Away Free Tall Espresso-Based Drinks at Over 200 Different Stores Each Day, from 1 to 2 PM, Through December 31, 2019

Starbucks finishes up the year by throwing "Pop-Up Parties," where you can get a free drink for showing up, at over 200 Starbucks stores daily, from 1 to 2 PM local time, through December 31, 2019.


Walmart Releases New Private Brand Snickerdoodle Oatmeal for a Limited Time

Walmart releases new, limited-edition, snickerdoodle-flavored oatmeal under their Great Value label.


Dec 26, 2019

Review: McDonald's - Bacon BBQ Burger

McDonald's Bacon BBQ Burger features a quarter-pound cooked-to-order fresh beef patty, applewood-smoked bacon, bourbon BBQ sauce, two slices of American cheese, and crispy-fried onion strings on a toasted Artisan roll.


Arby's Tests New All-Day Brunch Sandwiches

Arby's is testing new, all-day Brunch Sandwiches for a limited time in select restaurants in Ohio as well as in the Oklahoma City area.


Dec 25, 2019

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Expand Beyond Meat Selection with New Beyond Breakfast Sausage

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's expand their Beyond Meat offerings nationwide with the addition of new Beyond Breakfast Sausage patties. With the new sausage, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's now offers plant-based protein for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Dec 24, 2019

New Reese's Puffs Big Puffs Cereal Arrives at Walmart First

If you like General Mills Reese's Puffs cereal but always thought, "Gee, I wish they were bigger," they now make a bigger version: Reese's Puffs Big Puffs.


Dec 23, 2019

IHOP Offers New Take-Out-Only Family Feast for the Holidays

For a limited time, IHOP offers the new Family Feast for the holiday season as a take-home meal that feeds four and can only be ordered online via IHOP.com or the IHOP app.


Dec 22, 2019

Coca-Cola Tests New "Insider Club" Drink Subscription Service

Coca-Cola is testing a new drink subscription service, the Coca-Cola Insider Club, where subscribers get to try some of the 20 or so drinks that the company is launching early next year.


Dec 21, 2019

Wendy's Selling $2 Frosty Key Tags Through January 31, 2020

Wendy's is selling Frosty Key Tags, good for a free Junior Frosty with any purchase with each visit to a participating Wendy's restaurant throughout all of 2020.


Dec 20, 2019

Review: Papa John's - Garlic Parmesan Crust

Papa John's Garlic Parmesan Crust features signature Garlic Sauce and Parmesan-Romano cheese baked into the crust of their hand-tossed, original pizza.


Burger King Offering Free Impossible Whopper if Your Flight Gets Delayed This Holiday Season

With the holiday season being the busiest travel time of the year and with the risk of less than ideal winter weather, travel delays at the airport seem inevitable. Drawing upon that, Burger King is offering delayed airport travelers a free Impossible Whopper burger through December 30, 2019, while supplies last.


Dec 19, 2019

Review: Krispy Kreme - Gingerbread Glazed Original Filled with Cheesecake Donut

Krispy Kreme's Gingerbread Glazed Original Filled with Cheesecake Donut features a spiced gingerbread yeast ring donut covered in a gingerbread molasses glaze filled with cheesecake Kreme.


Canada Dry Ginger Ale Comes in Cranberry Flavor for the Holidays

Canada Dry Ginger Ale comes in Cranberry flavor for the holiday season. Additionally, both Canada Dry and 7-UP are available in holiday-themed cans this year featuring "Holiday Cheers" messages.


Starkist Tuna Mascot is Now Available as a Limited-Edition Funko Pop! Figure

Starkist partners with toy company Funko to release a new, limited-edition Pop! vinyl figure of their mascot: Charlie the Tuna.


Pieology Debuts New Hand-Shredded Pulled Pork

Pieology introduces new hand-shredded pulled pork as an available topping for a limited time and features it in the new Sweet & Smoky BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza.


Taco Bell Offers New Nachos Party Pack Starting December 26, 2019

Taco Bell offers up their largest nachos to date with the launch of their newest Party Pack, the Nachos Party Pack, starting December 26, 2019.


Dec 18, 2019

Jack in the Box Adds New Tres Leches Parfait to Menu

Jack in the Box adds the new Tres Leches Parfait to their dessert selection for a limited time nationwide at participating restaurants.


New Starbucks Toffeenut Creamer Arriving on Grocery Store Shelves in January 2020

Starbucks and Nestle will be bringing new Starbucks Toffeenut Creamer to the refrigerated aisle of many-a-grocery store starting January 2020.


Mandarin Jarritos Available from 7-Eleven Soda Fountains for a Limited Time

Mandarin Jarritos Soda can now be found pouring from the soda fountain at participating 7-Eleven stores for a limited time.


Review: Jack in the Box - Fruity Cereal Milk Donut Holes

Jack in the Box's Fruity Cereal Milk Donut Holes feature donut holes flavored to taste like fruity cereal milk.


Dec 17, 2019

Arby's Tests Mac-and-Cheese-Topped Brisket Sandwich

Arby's is testing two new Southern Smokehouse BBQ Sandwiches that tops off their brisket with either mac and cheese or coleslaw and serves it all on a sweet cornbread bun.


Pringles Partners with Rick and Morty for New "Pickle Rick" Flavor

Pringles announces new, limited-edition Pickle Rick-flavored Pringles potato crisps, which launches nationwide in time for the 2020 NFL Super Bowl in early February.


Welch's Christmas Fruit Snacks Available for Holidays

Welch's once again makes their Christmas-themed Fruit Snacks available for a limited time this holiday season.


Taco Bell Brings Back $1 Double Stacked Tacos for a Limited Time Starting December 26, 2019

Taco Bell closes out 2019 and welcomes 2020 with the return of $1 Double Stacked Tacos for a limited time starting December 26, 2019.


Dec 16, 2019

Review: Jack in the Box - Mozzarella Sticks

Jack in the Box's Mozzarella Sticks feature battered and deep-fried sticks of mozzarella cheese.


New Jolly Rancher Cereal Arrives at Walmart First

General Mills' new Jolly Rancher Cereal can be found at Walmart stores nationwide where it is exclusive for a 60-day window


New Gingerbread Glazed Original Filled with Cheesecake Donut and Returning Gingerbread Glazed Donut at Krispy Kreme Through December 24, 2019

The Gingerbread Glazed Donut is back at Krispy Kreme is back for a limited time to round out the lead-up to Christmas and finds itself joined by the new Gingerbread Glazed Original Filled with Cheesecake Donut.


Girl Scout Cookie-Flavored Coffees Returning to Dunkin' in January 2020

Girl Scout Cookie-flavored coffees are set to return to Dunkin' for a limited time starting January 1, 2020 to coincide with the start of Girl Scout Cookie-selling season.


Dec 15, 2019

McDonald's Testing New Crispy Chicken Sandwich at These Locations in Houston and Knoxville

McDonald's is in the midst of testing the new, Chick-fil-A-like Crispy Chicken Sandwich at select locations in Houston, TX and Knoxville, TN. If you happen to be in the area, they've put together an online list of locations where you can find the new chicken sandwich here.


Dec 14, 2019

Dec 13, 2019

Review: Whole Foods - Tandoori Chicken Samosas

Whole Foods Tandoori Chicken Samosas feature "petite wheat flour pastries filled with savory chicken and onion slowly roasted in a fragrant blend of garlic and Southeast Asian spices and mixed with tangy lemon yogurt.


Oven Baked Pastas Return to Olive Garden with Two New Varieties

Oven Baked Pastas are back at Olive Garden for a limited time. Asiago Tortelloni Alfredo with Grilled Chicken returns and is joined by new Smoked Mozzarella Shrimp Rigatoni and new Four Meat Italian Mac & Cheese.


Sonic Brings Back 99-Cent Fritos Chili Cheese Jr. Wrap

The 99-cent Fritos Chili Cheese Jr. Wrap makes it way back to Sonic for a limited time.


Dec 12, 2019

Eggo Waffle Cereal is Back

Eggo Waffle Cereal is back on store shelves after a seven year hiatus and can be found at Walmart with a wider roll-out at other retailers to come early next year.


Popeyes Tests $6 Favorites Deal

Popeyes is running a market test of the $6 Favorites deal.

For $6, the special includes two pieces of fried chicken, two tenders, dipping sauce, and two biscuits.


Orange Chicken Returns to Yoshinoya for a Limited Time

Orange Chicken returns to the Yoshinoya menu for a limited time to close out 2019.


Review: McDonald's - Cinnamon Cookie Latte

McDonald's Cinnamon Cookie Latte features espresso, steamed milk, and "cinnamon-sugar syrup."


Dec 11, 2019

IHOP to Launch Flip'd by IHOP Fast-Casual Restaurant

IHOP looks to offer "freshly-made breakfast foods and beverages with speed and convenience" targeting "densely populated city centers" with the planned launch of new fast-casual concept Flip'd by IHOP.


New, Limited Edition, Heart-Shaped Cheerios Arrive

Featuring a combination of heart shapes to go with the classic "O," new, limited-edition Honey Nut and original Cheerios with Happy Heart Shapes have started appearing on store shelves.


Chobani Expands with a Line of Oat-Based Drinks and Cultured Oat Blends; Plus New Coffee Creamers

Chobani expands their oat offerings under the new Chobani Oat umbrella. The new line introduces new oat-based drinks and cultured oat blends, which are joined by their existing Greek yogurt with oatmeal. Chobani also adds new coffee creamers to their selection of products.


Review: Popeyes - Bourbon Fudge Pie

Popeyes' Bourbon Fudge Pie features a smooth bourbon fudge filling with chocolate-flavored whipped topping.


Dec 10, 2019

White Chocolate Snickers Returning Permanently Starting January 2020

White chocolate-covered Snickers, which they call simply, "Snickers White," are set to return nationwide to stores on a permanent basis starting January 2020.


7-Eleven Pours New Mountain Dew Merry Mash-Up Slurpee

7-Eleven pours a holiday-themed Slurpee flavor this year with the new Mountain Dew Merry Mash-Up Slurpee.