Dec 31, 2020

Top Five New Fast Food Dishes I Tried in 2020

2020 has been a doozy of a year but it's almost over, so here are my top five picks for new fast food dishes in 2020 (in alphabetical order):

Jack in the Box Pours New Salted Caramel Mocha This Winter

Jack in the Box brews the new Salted Caramel Mocha for a limited time this winter.

Dunkin' Brews New Extra Charged Coffee with 20 Percent More Caffeine

Good for 20 percent more caffeine versus Dunkin's regular hot and iced coffee but still maintaining the same flavor, Dunkin' introduces new Extra Charged Coffee. Also new heading into 2021 are Dunkin' Midnight and Explorer Batch hot coffees.
Dec 30, 2020

Review: Jack in the Box - Cluck Sandwich

Jack in the Box's Cluck Sandwich features a new, thicker crispy-fried chicken filet topped with a mystery sauce and two pickles on a toasted brioche bun.

McDonald's UK Offers New Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets

McDonald's UK offers a new take on the chain's Chicken McNuggets with the arrival of new Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets.

Two Dozen Original Glazed Donuts for $12 at Krispy Kreme from December 31, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Calling it the "Four Days of Glaze" promotion, Krispy Kreme welcomes the new year by offering two dozen Original Glazed Donuts for $12 from December 31, 2020 through January 3, 2021.

Whataburger Keeps the Spicy Chicken Sandwich Around a Bit Longer and Adds New Brioche Bun

Whataburger's Spicy Chicken Sandwich gets an extension to its limited-time run at the chain and gets a slight tweak as well with a new brioche bun replacing the previous four-inch plain bun.
Dec 29, 2020

Arby's Welcomes Back Crispy Fish Sandwich for 2021

Heading into 2021, crispy-fried fish is back on the menu at Arby's, where for a limited time, you can find the Crispy Fish sandwich and King's Hawaiian Deluxe sandwich on the menu.

Smoothie King Whips Up New Metabolism Boost Banana Passion Fruit Smoothie

Smoothie King whips up the new Metabolism Boost Banana Fruit Smoothie to ready for the new year.

New Kellogg's Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies Cereal Arrives

Kellogg's partners with Little Debbie to come up with new Kellogg's Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies Cereal.
Dec 28, 2020

Burger King Introduces New $1 Your Way Menu

Burger King introduces the new $1 Your Way value menu nationwide. The menu features a number of items for $1 each.

The $1 menu items include:

$1 Loaded Nacho Taco is Back at Taco Bell

The $1 Loaded Nacho Taco is back at Taco Bell as the chain's latest limited-time, value menu item.
Dec 27, 2020

Review: Popeyes - Chocolate Beignets

Popeyes Chocolate Beignets feature deep-fried pastry dough with a Hershey's chocolate center, dusted with powdered sugar.

Dec 24, 2020

KFC UK Reveals Video Game Console with Warming Tray for Fried Chicken

In partnership with Cooler Master, KFC UK reveals the new KFConsole, a mini gaming computer that includes a slide-out warming tray that can hold your fried chicken while you play.

Hangover Krystal Slider Returning on December 28, 2020

Citing popular demand, the Hangover Krystal slider will be making a return to Krystal starting Monday, December 28, 2020.
Dec 23, 2020

Review: Trader Joe's - Beef en Croute

Trader Joe's Beef en Croute features beef tenderloin and mushroom duxelle wrapped in puff pastry.

Subway UK Serves Up Bacon-Wrapped Sausage in the Tiger Pig Sub for 2020 Holiday Season

Subway UK has a whole holiday menu this year and it includes the Tiger Pig Sub which features a bacon-wrapped pork sausage (the "pig" portion) on new Tiger Bread.

Doritos 3D's Returns as "Doritos 3D Crunch" and Comes in Two New Flavors

After vanishing from stores in the early 2000s, Doritos 3D's makes a return as Doritos 3D Crunch and will be available in two new flavors starting Monday, December 28, 2020.
Dec 22, 2020

Nacho Fries Returning to Taco Bell

Nachos Fries will be back at Taco Bell for a limited time nationwide starting December 24, 2020.

TGI Fridays Bids Farewell to 2020 with the Cluck-It Bucket

TGI Fridays rounds out 2020 and looks forward to 2021 with the new Cluck-It Bucket, which arrives December 26, 2020 and will be available through January 12, 2021 at participating locations, while supplies last.

Jack in the Box Offers New Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches for a Limited Time

Jack in the Box adds bagels as a new, limited-time bread option for their breakfast sandwiches this winter.
Dec 21, 2020

McDonald's China Puts Out New Oreo Spam Burger

As a one-day-only promotion, McDonald's China is selling the new Oreo Spam Burger in limited amounts today (December 21, 2020).

A Look at Krispy Kreme's 2020 "Nicest Holiday Collection" Donuts

Krispy Kreme's 2020 "Nicest Holiday Collection" features a trio of festive donuts: the new Festive Tree Donut, new Present Donut, and returning Santa Belly Donut.

Dec 20, 2020

"Free Hot or Iced Coffee with Any Purchase" App Offer from Einstein Bros. Through January 14, 2021

Einstein Bros. is running a limited-time, national deal where you can get a free hot or iced coffee of any size when making any purchase. The offer appears in their mobile app if you're signed up with their Shmear Society rewards program.

A Look at Cap'n Crunch's Christmas Crunch Cereal

Quaker brought back limited-edition Cap'n Crunch's Christmas Crunch cereal, which features red and green holiday shapes in addition to regular Cap'n Crunch cereal, for the 2020 holiday season.

Dec 19, 2020

Pieology Celebrates Six Days of Pie-olidays Leading Up to Christmas with a Different Deal Each Day

Pieology celebrates the holiday season leading up to Christmas with a different deal each day for six days from December 19 through 24 using their Pie Life rewards app. They're calling it the "Six Days of Pie-oliday Pizza Cheer."

Here are the deals for each day:

Kellogg's Welcomes New Special K Blueberry and Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Cereals

Kellogg's welcomes two new additions to their cereal line-up with the arrival of new Special K Blueberry and Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll.
Dec 18, 2020

Papa John's Adds New Epic Stuffed Crust to Menu Starting December 21, 2020

Papa John's will be adding new Epic Stuffed Crust to the menu starting December 21, 2020 at select location for Papa Rewards members and December 28, 2020 for all customers nationwide.

The Cheesecake Factory Offers Two eSlice of Joy Cards for Every $25 in Gift Cards Purchased Online Through December 25, 2020

As a last-minute holiday shopping promotion, The Cheesecake Factory is offering two free eSlice of Joy Cards, each good for a free slice of cheesecake, for every $25 in electronic or physical gift cards purchased online from their website through December 25, 2020.
Dec 17, 2020

Qdoba Rolls Out Mexican Cauliflower Mash Nationwide

Following a successful test in Indianapolis, Qdoba will be rolling out new Mexican Cauliflower Mash nationwide as a low-carb alternative (6 grams of carbs per 4.5-oz serving) to rice starting December 22, 2020.

Kellogg's Reveals New Rice Krispies Treats Homestyle

Referring to them as their "ooey-est, gooey-est Rice Krispies Treats," Kellogg's is set to launch new Rice Krispies Treats Homestyle nationwide starting in January 2021.

Noodles & Company Tests Several New Ravioli and Tortelloni Dishes

Noodles & Company tests several new ravioli and tortelloni dishes at 21 select locations in Colorado, Illinois, and Ohio.

The new stuffed pasta test items vary by location and include the following:

Jack in the Box Enters the Chicken Sandwich Fray with New Cluck Sandwich

Aiming to improve their chicken sandwiches with a new, thicker, crispy-fried chicken breast filet, Jack in the Box introduces the new Cluck Sandwich.
Dec 16, 2020

Little Caesars Tests New Kooky Dough Brownies Made with M&M's Minis

Little Caesars tries their own take on the brookie (brownie plus cookie) with a test of new Kooky Dough Brownies Made with M&M's Minis in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee area (Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol).

Kellogg's Smorz Cereal Makes It Back on Store Shelves

Kellogg's brings back Smorz Cereal after a two-year hiatus in response to a petition and social media requests.

Gingerbread Glazed Donuts Return to Krispy Kreme for 2020 Holiday Season

Gingerbread Glazed Donuts make their way back to Krispy Kreme to round out the 2020 holiday season.

White Castle Brings Back Sloppy Joe Sliders and Mac & Cheese Nibblers

White Castle brings back Sloppy Joe Sliders and Mac & Cheese Nibblers for the colder months. They also introduces a new variant to the Sloppy Joe Slider: the Smoky Joe Slider.
Dec 15, 2020

Review: McDonald's - Apple Fritter

McDonald's Apple Fritter is a fried fritter donut with cinnamon and apples, drizzled with a sweet glaze icing.

Frito-Lay Launches New "Make Your Own Variety Packs" for Sale Online

Frito-Lay adds new "Make Your Own Variety Packs" as an option on their online shop,, that's being rolled out in stages across the US.

Baskin-Robbins Reveals 2020 Holiday Cakes and Ice Cream

Baskin-Robbins rounds out the  2020 holiday season with a number of festive ice cream cakes and seasonal ice cream flavors.

Here's what you can expect:

Dec 14, 2020

McDonald's Offers Deals Inspired by Holiday Characters through December 24, 2020

Starting today through December, 24, 2020, McDonald's is featuring a deal inspired by a different holiday character each day that purports to offer a menu item that the character would like for free with a minimum $1 purchase through the McDonald's app.

Popeyes Fries Up New Chocolate Beignets

Popeyes fries up new Chocolate Beignets for a limited time nationwide following a successful market test earlier this year.

Einstein Bros. Offers $2 Off All Sandwiches During Happy Hour (After 11 AM)

Einstein Bros. is running a limited-time happy hour promotion where you can get get $2 off the regular price on any sandwich after 11 AM to close on weekdays (Monday through Friday).
Dec 13, 2020

Ben & Jerry's Partners with Colin Kaepernick to Launch New "Change the Whirled" Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

Ben & Jerry's teams up with football player and social activist Colin Kaepernick for the upcoming launch of new Change the Whirled non-dairy frozen dessert.
Dec 12, 2020

Sam's Club Introduces New Mixed Berry Oat Bites

Sam's Club introduces new Member's Mark Mixed Berry Oat Bites as a gluten-free, vegan, and kosher on-the-go snack option.
Dec 11, 2020

Domino's Offers a Month of Free Epix Now Streaming Service with Online Purchase

Domino's partners with Epix to offer free movies to go with your pizza in the form of 30 days of free access to the Epix Now streaming service when you place an online order with Domino's.

Kellogg's Debuts New Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes Cereal Bars

Kellogg's debuts new Kellogg's Froot Loops and Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Cereal Bars as a convenient on-the-go snack option.
Dec 10, 2020

KFC Teams with Lifetime to Release Holiday Mini-Movie with Mario Lopez as Colonel Harland Sanders

KFC and Lifetime partner to produce a holiday Lifetime Original mini-movie called "A Recipe for Seduction," starring actor Mario Lopez (best known to me as A.C. Slater from Saved by the Bell) as Colonel Harland Sanders.