Double Big Macs, Fish Sandwiches, and More New Fast-Food Items To Try This Month

Chick-fil-a honey pepper pimento chicken sandwich

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Chick-fil-a honey pepper pimento chicken sandwich
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New Fast-Food Items To Try

Fast-food restaurants are always innovating (and competing), and that means there's always some new menu item to try. McDonald's, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, Subway, and other big chains introduce limited-time offerings regularly to entice customers to keep coming back. Here's what's new this month in the fast-food world. 

Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by location.

Burger King candied bacon whopper
Burger King

1. Burger King: Candied Bacon Whopper

Cheesy Tots are back at Burger King. They're just like they sound: deep fried potato bites filled with cheese. Plus, there are two new sandwiches in town:

  • Candied Bacon Whopper: Whopper beef patty topped with brown sugar candied bacon, garlic aioli, crispy onions, sweet bacon jam, lettuce, and tomato
  • Fiery Big Fish: Starting Feb. 14, this new sandwich joins the Lenten fish sandwich lineup. It features Alaska pollock coated in panko breadcrumbs and topped with a spicy glaze, lettuce, pickle, and tartar sauce.

Pizza Hut hot honey pizza
Pizza Hut

2. Pizza Hut: Hot Honey Pizza and Wings

Pizza Hut is heating things up just in time for the Super Bowl this year. Its new Hot Honey Pizza is topped with regular and crisp cupped pepperoni and drizzled with a sweet sauce that's infused with habaneros and honey. You can also get the same sweet hot sauce on boneless or bone-in wings.

Taco Bell chicken flatbread melt
Taco Bell

3. Taco Bell: Cravings Value Menu

Taco Bell brought back the Double Decker Taco at the end of last year, but discontinued it only two weeks later. As a consolation, a new Cravings Value Menu was released. It includes items like the 3-Cheese Chicken Flatbread Melt, Loaded Beef Nachos, and a Double Stacked Taco, all for value prices. And starting in mid-February, keep your eyes open for a brand new chicken-filled Crispanada, similar to an empanada.

McDonald's Double Big Mac
Arby's fish and cheddar sandwich

5. Arby's: Crispy Fish Sandwich

Arby's is ready for seafood season and brought back both its Crispy Fish Sandwich and King's Hawaiian Fish Deluxe. The Crispy Fish includes breaded fish filet, lettuce, tartar sauce, and optional cheddar sauce. The popular King's Hawaiian version adds cheese and tomato on a slightly sweet King's Hawaiian brand roll.

Related: Fast-Food Dishes With Downright Obsessive Followings

Starbucks Valentine's day drinks

6. Starbucks: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Creme Frappuccino

Starbucks has released its Valentine's Day-inspired menu, plus a couple new food items.

  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Crème Frappuccino: blended strawberry puree and Frappuccino chips with strawberry swirls and vanilla whipped cream
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Cold Brew: hazelnut cold brew with chocolate cream cold foam and chocolate cookie crumbles
  • Chicken, Maple Butter & Egg Sandwich: white meat chicken patty, eggs, and maple butter spread on an oat-biscuit roll
  • Potato, Cheddar, and Chive Bakes: eggs, diced potatoes, cheddar, spinach, and chives baked into squares
  • Vanilla Bean Custard Danish: Vanilla custard baked in a flaky pastry shell

Dunkin Pink Velvet Macchiato

7. Dunkin': Pink Velvet Macchiato

Dunkin', too, has rolled out its love-inspired menu.

  • Pink Velvet Macchiato: A layered drink with espresso, plus red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting flavors
  • Heart Donuts: heart-shaped doughnuts with brownie batter or Bavarian cream filling
  • White Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee: Hazelnut and white chocolate flavors in hot or iced coffee
  • Frosty Red Velvet Donut: A red velvet cake doughnut with vanilla icing and cream cheese flavored sprinkles
  • Pancake Wake-Up Wrap: Egg and bacon or sausage wrapped with a pancake and served with syrup for dipping

Looking for more a.m. options? Check out our roundup of the best fast-food breakfast deals going on right now.

Wendy's breakfast burrito

8. Wendy's: Breakfast Burrito and Vanilla Frosty

Wendy's added a new item to its breakfast menu this year. The breakfast burrito includes eggs, bacon, seasoned potatoes, and Swiss cheese sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla with Cholula hot sauce packets on the side. The chain has also replaced its peppermint Frosty with good old vanilla. Plus, you can still get a Pretzel Baconator. Sure, it's the same as the regular Baconator with a different bun, but we're not ones to turn down six slices of bacon or a pretzel bun.

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Papa Johns heart pizza
Papa Johns

9. Papa Johns: Calzone Papa Bites

There are a few new things at Papa Johns for February. You can order a heart-shaped pizza for your sweetheart once again this Valentine's Day, or you can order Calzone Papa Bites. The rolls are stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta, pepperoni, sausage, and green peppers. Plus, the Cheesy Calzone Epic Stuffed Crust is still available as well.

White Castle shrimp nibblers
White Castle

10. White Castle: Fish Sliders and Shrimp Nibblers

It's seafood season at White Castle, and there are three new items you can grab.

  • Fish Sliders: breaded Alaskan pollock topped with your choice of cheese
  • Shrimp Nibblers: bite-sized butterflied shrimp in a crispy batter coating. Also available in a spicy Sriracha version
  • Clam Strips: lightly breaded fried surf clams

Related: 33 Things You Didn’t Know About White Castle

Dairy Queen candy cane blizzard
Dairy Queen

11. Dairy Queen: Seasonal Blizzards

The latest Dairy Queen Blizzard menu is out, and you better believe it includes chocolate-covered strawberries.

  • Red Velvet Cake: red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese icing in vanilla soft serve
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough: chunks of chewy, cinnamon snickerdoodle cookie dough in vanilla soft serve
  • Oreo Hot Cocoa: Oreos and cocoa fudge in vanilla soft serve
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie: peanut butter cups and graham pie crust in vanilla soft serve
  • Caramel Fudge Cheesecake: cheesecake pieces and fudge-covered caramel bits in vanilla soft serve
  • Choco-dipped Strawberry: strawberry topping and chocolate chunks in vanilla soft serve

Hardee's honey mustard chicken tender wrap

12. Hardee's: Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Wraps

Hardee's is entering the popular chicken tender wrap market with three new Hand-Breaded Chicken Tender Wraps, all wrapped in flour tortillas.

  • Honey Mustard Tender Wrap: lettuce, shredded cheese, and creamy honey mustard sauce
  • Ranch Tender Wrap: lettuce, shredded cheese, and buttermilk ranch sauce
  • Spicy Tender Wrap: spicy blend seasoning, shredded cheese, lettuce, pickles, and mayonnaise 

Sonic BBQ pulled pork menu

13. Sonic: Pulled Pork Lineup and Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Shake

You can find all kinds of new menu items at Sonic this month, from fish to barbecue.

  • Pulled Pork BBQ Cheeseburger: beef patty topped with smoked pulled pork, cherrywood smoke barbecue sauce, cheese, and pickles
  • Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich: everything from above minus the beef and cheese
  • Pulled Pork BBQ Totchos: tater tots topped with smoked pulled pork and cherrywood smoke barbecue sauce
  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Shake: vanilla soft serve, strawberries, and chocolate flakes blended and topped with whipped cream and chocolate flakes
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites: chicken, buffalo sauce, and cheese deep fried in a crispy wonton wrapper
  • Fish Sandwich: crispy panko-crusted pollock with lettuce, tartar, and pickles

If you're in search of more Sonic deals, check out our ranking of the Sonic Value Menu.

  • Panera bacon avocado melt

    14. Panera: Sourdough Melts

    There are two new cheesy melts at Panera this month, both grilled on crusty sourdough bread slices. The Bacon Avocado Melt includes smoked bacon, avocado slices, smoked gouda cheese, everything bagel seasoning, and chipotle aioli, while the Southwest Chicken Melt features smoked pulled chicken, smoked gouda, red onion, cilantro, and chipotle aioli. 

    Del taco fried shrimp taco
    Del Taco

    15. Del Taco: Seafood Menu

    Even Del Taco isn't immune to the springtime seafood trend. Here's what's new.

    • Beer Battered Crispy Fish Tacos: pollock filet fried in a crispy batter made with Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager and topped with shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, and creamy sauce
    • Crispy Jumbo Shrimp Tacos: crispy fried shrimp topped with shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, and creamy sauce
    • Crispy Jumbo Shrimp Burrito: crispy fried shrimp, cilantro lime rice, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, and creamy sauce in a large flour tortilla

    Popeyes Sweet N Spicy Wings

    16. Popeyes: Wing Flavors

    Popeyes has added three new wing flavors to its menu permanently, joining Ghost Pepper and Sweet 'n Spicy:

    • Honey BBQ: tamarind, honey, and molasses
    • Roasted Garlic Parmesan: caramelized garlic, parmesan, and asiago cheese
    • Signature Hot: Cajun-style hot sauce with a hint of sweetness

    Plus, just in time for Feb. 14, heart-shaped strawberry biscuits, complete with icing, have returned.

    Chick-Fil-A: Chicken Tortilla Soup

    17. Chick-fil-A: Tortilla Soup, Mango Passion Drinks

    Goodbye, Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich, we hardly knew you. But now there's room for Chick-fil-A's winter seasonal menu items.

    • Tortilla Soup: creamy soup with vegetables, spices, shredded chicken, beans, and tortilla strips
    • Mango Passion Sunjoy: lemonade and iced tea mixed with mango and passion fruit flavors
    • Mango Passion Lemonade: lemonade mixed with with mango and passion fruit flavors
    • Mango Passion Frosted Lemonade: frozen lemonade blended with soft serve and mango and passion fruit flavors

    Zaxby's Asian Zensation Salad

    18. Zaxby's: Asian Zensation Zalad and Eggrolls

    Asian specialties are back at Zaxby's. The Asian Zensation salad includes fried or grilled chicken fingers on top of mixed greens, red cabbage, carrots, crispy wonton strips, Asian slaw in honey sesame teriyaki glaze, and a citrus vinaigrette dressing. It comes with a veggie eggroll, which you can also order separately. 

    Whataburger wings

    19. Whataburger: Boneless WhataWings

    Brand new boneless chicken wings have debuted at Whataburger. They're appropriately called WhataWings, and they're made with white meat chicken in a crunchy fried coating. You can get them dry, or tossed in Buffalo, honey butter, honey BBQ, or sweet and spicy sauces. Plus, the jalapeño cheddar breakfast biscuit is still sticking around.

    Little Caesars stuffed crazy crust pizza
    Little Caesars

    20. Little Caesars: Stuffed Crazy Crust Pizza

    Things are extra "crazy" at Little Caesars right now with two new menu items. The Stuffed Crazy Crust Pizza is the chain's stuffed crust pizza with Crazy Bread garlic butter and parmesan seasoning brushed around the crust. Plus, you can still get the Stuffed Crazy Bread that includes a melted mozzarella stuffing and marinara for dipping. If that's not enough, Slices-N-Stix pizza is back in three varieties: original with pepperoni, bacon, and jalapeno.

    Jack in the Box mega munchie box
    Jack in the Box

    21. Jack in the Box: Mega Munchie Box

    There's always plenty of limited-time menu additions at Jack in the Box. Here's everything that's new.

    • Mega Munchie Box: a huge, shareable, $20 box of mini tacos, stuffed jalapeños, three large orders of curly fries, and six dipping sauces
    • Double Bonus Jack: two beef patties, two slices of American cheese, lettuce, pickles, and secret sauce
    • Oreo Ultimate Cookie Bar: a vanilla blondie bar with Oreo pieces and white chocolate chunks

    Jimmy jonh's cajun chicken sandwich
    Jimmy John's

    22. Jimmy John's: Kickin' Cajun Chicken

    There's a new sub in town at Jimmy John's. The Kickin' Cajun Chicken sandwich has chicken, provolone, Creole chili pepper sauce, crispy jalapenos, Jimmy pepper, lettuce, mayo, and vinegar. You can also get it as a wrap in garlic and herb flatbread. Plus, you can get red velvet cookies and brownies to satisfy your sweet tooth.

    Related: The 10 Best Sandwich Chains, Ranked

    Noodles and Company Chicken Prosciutto Tortelloni with Smoked Gouda
    Noodles & Company

    23. Noodles & Company: Chicken Prosciutto Tortelloni

    There's a brand new noodle bowl at Noodles & Co.: Chicken Prosciutto Tortelloni with Smoked Gouda. The stuffed pasta is filled with chicken and prosciutto, and topped with spinach, mushrooms, and a smoked gouda cheese sauce.

    Subway footlong cookie

    24. Subway: Footlong Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Footlong cookies made their debut at Subway last year, but they were only at a few locations for one day. Now the Footlong Chocolate Chip Cookies are back nationwide. There's also two footlong sidekicks joining them this month to satisfy all your mall food court cravings: the Cinnabon Footlong Churro, and the Auntie Anne's Footlong Pretzel.

    KFC smashed potato bowl

    25. KFC: Smash'd Potato Bowl

    People love bowls at KFC, and there's a new one this month. The Smash'd Potato Bowl has two kinds of potatoes: fries and mashed potatoes. That all topped with bacon, cheese sauce, and shredded cheese for a carb lover's dream. Plus, you can still grab the chain's three new wraps in classic, spicy, and mac and cheese versions.

    Qdoba Citrus Lime Shrimp

    26. Qdoba: Citrus Lime Shrimp

    You can get your seafood fix at Qdoba this year. Citrus lime shrimp is back as a protein choice for all your burritos, tacos, and even the Loaded Tortilla Soup, which is back for a limited time as well.

    Shake Shack korean BBQ
    Shake Shack

    27. Shake Shack: Korean-Inspired Lineup

    Things are heating up at Shake Shack for the chilly weather. Here's everything that's on the new "swicy" (sweet-spicy) Korean menu.

    • Korean-Style Fried Chicken Sandwich: crispy chicken breast coated in a gochujang glaze, topped with white kimchi slaw and sesame seeds
    • Korean BBQ Burger: cheeseburger topped with crispy sweet onions, fresh scallions, and a salty Korean barbecue sauce
    • Spicy Korean BBQ Fries: crinkle-cut fries sprinkled with kimchi seasoning and served with a side of Korean barbecue sauce
    • Spicy Korean BBQ Cheese Fries: crinkle-cut fries topped with cheese sauce and sprinkled with kimchi seasoning and served with a side of Korean barbecue sauce

    Panda Express firecracker shrimp
    Panda Express

    28. Panda Express: Firecracker Shrimp

    Set your Valentine's heart ablaze with Panda Express' Firecracker Shrimp, returning on Feb. 14. It's made with wok-fired shrimp, green beans, onions, and bell peppers in a Sichuan-inspired sauce.

    Related: The Best Panda Express Menu Items, Ranked

    Krispy Kreme valentine's day
    Krispy Kreme

    29. Krispy Kreme: Valentine's Day Doughnuts

    Krispy Kreme has dropped its Valentine's Day lineup for 2024.

    • You Color My World: heart shape with cake batter filling, red icing, and heart sprinkles
    • I Love You A Choco-Lot: heart shape with chocolate filling, chocolate icing, and piped with a rose
    • You-re Berry Sweet: heart shape with white cream filling, strawberry icing and  sprinkles
    • Without You I’d Crumble: heart shape with cookie dough filling, chocolate icing, and chocolate chip cookie crumble