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New Fast Food Items You Can Try This Month

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Hardee's: Primal Menu
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New Fast Food Items To Try

Fast food restaurants are always innovating — and competing — and that means there's always something new 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, including a big-time first at Arby's that might surprise some loyal fans. 


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


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Arby's: Wagyu Steakhouse Burger
Arby's

Arby's: Wagyu Steakhouse Burger

Yes, Arby's "has the meats" — but until now, there was something very meaty that was conspicuously absent from the menu: a burger. Those days have come to an end. The Wagyu Steakhouse burger includes a patty made with a blend of American Wagyu and ground beef topped with American cheese, tomato, pickles, shredded lettuce, red onion, and special sauce on a toasted brioche bun. The 6.4-ounce patty is prepared via sous-vide, allowing it to be cooked to exactly the right temperature for a pink center. Also available is the Bacon Ranch Wagyu Steakhouse burger with bacon and ranch dressing. 


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McDonald's: Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry
McDonald's
1921 Slider
White Castle

White Castle: 1921 Slider

For its 100th anniversary, White Castle released a 1921 slider last year, and now it's going national. The slider is made how it was when the iconic chain began, with a round, thick beef patty (the square patties with holes didn't come about until 1954), cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and pickles. The 1921 slider will be White Castle's first permanent menu addition in several years. 


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Chipotle Pollo Asado
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

Chipotle: Pollo Asado

Chicken is the most popular protein at Chipotle, so it's about time the fast-casual chain added a second option to the menu after — wait for it — 29 years. Pollo asado is marinated with garlic and bright guajillo chiles, then grilled, chopped, and mixed with fresh-squeezed lime and cilantro for a tangy, refreshing finish. You can top your bowls and stuff your burritos with it nationwide after a successful test run late last year. 


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Wendy's: Sunburst Melon Lemonade
Wendy's

Wendy's: Sunburst Melon Lemonade

Fast food restaurants are ready for summer, and Wendy's is hoping you are, too, with its latest drink offering. Sunburst melon lemonade is joining the chain's under-the-radar line of flavored lemonades. The lemonade is flavored with watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberry.

Burger King: Frozen Minute Maid Strawberry Lemonade
Burger King

Burger King: Frozen Minute Maid Strawberry Lemonade

Beat the heat of summer at Burger King this season with a new slushie. After a three-year hiatus, the chain has brought back its frozen Minute Maid strawberry lemonade. You can get a 16-ounce cup of the tart and sweet drink for just $1 for a limited time.


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Taco Bell: Toasted Cheddar Chalupa
Taco Bell

Taco Bell: Toasted Cheddar Chalupa

Well, the Mexican pizza should be back at Taco Bell, but most locations ran out of ingredients for it after less than two weeks due to high demand. So you'll have to settle for this current limited time offering instead: the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa. It's got a Chalupa shell with aged cheddar cheese toasted on the outside of it for a crispy, nutty addition.


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Pizza Hut: Spicy Lover's Pizza
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut: Spicy Lover's Pizza

Pizza Hut is jumping on the spicy food wagon with its new limited-time special. The Spicy Lover's Pizza comes with spicy marinara sauce, sliced red jalapenos, and a red pepper flake sprinkle with double pepperoni, veggie, or Hawaiian toppings.

Papa Johns: Epic Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza
Papa John's

Papa Johns: Epic Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza

The stuffed crust pizza at Papa Johns is getting an upgrade. The Epic Pepperoni stuffed crust pizza includes not only mozzarella cheese baked in the crust, but sliced pepperoni too. Naturally, it's topped with pepperoni as well. On the side, grab the limited-time spicy pepperoni rolls, made with pepperoni, jalapenos, and cheese rolled in pizza dough.

Dairy Queen: S'mores Shake
Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen: S'mores Shake

DQ is ready for summer with its s'mores shake, which is made with fluffy marshmallow, graham crackers, and chocolate shavings. There's also a new Poolside Punch Misty slush, which is a very photogenic blend layering blue raspberry- and pink punch-flavored slushes. Plus, the summer Blizzard lineup is here:

  • Oreo dirt pie
  • Caramel fudge cheesecake
  • Very cherry chip
  • Cotton candy
  • Drumstick with peanuts
  • Girl Scout Thin Mint

Sonic: Sour Patch Kids Slush Float
Sonic Drive-In

Sonic: Sour Patch Kids Slush Float

There's a new slush at Sonic for the summer, and it's studded with candy. The Sour Patch Kids slush float features a watermelon flavored slushie mixed with mini pieces of chewy Sour Patch Kids. There's a swirl of vanilla soft serve on top for a sour and creamy combo. 

Hardee's: Primal Menu
Hardee's

Hardee's: Primal Menu

Hardee's has a new lineup of "Jurassic Park"-inspired items to coincide with the release of "Jurassic World: Dominion" this month. There are three new items:

  • Primal Angus Thickburger topped with sliced prime rib, smoked cheddar cheese, onion rings, and a sweet and savory Amber BBQ sauce
  • Primal Burrito with sliced prime rib, smoked cheddar cheese, folded eggs, hash rounds, shredded cheddar cheese, and Amber BBQ sauce in a flour tortilla
  • Primal Biscuit with sliced prime rib, smoked cheddar cheese, fried egg, and Amber BBQ sauce.

Del Taco: Chicken Cheddar Rollers
Del Taco

Del Taco: Chicken Cheddar Rollers

Del Taco is expanding its 20 Under $2 menu with chicken cheddar rollers. There are three options to choose from, and all come with grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, and tangy green sauce, creamy ranch, or chipotle sauce. There also are new drink options for summer called Purple Pear Poppers that are made with kiwi-flavored pearls that burst in your mouth. You can get them served with purple prickly pear syrup and either lemonade or Sprite.

Popeyes: Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

Popeyes: Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich

Popeye's is shaking up its iconic fried chicken sandwich with a new variation. The buffalo ranch version includes the same beloved, crispy chicken breast, but with a new creamy buttermilk ranch that's mixed with spicy buffalo sauce. For dessert, try the new wildberry beignets that are fried fresh and served warm. The fluffy dough is filled with mixed berry sauce and coated in powdered sugar.

Subway: Italian Subs
Subway

Subway: Italian Subs

In a partnership with NFL quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, Subway has released three new Italian-inspired sandwiches:

  • Mozza Meat: capicola, ham, fresh mozzarella, spinach, tomatoes, red onions, banana peppers, and Parmesan vinaigrette
  • Supreme Meats: pepperoni, Genoa salami, capicola, ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, banana peppers, and Parmesan vinaigrette
  • Benissimo: pepperoni, rotisserie-style chicken, provolone, spinach, tomatoes, and peppercorn ranch

They're all available only through The Vault, which is Subway's fancy way of saying they're only available if you order on the website or app. If you prefer to order in-store, you can grab a new Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki sub which swaps shaved steak for the popular chicken version.

Culver's: Lemon Ice
Culver's

Culver's: Lemon Ice

A favorite summer treat is back at Culver's. Lemon ice is inspired by Italian ice shops in New York, and it's a tart and refreshing dessert made with lemonade frozen smooth. You can get it plain or topped with various fruits, like strawberries or peaches. It's also available blended into drinks with or without fruit or custard mixed in.

Chick-fil-A: Spicy Chicken Biscuit
Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A: Spicy Chicken Biscuit

After a six-year hiatus, the fan favorite spicy chicken biscuit is returning to Chick-fil-A. It was discontinued back in 2016, despite having many devoted fans. The breakfast sandwich includes the chain's popular spicy breaded chicken breast served on a buttermilk biscuit for a hot and slightly sweet combo. You came tame its heat with a new Frosted Cloudberry Lemonade made with vanilla ice cream, lemonade, and cloudberry and cherry flavors.

Shake Shack: Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Burger and Chicken Sandwich
Shake Shack

Shake Shack: Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Burger and Chicken Sandwich

There are two new limited time sandwiches at Shake Shack. The bourbon bacon cheddar burger includes white cheddar cheese, crispy shallots, Shack sauce, and a bourbon bacon jam made with Maker's Mark, while the chicken version includes the jam, cheddar, and pickles on a fried chicken breast. There are also two new shakes, including the Oreo funnel cake shake, and the chocolate churro shake.

Little Caesars: Stuffed Crazy Bread
Little Caesars

Little Caesars: Stuffed Crazy Bread

Little Caesars has brought back stuffed Crazy Bread for a limited time. It features the chain's signature garlic-brushed Crazy Bread stuffed with cheese and comes with a side of Crazy Sauce for dipping. If that's not your thing, there's also a new cookie dough brownie dessert made with Twix.

Checkers: Fry-Seasoned Chicken Tenders
Checkers & Rally's Restaurants, Inc.

Checkers: Fry-Seasoned Chicken Tenders

Inspired by the chain's own beloved fries, Checkers is now offering fry-seasoned chicken tenders. After a successful test in Florida last year, you can get the tenders tossed in fry seasoning in three-, five-, and eight-piece orders.

KFC: Sandwiches and Tenders Meal
KFC

KFC: Sandwiches and Tenders Meal

For a big group that can't decide on one type of main course, KFC has put together the new sandwiches and tenders meal. For $40, you get four fried chicken sandwiches, six chicken tenders, two large sides of your choice, four biscuits, and a half-gallon beverage bucket.

Panera: Mexican Street Corn Chowder and Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad
Panera Bread

Panera: Mexican Street Corn Chowder and Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad

There's a new soup in town at Panera. The Mexican street corn chowder features a creamy broth with corn, fire-roasted poblano peppers, potatoes, chili powder, lime juice, and cilantro served with crispy tortilla strips. If a salad is more your speed in summer, try the returning strawberry poppy seed salad with chicken, mandarin oranges, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, pecans, and poppy seed dressing.

Zaxby's: Signature Club Sandwich
Zaxby's

Zaxby's: Signature Club Sandwich and Fried Pickles

Zaxby's is gussying up its fried chicken sandwich as a new club variety. It comes with the chain's signature fried chicken filet, American cheese, bacon, pickles, and creamy Zax sauce. It's also available in a spicy version, and both are permanent menu items. Also new and permanent are the fan-favorite fried pickles.

Whataburger: Southern Bacon Chicken Sandwiches
Whataburger

Whataburger: Southern Bacon Chicken Sandwiches

New chicken sandwiches have hit the summer menu at Whataburger. They each include two slices of bacon, creamy coleslaw, pickles, and a Southern-style sauce on top of a fried chicken, grilled chicken, or fried spicy chicken filet. 


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Panda Express: Wok Fired Shrimp
Panda Express

Panda Express: Wok Fired Shrimp

Wok fired shrimp has returned to Panda Express for a limited time. It's made with seared, marinated shrimp combined with red bell peppers, yellow onions, and sugar snap peas in a sweet and spicy Hunan-inspired sauce.

Fazoli's: Cheesy Double-Stack Lasagna
Fazoli's

Fazoli's: Cheesy Double-Stack Lasagna and Triple Meat Lasagna

It's a lasagna fest at Fazoli's right now. There are two new options on the menu, including cheesy double-stack lasagna with 18 layers of ricotta, meat sauce, and pasta; and triple-meat lasagna with ricotta, pasta, meat sauce, sliced Italian sausage, and crispy crumbled bacon. As always, they both come with the chain's delicious garlic breadsticks. 

Taco John's: Mango Shrimp Street Tacos
Taco John's

Taco John's: Mango Shrimp Street Tacos

Taco John's is betting that customers will want a taste of the tropics as the weather heats up. The new mango shrimp street tacos feature crispy fried shrimp topped with mango pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, and chimichurri sour cream in a flour tortilla. 


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