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We Try Everything On Taco Bell's New Breakfast Menu

Fast Food Dennis Lee 22 comments

Nobody loves Taco Bell more than I do. Taco Bell is my favorite fast food restaurant, and if Taco Bell were a person, we'd be married right now, with 2.5 horrific taco-human hybrid babies. So when I heard that the Bell was coming out with breakfast, angels sang a chorus in my direction. I was both excited and scared. What if...what if it wasn't any good? What was amazing? More

Chain Reaction: We Try McDonald's Bacon Clubhouse Sandwiches

Fast Food Dennis Lee 37 comments

What is a Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich? Allow me to enlighten you. It all starts on a new artisan roll (which looks like a shellacked brioche), packed with applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions, white cheddar, lettuce, and tomato. It's called a sandwich, and not a burger, because you're graciously allowed to choose a burger patty OR chicken (grilled or crispy) as its centerpiece. And, of course, there's some lily gilding to be had in the form of the ever delightful Big Mac sauce. Here's what we've got to say about McDonald's latest creation. More

Chain Reaction: We Try the Dunkin' Donuts Eggs Benedict Sandwich

Fast Food Dennis Lee 16 comments

When Dunkin' Donuts unleashed the Eggs Benedict sandwich ($3.59) on the world earlier this month, I naturally knew that I'd have to find a way to shove it in my facehole. Quickly. More

What McDonald's in Ho Chi Minh City Means for the Future of Vietnamese Food

Fast Food Ed Levine 17 comments

Last weekend, the Vietnam's first-ever McDonald's opened in Saigon. We talked to Hanoi-based blogger and street food expert Mark Lowerson to find out what Mickey D's move means for the future of Vietnamese food culture. More

Chain Reaction: We Try Papa John's New Chicken Poppers

Fast Food Lee Movic 10 comments

I am in a fowl mood. [Rimshot!] Seriously, though, I'm in a funk. I know the days are getting longer already, and that's nice, and I did just get back from a week-long trip to sunny San Diego, but we've got another winter storm headed our way this week, and I just can't. Which is why I fall squarely among the target demographic for Papa John's New Chicken Poppers. I've got the bleus. More

Video: McDonald's Canada Debunks Pink Slime Myth

Fast Food Miki Kawasaki 10 comments

If you've ever wondered what goes into a McDonald's Chicken McNugget, you'd hardly be alone—the "pink goop" legend has been circulating for years, thanks in part to videos like this one. In a new ad, McDonald's Canada sets out to debunk the myth with a behind-the-scenes look at their production facility. More

Reality Check: We Try Burger King's New Rodeo Sandwiches

Fast Food Lee Movic 13 comments

What if I told you that for $1 you could get a value-sized burger or chicken sandwich and a side order of onion rings with barbecue sauce? Too good to be true, right? Well it is, sort of. Burger King's new Rodeo Chicken Sandwich and Rodeo Burger are exactly that, just all under the same bun. Call it a 'mashup', if that helps. Better yet, call them unexpected jewels in the King's crown. More

Reality Check: We Try Wendy's New Spicy Chipotle Sandwiches

Fast Food Lee Movic 11 comments

We're warming up to Wendy's new Spicy Chipotle Sandwiches. More

Chain Reaction: We Try Subway's New Big Hot Pastrami Melt

Fast Food Lee Movic 15 comments

Subway's newest sandwich is a big, hot, something alright... More

Chain Reaction: Taco Bell's New Triple Steak Stack and Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla

Fast Food Lee Movic 12 comments

Today's post was supposed to be an easy one. Try Taco Bell's new Triple Steak Stack, write a few words for and against, spend an inordinate amount of time taking photos, and call it a wrap. But somewhere along the way, it got more complicated than that. Complications involving a Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla and a duel to the death (of a sandwich). More

Reality Check: We Try Subway's New Sriracha Steak and Chicken Melts

Fast Food Lee Movic 23 comments

What does The Hunger Games have to do with Subway's new Sriracha Steak Melt and Sriracha Chicken Melt? Your guess is as good as mine. As best as I can determine from the logo, fire seems to be important. So now Subway's "Fiery FOOTLONG Collection" is a thing...again. More

Fast Food Chicken Dippin' Sauce Showdown: Popeye's Vs. McDonald's Vs. Burger King

Fast Food J. Kenji López-Alt 46 comments

Picking which fast food joint to buy your finger-food-fried-chicken-product-based lunch using the quality of available dipping sauces as the criteria is sort of like picking what cell phone to purchase based on its after-market case options, or which woman to marry based on her favorite cereal. There are rare cases in which this makes sense, but those cases are few and far between. Still, we wondered: all other things being equal, which of the three fast food establishments near our office would offer the best dipping experience? More

Reality Check: We Try Wendy's New Pretzel Pub Chicken Sandwich

Fast Food Lee Movic 16 comments

The trick isn't 'making' the pretzel bun, it's knowing when to use it... More

Chain Reaction: McDonald's Mighty Wings, Revisited

Fast Food Lee Movic 25 comments

McDonald's debuts Mighty Wings nationwide, and they are mighty good indeed. More

Chain Reaction: We Try the New Chicken Waffle Tenders From Popeyes

Fast Food Lee Movic 19 comments

The new Chicken Waffle Tenders from Popeyes are not chicken and waffles. They are tender pretenders, culinary link bait that reflect, perhaps, fried chicken's attempt to rebut the bacon arms race that had plagued awesome-ized every hamburger joint in America. That said, they're still pretty darn good. More

Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Fast Food Mash-Up?

Fast Food Niki Achitoff-Gray 19 comments

If you've ever ordered a McFlurry, you know that it all boils down to the ultimate decision: M&M or Oreo. But here the thing. What if I told you that you could break free from your years of torturous bondage? What if I told you that there's something better, something bigger than a mere Oreo or M&M McFlurry? More

We Try the McLobster from McDonald's Canada

Fast Food Michael Nusair 8 comments

Lobster from McDonald's just sounds sketchy, doesn't it? When I tweeted my enthusiasm about trying the McLobster, a friend sarcastically replied that I must have a death wish. And I'll admit it: I was skeptical. More

We Try the New Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts

Fast Food Lee Movic 7 comments

Dunkin' Donuts' latest breakfast sandwich twist proves poorly designed but salvageable...if you're willing to break the rules. More

Reality Check: We Try the New Premium McWrap from McDonald's

Fast Food Lee Movic 23 comments

A modern marvel of packaging innovation contains an otherwise average sandwich. More

Coming Soon to KFC Japan: Ketchup-Flavored Rice Patty Sandwiched Between Chicken Fillets-For-Buns

Fast Food Robyn Lee 5 comments

This week on February 7, KFC Japan is granting you the joy of eating boneless fried chicken and ketchup-flavored rice without utensils by releasing the Kentucky Chicken Rice, a bun-less sandwich with a patty of ketchup rice, a slice of cheddar cheese, tomato sauce, and special mayonnaise stuffed between two fried chicken fillets. More

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