Fast Food

McDonald’s To Test New McPlant Burger In Select US Markets

Plant-based options are becoming more and more prevalent on fast food menus globally. McDonald’s, being the global brand that it is, is exploring that front, by partnering with Beyond Meat to test a new plant-based McPlant Burger.

The new McPlant Burger will be tested in select US markets for a limited time starting November 3, 2021. It features a Beyond Meat Patty topped with American cheese, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard and mayo on a sesame seed bun.

The following markets will be among the first McDonald’s locations in the US to offer the new McPlant burger starting November 3:

  • Irving, Texas
  • Carrollton, Texas
  • Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Jennings, Louisiana
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • El Segundo, California
  • Manhattan Beach, California
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Popeyes Collabs With Megan Thee Stallion For New ‘Hottie Sauce’

Two cultural icons in Popeyes and Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion have linked up to produce a new Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce.

The Hottie Sauce is just as saucy as Megan, I’m sure, as it hosts a mix of honey, cider vinegar, and Aleppo pepper, for added spice. Starting October 19, Hottie Sauce will be featured in Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches and Nuggets in the US and 14 other countries around the world.

It’s noted that this will be the first time Popeyes will offer another iteration of their iconic Chicken Sandwich, which is a true flex that Megan Thee Stallion should pop her collar for.

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Burger King UK Launches New ‘Gourmet Kings’ Burgers

Burger King UK is looking to up the experience of their burgers by adding a luxurious touch to some new offerings. Dubbed the “Gourmet Kings,” this new line of burgers features “The Argentinian” and “The Steakhouse.”

The Steakhouse is as elevated as its name implies, as it features tomatoes, crispy onions, arugula, and mayo joining 100% flame-grilled British and Irish Aberdeen Angus beef patties, which are then adorned with melted oak smoked cheddar, sweet crispy bacon slices, and BBQ sauce.

As for The Argentinian, it boasts sliced onions, fresh arugula, and British and Irish oak smoked cheddar cheese. It’s then treated to a kick of chilli sauce, crispy onions, and Chimichurri mayo, all resting between toasted brioche buns.

The Gourmet Kings burgers are now available at Burger King locations throughout the United Kingdom.

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This Study Reveals The Most Expensive McDonald’s Menu Items In The World

McDonald's Most Expensive Menu Items

McDonald’s has gone from a humble California burger joint to the ubiquitous fast food monolith that it is today, spanning the globe with 40,000 restaurant locations.

With that global presence, we can be sure there will be unique menu items to be found exclusively at McDonald’s locations in particular countries. The Golden Arches are known for their fast food value, however, there’s some of its menu items that can cost as much as a regular entree at a sit down restaurant.

A new study by Expensivity, analyzes the price of McDonald’s in every country. From the study we can check out infographics that highlight the most expensive McDonald’s menu items in the world and also how much a Big Mac costs around the globe.

If you’re curious to see the full study and check out other insights regarding McDonald’s and its burger economics, head over to Expensivity.

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Yogurtland Now Has Milk Tea Frozen Yogurt

To be quite frank, I’ll always save room for milk tea and boba after a meal. It’s the post-dessert dessert, a sweet finish to wash down everything. Yogurtland’s newest offering circumvents this whole process for me with their new Milk Tea Frozen Yogurt. Let’s just get straight to the milk tea by making it your dessert, efficiency people, it’s a wonder.

The classic boba drink flavor is a perfect pairing with Yogurland’s limited time only Rainbow Jellies topping, which I’m sure makes for a sweet and refreshing treat with each scoop.

This Milk Tea Frozen Yogurt is available only at participating locations, while supplies last.

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Domino’s Australia Debuts New Cheesy Vegemite Pizza

Vegemite is an iconic Australian food spread that’s made from leftover brewer’s yeast extract. The flavor of Vegemite can best be described as an intensely savory and salty smack to your palate.

Though the condiment can be quite polarizing to folks outside of Australia, locals swear by it. Domino’s Pizza locations in the Land Down Under are catering to Aussie tastebuds with the debut of a new Cheesy Vegemite Pizza, which pairs the iconic Australian condiment with melty mozzarella.

The limited-edition pizza carries a suggested price of $7.95 AUD, or about $5.84 USD and will be available for only three weeks.

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Krispy Kreme Becomes Krispy Skreme, Debuts New Halloween Collection

Krispy Kreme is getting a bit of a makeover for the spooky season, and it would be fair to say it’s as if the doughnut chain itself is donning a costume for Halloween. That’s because starting this week, Krispy Kreme will now be known as Krispy Skreme, complete with a new logo change.

Now with the ghoulish revamp comes a tasty new Halloween collection of doughnuts: The Abra Cat Dabra doughnut, Enchanted Cauldron doughnut, Bewitched Broomstick doughnut and Spooky Sprinkle doughnut.

To celebrate this launch, Krispy Skreme customers can enjoy Saturday Scary Sharies every Saturday starting October 16 through October 30, where they’ll be treated to a $1.00 Saturday Scary Sharies dozen with the purchase of any dozen, packaged in a special edition spellbook dozen box.

Krispy Skreme is bringing back its beloved treat of a free doughnut, no purchase necessary, to any fan who visits a Krispy Skreme shop in their Halloween costume on Halloween.

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Shake Shack’s New Black Truffle Menu Available Nationwide

Black truffle menu items always have an air of lavish aura around it, enticing diners with its nutty, earthy, and uniquely savory flavors. This reputation is the very reason why Shake Shack’s Black Truffle menu had a successful test last December at four New York and California locations.

And with that success comes a much wider nationwide release of the Black Truffle menu, which includes a Black Truffle Burger and Parmesan Garlic Fries with Black Truffle Sauce. The Black Truffle Burger is a gruyere cheeseburger topped with black truffle sauce and crispy shallots on a potato bun, while the Parmesan Garlic Fries also gets a topping of the decadent black truffle sauce.

Both menu items are made with Regalis Foods’ USDA Organic Black Truffle Arbequina Oil, which is flavored with real Spanish black truffles, and are available nationwide starting Friday, October 15 through January 10.

Those who have the Shack app can get early access to try the new Black Truffle menu starting October 12.