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Taco Bell’s $1 Churro Donuts Just Beat McDonald’s At Their Own Game

There’s two clear trends shaping up in the world of fast food in 2019. One of those is the rapid growth of plant-based fast food items and the other is value menu donuts for breakfast.

While McDonald’s beat out Dunkin’ on value with their take on the donut giant’s Donut Sticks, Taco Bell just trumped everybody else with their own rendition: $1 Churro Donuts.

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Now testing in the Kansas City area, these donuts come with a unique ridged exterior and are coated in a cinnamon sugar. They’re a larger take on the half-dozen Donut Fries/Sticks that McDonald’s and Dunkin’ have to offer, but come at a cheaper price: just $1. Currently, six McDonald’s Donut Sticks costs $1.49, while five Dunkin’ Donut Fries comes in at $2.

Considering that Taco Bell is the only chain amongst this trio to have a true dollar or Buck and Under menu, it’s clear they already prioritize value. To beat McDonald’s at the value menu game like Taco Bell just did, though, is something few are able to really pull off.

The Churro Donut right now is just a test, but when Taco Bell brings that nationwide, McDonald’s, Dunkin’, and anyone else that brings donuts to the table better be ready for some fierce competition.

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Donut Sticks Are Officially Coming To McDonald’s Breakfast Menus Nationwide

After information was leaked earlier this year, McDonald’s is now officially confirming that Donut Sticks are heading to their breakfast menus nationwide.

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The Donut Sticks will be a limited time item, and are slated to hit breakfast menus starting February 20th. As reported in the leaks, they will be available in orders of 6 or 12, with a bundle of 6 Donut Sticks plus a coffee also for sale.

News of the Donut Sticks comes after Dunkin’ Donuts made it splash in the fast food breakfast game with their own Donut Fries. The two items are pretty similar to each other, with both consisting of fried dough sticks tossed in cinnamon sugar. A key difference may be in the dough, since Dunkin’ claims to use a “croissant-style” dough while McDonald’s does not. Dunkin’ also sells theirs in groups of 5, not the half dozen and dozen-stick orders McDonald’s will be selling.

It’ll be interesting to see how the two donut fry rivals stack up against each other when McDonald’s version drops.

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Donut Fries Are Reportedly Coming To McDonald’s Breakfast Menu Soon

McDonald’s may be kicking off the new year with the addition of a hot breakfast treat: their own take on donut fries.

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According to Business Insider, who obtained leaked internal documents from the fast food giant, they will be a limited-time offer sometime around February. You can order the Donut Sticks, as they’re called, by the half dozen, a half dozen bundled with a small coffee, or a full dozen.

This seems to be a play against Dunkin’, who took a bite out of McDonald’s breakfast market recently with the addition of their $2 Donut Fries. The leaked Donut Sticks are similarly priced, with the half-dozen bundle and coffee going for $1.99, the half dozen on their own pricing at $1.29, and a dozen selling for $2.39.

If confirmed, this could be a big new value item for McDonald’s that would make it an even bigger player in the fast food breakfast game. McDonald’s representatives did not confirm any information in the leaked documents, telling Foodbeast in a statement to “expect more delicious and craveable news to come in 2019.”

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Donut Fries Are Heading To All Dunkin’ Donuts Locations Nationwide

Looks like fast food fans will be getting not one, but two fry variations that they’ve been clamoring for this summer. Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries are confirmed to be returning, and Dunkin’ Donuts will also be debuting their donut fries nationwide.

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This follows a brief test run of the crispy strips of sweet dough in Boston that happened earlier this year. That trial was “successful,” in the words of a Dunkin’ press release, and has given the chain enough confidence to drop them for a limited-time run.

You’ll be able to get the donut fries starting on July 2nd, where they will come in batches of 5 for $2 each. They’re made with a “croissant-style donut dough” that are tossed in cinnamon sugar after being cooked. Wait, does that mean they’re technically “Cronut Fries?”

Regardless of what you call them, they’re sure to be a fun, on-the-go treat that we can’t wait to dip into some coffee.