Fast Food What's New

Wingstop Introduces New Hot Honey Dry Rub

Yes saucy wings are great, but to be honest, I prefer my fried bird to be sans sauce. The crisp and crunch that makes fried food so loved diminishes once sauces get thrown into the mix. I like my fried chicken to have some fierce crunch action, which is why Wingstop’s new Hot Honey Dry Rub has my appetite all perked up.

The limited edition dry rub pairs the sweetness of honey with a rush of heat from cayenne pepper and ancho chili.

Wingstop’s Hot Honey Dry Rub is available now through the summer season at participating locations while supplies last.

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Taco Bell® is the Summer Destination for Refreshingly Chill Beverages

Temperatures are rising, shorts have replaced pants and summer is officially here. To prepare for the hot days ahead, Taco Bell is introducing new frozen and fountain beverages to their already impressive US line-up.

Next up and taking things to a whole new level of coolness is the new Mango Whip Freeze, available for a limited time and while supplies last. As Taco Bell’s latest Freeze flavor, it’s the ideal drink for the summer simmer. Swirling with flavors of sweet mango and creamy vanilla, you’re sure to get your frozen fix. The Mango Whip Freeze joins the Mountain Dew® Baja Blast® Freeze and Wild Cherry Freeze on Taco Bell menus.

In honor of the new Mango Whip Freeze, Foodbeast has discovered a flavor hack that adds a spicy kick to your Chilly excursion. To experience this tasty explosion, mix Taco Bell’s Fire & Diablo sauces into your Mango Whip Freeze and let the deliciousness blow you away.

Adding a splash of color to your summer is Brisk® Dragon Paradise™ Sparkling Tea. Fruity and fizzy, Dragon Paradise is the perfect getaway for your tastebuds. The bubbly blend of dragonfruit, berry, and hibiscus flavors create a sparkling and refreshing twist on iced tea. To keep cool all summer long visit your local, participating Taco Bell and try out the new Brisk Dragon Paradise Sparkling Tea and Mango Whip Freeze.

Fast Food What's New

Epic Taco Bell x Cheez-It Collab Tests Big Cheez-It Tostada and Crunchwrap

Every now and then some food news will come across my radar that will have me immediately clutch my pearls in astonishment. Such a moment just happened as word of Taco Bell and Cheez-It collaborating on not one, but TWO, test items reached me.

But what really made my collar tight were the details behind the collab items – a Big Cheez-It Tostada and Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme!

With the Big Cheez-It Tostada, we’re treated to a Cheez-It square that is 16 times the original size and is topped with Taco Bell’s seasoned beef, reduced-fat sour cream, diced tomatoes, lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese.

As for the Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme, fans can expect that same massive Cheez-It square replacing the typical tostada shell within their beloved Crunchwrap.

Both the Big Cheez-It Tostada ($2.49) and Big Cheez-It Crunchwrap Supreme ($4.29) are now testing at one Taco Bell location (2222 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606for two weeks or while supplies last.

For a first look at the Big Cheez-It Tostada, let’s peep Foodbeast Elie chomp right into one here.

No doubt I will be making it rain inside that Irvine Taco Bell location like James Harden in the club.

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Burger King Employee Trending After Receiving Goodie Bag for 27 Years of Perfect Attendance

An unidentified Burger King employee is trending right now due to a video of them receiving a goodie bag after working at the company for 27 years, with no days missed.

The viral video first appeared on Reddit’s ABoringDystopiaPage, as it showed the employee displaying to the camera a goodie bag he received as a reward for his nearly three decades of service at Burger King. Its contents were a movie ticket, a bag of Reese’s Pieces, a Starbucks tumbler, a lanyard, two pens, some keychains and two packs of Lifesavers.

Despite the worker appearing genuinely grateful for the reward, many on social media were upset at how modest it seemed in comparison to 27 years of perfect attendance at Burger King.

And though some assumed that the goodie bag gift was from his co-workers, the comments section was still fiercely opinionated, with thoughts ranging from being appalled at how Burger King allegedly treated this employee’s loyalty to admiration of the humble and thankful attitude the man showed.

One person tweeted,”We trying to figure out why after 27 years of loyalty you gifted one of your most loyal employees some back to school supplies.”

Another chimed in, “People are talking down on him, it’s weird. Some people really don’t need much in life and y’all forget it was only a few hundred years ago where all we did was hunt and gather.”

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Wendy’s Adds Strawberry Frosty by Popular Demand

Wendy’s Frosty is a summer staple and to add a little sweetness to the menu during the hottest months of the year, the fast food chain announced the introduction of Strawberry Frosty, available for a limited time.

If you are a big fan of vanilla, well the bad news is that strawberry is taking over the spot on the menu, but the good news is that it’s just for the summer.

“We’re always listening to our fans and as the most-requested item, it was a no-brainer for us to bring the Strawberry Frosty to the menu this season,” said Carl Loredo, Chief Marketing Officer for The Wendy’s Company. “While some of our competitors are still trying to get their ice cream machines to work, fans can dip into this new strawberry treat all summer long at Wendy’s.”

And in true Wendy’s fashion, nothing like a little jab at their competitors. We don’t expect anything less from the fast food chain.

Wendy’s is also bringing back the Summer Strawberry Chicken Salad for a limited time combining, “sun-ripened, freshly sliced strawberries, crisp Applewood smoked bacon and juicy grilled chicken atop a bed of crispy lettuce and spring mix, and topped off with an Italian cheese blend, candied almonds and a sweet Champagne vinaigrette.”

Whether you are going to Wendy’s for the Frosty or the salad or both, use the app to order because now through July 3, when purchasing a salad within the Wendy’s app you can redeem a free small Fry with purchase and you can get a FREE Strawberry Frosty with 150 reward points.

Fast Food News Technology

Taco Bell’s ‘Defy’ Concept Set To Open Tomorrow, Promises To Be Most Innovative Drive-Thru Experience

Last summer we reported on the futuristic Taco Bell Defy drive-thru concept that is looking to shake up the fast food industry and how folks dine on the go.

Fast forward almost a year later and Taco Bell Defy is set to open tomorrow, June 7, in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The revolutionary restaurant concept is the first of its kind, delivering high-tech features that look to improve Taco Bell fans’ drive-thru experience by boosting efficiency through innovation.

Features like a proprietary vertical lift that will transport Taco Bell menu items straight from the kitchen to waiting customers, digital check-in screens for mobile order customers’ unique QR codes, a two-way audio and video technology service for customers to talk to team members on the second floor and a four-lane drive-thru are what Taco Bell Defy is bringing to the table.

Each drive-thru is designated for specific roles:

  • Pre-orders: Fans who order via the Taco Bell app will score skip-the-line service. For ultimate ease and convenience, the Taco Bell App can be downloaded ahead of time by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • Delivery Drivers: For those ordering through a third-party delivery partner, drivers will be able to process orders with the goal of providing an even faster delivery time in getting tacos straight to fans. 
  • Traditional Drive-Thru: For those who prefer to drop in for their favorite menu items, there’s one lane dedicated solely for this purpose.

For all this to come to fruition, Taco Bell tapped in with Minneapolis-based Vertical Works Inc., who merged innovation, design and manufacturing to help the fast food chain flip the normal drive-thru experience.

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A Pepsi Infused Pizza is Coming to LA Today

Yes, you read that correctly! The collab that no one knew they needed is coming to Los Angeles today and will be available for today only. Pepsi has released a rare modification to the classic pepperoni pizza — the Pepsi-Roni Pizza.

Pepsi has teamed up with the Culinary Institute Of America (CIA) to reinvent America’s favored pizza topping. In a recent study, 90% of folks are in agreement that Pepsi is a perfect partner to pizza. So why not combine the two to make a Pepsi infused pepperoni?

Since the beverage is already famous for enhancing the taste of pizza, the brand brought on board the CIA culinary experts to reinvent and create a new type of pepperoni married with rich caramel notes and brown spices of the signature cola.

The recipe combines a Pepsi Zero Sugar reduction instead of water normally used in pepperoni preparation. The reduction introduces a sweet and citrusy zest that Pepsi is widely known for with the classic spice blends found in pepperoni.

Anyone and everyone can come grab a FREE slice of the pioneered Pepsi-Roni Pizza today at:

Round Table Pizza, 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard Culver City, CA 90230 from 11am to 3pm.

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Jack Harlow and KFC Announce a First-Class Meal

KFC is the latest fast food chain to jump on the celebrity meal trend and they’re coming in finger lickin’ good with a one-of-a-kind Jack Harlow meal.

Curated by the Kentucky native himself, Harlow spent time at KFC’s Louisville, Kentucky headquarters tasting the entire menu to hand pick this “first-class” meal. The custom meal is a mix of KFC classics and new fan favorite menu items including the KFC Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Mac & Cheese, Secret Recipe Fries, a side of ranch and a cold lemonade, all served in custom Jack Harlow x KFC packaging.

“From releasing ‘Come Home the Kids Miss You’ and now launching my own meal at KFC, I’m having a super blessed summer” said the chart-topping rapper. “When KFC asked me to create my own meal, I knew it couldn’t be just any meal. My meal brings together my childhood favorites from growing up in Louisville, the KFC Mac & Cheese, with my new go-to Spicy Chicken Sandwich (with plenty of ranch), Secret Recipe Fries and lemonade — it doesn’t get much better.”

If you’re looking to get an early taste and you happen to live in Atlanta, well you’re in luck. Jack and KFC teamed up to transform an Atlanta KFC to a real life Jack’s Meal HQ located at 2637 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna, Georgia. Here, Atlantans will be the first to try the Jack Harlow Meal while they listen to Jack’s new album from a KFC x Jack Harlow bucket speaker.

For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait through the weekend for a taste. Beginning on Monday, June 6, fans can order the meal at any KFC restaurant nationwide or on the KFC app and site.