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McDonald’s Japan Serving Up Peppercorn Garlic Spicy Chicken McNuggets

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McDonald’s locations in Japan will be treating the masses to new Peppercorn Garlic Spicy Chicken McNuggets. As reported by SoraNews24, the new Chicken McNuggets iteration will be served up for a limited time accompanied by two new dipping sauces: Garlic Soy Sauce Mayo Sauce and Smoked Cheese Sauce.

The Peppercorn Garlic Spicy Chicken McNuggets may be a mouthful to say, but so is its burst of flavor from a number of seasonings, as its breading is plussed up with coarse-ground black pepper, garlic, white pepper and chili peppers.

Look for the new Peppercorn Garlic Spicy Chicken McNuggets to be a chore to type and also be available to try at participating McDonald’s locations in Japan for a limited run.

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Arby’s New Sandwich Claims to Be So Spicy That it Comes With a Free Shake

Arby’s is laying claim to having the spiciest sandwich in the fast food space with the debut of their new Diablo Dare. In fact, they claim that the Diablo Dare is so spicy, it comes with a free vanilla milkshake to help cool down your sweltering palate after eating one.

Available with 13-hour smoked brisket or crispy chicken, the Diablo Dare boasts five sources of spice: ghost pepper jack cheese, fiery hot seasoning, fire-roasted jalapeños and Diablo BBQ sauce served on a toasted red chipotle bun.

Here’s the fiery deets behind the Diablo Dare’s five sources of spice:

  1. Diablo BBQ Sauce: A spicy BBQ sauce packed with heat from Habanero Peppers, Chili Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, and Chipotle Peppers. 
  2. Fiery Seasoning: A fiery hot seasoning made-up of Cayenne Red Peppers, Habanero Powder and Capsicum.
  3. Diablo Bun: A red-hot bun packed with chipotle pepper flakes.
  4. Ghost Pepper Jack Cheese: Pepper Jack cheese made with Jalapeno Peppers, Habanero Peppers, and Ghost Peppers.
  5. Fire-Roasted Diced Jalapeños: Diced fire-roasted jalapeños.

For those that dare, the fiery Diablo Dare is available at participating Arby’s locations now.

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Pizza Hut Taps Into 90s Nostalgia with BOOK IT! Bundle

Growing up in the 90s, I was conditioned to associate Pizza Hut with reading. Why? Well, thanks to its partnership with BOOK IT!, the reading and educational program that has impacted more than 65 million students nationwide since 1984 as the nation’s longest running, corporate supported reading program. Reading more was rewarded with Pizza Hut pizza. What a time.

Reviving that partnership, Pizza Hut is debuting the BOOK IT! Bundle. It includes 2 large, 1-topping pizzas and breadsticks. Every BOOK IT! Bundle purchased ensures a $1 donation to First Book, a non-profit organization dedicated to educational equity.

With the first 20,000 online orders of the BOOK IT! Bundle through January 18, fans will receive a redemption code that can be entered for a free special-edition, retro-inspired BOOK IT! t-shirt at

It’s a great, juicy slice of nostalgia accompanied by some Pizza Hut pizza, but act quick because the BOOK IT! Bundle is only available for a limited time.

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McDonald’s in South Korea Are Serving Up New Truffle Rich Potato Burgers

McDonald’s has got two new Truffle Rich Potato Burgers in South Korea that will make their debut just in time for Christmas.

The Truffle Rich Potato Burger and the Truffle Rich Potato Mushroom Burger both boast a truffle demi-glace sauce, lightly-battered home fries, two beef patties, American cheese, tomato, lettuce, and a spicy mayo sauce all on a sesame seed bun. Of course, the Mushroom Burger features everybody’s favorite umami-rich fungi.

These burgers are sure to be a mouthful, as evidenced by the picture above and will have fans satisfied with its rich truffle flavor.

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McDonald’s Japan Has a New Beef Stew Pie

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As reported by SoraNews24, McDonald’s Japan is adding a savory Beef Stew Pie to the menu. It’s the first non-sweet pie to appear on the menu since the Cream Stew Pie was offered back in January 2016.

The Beef Stew Pie has a filling that’s made up of slow-cooked beef with carrots and potatoes. Fond de Veau, a French veal stock, is also incorporated in the sauce to enhance its richness and depth. Savory hand pies aren’t a novel concept, though, as they are a popular choice throughout the world, offering on-the-go ease packed with limitless deliciousness.

McDonald’s new Beef Stew Pie is available in Japan now until the beginning of January and priced at 180 yen ($1.59 USD).

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Jollibee Kicks Things Up a Notch With Spicy Chickenjoy

Jollibee is the house that the legendary duo of fried chicken and gravy built. The iconic combo of crispy, savory fried chicken dipped in luscious gravy is a testament to the legions of fans the international fast food chain has. Jollibee’s newest menu item looks to turn up the heat for them.

Spicy Chickenjoy is Jollibee’s delectable fried chicken getting treated to some proper heat. Each piece is marinated in spices to ensure each bite of Spicy Chickenjoy satisfies heat seekers all over.

Jollibee’s new Spicy Chickenjoy is available now at all participating locations across the U.S. and will be offered in two-piece meals, three-piece meals, six-piece buckets, 10-piece buckets, and family meals.

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Jack In The Box To Buy Del Taco for $575 Million

It’s been announced today that Jack In The Box will be acquiring Del Taco at $12.51 per share, or for an estimated $575 million. Too bad the Del’s Dollar Deals didn’t apply for this purchase.

Jack In The Box CEO, Darin Harris (sorry, not Jack Box), had the following to say regarding the acquisition, “This is a natural combination of two like-minded, challenger brands with outstanding growth opportunities. Together, Jack in the Box and Del Taco will benefit from a stronger financial model, gaining greater scale to invest in digital and technology capabilities, and unit growth for both brands. This acquisition fits squarely in our strategic pillars and helps us create new opportunities for the franchisees, team members and guests of both brands.”

For franchisees, this gives them the opportunity to open both Jack In The Box and Del Taco concepts, thus helping expand both the over 2,200-location Jack In The Box and over 600-location Del Taco brands.

The purchase is forecast to be completed by the first quarter of 2022, pending approval from Del Taco shareholders and regulators.

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McDonald’s Canada Debuts a Bacon ‘N Crispy Onion Quarter Pounder

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Our friendly neighbors to the north are getting a new variation of McDonald’s Quarter Pounder by way of the Bacon ‘N Crispy Onion Quarter Pounder.

The new Bacon ‘N Crispy Onion Quarter Pounder has a Canadian beef patty topped with hickory-smoked bacon strips, crispy onions, a creamy grilled onion sauce, two slices of cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard and pickles nestled in between toasted sesame seed buns.

If your appetite is feeling a little more cavernous than usual, customers can opt for a Double Bacon ‘N Crispy Onion Quarter Pounder. Both burgers are now available at McDonald’s locations in Canada for a limited time.