FAST FOOD NEWS: Wendy’s Birthday Cake Frosty

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Wendy’s is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the only way food companies can commemorate impressive milestones, and that’s with a birthday cake-flavored product.

The chain’s Birthday Cake Frosty combines vanilla Frosty with the flavor of a classic birthday cake. A small has 350 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 150 milligrams of sodium, 62 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 53 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein.

If that’s not festive enough for you, Wendy’s is also offering the Birthday Cake Frosty Cookie Sundae. It features Birthday Cake Frosty topped with sugar cookie pieces and sprinkles.

The dessert has 410 calories, 14 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 240 milligrams of sodium, 64 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 47 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of protein.

Both treats are available for a limited time at participating Wendy’s locations.

If you’ve tried them, let us know what you think in the comments.

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Papa John’s Garlic Parmesan Crust

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While Pizza Hut has done multiple things to its crust, which include stuffing it and adding flavors, Papa John’s hasn’t gotten creative with its crust. But that has now changed because the pizza chain is adding flavor to its fresh, never-frozen original dough.

Okay, it’s only ONE flavor and it’s garlic parmesan.

Papa John’s new Garlic Parmesan Crust features its famous Garlic Sauce and artisan parmesan-romano cheese baked into the crust.

To get customers to try the new pizza tweak, Papa John’s is offer a special $10 deal for a Garlic Parmesan 1-topping pizza for $10 with promo code CHEESYCRUST by phone, PapaJohns.com, the Papa John’s app, Facebook, Apple TV, or by asking Alexa. The flavored crust can also be added to any Papa John’s pizza, including Handcrafted Specialties and Create Your Own.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Easy as Pie Doughnut Collection

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This month, Krispy Kreme is offering its new Easy as Pie Doughnut Collection. According to the chain, it “doughnutizes” some of America’s favorite pie varieties for those who can’t wait for Thanksgiving.

With a line like that, you’d expect pumpkin pie, the quintessential Thanksgiving pie, would be part of the collection. It is not. Instead, the flavors are Dutch Apple Pie, Chocolate Kreme Pie, and Cherry Pie.

Dutch Apple Pie: It features a doughnut with apple pie filling, dipped in caramel icing, topped in streusel topping and hand?decorated with an icing lattice. It has 350 calories, 16 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 190 milligrams of sodium, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 26 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Chocolate Kreme Pie: This doughnut is filled with chocolate Kreme, dipped in chocolate icing, topped with a dollop of Kreme, and finished with mini-chocolate chips. It has 360 calories, 19 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 24 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Cherry Pie: It’s brightly colored doughnut topped with pie crust crumbles and a cherry filling. It’s hand-decorated with an icing lattice. It has 300 calories, 16 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, 35 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

The Easy as Pie Doughnut Collection is available now through Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 at participating locations across the U.S.

If you’ve tried any of them, let us know what you think in the comments.

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Sonic Chili Cheese and Bacon Mac & Cheese Bites

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Update: We tried it! Click here to read our review.

Sonic has rolled out two varieties of hot and crispy bites for your fingers and taste buds.

The Chili Cheese Bites are Sonic’s signature chili with cheese in a crispy corn chip coating. The Bacon Mac & Cheese Bites feature creamy macaroni and cheese blended with savory bacon pieces and coated in a light, crispy batter.

A small order of the Chili Cheese Bites has 240 calories, 14 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 550 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 8 grams of protein.

A small order of the Bacon Mac & Cheese has 260 calories, 15 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 700 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.

Both bites are available for a limited time at participating locations and starts at $1.99.

If you’ve tried the bites, let us know what you think of them in the comments.

(Image via Sonic.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Surprise Happy Meals with Throwback Toys

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McDonald’s is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first-ever Happy Meal by launching the Surprise Happy Meal.

What’s the surprise?

They’re filled with shredded lettuce and onions collected from the bottom of Big Mac clamshell boxes!

Of course, I’m kidding. These Surprise Happy Meals will each have one of the most popular Happy Meal toys from the last four decades. They will be available at participating McDonald’s restaurants beginning today, November 7 through Monday, November 11, while supplies last.

The 17 toys coming to the Surprise Happy Meal in the U.S. includes:

  • Cowboy McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
  • Fireman McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
  • Mail Carrier McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
  • Hamburger Changeable (McDonald’s): 1989
  • Grimace (McDonald’s): 1990
  • Dino Happy Meal Box Changeable (McDonald’s): 1991
  • McDonald’s Hot Wheels Thunderbird (Mattel): 1993
  • Hamburglar (McDonald’s): 1995
  • Power Rangers (Hasbro): 1995
  • Space Jam Bugs Bunny (Warner Brothers): 1996
  • Patti the Platypus (Ty Beanie Baby): 1997
  • 101 Dalmatians – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 1997
  • Tamagotchi (Bandai): 1998
  • My Little Pony (Hasbro): 1998
  • Furby (Hasbro): 1999
  • Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 2002
  • Hello Kitty (Sanrio): 2013

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FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Cinnamon Cookie Latte and Donut Sticks with Chocolate Sauce

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McDonald’s has given us two presents this holiday season that we have to pay for with our own money — the McCafe Cinnamon Cookie Latte and Donut Sticks with Chocolate Sauce.

The Cinnamon Cookie Latte features the sweet taste of cinnamon, milk, and freshly brewed 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified espresso. It’s also topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon. It’s available hot or cold, and can be ordered all day long throughout the holiday season.

The McCafe Donut Sticks with Chocolate Sauce combines the cinnnamon and sugary treat that made its debut earlier this year with a side of chocolate sauce. It’s available by the half-dozen or dozen, and only during breakfast hours.

If you’ve tried either one, let us know what you think in the comments.

(Image via McDonald’s.)