FAST FOOD NEWS: Arby’s Beer Can Chicken Sandwich

Arby s Beer Can Chicken Sandwich

Arby’s is testing a Beer Can Chicken Sandwich in a few locations across the country. If you live in Minneapolis, Augusta, and Tulsa, you can wrap your mouth around the sandwich until December 23. Reader Chris W from Minnesota sent in the photo above.

According to an Arby’s spokesperson who talked to Food & Wine, the sandwich comes in two versions. The Original Beer Can Chicken Sandwich features Miller High Life marinated smoked chicken with cheddar cheese, crispy onions, pepper bacon, lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli on a toasted specialty roll. A Tall Boy Sandwich version includes everything mentioned, but also has pit-smoked ham and a crispy chicken fillet.

If you’re not familiar with beer can chicken, it involves stuffing an open beer can into the cavity of a chicken. The can is used to stand the poultry up while it cooks on the grill or in an oven. The beer steams in the cavity, giving the meat moisture and beer flavor.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen beer can chicken on a fast food menu. Popeyes put out its own back in 2014.

If you’re one of the lucky few who have tried this already, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

FAST FOOD NEWS: Dunkin’s New Holiday Menu Items

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Dunkin’ has rolled out a number of new products this holiday season.

Cinnamon Sticky Bun Coffee and Lattes feature the flavors of a warm sticky bun, including cinnamon with a hint of frosting.

Dunkin’s Holiday Spice Bacon Breakfast Sandwich comes with a double portion of holiday spice bacon that’s seasoned with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The sandwich has 630 calories, 40 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 195 milligrams of cholesterol, 960 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 9 grams of saturated fat, and 22 grams of protein.

The Hershey’s Kisses Donut has Mini Hershey’s Kisses on top a vanilla frosted donut. It has 460 calories, 24 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 360 milligrams of sodium, 52 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 31 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.

Dunkin’ is also offering a Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread that customers can enjoy on their bagels. A serving has 140 calories, 10 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Dunkin’).

FAST FOOD NEWS: Coke Freestyle Fanta Winter Wonder Lime

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Coca-Cola is sharing holiday cheer with its Freestyle machines. Earlier this month, we let you know about three holiday flavors – Seagram’s Cheery Cherry Vanilla Ginger Ale, Coca-Cola Jolly Cherry Vanilla, and Sprite Merry Berry.

But, it turns out there are more Coke Freestyle Holiday flavors this season. Reader Matthew A. discovered Fanta Winter Wonder Lime at an AMC Theater. It’s unknown if it’s an exclusive flavor to the theater chain. If any other readers know of anything, let us know in the comments.

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

FAST FOOD NEWS: Arby’s Arbynator

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Arby’s newest sandwich — the Arbynator — brings the meat, brings the cheese, brings the sauces, and brings the curly fries.

Available in Classic, Double, and Half Pound varieties, the Arbynator features roast beef, cheddar cheese sauce, Arby’s Sauce, Horsey Sauce, and Arby’s Curly Fries on a sesame seed bun. The fast food chain calls it, “the most Arby’s sandwich Arby’s has ever made.”

The Classic version has 560 calories, 25 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 1630 milligrams of sodium, 58 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 25 grams of protein.

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

(Image via Arby’s website.)

FAST FOOD NEWS: Krispy Kreme Cinnamon Swirl Doughnut


Krispy Kreme has a new seasonal treat — Cinnamon Swirl Doughnuts.

It features the doughnut chain’s classic doughnut hand-tossed in cinnamon sugar and topped with cream cheese icing and a gooey cinnamon swirl.

The pastry has 250 calories, 15 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 gram of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 105 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 16 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

In other Krispy Kreme news, its Original Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnut (our review) is coming back for a very limited time. It’ll be available at participating shops from Friday, November 16 through Thanksgiving Day, November 22.

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

(Image via Krispy Kreme’s website.)