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What’s new in fast food

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January 2023

Applebee’s – All You Can Eat items

Applebee’s – Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich

Applebee’s – Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich

Applebee’s – Sweet & Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Blimpie – Spicy Italian Sandwich

Blimpie – Turkey Reuben Sandwich

Blimpie – Trio Supreme Sandwich

Blimpie – Italian Beef Sandwich

Bob Evans – Fiery Dang Hot Chicken

Burger King – Double Stacker

Burger King – Triple Stacker

Burger King – Quad Stacker

Burger King – American Original Chicken Sandwich

Burger King – Mexican Original Chicken Sandwich

Burger King – Italian Original Chicken Sandwich

Chipotle – Lifestyle Bowls

Cold Stone Creamery – Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Ice Cream

Cold Stone Creamery – You Had Me at Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Cold Stone Creamery – All’s Fair in Love & Cake

Dickey’s – Loaded Nacho Cheese Sausage

Dickey’s – Atomic Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

Donato’s – Pepperoni Cheese Bread

Donato’s – Bacon Cheese Bread

El Pollo Loco – Chicken Loco Burrito Griller

El Pollo Loco – Beef Loco Burrito Griller

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – Spicy Chimi Fajita Taco

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – Saucy Brisket Poblano Taco 

Jack In The Box – Deluxe Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Jack In The Box – Strawberry Red Daze

Jack In The Box – Berry Purple Daze

Jimmy John’s – Caprese Salami Pesto Sandwich

Habit Burger – Patty Melt

Krispy Kreme – Biscoff Doughnuts

MOD Pizza – Super Shroom Pizza

MOD Pizza – Super Shroom Salad

MOD Pizza – Tiramisu No Name Cake

Panera – Green Goddess Caprese Melt

Panera – Pepperoni Mozzarella Melt

Panera – Smoky Buffalo Chicken Melt

Papa Johns – Crispy Parm Pizza

Popeyes – Ghost Pepper Wings

QSOBA – Citrus Lime Shrimp

Quiznos – Lemon-Herb Lobster Sub

Quizbos – Classic Lobster Sub

Red Lobster – Dockside Duos

Red Lobster – Lobsterfest

Smashburger – Scorchin’ Hot Crisp Chicken Sandwich

Taco Bell – Ultimate GameDay box

TacoTime – Fish Taco

TGI Fridays – Three-Course Feast Menu

Zaxby’s – Egg Rolls

Zaxby’s – Zensation Zalad

February 2023

Applebee’s – Dozen Double Crunch Shrimp and Steak

BurgerFi – BBQ Rodeo Burger

Burger King – Spicy Chicken Fries

Carl’s Jr. / Hardee’s – Philly Cheesesteak Angus Thickburger

Carl’s Jr. / Hardee’s – Philly Cheesesteak Breakfast Burrito

Chick-fil-A – Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich (test)

Church’s Texas Chicken – Shrimp Meal

Del Taco – Buttery Garlic Parmesan Crispy Jumbo Shrimp Taco

Del Taco – Buttery Garlic Parmesan Stuffed Quesadilla Jumbo Shrimp Taco

Del Taco – Buttery Garlic Parmesan Fries

DelTaco – Buttery Garlic Parmesan Carne Asada Fries

Del Taco – Buttery Garlic Parmesan Dipping Sauce

Dickeys – Loaded Nacho Cheese Sausage

Domino’s – Philly Cheese Steak Loaded Tots

Domino’s – Cheddar Bacon Loaded Tots

Domino’s – Melty 3-Cheese Loaded Tots

Donatos – Hot Honey Pepperoni Pizza

Donatos – Hot Honey Wings

Freddy’s – Deluxe Crispy Fish Sandwich

Freddy’s – Birthday Cake Shake

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – Margarita Shrimp Taco

KFC – The Classic Chicken Wrap

KFC – The Spicy Slaw Chicken Wrap

Macaroni Grill – Toasted Ravioli

Macaroni Grill – Shrimp Scampi

Macaroni Grill – Eggplant Parmesan

On The Border – Crab Tostadas

On The Border – Stuffed Crab Enchiladas

On The Border – Mexican Crab Dip

Papa Murphy’s – Double Bacon Cheddar Pizza

Popeyes – Flounder Fish Sandwich

Popeyes – Shrimp Tackle Box

Red Robin – Tycoon Burger

Red Robin – Cheesy Bacon Truffle Fries

Red Robin – Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

Red Robin – Spiked Strawberry Shortcake

Saladworks – Jalapeño Ranch Crispy Chicken Salad

Saladworks – Jalapeño Ranch Crispy Chicken Grain Bowl

Saladworks – Jalapeño Ranch Crispy Chicken Wrap

Saladworks – Three Cheese Grilled Cheese

Saladworks – Bacon ‘n Tomato Grilled Cheese

Saladworks – Chicken ‘n Jalapeño Grilled Cheese

Shake Shack – White Truffle Burger

Shake Shack – White Truffle ‘Shroom Burger

Shake Shack – Parmesan Fries with White Truffle Sauce

Shake Shack – Tiramisu Shake

Shake Shack – Dreamsicle Shake

Shake Shack – Sunset Lemonade

Shake Shack – Pomegranate Sweet Basil Lemonade

Shake Shack – Blood Orange Lemonade

Smash Burger – S’mac & Cheese Burger

SONIC – BBQ Chip Seasoned Tots

White Castle – Shrimp Nibblers

March 2023

Capriotti’s – American Wagyu French Dip

Chipotle – Chicken Al Pastor

Chipotle – Fajita Quesadilla

Cracker Barrel – Cheesy Bacon Homestyle Fried Chicken

Cracker Barrel – Spiked Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Cracker Barrel – Loaded Steak Fries

Cracker Barrel – Mini Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake

Denny’s – Red, White & Blue Pancakes

Denny’s – Spicy Moons Over My Hammy

Denny’s – Very Strawberry Cheesecake Milk Shake

Denny’s – Mac N’ Brisket Sizzlin’ Skillet

Denny’s – Oven-Baked Lasagna

Denny’s – Oven-Baked Mac N’ Cheese

Island Fin Poke Co. – Korean BBQ Chicken Bowl

KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets

KFC – Double Down

Krispy Kreme – St. Patrick’s Day Doughnut Collection

Marco’s Pizza – Old World Sausage

MOD Pizza – The Pocket Pie

Noodles & Company – Backyard BBQ Chicken Salad

Wingstop – Three New Flavors

April 2023

Baja Fresh – Smokey BBQ Burrito

Baja Fresh – Smokey BBQ Bowl

Baja Fresh – Smokey BBQ Salad

Baja Fresh – Street Corn

Blimpie – The Original Pizza Sub

Blimpie – The Spicy Hawaiian Pizza Sub

California Pizza Kitchen – California Fields Salad

California Pizza Kitchen – Dynamite Shrimp

California Pizza Kitchen – Strawberry Shortcake

California Pizza Kitchen – Sparkling Watermelon Cooler

California Pizza Kitchen – Summer Fruit Sangria

Culver’s – BBQ Cheddar Sandwich

Dunkin’ – Turtle Signature Latte

Firehouse Subs – Smokin’ Triple Stack Sub

Freddy’s – Steakburger Stacker

Freddy’s – Reese’s Creamy Peanut Butter Shake

Freddy’s – Reese’s Crunchy Peanut Butter Concrete

Habit Burger – Jalapeño Char

Krispy Kreme – OREO and CHIPS AHOY! Cookie Blast Doughnut

Krispy Kreme – CHIPS AHOY! Candy Blasts Doughnut

Krispy Kreme – CHIPS AHOY! Cookie Dough Kreme Doughnut

Krispy Kreme – OREO Cookies & Kreme Filled Doughnut

McDonald’s – Big Mac sauce dip

Papa Johns – New Doritos Cool Ranch Papadia

Potbelly – Cubano

QDOBA – Mango Salsa

Red Lobster – Cajun Shrimp Trio

Red Lobster – Seaside Shrimp Trio

Red Lobster – Blue Dream Sangria

Red Lobster – Mango Martini

Red Lobster – Blackberry Bourbon Smash

TGI Fridays – Buffalo Wingman Burger

TGI Fridays – Fridays Signature Whiskey-Glaze Blaze Burger

TGI Fridays – Philly Cheesesteak Burger

TGI Fridays – Southwest Tornado Twists Burger

TGI Fridays – Nashville Hot Chicken with Fries

Wendy’s – Chili

White Castle – Slider Lites

White Castle – 1921 Slider

White Castle – Caramel Butter Cake Shake Parfait

White Castle – OREO Cookie Shake Parfait

May 2023

Chester’s Chicken – Fried Chicken Sandwich

Chick-fil-A – Bottled Salad Dressings

Denny’s – Super Slam

Pieology – New Dough

Pieology – Mushroom Truffle Pizza

Pieology – Calabrese Pizza

Pieology – Garlic Cheese Bread

Pizza Hut – Cheesesteak Pizza

Pizza Hut – Cheesesteak Melt

Portillo’s – Rodeo Burger

Quiznos – Kimchi Philly

Subway – Pickleball Club

Subway – Teriyaki Blitz

Subway – All-Pro Sweet Onion Teriyaki

Subway – Ultimate B.M.T.

Subway – Elite Chicken & Bacon Ranch

Subway – Hotshot Italiano

Wendy’s – Ghost Pepper Ranch Chicken Sandwich

Wendy’s – Ghost Pepper Fries

Wendy’s – Strawberry Frosty

June 2023

Carrabba’s Italian – New Happy Hour

Carl’s Jr. – El Diablo Burger

Casey’s – All-new signature thin crust

Culver’s – Lemon Berry Layer Cake

Culver’s – Dark Chocolate PB Crunch

Denny’s – Premium Bacon Loaded Pancakes

Denny’s – Triple Bacon Sampler

Denny’s – Bacon Obsession Burger

Denny’s – Sweet Maple Bacon Sundae

El Pollo Loco – Classic Double Chicken Chopped Salad

El Pollo Loco – Street Corn Double Chicken Chopped Salad

Freddy’s – Pretzel Bacon BBQ Steakburger

Freddy’s – Key Lime Pie Concrete

Freddy’s – Very Berry Strawberry Shake

Jack In The Box – Snoopadelic Shake

Jack In The Box – Snoop’s Munchie Mix

Habit Burger – Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Noodles & Company – Chicken Prosciutto Tortelloni with Smoked Gouda

Noodles & Company – 3-Cheese Tortelloni Caprese with Grilled Chicken

Noodles & Company – Spicy Tomato Cream Sausage Ravioli

Noodles & Company – Garlic Cream Bacon Carbonara Ravioli

Panera – Black Forest Ham & Gouda Melt

Popeye’s – Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Popeyes – Bacon & Cheese Sandwich upgrade

Raising Cane’s – Post Malone Branded Collector’s Cups

Red Lobster – Crabfest

Red Lobster – Crabby Cheese Fries

Red Lobster – Strawberry Cheesecake

Red Lobster – Ultimate Endless Shrimp

Smashburger – Carolina BBQ Burnt Ends Burger

SONIC – Polynesian Punch

SONIC – Tropical Colada

Sonny’s BBQ – Chipotle Candied Bacon

sweetgreen – Peach + Goat Cheese salad

sweetgreen – BBQ Chicken

sweetgreen – Chicken Teriyaki

sweetgreen – Mediterranean Mezze

sweetgreen – Pesto Paradise

Taco Bell – Volcano Taco

Taco Bell – Double Beef Volcano Burrito

Taco Bell – Lava Sauce

Taco Del Mar – Tropical Lobster Taco

Taco Del Mar – Classic Lobster Taco

TGI Fridays – Spiked Orange Glaze

TGI Fridays – Al Pastor

TGI Fridays – Korean Red Chile

TGI Fridays – Nashville Hot

TGI Fridays – Dry Rub

Wendy’s – Summer Strawberry Salad

White Castle – Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken Rings

White Castle – Spicy Buffalo Chicken Rings

Zaxby’s – Funnel Cakes

July 2023

7-Eleven – Korean BBQ boneless wings

Blimpie – Sweet Caribbean Jerk Chicken Sub

Blimpie – Spicy Caribbean Jerk Chicken Sub

Bojangles –  Bo’s Chicken Sandwich

Cheesecake Factory – Cookie Dough Lover’s Cheesecake with Pecans

Checkers & Rally’s – Chedda Chedda Buford

Chronic Tacos – Esquites

Dickey’s – Kickin’ Comeback Pulled Pork Sandwich

KFC – Ultimate BBQ Fried Chicken Sandwich

IHOP – Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Pancake Taco

IHOP – Caramel Banana Pancake Taco

IHOP – Breakfast Pancake Taco

IHOP – Country Chicken and Gravy Pancake Taco

On The Border – Texas Grilled Burrito

On The Border – Mexican Slaw

On The Border – Blue Island Cooler

On The Border – Border Flights

On The Border – Toporita

On The Border – Margarita Cheesecake

P.F. Chang’s – Happy Hour

Subway – Titan Turkey

Subway – Grand Slam Ham

Subway – Garlic Roast Beef

Subway – The Beast

August 2023

September 2023

October 2023

November 2023

December 2023

Previous year’s what’s new

What’s new in fast food for 2022

What’s new in fast food for 2021

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Looking for a list of what was new in 2020? Check out our post from last year that rounds up all the new fast food items in 2020.