Fast Foodie

  • Fast Foodie: Taco Bell's fried chicken taco shell is a winner

    Fast Foodie: Taco Bell's fried chicken taco shell is a winner

    Confession: I never had KFC's Double Down. Before eating fast food became a journalistic concern, the Colonel's double-stacked chicken fillets with cheese, bacon, and secret sauce sandwiched in the middle seemed like a bridge too far, even for me. KFC's chicken is good, bacon is good, cheese is...

  • Why Roy Rogers needs to bring its 'holy trio' to Baltimore

    Why Roy Rogers needs to bring its 'holy trio' to Baltimore

    Greetings, Fast Foodie readers. Welcome back after a bit of a long (and unintentional) hiatus. In the time since my last column, KFC brought back its Nashville Hot Chicken, Taco Bell gave away Doritos Locos Tacos because Francisco Lindor stole a base in the World Series, president-elect Donald...

  • Fast Foodie: Burger King's Mac N' Cheetos are a letdown

    Fast Foodie: Burger King's Mac N' Cheetos are a letdown

    Burger King's unveiling of Mac N' Cheetos was a siren song to fast foodies everywhere. Here was one of the most promising junk food hybrids since the advent of the Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell: Cheetos filled with macaroni and cheese. What times we are living in (on a related note: Taco Bell...

  • Fast Foodie: A review of the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken sandwich at Wendy's

    Fast Foodie: A review of the Jalapeño Fresco Spicy Chicken sandwich at Wendy's

    My only encounter with a ghost pepper came when a friend tried to trick me into eating one. When I resisted, he took a bite to give me the ol' "See, it's not so bad," and then started coughing profusely. Snot, eventually followed by blood, came out of his nose. And this guy loves spicy things! ...

  • Fast Foodie: Burger King one-ups Wendy's with its 5 for $4 meal

    Fast Foodie: Burger King one-ups Wendy's with its 5 for $4 meal

    Welcome to 2016, fellow fast food enthusiasts! The last month or so of 2015 left us with the return of Crunchwrap Sliders at Taco Bell and exciting new menu items such as the Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger at Wendy's and the Flame Grilled Chicken Burger at Burger King to consider. A burger patty made...

  • Fast Foodie: Available only at participating locations

    Fast Foodie: Available only at participating locations

    Even though Silicon Valley tech companies get all the credit, fast-food chains are some of the great innovators of our time. They are constantly adding new offerings to their menus and/or packaging existing items in new deals, generating excitement and buzz in the marketplace. Sometimes these innovations...

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