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Fast Foodie: Wendy's goes Panera with the Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich

Fast Foodie: Wendy's goes Panera with the Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich

In a world of Baconators, Big Macs, and fried chicken taco shells, fast food seems to revel in its role as spectacular junk food. Until, well, it doesn't.

While pushing menu items to new extremes by heaping on meat, condiments, or snack food won't go out of style anytime soon, every now and then a fast food chain will take a stab at something for the health-niks and/or fast-casual set. It's why, say, KFC offers grilled chicken or McDonald's has salads or Taco Bell offers tacos with pico de gallo in place of cheese and sour cream. Places like Chipotle and Noodles & Company are looked upon favorably by people who turn up their noses at fast food, but that won't stop chains from...

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