Major fast food chains including Dunkin’, Wendy’s and Papa John’s added a variety of new menu items nationwide in October to attract attention and customers.
Kentucky Fried Chicken
The new recipe features a “sweeter, tangier mix with a kiss of smokiness.” KFC said it tested 50 iterations of the recipe before settling on this one, which was in development before the pandemic. Its other sauces, like honey BBQ, ranch and hot sauce, were also revamped.
The replacement of the “Finger Lickin’ Good” sauce comes several weeks after it paused use of same slogan amid the pandemic.
McDonald’s is adding new bakery items for the first time in a nearly a decade. Beginning Wednesday, the McCafé bakery lineup is expanding with three new options: an apple fritter, a blueberry muffin and a cinnamon roll.
Papa John’s is the second major pizza chain to roll out a cheeseburger pizza. It features a “huge portion of seasoned beef, melty cheese, zesty pickles and signature burger sauce.”
The chain has a rolled out the Classic Chicken Sandwich, which features a crispier and juicier fried-chicken filet compared to its predecessor and is topped with mayo, a slice of tomato, lettuce, and pickles — all placed on a toasted bun.
The sandwich replaces the Homestyle Chicken Sandwich, which needed an upgrade in light of rising competition. The new sandwich is available now for $4.99.