Some Exciting New Fast-Food Items Coming this Way for the Holiday Season


Keally Peck, Editor

Before Thanksgiving begins, a dozen new items are hitting stores like Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendys and McDonalds. These news items will hold a festive feel for the 2022 holiday season

“The items range from old favorites to new holiday flavors,” Meaghan Cameron wrote on Yahoo under her article, “13 Exciting New Fast-Food Items Drop this Week”. “with some ooey-gooey surprises sprinkled in for good measure.”

To start it off, Burger King is now selling an Italian Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich. This sandwich features the same crispy chicken as the Royal Crisp Chicken Sandwich, but also holds the addition of marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese on a savory bun. It will only be for a limited time, and costs $6.79 here in Norfolk, NE.

Today, Taco Bell will be reintroducing a famous menu item called “The Enchirito”, which is a hybrid of an enchilada and a burrito. This will only be available from Nov. 17th through Nov. 20 at participating locations. Keep a lookout for the Seven-Layer Nacho Fries and a Seven-Layer Nacho Fries Burrito, which is also debuting today as well.

Wendy’s is dropping not one, not two but four new items this week, all of which have already appeared on local menus. For the holiday season, Wendy’s has brought back a chicken sandwich and a burger, both of which have a hunk of fried mozzarella, melted mozzarella and marinara sauce on a buttery garlic bun. The burger can be sold in a single, double or triple patty. But please stick to single as the Italian Mozzarella Cheeseburger, Triple has a gut-busting 1,420 calories, 91 grams of fat and a whopping 1,990 grams of sodium! Wendy’s is also adding garlic-flavored fries for the winter menu along with releasing the highly anticipated Peppermint Frosty to replace the Strawberry Frosty which was sold in the summer.

Starting on Monday, McDonald’s will add a new Smoky Quarter Pounder with Cheese to their menu. Joining the new burger will be an Oreo Fudge McFlurry. Lots of diehard McDonald’s fans disagree if these items are truly new, but the two items sound like delicious riffs on personal favorites. But, in the case of the Smoky Quarter Pounder with Cheese, approach it with caution as this new burger has 770 calories, 51 grams of fat and 1,410 grams of sodium, so it would be wise to split this new burger with someone to avoid any catastrophes.

With the new holiday season approaching, this seems like only the beginning for all kinds of items being added to different restaurants, whether they are brand new or reissued. Be on the lookout for more things to come. And for all the Taco Bell fans, go check out the local Taco Bell to try out an enchirito or dip into seven layers of nacho fries before the weekend ends, with a friend or family member of course.