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Popular Fast-Food Chains That Have Made Major Menu Changes

From McDonald's to Papa John's, here are five restaurants that recently added all-new menu items.
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Within the past two months, some of your favorite fast-food chains have made some major changes to their menus. More specifically, they've debuted brand new menu items. There's a lot going on in the world right now, so it's likely that you missed these delicious launches. But not to worry, because the team at Eat This, Not That! has been on top of these new food item announcements. Below, you'll see five popular chains that recently introduced at least one brand new menu item. (Related: 9 Restaurant Chains That Closed Hundreds of Locations This Summer).

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Popeyes: Ghost Pepper Wings

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This month, the beloved chicken chain announced that it was bringing back its legendary Ghost Pepper Wings for a limited time. The fiery chicken wings are served with creamy buttermilk ranch for dipping and a biscuit.


Papa John's: The Super Hawaiian Pizza

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Papa John's added the most controversial topping to its new pizza this month: Pineapple. In addition to the sweet fruit, The Super Hawaiian Pizza is stacked with thin strips of Canadian bacon, hickory-smoked bacon, a three-cheese blend, and mozzarella.


Wendy's: Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger

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In 2013 Wendy's launched the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger for a limited time. Now, the chain has brought back and revamped that same menu item. The Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger features a special beer cheese sauce made with a blend of two beers from an independent brewery. For those who don't like red meat, you can swap out the beef patty for a fried chicken breast.


McDonald's: Chips Ahoy McFlurry

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In August, McDonald's announced it would end summer with a limited-time offering of Spicy Chicken McNuggets served with Mighty Hot Sauce. While that deal has since ended, the chain also debuted the all-new Chips Ahoy McFlurry—and that is here to stay. The regular size clocks in at 620 calories, so we recommend going for the snack size to save almost 200 calories. (Related: The Tastiest Fast-Food Vanilla Ice Cream).


Domino's: Cheeseburger and Chicken Taco Pizza

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Courtesy of Domino's

The pizza chain announced at the end of August that it would introduce two new pizza flavors, both of which were inspired by popular takeout items. The new Chicken Taco and Cheeseburger Pizzas give you the best of both worlds and, more importantly, a less messy delivery experience.

For more, check out This Is the Healthiest Order at Domino's, According to Dietitians.

Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of Read more