8 Best New Fast-Food Menu Items of 2021

Will Kreznick

The world of fast-food has grown even bigger in recent years as people look to add more convenience to their everyday lives. Major fast-food companies like McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Zaxby’s are continuously adding new items, including a lot of chicken sandwiches, to their menus to draw customers into the drive-thru lines.

While some new fast-food menu items are filled with sugar and tons of sodium, others are somewhat healthy and can be added to your weekly lunch routine without tipping the scale. We talked with two registered dietitians, Hannah Cooper, MS, RD, LDN, from Houston, Texas, and Krista Jensema

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Metro Phoenix’s Berto’s-Style Fast Food and Drive-Thru Mexican Restaurants

Will Kreznick

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What is a “-berto’s?” It doesn’t take much driving around to encounter countless examples. Roliberto’s, Poliberto’s, Raliberto’s, Eriberto’s — these charmingly divey Mexican fast food joints aren’t for the elaborate-post-gentrification-style taco set, nor are they likely to satisfy authentic Mexican food purists. They exist in some alternate fast-food utopia where huge portions come incredibly cheap, ingredients are prepared daily, and weather-beaten exteriors serve not as a deterrent but as a signal of all of the above.

They’re also the

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At Pogiboy, Filipino Fast Food Comes From Past Bad Saint Chefs in a Food Hall

Will Kreznick

When they were putting together the Filipino-American fast food menu at Pogiboy, a new food hall stall that opens downtown today inside the Block D.C., chefs Tom Cunanan and Paolo Dungca wanted to draw from a deep well of nostalgia for drive-thrus, use ingredients that reflect the ever-evolving food scene in the Philippines, and reflect both of those influences with classical techniques like they used to do the last time they teamed up, at a game-changing restaurant that was the hottest dining attraction in town for years. Besides introducing some dishes that are begging to be photographed — see the

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Blue-Chip Fast Food Stock Gears Up for Q4 Earnings

Will Kreznick

McDonald’s options pits are bullish going into the event

Blue-chip McDonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD) is preparing to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings and revenue before the bell on Thursday. Ahead of the event, analysts expect the fast food titan to post earnings of $1.78 per share, as well as rise in year-over-year revenue thanks to efforts that ensure customers have low-contact ways to dine during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

At last check, MCD shares were higher, up 0.6% at $214.55. The equity added 15.4% over the last nine months, though the 80-day moving average has kept a lid on most rally attempts. Meanwhile,

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Fast-food menu items you’ll only find abroad

Will Kreznick

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