A couple decades ago, the idea of having food ready to eat in under thirty minutes was unheard of. Now when people have to wait longer than fifteen minutes, they start to get grumpy. Ever since the beginning of A & W™ in 1919, the world of food on-the-go has changed forever. Fast food joints usually have normal, every day food options – cheeseburger, fries, and a Coke – but this past summer, many fast food restaurants created their own crazy concoctions. So, we thought we’d give you a taste of what some of the famous fast food joints are up to these days with their crazy ideas.
- Burger King and the French Fry Burger
On September 1, Burger King launched their new creation for only $1. The Huffington Post says that the chain is only selling this new, signature burger through the fall to try and get new customers who want to try some crazy ideas to come through their doors. This new burger is standard beef patty with four of BK™’s original fries on top. Why not eat the burger and fries all in one go?
Taco Bell™ and the Waffle Taco
Starting on August 8, Taco Bell began to test breakfast taco waffles in three locations – Fresno, Calif., Omaha, Neb., and Chattanooga, Ten. The taco waffle is basically a sausage patty and scrambled eggs between a folded waffle, served with a side of maple syrup. In creating a “first meal” (you know, like their “fourth meal”), the corporation hopes to double it’s domestic sales. Taco Bell was one of few fast food chains that didn’t have a breakfast option and apparently a breakfast burrito is too easy.
KFC and the Double Down
Basically, if you’re not a fan of the buns on sandwiches this is the sandwich for you! KFC made a sandwich that’s composed of bacon, two different cheeses and a “secret sauce” between two chicken filets, said the Daily Titan. The new sandwich (though, is it really a sandwich without buns?) was only supposed to be released for a limited time in 2010 but KFC has now said it is on the menu indefinitely.
Wendy’s and the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger
This item is probably the most normal on the list but still something that isn’t normally on a fast food menu. This cheeseburger has all the normal cheeseburger fillings but instead is topped with a soft, pretzel bun. The new burger was released in July and the company has seen as significant increase in sales since then according to a New York Post article. Overall in 2013, Wendy’ has lead the fast food game with their stocks being up 42% due to the new sandwich.
Now that fast food restaurants only take an average of seven minutes to prepare a meal, there needs to be something exciting about the fast food market. So why not make some crazy concoctions and see if people will actually eat them? GenTwenty wants to know if you’ve eaten any of these new specialties or if you’ve seen any crazier ones than these? Let us know!