Have a hankering to try something new?
Fast-food restaurants from Shake Shack Inc. (SHAK - Get Report) to Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.'s (DNKN - Get Report) Dunkin' Donuts to Yum! Brands' (YUM - Get Report) Taco Bell to Papa John's Int.'l Inc. (PZZA - Get Report) have you covered.
Here's some of the tasty items new to 2017 from eight of the biggest fast-food chains around.
Editors' pick: Originally published June 30.
In April, Yum's Taco Bell began testing three new menu items in certain markets - the Loaded Taco Burrito, a hybrid of its original taco and burrito; the Mexican Crispy Chicken Pizza, being tested in Ohio, is a fried-chicken take on its original beef Mexican Pizza; and the Naked Breakfast Taco, being tested in Flint, Mich., is a tortilla lined with an egg and filled with potatoes, sausage or bacon and cheese.
Plus, from March to April this year, Taco Bell tested, in certain states, the Doritos Quesalupa Crunch (a quesalupa is a taco in a cheesy shell), the Caesar Crunchwrap and the Chicken Enchilada Burrito.
In February, Shake Shack unleashed a line of items smothered in barbecue sauce, to be available for a limited-time. Its limited-edition menu includes the BBQ ShackMeister Burger, an Angus beef cheeseburger; the BBQ Chick'n Shack, its chicken sandwich; and BBQ Bacon Cheese Fries.
Restaurant Brands Int.'l Inc.'s (QSR - Get Report) Burger King released the Lucky Charms Shake on June 20, which is a vanilla-flavored soft-serve milkshake, mixed with Lucky Charms cereal, syrup and marshmallows.
Dunkin' Donuts released a line of products to compliment your night by the campfire. The company recently launched s'mores-flavored coffee, including a frozen drink, and a s'mores doughnut. Other new menu items include the Chocolate Drizzled Strawberry Croissant Donut, the Vanilla Cake Batter Donut and the Dunkin' Energy Punch, powered by Monster Energy.
While McDonald's Corp. (MCD - Get Report) revealed its line of "signature crafted sandwiches" late last year, the new items, that customers can customize, began appearing on menus across the country early this year. Choose the type of roll and toppings, for example, on any of these sandwiches - the pico guacamole chicken sandwich; the sweet BBQ bacon sandwich with Artisan or crispy chicken; and the maple bacon Dijon with beef or crispy, grilled or Artisan chicken.
In May, Chick-fil-A Inc. introduced two new items to its chicken-themed menu - the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich, a grilled chicken sandwich topped with barbecue sauce, Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and brown sugar-coated bacon. Customers can wash the sandwich down with Chick-fil-A's new Watermelon Mint Lemonade.
Papa John's introduced in May its limited-time-only Bacon Cheddarburger Pizza, complete with Wisconsin cheddar, zesty burger sauce and pickles, which can go with its new Bacon Cheddarsticks side.
Wendy's other salads recently added to its menu include the Fresh Mozzarella Chicken Salad, the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, the Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad and the Taco Salad.