McDonald's New Sandwich Will Ruin Your July 4 Weekend Beach Body -- So Will These 8 Other Fast Foods
It's July 4 weekend.

Have a hankering to try something new?

Fast-food restaurants from Shake Shack Inc. (SHAK) to Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.'s (DNKN) Dunkin' Donuts to Yum! Brands' (YUM) Taco Bell to Papa John's Int.'l Inc. (PZZA) have you covered.

Here's some of the tasty items new to 2017 from eight of the biggest fast-food chains around.

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Editors' pick: Originally published June 30.

Taco Bell's new offerings span morning and night.
Taco Bell's new offerings span morning and night.
The Loaded Taco Burrito.

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.

Shake Shack is heating up the barbie.
Shake Shack is heating up the barbie.
The ShackMeister Burger.

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.

Burger King's new shake is magically different.
Burger King's new shake is magically different.
The Lucky Charms Shake.

Restaurant Brands Int.'l Inc.'s (QSR) 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.

Throw another log on the fire, Dunkin' Donuts.
Throw another log on the fire, Dunkin' Donuts.
The S'mores Donut.

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.

McDonald's cleans up nice.
McDonald's cleans up nice.
McDonald's pico guacamole signature crafted sandwich.

While McDonald's Corp. (MCD) 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.

Chick-fil-A sautees into summer.
Chick-fil-A sautees into summer.
Chick-fil-A's BBQ Bacon Sandwich.

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.

Can't choose between a pizza or burger? Go to Papa John's.
Can't choose between a pizza or burger? Go to Papa John's.
The Bacon Cheddarburger Pizza.

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.

Wendys freshens up.
Wendys freshens up.
Wendy's Strawberry Mango chicken Salad.

Early in June, Wendy's Co. (WEN) introduced its new Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad, topped with fresh mango that the company said is perfect for summer eating.

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.

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