In a wham-bam double header of mind-blowing press-releasing, I learned that not one, but TWO fast food chains are dropping some ground-breaking new products on their menus. I feel that it is my solemn duty to warn you ahead of time, lest you endanger other drivers on 85 when you glimpse a billboard of these jaw-droppers and your head explodes in traffic.
First up: Wendy’s gives birth to the Son of Baconator!
Because calling it the Baconator Jr. would be too emasculating, Wendy’s has donned the newest addition to their bacon lineup the Son of Baconator.
This not-so-mini bacon cheeseburger tops 4.5 oz of beef patties with four slices of Applewood smoked bacon and two slices of cheese. The SoB is a great alternative for those craving a face-smack of bacon-y goodness with their burger, but with 270 less calories and 20 less grams of fat than the original Baconator. For those keeping track, that means that this little guy packs 700 calories and 43 grams of fat.
Next: KFC’s chicken bites!
In what the press release calls “their biggest product launch since Kentucky Grilled Chicken”, the world’s most popular chicken restaurant introduced something that no other chain, especially every fast-food burger joint in the country, has thought of before: Nuggets!
Ok, technically, they are called Original Recipe Bites. These nuggets are bite-sized pieces of chicken breast breaded up in the Colonel’s Original Recipe blend of 11 herbs and spices, and are available in both six and ten piece portions.
My predictions: Soon, we may even see these chicken nugg…er..bites put into meals specifically geared toward children, possibly with a small toy.
-By Jon Watson, Food & More blog
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