15 Underrated Fast-Food Items | Eat This Not That

Torri Donley

Fast-food orders like the Big Mac and the Whopper are classics for a reason. They’ve stood the test of time and pleased countless hungry customers. But if you’re looking for something that isn’t the same old fast-food order, we have you covered. Did you know, for instance, that Dunkin’ serves […]

Fast-food orders like the Big Mac and the Whopper are classics for a reason. They’ve stood the test of time and pleased countless hungry customers. But if you’re looking for something that isn’t the same old fast-food order, we have you covered.

Did you know, for instance, that Dunkin’ serves stuffed mini bagel bites, or that you can get a brownie at Chick-fil-A? From new offerings to under-the-radar hidden gems, here are some underrated fast-food menu items to try ASAP.

And for more, don’t miss these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.

popeyes fried pie in box
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Popeyes won our fast-food pie taste test. But if you haven’t been to the chicken chain in a while, you might not know that the restaurant serves this crispy, tasty apple pie. It’s better than McDonald’s, trust us!

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taco from burger king with cheesy tots
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You don’t have to head to Taco Bell to get a fast-food taco! You can get a single taco off the value menu at Burger King, too.

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chick fil a fudge brownie

In September, Chick-fil-A added a mocha cream cold brew and a fudge brownie to its menu. Chocolate lovers, rejoice!

dunkin snack items mini bagels bacon steak wrap
Courtesy of Dunkin

Have you ever been tempted by the Bantam Bagels bites in the Starbucks checkout line? Dunkin’ is serving a version of stuffed bagel bites now, too. The minis come in plain or everything bagel flavors and are stuffed with plain cream cheese. They’re part of the newly revamped Dunkin’ snack menu, which also includes bacon and steak egg wraps.

sonic hot fudge shake

Sure, you knew you could get a chocolate shake at Sonic. But what about a hot fudge shake? It may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s worth trying at least once.

shake shack chicken nuggets
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When we had our fast-food chicken nuggets taste test, several tasters said they didn’t know Shake Shack sold these chicken bites. They won the test, though, so give them a try!

chips ahoy mcflurry

You know about the Oreo and M&Ms McFlurries. But for a limited time, there’s a Chips Ahoy! option, too!

pret a manger hot coffee cup on table
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Bored with the PSL? Try Pret’s pumpkin pie latte, which is heavy on the spice flavors and perfect for those who want a drink that’s a bit less sweet-tasting.

panera bbq chicken sandwich
Courtesy of Panera

Panera has several new items on the menu this season, including this BBQ-inspired chicken sandwich. Pair it with a cup of chili for the perfect fall meal!

taco bell grande stacker
Courtesy of Taco Bell

Think of this as a folded-over quesadilla, stuffed with meat and cheese. You can even customize it by adding guacamole, beans, sour cream, or any of Taco Bell’s other toppings.

krispy kreme chocolate glazed wonderland dozen
Courtesy of Krispy Kreme

Sure, you know about Krispy Kreme’s hot, fresh glazed donuts. But on Fridays, the chain offers chocolate-glazed donuts, and they’re worth the trip to the donut shop.

Subway Rotisserie-Style Chicken Caesar spinach wrap
Courtesy of Subway

If all you know about Subway is that the chain serves massive, footlong subs, you’ll be happy to learn you can get a wrap instead of ordering an entire bread loaf for your sandwich. The buffalo chicken wrap is a perfect choice for spice lovers.

potbelly pbj sandwich
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Whether you’re feeding a picky child or you just don’t feel like a traditional sub, you can always get a classic PB&J sandwich at Potbelly. (We won’t tell if you decide to pair it with one of the chain’s signature milkshakes, too.)

mcdonalds pie boxes
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Yes, there’s another pie besides apple on the McDonald’s menu! This one is half strawberry filling, half cream filling. Yum!

pumpkin cream cold brew from starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks

Maybe you already knew that Starbucks has the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, topped with a pumpkin cold foam topping. But if you don’t like cold brew, you can add the pumpkin cold foam to any iced drink! Try it on a latte or an iced tea.

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