10 New Fast Food Menu Items to Try

McGriddles, cute buns, spicy chicken, and more!


(SPOT.ph) Fast food is the cult of convenience and habit, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try anything new while you’re there. We’ve narrowed down our favorites from the latest in quick-service restaurants.


Note: Items on this list were released this year.



Jollibee’s Pancake Sandwich

The happy bee is dressing up for Christmas with new holiday-themed packaging, but it’s their pancake sandwiches that have everyone buzzing. The handheld breakfast, which starts at P44, combines Jollibee pancakes and other early-morning rituals like bacon, cheese, and eggs in every delicious bite.


Click here for a list of Jollibee branches.




Chowking Animal Paos

At this point, you’re probably already committed to the warm love of a bowl of noodles or the sweet temptation of the Nai Cha, but this isn’t a relationship. You’re allowed to look around. Try these adorable animal paos from Chowking for only P39 each. The Panda pao is bursting with chocolate while the Pig pao is stuffed with pork asado.


Click here for a list of Chowking branches.


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McGriddles from McDonald’s

McDonald’s changing the recipe of their fried chicken (to make it "juicier and tastier," according to their Facebook page) suddenly doesn’t seem to matter because...the McGriddles are here! These famous sandwiches are Twister-frying their way to our stomach, meaning our love affair with them will be brief but rewarding. McGriddles are pancake sandwiches traditionally stuffed with bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese, and a light touch of maple syrup. The local McDo is serving up three varieties: Sausage (P98); Sausage, Egg, and Cheese (P113); and the classic Bacon, Egg, and Cheese (P113).



Available only at the following branches: Lucky Chinatown, Manila; Blue Ridge, Quezon City; Talon, Las Piñas City; Project 8, Quezon City; Bankmer, Ayala Avenue, Makati City; Pioneer Reliance, Pasig City; Farmer’s Market, Quezon City; Matalino Street, Quezon City; Doña Soledad, Parañaque City; Granada Street, Quezon City.



Taco Bell’s Meaty Grillers

Don’t you just love the smell of new burrito flavors at Taco Bell? There are two: the Chili Cheese and Potato and the Pork Steak N’ Onion-P85 each, P149 for a combo with a soda and a taco. For good measure, the tortilla is grilled for an extra pop of smoky flavor.


Click here for a list of Taco Bell branches.




Wendy’s Baconator Single

Wendy’s has been vending the Baconator since 2007, but it’s the first time that a single-patty version (P145)-for those who want to partake in the flavors but don’t have sufficient belly space-has arrived in the Philippines. This is the Son of Baconator scaled down further. That single patty is tucked snugly under strips of applewood smoked bacon and cheese, then hugged by a fluffy fresh bun. Yes, Heart approves.


Click here for a list of Wendy’s branches.


KFC’s Spicy Gangnam Chicken

Looks like Colonel Sanders has joined the Korean-chicken bandwagon! The crispy fiery chicken is being hugged by a sweet and spicy sauce. It’s hotter than your average spicy chicken and so much saucier that you might not even need KFC’s legendary gravy-gasp! You do need extra rice though. And maybe mashed potatoes. The Spicy Gangnam Chicken is available with rice and coleslaw for P99 a la carte.



Click here for a list of KFC branches.



Jollibee’s Ultimate Burger Steak with Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Load up on carbs with Jollibee’s other new matchup: creamy mash atop their famous burger steak and paired with a sunny side-up egg over a cup of rice. It’s everything you need for a complete meal-and more for only P119.


Click here for a list of Jollibee branches.




Tokyo Tokyo’s Snow Ice

Let your taste buds cool down with the new flavors of Tokyo Tokyo’s Snow Ice. Creamy vanilla shaved ice is topped with either mango and graham crumbs (Mango Float) or marshmallows and chocolate sauce (Mud Pie). Take your pick for only P79.


Click here for a list of Tokyo Tokyo branches.



Greenwich’s Ultimate Overload

A pizza with everything on it? We’re on board. Greenwich’s Ultimate Overload is back and it promises to be "cheesier" and "meatier" than any other of the pizzas on their menu. Remember their 4-in-1 overload where four flavors get a quarter space each of the pie? Well, imagine those flavors getting muddled together. This has 13 toppings and two different kinds of cheese over a freshly made disc that you can choose to have either in thick or thin crust. Prices range from P99 to P499.


You might also be pleased to know that Greenwich has also brought back their Coffee Pearl Cooler (P45). Greenwich proves that you can have everything.



Click here for a list of Greenwich branches.



BonChon’s Seoul Fried Rice

Boldly flavored chicken deserved boldly flavored sides. You can now opt to pair your Korean chicken with intense fried rice complete with bits of ground beef. The Seoul Fried Rice is P45 a cup.


Click here for a list of BonChon branches.

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