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10 Fast Food Items Coming to Your Favorite Restaurant Next Year

Smothered fries, maple bacon burgers, and vegan chicken and tacos? Fast food is going fast gourmet with these new options.

Fast food goes gourmet

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Fast food restaurants have been upping the ante when it comes to offerings and quality lately and 2019 looks to be no different. Additionally, they are also catering to the changing consumer taste. From global flavors, creative offerings, and even vegan options, there has been a push to give consumers the best tasting and most authentic food possible, without having to wait. Restaurants from Taco Bell to Burger King have been testing new food items that may make it to menus around the United States next year. Check out some of the items that may end up at your favorite fast food joint sooner rather than later. Find out what’s on the secret menus of these 9 fast food restaurants.

Wendy’s Bacon Maple Chicken Sandwich

HICKORY, NC, USA-9/27/18: A newly constructed Wendy's fast food restaurant, with outside seating.MilesbeforeIsleep/Shutterstock

While this is rolling out now, the new bacon maple chicken sandwich from Wendy’s is expected to be available nationwide in 2019, the company announced. It made of a crispy-fried chicken breast filet with a maple glaze, Swiss cheese and three strips of applewood-smoked bacon on a toasted croissant bun. According to the company, Wendy’s spent more than three years testing the new product in order to get it right. “The first time I tried the Bacon Maple Chicken sandwich, it honestly blew me away,” said Kurt Kane, Wendy’s executive vice president, chief concept and marketing officer. “I highly recommend treating yourself to one, or two, to see just how good our homestyle chicken fillet is when you add bacon and our new maple glaze to it.”

Subway’s Sriracha Melts

PARIS - JULY 24: Subway fast food on July 24, 2011 in Paris, France. At the end of 2010 Subway surpassed McDonald's as global fast food leader with 33,749 restaurants.Tupungato/Shutterstock

Made with chicken or steak, Subway is spicing things up with its new Sriracha melts. They’re rolling out next year, reports Nation’s Restaurant News, the sandwiches will be topped with creamy Sriracha sauce, pepper Jack cheese and a choice of vegetables.

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