The Best New Fast Food Menu Items This Fall
McDonald's Donut Sticks are only the beginning.
Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Now cold brew fanatics get to enjoy a pumpkin coffee during the holidays, too. This Starbucks Cold Brew is one of the best new fast food items we’ve seen. Each beverage is sweetened with vanilla syrup and then topped with a pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice. See what a former Starbucks barista has to say about it.
Panera Autumn Squash Soup
Nothing pleases your taste buds on a cold day quite like a hot soup. This vegetarian soup from Panera is a dreamy blend of butternut squash and pumpkin with hints of honey, apple juice, cinnamon and curry. It’s topped with sweet cream along with roasted and salted pumpkin seeds. Here’s our copycat recipe to make at home.
McDonald’s Donut Sticks
Sweet golden-brown dough, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, these treats are sorta like a classic churro mixed with a doughnut. And we’ve never been happier to see two food items come together! The Donut Sticks are only available in the mornings, so early birds have an advantage here. See what else is on the holiday menu at McD’s.
Dairy Queen Pumpkin Pie Blizzard
This cold treat is like your favorite pumpkin pie in Blizzard form. Each bite is packed with a combination of real pumpkin pieces, including the crust, and then topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with nutmeg. So, hurry and go get yourself a slice—oh, wait—well, you know what we mean. See why people have loved this Blizzard for 25 years and counting.
Chick-fil-A Frosted Caramel Coffee
Caramel and coffee is among the most unbeatable flavor combos, especially this time of year when most foods could benefit from a dollop of caramel. (Are we right, or are we right?) These hand-spun creamy concoctions are a blend of cold-brewed coffee, vanilla Icedream soft serve and caramel syrup. Don’t miss these ooey-gooey caramel desserts you can make at home.
Krispy Kreme Monster Batch Doughnuts
Aah, Monster Batch…monster mash…we see what you did there, Krispy Kreme. And our mouths are already watering. These adorably spooky doughnuts look scary good. Here’s where to find the best doughnut shop in every state.
This warm muffin-like sweet treat is filled with cinnamon (we’re listening…), made up of decadent Danish dough bites (tell us more) and topped with cream cheese icing (officially interested). What we heard loud and clear is that this is a muffin, so we should definitely be having one for breakfast. Understood. Consider it done. Learn how to make cinnamon rolls at home.
Caribou Coffee Pumpkin White Mocha
If you’re the type of person who’s feeling like a blended treat one day, and a hot one the next, this seasonal beverage from Caribou Coffee can bend to your cravings. Creamy white chocolate meets the pumpkin-y flavor of fall and winter, to create this rich, decadent sipper—get it hot, iced or blended!