Prepare Yourselves! McDonald’s Is Getting Waffle Fries!

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By Cooking Panda

Waffle fries are finally going to be available at McDonald’s! Just in time for the holiday season, McDonald’s has blessed us with something more to celebrate.

In what I would imagine as an attempt to become even more competitive with fellow fast food chains, McDonald’s has introduced waffle fries to its menu in Canada.  According to Brand Eating, they are a part of the Canadian holiday menu. I’m not sure how waffle fries say “holidays,” but I’ll take it.

How will these waffle fries compare to, say, those of Chick-fil-A? Well, as people are taking to social media to express their feelings over these new fries, BuzzFeed reports a mix of different responses. First of all, they’re reported to be a bit pricier than regular fries, so there’s that. But, secondly, some tasters felt that they tasted too much like hash browns …

While others gave glowing reviews:

I’m not sure how you can go wrong with waffle fries, but I guess it’s possible. Either way, I hope to get to try them here in the States sometime!

Other additions to McDonald’s of Canada’s holiday menu include the Potato Rosti & Bacon Burger and Turtles Sundae with Pecans. The burger features a hash brown patty, bacon pieces, cheddar cheese and cheese sauce, all on a rolled oats bun. The sundae consists of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce and mini Turtles candies, topped with chocolate and caramel drizzles. Really, it looks like this menu covers the entire meal, but it’s the waffle fries that have everyone excited.

In the United States, we do have access to the peppermint mocha drink, although theirs has the crushed candy cane pieces that ours lacks. They also have a double chocolate pie and salted caramel latte. I have to admit, I’m feeling pretty jealous of Canada right about now. Their McDonald’s holiday menu is really doing things right this year. Let’s just hope these fun and exciting new changes can make their way over the border some point relatively soon … We’d particularly like to see those waffle fries!

Sources: Brand Eating, BuzzFeed / Photo Credit: McDonald's Canada/Instagram

Tags: French fries, holiday menu, mcdonald's, Waffle Fries
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Chick-Fil-A Is Honoring Houston With A Food Truck!

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By Cooking Panda

The Chick-fil-A food truck project in Washington, D.C., launched in 2012, must have been a success, since the chicken sandwich experts are now rolling out a new food truck in Houston.

The Houston Chronicle reports that on Dec. 15, the brand new food truck will hit the streets. It won’t have the iconic cows on it, like the old D.C. truck does, but it will have the name of the brand of which we are so familiar. If you’re located in the Houston area, don’t worry about not being able to identify it. You’ll easily recognize that bright red cursive logo.

So, why Houston? The city actually has 74 Chick-fil-A locations, and two of which are the busiest locations in the entire country. The fact that Houston is obviously full of fried chicken and waffle fry fanatics probably has everything to do with this location choice. Chick-fil-A is still looking at specific options around the city for the food truck location, so keep your eyes peeled if Houston’s your city.

The truck itself will have a limited menu, consisting only of the absolute essentials. That is, the original chicken sandwich, the spicy chicken sandwich, waffle fries, a couple of cold menu items and sweet and unsweetened iced teas and lemonade to drink. What more do you really need?

Chick-fil-A’s food truck experiment hit the streets on a practice run in July of 2012 in Washington, D.C., according to Eater DC. That truck is called the Chick-fil-A mobile and it was first posted at a stop in Farragut North in the District. The limited menu introduced at this truck stop was a bit more expanded than the Houston truck is offering, but, to be fair, Washington doesn’t have as many Chick-fil-A brick-and-mortar restaurants as Houston does, so these customers would undoubtedly have to go farther out of their way if they were craving nuggets instead of the sandwiches.

Anyway, it’s important to note that this proves that the truck can offer more … when it’s good and ready. Here’s hoping Houston residents can get nuggets and soda soon, too!

Sources: Houston Chronicle, Eater DC / Photo Credit: Chick-fil-A, Inc./Instagram

Tags: Chick-fil-A, Chicken Sandwich, food truck, Houston, Texas, Waffle Fries
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