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71 Fast Food Innovations

Fast Food Brands are Always Devising New Plans to Drive Customer Interest

— May 12, 2016 — Business
Fast food brands and products are constantly evolving, both fighting against and reinforcing the unhealthy stereotypes they are often associated with. Although the growing demographic of healthy consumers might initially oppose these companies, most major brands have evolved to grow these new needs.

From fried chicken-flavored nail polish to vegan burgers and gluten-free buns, the innovations offered by fast food brands are appealing to a diverse consumer demographic. A notable example includes a fun and strange campaign such as KFC's chicken nail polish concept. The company's quirky ad encourages customer participation in choosing a flavor for mass-production.

Meanwhile, social media geofilters and apps help drive sales by increasing brand awareness and customer loyalty as well. With fast food brands being synonymous with convenience, many have taken to providing patrons with self-ordering kiosks that cutting down on company expenses while ruling out human error.
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Complimentary Ice Cream Promotions
Complimentary Ice Cream Promotions
This Chain is Celebrating Spring with Free Ice Cream Cones
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70
Size-Specific Burger Menus
Size-Specific Burger Menus
This Chain is Testing Small and Large Versions of Its Signature Burger
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69
Free Fast Food Breakfasts
Free Fast Food Breakfasts
This Chain is Offering a Free Breakfast Special for Two Weeks
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68
Chicken Container Printers
Chicken Container Printers
The KFC Memories Buckets Prints Out Polaroid Pictures of Your Friends
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67
Muffin-Topped Breakfast Sandwich
Muffin-Topped Breakfast Sandwich
These New Breakfast Sandwiches are Served on Muffin Tops
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66
Pretzel-Topped Burgers
Pretzel-Topped Burgers
This Unusual Wendy's Japan Burger is Topped with Cream Cheese and Corn
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65
Piquant Breakfast Burritos
Piquant Breakfast Burritos
The Del Taco Morning Menu Now Includes Mexican Chorizo Sausage
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64
Corn Chip-Stuffed Burritos
Corn Chip-Stuffed Burritos
The Beefy Crunch Burrito Combines Seasoned Ground Beef with Corn Chips
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63
Fast Food Bean Burgers
Fast Food Bean Burgers
The New Black Bean Burger from Wendy's is a Tasty Vegetarian Option
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Tangy Sourdough Burger Buns
Tangy Sourdough Burger Buns
This Hearty Burger is Served on Toasted Sourdough Bread
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61
Cayenne-Coated Seafood
Cayenne-Coated Seafood
The New Nashville Hot Fish Dish Puts a Spicy Twist on Fast Food Seafood
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60
Exclusive Food Loyalty Programs
Exclusive Food Loyalty Programs
Chick-Fil-A's Member Service is VIP with Invite-Only Access
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59
Fast Food Macaron Deliveries
Fast Food Macaron Deliveries
This Fast Food Chain is Launching Macaron Delivery in South Korea
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Gluten-Free Sandwich Buns
Gluten-Free Sandwich Buns
This Fast Food Restaurant is Testing Gluten-Free Buns
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Cheesy Fried Chicken Tacos
Cheesy Fried Chicken Tacos
This Chain is Putting a Mexican-Inspired Twist on Its Fried Chicken
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Ultra-Spicy Fast Food Menus
Ultra-Spicy Fast Food Menus
This Chain is Bringing Back to Piquant Dishes for a Limited Time
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55
Supersized Steak Sandwiches
Supersized Steak Sandwiches
The New Steakzilla Burger Includes Two Beef Patties and Shaved Steak
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54
Comprehensive Seafood Meals
Comprehensive Seafood Meals
The $5 Reel Deal Box from Long John Silver's Includes Chicken and Fish
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Spicy Seafood Nuggets
Spicy Seafood Nuggets
The New Sriracha Shrimp Nibblers from White Castle are a Tasty Menu Addition
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Boozy Fast Food Tacos
Boozy Fast Food Tacos
The New Beer Battered Shrimp Taco from Del Taco Gives Seafood an Upgrade
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51
Rapper-Guided Training Videos
Rapper-Guided Training Videos
Burger King's Training Video for Grilled Dogs Stars Snoop Dog
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Meatless Taco Muffins
Meatless Taco Muffins
These Taco Cups are Filled with Healthy Ingredients such as Butternut Squash
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49
Pizza-Stuffed Pizzas
Pizza-Stuffed Pizzas
This Decadent Savory Pie by The Vulgar Chef is Topped with More Pizza
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Plastic Pizza Frisbees
Plastic Pizza Frisbees
This Toy Disc is Designed to Look Like a Realistic Cheesy Fast Food Pie
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47
Piquant Chicken Bites
Piquant Chicken Bites
This Restaurant Recently Added Seasoned Jumbo Popcorn Chicken to Its Menu
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Family Food Campaigns
Family Food Campaigns
KFC, Pizza Hut & World Hunger Relief Provide Food to Families in Need
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Burger-Ordering Chatbots
Burger-Ordering Chatbots
Burger King's AI Chatbot Takes Menu Orders Via Facebook Messenger
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Chicken Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches
Chicken Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches
This New Sandwich Serves as a Healthy Alternative to Pork
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Meaty Breakfast Sandwiches
Meaty Breakfast Sandwiches
The New Supreme Breakfast Sandwich is Loaded with Hearty Toppings
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Lettuce Burger Buns
Lettuce Burger Buns
The MOS Yasai Burger is Served Inside of a Leafy Lettuce Bun
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Flame-Grilled Hot Dogs
Flame-Grilled Hot Dogs
The Latest Burger King Dish Helps Consumers Enjoy Barbecue in Winter
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Hash Brown-Stuffed Burritos
Hash Brown-Stuffed Burritos
This Hybrid Breakfast Wrap Combines Two Dishes into One
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Romantic Fry Campaigns
Romantic Fry Campaigns
New York Fries Offers a New Snapchat Filter to Encourage Kissing the Food
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Four-Patty Beef Burgers
Four-Patty Beef Burgers
The Giga Big Mac Has More Than Twice as Much Meat as a Regular Big Mac
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Speedy Lunch Menus
Speedy Lunch Menus
The New TGI Fridays Menu is Designed for Those Who are Short on Time
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Hamburger-Inspired Hot Dogs
Hamburger-Inspired Hot Dogs
The New Whopper Dog Joins Burger King's Existing Grilled Dogs Lineup
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Sweet Seasonal Drink Menus
Sweet Seasonal Drink Menus
These Sweet Summer Drinks are Made for Warmer Temperatures
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Fried Chicken Delivery Services
Fried Chicken Delivery Services
KFC and DoorDash Have Partnered for Delivery in California
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Robotic Fast Food Servers
Robotic Fast Food Servers
Carl's Jr. is Testing Out Employee-Free Locations That Utilize Robots
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Cheesy Pretzel Bites
Cheesy Pretzel Bites
These Stuffed Pretzel Nuggets are Filled with Cheese and Bacon
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Honey-Flavored Chicken Strips
Honey-Flavored Chicken Strips
The Honey-Butter Biscuit Tenders Put a Sweet Twist on Fried Chicken
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Romantic Fast Food Dinners
Romantic Fast Food Dinners
This Chain is Offering Date-Night Table Service for Valentine's Day
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Experimental Burger Menus
Experimental Burger Menus
Burger King Japan's Newest Dishes Feature Unusual Burger Toppings
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Omelet-Topped Breakfast Sandwiches
Omelet-Topped Breakfast Sandwiches
The New Dunkin' Donuts' Sandwiches Feature More Eggs
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Center-Filled Ice Creams
Center-Filled Ice Creams
The New Royal Blizzards Feature a Hidden Sauce-Filled Center
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Japanese-Style Onion Rings
Japanese-Style Onion Rings
The New Panko Onion Rings are Made with Japanese-Style Breadcrumbs
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Boozy Fast Food Menus
Boozy Fast Food Menus
The Mixed Eats Food Truck Offers Guinness-Spiked Burgers and Bailey's Donuts
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Pretzel-Based Breakfast Sandwiches
Pretzel-Based Breakfast Sandwiches
The Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich is Served on a Soft Pretzel Roll
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Ring-Shaped Chicken Fries
Ring-Shaped Chicken Fries
The Chicken Fries Rings Provide a New Way to Enjoy Fried Chicken
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Moonshine-Infused Burgers
Moonshine-Infused Burgers
The New Midnight Moonshine Burger is a Boozy Fast Food Treat
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Fast Food Rice Boxes
Fast Food Rice Boxes
These Rice-Based Dishes Offer a Healthy Alternative to Fried Chicken
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Minty Ice Cream Desserts
Minty Ice Cream Desserts
the Grasshopper Mousse Pie Blizzard is returning for St. Patrick's Day
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Fruity Dessert Fries
Fruity Dessert Fries
These Sweet Spin on the Fast Food Side is Made Using Apples and Caramel
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Tasty Mother's Day Giveaways
Tasty Mother's Day Giveaways
This Wienerschnitzel Promotion Rewards Moms with a Free Meal
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Novelty Millennial Eatery Rebranding
Novelty Millennial Eatery Rebranding
KFC Redesigns its Restaurants to Cater to Communication
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Hybrid Hamburger Menus
Hybrid Hamburger Menus
Carl's Jr. is Testing Out a Range of Burgers with Unexpected Toppings
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Educational Fast Food Promotions
Educational Fast Food Promotions
This Chain Offers Free WiFi to Students Who Can Pass an Exam
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Vegan Fast Food Burgers
Vegan Fast Food Burgers
Wendy's is Offering a Vegan-Friendly Sandwich With a Black Bean Patty
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Location-Based Food Ads
Location-Based Food Ads
KFC Will Appeal to Customers with Location-Based Marketing
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Vegan Fast Food Eateries
Vegan Fast Food Eateries
The HipCityVeg Offers Casual Plant-Based Takeout with Courier Delivery
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Fast Food Gaming Systems
Fast Food Gaming Systems
This Chain is Installing Samsung Galaxy Tablets in Its UK Locations
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Coffee-Holding Cookies
Coffee-Holding Cookies
The KFC Edible Cup Marks the Debut of the Brand's Java in the UK
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Fast Food Fashion Collections
Fast Food Fashion Collections
This Company Created a Clothing Line to Promote Its New Menu Item
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Ketchup-Scooping Fries
Ketchup-Scooping Fries
KFC Romania's Dipping French Fries Are Trough-Like For Holding More Sauce
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Plant-Based Burger Joints
Plant-Based Burger Joints
'By Chloe' is a Casual Vegan Restaurant with Burgers, Juice & More
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Fried Chicken Potato Crisps
Fried Chicken Potato Crisps
The KFC Chicken Flavored Chips are a Savory Dish Without the Meat
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Road Trip Food Packaging
Road Trip Food Packaging
The SONIC Drive-In New Packaging Designs are Focused on Summer Travel
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Popcorn Chicken Nachos
Popcorn Chicken Nachos
Delicious Popcorn Chicken is Being Added to KFC Nachos
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Staff-Free Restaurants
Staff-Free Restaurants
The Eatsa Restaurant Ordering System Automates Food Purchases
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Bunless Meat Sandwiches
Bunless Meat Sandwiches
KFC's Double Down King Includes Beef, Pork and Chicken Pieces
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Interactive Fusion Restaurants
Interactive Fusion Restaurants
Oshi Lets Patrons Personalize Meal and Drink Orders Digitally
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