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America's Healthiest Fast-Food Breakfasts Slideshow

America's Healthiest Fast-Food Breakfasts Slideshow

The most nutritionally sound breakfast dishes at the nation's most popular fast-food chains

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Burger King

As tough as it may be to walk into Burger King for breakfast and avoid ordering hash browns or Cini-minis, your body will thank you for choosing one of the options below instead.

Option #1: Quaker Original Oatmeal (140 calories, 30 calories from fat, 5 grams of protein) is the best choice available on BK’s breakfast menu; just make sure you’re not ordering the maple and brown sugar flavored oatmeal.

Option #2: While it’s a far less nutritious offer, Burger King’s BK® Breakfast Muffin Sandwich with eggs and cheese (220 calories, 80 calories from fat, and 12 grams of protein) is the healthiest breakfast sandwich on the menu.

Jack in the Box

The beauty of Jack in the Box is the how varied their menu options are; you can get everything from a chicken teriyaki bowl to a bacon cheeseburger. When it comes to healthy breakfast options, however, the pickings are much slimmer.

Option #1: The Breakfast Jack (280 calories, 100 calories from fat, and 16 grams of protein), includes a fried egg, ham, and melted American cheese on a bun.

Dunkin’ Donuts

It’s no surprise that Dunkin’ Donuts would have plenty of options when it comes to breakfast, but what you may not know is that the chain offers DDSmart designated items designed to help customers make healthier choices. To take things a step further, Dunkin’ is also offering a full menu of items all with less than 300 calories.

Option #1: The Egg White Turkey Sausage Wake-Up Wrap (150 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 11 grams of protein) is a great way to start off the morning.

Option #2: The Egg White Veggie Wake-Up Wrap (150 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 10 grams of protein) is a sound choice for those looking to steer clear of meat for breakfast.

Au Bon Pain

With offerings similar to Panera Bread, Au Bon Pain has breakfast options galore. While it’s still possible to get carried away with all of the pastries and heavy coffee drinks available, there are a few more health-conscious items on the menu.

Option #1: The Egg Whites and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich (230 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 19 grams of protein) is a great, straightforward choice.

Option #2: For those with a slightly more adventurous palate, the Egg Whites, Cheddar, and Avocado Breakfast Sandwich (310 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 20 grams of protein) is another solid option.

Option #3: The small oatmeal (170 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein) is good for those seeking a lighter breakfast.

McDonald’s

McDonald’s is another fast-food giant that has introduced items (and even an entire menu, as of last week) focused on offering healthier options to diners. While the offerings are not as nutritionally sound as some offered by the chain's competitors, there are still a few options worth noting.

Option #1: Egg McMuffin (300 calories, 110 calories from fat, and 18 grams of protein)

Option #2: Fruit & Maple Oatmeal without Brown Sugar (260 calories, 40 calories from fat, and 5 grams of protein)

Panera Bread

Panera Bread offers a wide array of options for breakfast, including many breads and pastries made fresh daily. But for those looking for something healthier, there are a few options worth noting.

Option #1: Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Summer Blueberries and Granola (320 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein).

Option #2: Strawberry Granola Parfait (310 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 9 grams of protein).

Option #3: Breakfast Power on Whole Grain (340 calories, 15 grams of fat, and 23 grams of protein).

Sonic

Sonic’s breakfast menu is extensive, but in terms of the nutritious offerings, it leaves much to be desired.

Option #1: If you’re really craving a morning trip to Sonic and want to make the healthiest choice possible, opt for the Jr. Breakfast Burrito (260 calories, 140 calories from fat, and 12 grams of protein).

Starbucks

Starbucks made its debut into the hot sandwiches game fairly recently, with a host of savory items for breakfast and lunch. Not surprisingly, a number of the items on the menu are very healthfully conscious.

Option #1: Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal (140 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein) includes a generous serving of unadulterated whole-grain oatmeal. You can add any or all of the brown sugar, dried fruit, and nut medley toppings, but be aware that even the dried fruit will tack on an extra 100 calories to the dish.

Option #2: Spinach & Feta Breakfast Wrap (290 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 19 grams of protein) is another satisfying and well-balanced choice.

Option #3: If you’re looking for something a bit heartier, the Chicken Sausage Breakfast Wrap (300 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 14 grams of protein) is a great pick.

Subway

Subway is no stranger to attracting a more health-conscious clientele, and that trend continued when the company introduced its breakfast menu a few years ago.

Option #1: Egg (White) and Cheese Muffin Melt (150 calories, 30 calories from fat, and 12 grams of protein).

Option #2: Or, if you’re in the mood for something a bit more substantial, opt for the Black Forest Ham, Egg White, and Cheese Muffin Melt (170 calories, 35 calories from fat, and 14 grams of protein).

Wendy’s

Wendy's is working to offer more healthy options, and this sentiment certainly extends to its breakfast menu.

Option #1: Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Summer Berries (140 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 4 grams of protein)

Option #2: Wendy’s Artisan Egg Sandwich with Applewood Smoked Bacon (380 calories, 21 grams of fat, and 19 grams of protein)


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.


All The Best Fast Food Desserts, Ranked

While burgers and fries take the spotlight on any fast food menu, it would be wrong to underestimate the art of saving room for dessert. Surprisingly, fast casual restaurants are keepers to some of the best frozen treats. Can you order a McFlurry at a high-end dinner? I think not.

Fast food is the ideal meal when we&rsquore too busy to sit down and enjoy a home cooked dinner, or when you&rsquore driving the kids from one activity to another and they haven't even started their homework yet. Founder of Wendy&rsquos Dave Thomas wanted to create the Frosty as the final touch on the "perfect meal," and I&rsquod have to agree with him. It&rsquos no easy task to rank fast food desserts with so many options available, but we did it. Here&rsquos our official ranking of some of the best (and some of the not-so-great) fast food treats, from our favorites to our least faves.

If loving an Oreo McFlurry is wrong, I don&rsquot want to be right. There&rsquos something instantly iconic about a McFlurry. With McDonald&rsquos now on UberEats, giving into the craving has been even easier during the pandemic. And while we love the Oreo edition, you should always stay vigilant for new limited-edition flavors such as the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry and the Chips Ahoy McFlurry.

Calling this ice cream would be a disservice, because frozen custard is so much creamier and more premium than you&rsquod expect. Shake Shack&rsquos Frozen Custard is hand-spun daily right in the kitchen. Anyone who tries one can taste right away how fresh this dessert truly is. It&rsquos made with real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) and the milk comes from dairy farmers who have pledged not to use artificial growth hormones. Just when I thought I couldn&rsquot love this cup of joy anymore!

The most recognizable item on Wendy's menu is the Frosty. Like, do you actually eat Wendy&rsquos if you don&rsquot dip your French fries into a chocolate Frosty? For a casual dining restaurant, the quality here reigns supreme. I appreciate that the restaurant doesn&rsquot try to overextend themselves and offer too many variations&mdashthey keep it classic to vanilla and chocolate. Although they say you can drink it with a straw, I highly advise you make sure you have that spoon in the bag.

Chick-Fil-A really knows how to make summer that much more enjoyable with their Frosted Lemonade. An upgrade from an original lemonade, it&rsquos a hand-spun masterpiece of their lemonade (even available in diet) and their original Icedream dessert. See what they did there&mdashtheir ice cream is Icedream(y)! While you can&rsquot go wrong with their shakes either, this lemonade delight pairs so well with any of their chicken sandwiches.

Who knew that McDonald&rsquos would become known for those small but delectable Baked Apple Pies? It was a stroke of genius to create a dessert that has such a strong sense of home. The serving is just enough and it&rsquos filled with 100 percent American-grown apples. Plus, it is always topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Make sure it&rsquos warm when you get it&mdashjust like how grandma used to serve it!

Taco Bell put their own twist (literally) on a traditional dessert with their Cinnamon Twist. This cinnamon sugar snack is the cherry on top of any meal you order at Taco Bell. Is it Earth-shattering? No, but some desserts are meant to be simple and just balance out the entire meal. I&rsquom still waiting for the restaurant chain to roll out fried ice cream, but I won&rsquot be holding my breath.

A McDonald&rsquos Hot Fudge Sundae just screams nostalgia, which definitely adds to the taste. McDonald&rsquos definitely has the widest array of desserts among fast food chains, like this soft serve dripped with hot fudge. Hot and cold has always been a combination to be savored.

Sure, Sonic Blasts are good. I give them credit for developing different options around candy we know and love such as Reese&rsquos, Snickers, and Butterfingers. My issue with the Sonic Blasts is that it leaves no room for the actual meal. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blast stands at a casual 1,000 calories. If you&rsquore going to try one, maybe split it with a friend!

When I&rsquom thinking Arby&rsquos, I don&rsquot think of a Cherry Turnover, if I&rsquom being honest. It&rsquos hard to get a turnover right while trying to find the perfect balance between the flaky exterior and the fruity interior.

I was today-years-old when I learned White Castle serves a piece of cheesecake dipped in fudge on-a-stick. Seems like an idea that someone comes up with while intoxicated, but look, it is creative. Cheesecake also seems like a dessert that doesn&rsquot pair well with the sliders on White Castle&rsquos menu, but I'll leave that up to you to decide.