12 Most Underrated Foods from Your Favorite Fast-Food Restaurants
When you enter your favourite fast-food restaurant, you probably already know what you will order. Perhaps it’s the Quarter Pounder Deluxe with Sprite from McDonald’s or the Double Double with fresh-cut fries from In-N-Out. In fact, we have an entire post dedicated to the most popular item at every restaurant brand. But what about the underappreciated dishes at national chain restaurants? What do folks order when they don’t want the Roast Beef Sandwich at Arby’s or a donut at Dunkin’ Donuts?
Sure, it’s enjoyable to go to these places for their signature dishes, but by doing so, you might be losing out on some truly delicious dishes that are typically overlooked.
1. Wendy’s Chili
The Junior Bacon Cheeseburger could be ordered with fries and a Frosty. But why be simple? Choose the chilli, which is comparable to anything you could prepare at home. Additionally, you may still get fries and a Frosty! A fun truth is that Wendy’s chilli is made from leftover hamburger meat, which is actually a good thing and what Dave would have wanted.
2. Dairy Queen Burgers
The next time you visit Dairy Queen, omit the blizzards and one of the burgers. People prefer the chain’s ice cream inventions, but the classics are equally excellent. One Reddit member said, “They are even better than Wendy’s.”
3. McDonald’s Bagel Sandwiches
McDonald’s morning menu is dominated by the McMuffin and McGriddle, but the bagel sandwiches, especially the Steak, Egg & Cheese Bagel, were one of the most desired products to return. This year, they returned to certain East Coast locales. Acquire them while you can!
And for additional information on the Golden Arches, check out these 30 McDonald’s facts that every ’80s child remembers.
4. Checker’s Loaded Fries
Checkers (or Rally’s, depending on your area) has incredible fries. They’re incredibly crispy and perfectly seasoned, but add cheese and bacon or chili on top for an out-of-this-world treat. Just make this a once-in-awhile treat because this is a heavy dish.
5. Burger King Hershey’s Sundae Pie
The Wburger. Chicken fries. Fried onion rings. Take a look at Burger King’s desserts in addition to the basics. Beginning with a chocolate cookie crust, the Hershey’s Sundae Pie is topped with chocolate and vanilla cream. It is always served chilled to the point where it resembles ice cream.
6. Carl’s Jr. CrissCut Fries
On your next visit to Carl’s Jr., forego the unnecessarily complicated burger and double up on CrissCut Fries instead. Chrissy Teigen enjoys the waffle-style fries, so you can rest assured that they are delicious.
7. Subway Cookies
When you enter Subway, you surely recognise the aroma of freshly baked bread. But something much more delicious is baking in their ovens: cookies. Even if you don’t want a sandwich, the fresh-baked cookies are soft and worth the journey to the chain restaurant. The restaurant brand also offers more freshly baked cookies than any other U.S. restaurant chain.
8. Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake
For what is Chick-fil-A renowned? Well, the clue is in the name. Yes, the chicken is the restaurant’s claim to fame, but the waffle fries also have their devotees. However, the most underrated dish on the menu is the Peach Milkshake. Make certain you mark your calendar: Only available throughout the warmer months. Fans swear by the Grilled Chicken Sandwich in its absence. Plus, it’s truly healthy for you!
9. Hardee’s Biscuit ‘N’ Gravy
Hardee’s serves surprisingly delicious biscuits for a quick food establishment. It is buttery and flaky. This breakfast rivals any of the chain’s morning sandwiches when topped with Hardee’s hot sausage gravy.
10. Domino’s Stuffed Cheesy Bread
We can see why Domino’s just eliminated “Pizza” from its moniker, given how delicious this Stuffed Cheesy Bread is. The bread is available in three varieties and can satisfy even Domino’s detractors.
11. Dunkin’ Hash Browns
They are typically served alongside breakfast sandwiches, but you shouldn’t avoid them. Each batch of hash browns at Dunkin’ is cooked to order and seasoned with a secret blend of spices. They also make an excellent snack at any time of day.
12. Popeyes Popcorn Shrimp
This restaurant chain’s chicken sandwiches have routinely won our taste tests, but the Popcorn Shrimp is the true hidden gem.