Fast Food News Roundup, 04 October 2014

McDonalds Hong Kong

It’s  been about six weeks since I’ve been able to eat fast food, and the cravings are getting worse. I suppose I never get to eat most of these items anyway, so it doesn’t really matter…


There’s not much happening locally, no doubt it will take a while for Macca’s to chew through the massive $119 million in prizes available in its current Monopoly promotion  – and don’t forget you can redeem your winning fast-food prizes at Hungry Jacks, too.

Macca's Create your taste

There were news reports earlier this week that Macca’s is testing a new “create your taste” custom burger menu and table service at a special “Customer Learning Lab” in Sydney – more excitingly, this is to be rolled out to all restaurants around the country over the next 12 months at a cost of $1 billion. Burger customisation options include 19 items such as guacamole, chilli jam, tortilla chips, caramelised onion, pineapple and a range of sauces. Sounds really interesting.

Hungry Jacks

Hungry Jacks has rolled out some new cheap-and-cheerful cheeseburgers – the hash brown one sounds good, but the rest…meh.

pineapple m&msActually I’d quite like to try these, but I can’t 🙁 Surely they’re better than the vanilla milkshake ones.

McDonalds Japan

It’s the time of year for much of the world to go Halloween-crazy, so let’s get straight in there with McDonald’s Japan’s new burgers. First there’s the Squid Ink Burger with black sesame buns, cheddar cheese, two beef patties, black squid ink sauce, crispy fried onions and an orange chipotle sauce (not egg yolks).  The Camembert Chicken Fillet comes with white buns, creamy Camembert cheese sauce, lettuce and a crispy chicken fillet. There’s also a Pumpkin Oreo McFlurry if you still have an appetite. (via Brand Eating)

Burger King

What is it with these black buns? Burger King Japan is offering these hideous looking creations. The frightening Kuro Pearl features a bamboo charcoal-infused black bun, pepper-seasoned beef patty, bamboo-charcoal black cheese, and a black onion and garlic sauce coloured with squid ink. The Kuro Diamond adds onions, tomato, lettuce, and mayo (via Brand Eating).

McDonalds Hong Kong

McDonald’s Hong Kong is going with a “Justice League” theme, and is offering this Diner Double Beef Batman burger, which is basically just a double cheeseburger with a fried egg added to it (although I’m not sure what the sauce is). There are also cheese fries which sound much more appealing, and they come in a Batman box! (via FoodBeast)


Continuing the crazy burger theme, Japanese chain Lotteria is offering a burger topped with spaghetti. Earlier this month they offered a wagyu steak burger that was topped with a bechamel sauce sweetened with strawberry jam… (via Brand Eating)

Jack In The Box

Now this is the kind of thing that makes me want to pack my bags and move to the USA. From Jack in the Box we have the new Chick-n-Tater Melt, which includes a fried chicken patty, hash brown, bacon, ranch sauce, and three different cheeses on a croissant. I WANT ONE. (via The Impulsive Buy)


…and there’s also the new pulled pork range from Wendy’s (don’t get excited Aussies, they still just sell ice-cream and dodgy-but-if-you-insist hotdogs here). These burgers have brioche buns. And the fries have pulled pork on them. What else do I need to say?

Dominos El Salvador

There hasn’t been much happening in the world of pizza recently. Domino’s El Salvador has introduced the new flower-topped Loroco Pizza as well as Loroco Stuffed Cheesy Bread. Loroco is a vine with edible flowers that is eaten in Guatemala and El Salvador. The pizza is topped with cream cheese, mozzarella, cheddar and loroco. (via Brand Eating)


Back to the Halloween theme, and just about everything in the USA is now available in a “pumpkin spice” variety. Slightly more appealing (that’s an understatement) is Baskin-Robbins’ “Trick Oreo Treat” ice cream flavour, which is vanilla ice cream packed with crumbled pieces of orange crème-filled Oreo cookies, Baby Ruth and Butterfinger candy. What, they make orange Oreos now?!? (via FoodBeast)


An ideal drink for me would be an orange milkshake – yes, I know that’s weird. Unfortunately it’s not something I see very often, although the folks from the awesomely named TruMoo have come to the party in time for Halloween! (via FoodBeast)

About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.


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