This summer is rife with new fast-food releases, as major national chains launch the buzziest, most in-demand new food items. From crispy chicken to the most innovative new plant-based options, here are the fast foods that are stealing the spotlight this summer.
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Burger juggernaut Wendy’s is jumping into the plant-based category with its latest burger creation, but will stand out from the competition in one major way: the chain is betting on a good old-fashioned veggie burger instead of a meat alternative. The Spicy Black Bean Burger became available on June 28 in three test markets—Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Jacksonville, Florida—pending a wider release.