5 best new restaurant menu items of 2020

This has been a tough year, but that hasn’t stopped fast food and sit-down restaurants from coming up with delicious new menu items.

From miniature tacos to meal kits we could buy to build our own at home, some of our favorite chains went above and beyond to make sure we had something to get excited about this year.

Below, you’ll find five of those standout dishes (including one drink) that are on menus everywhere this year. (Related: The Saddest Restaurant Closures In Your State.)

Courtesy of Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box brought Tiny Tacos back by popular demand in January. You can get about 15 of these small-sized beef tacos with dips, including a buttermilk ranch, creamy avocado-lime sauce, and taco sauce for just $ 3. For an extra $ 1, you can load them up with jobs: cheese, lettuce, and taco sauce. Originally planned to last a limited time, Tiny Tacos scored a spot on the permanent menu.

Wendys Bretzel Bacon Burger
Courtesy of Wendy’s

Not only did Wendy’s launch a whole new breakfast menu this year, but the fast food chain also ditched its cheeseburger (and drizzled) Bretzel Bacon Pub. The culinary brains of Wendy’s revised their secret beer cheese sauce 18 times before they came up with the perfect recipe. However, like most fast food dishes, this burger is eaten in moderation.

For the nutritional breakdown, don’t miss the Worst Fast Food Burgers of 2020.

flambé pizza kit
Courtesy of Blaze

As dining rooms closed at the start of the pandemic, many restaurants have shifted their business models by offering exclusive take-out and DIY meal kits. Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza has launched its own concept for a DIY pizza kit at the end of April, complete with a ball of dough, sprinkle with flour, sauce and garnishes. You can still get a DIY kit for one for $ 8.95, for two for $ 14.95, and for four for $ 18.95.

maple bacon grilled cheese
Courtesy of Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel launched a few new menu items in August, including Grilled Chicken with Bacon and Maple. The meal consists of two grilled chicken breasts topped with a sweet and smoky maple glaze, bacon and melted cheese. It’s also served with two sides, as well as your choice of buttermilk cookies or corn muffins. The result? A hearty (and delicious) meal.

cold infusion with mocha cream
Courtesy of Chick-Fil-A

Chick-fil-A entered Starbucks territory with this menu item. In September, the chain launched Mocha Cream Cold Brew, a sweet cold brew with cream and chocolate flavored syrup, all poured over ice. You can still pick up this chocolate coffee drink at a Chick-fil-A near you.

And for more food-related recaps this year, be sure to grab the best groceries of 2020.

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