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On Monday, Arby's unveiled their new Wagyu Steakhouse Burger, which is being marketed as a higher-quality alternative to "mediocre fast-food burgers."

Arby's Wagyu Steakhouse Burger


Arby's has never attempted a burger in its 58-year history, so the launch of the Wagyu Steakhouse was a watershed moment for the company.

Following a two-year absence, Taco Bell reintroduced their fan-favorite Mexican Pizza earlier this month, and the anticipation for its return was palpable.

Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza


Since its retirement, Taco Bell fans have been clamouring for Mexican Pizza's comeback practically nonstop, filling the "Save The Mexican Pizza" petition with over 170,000 signatures and mocking Taco Bell on Twitter.

Burger King borrowed Taco Bell's Chicken Taco promotion for the launch of its Whopper Melt line, inviting customers to debate whether the Whopper Melt—a portable sandwich—was "truly a Whopper."

Burger King's Whopper Melt


The Whopper Melt is served on toast and straddles the line between a patty melt and a regular Burger King Whopper, so there's room for discussion over its proper classification.

Popeyes shocked fans with an upgrade of the traditional menu item, the new Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich, almost three years after the release of its Crispy Chicken Sandwich.

Popeyes' Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich

The limited-edition offering is a fiery spin on the chain's most renowned sandwich, with the same crispy chicken fillet that consumers adore but with a creamy herb buttermilk ranch and buffalo sauce on top.

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